Transportation / Logistics

Photo of Kriska Transportation TruckThe United Counties is strategically located for the transportation and logistics sector. Trucking firms, warehouse storage and distribution facilities and related operations seek out this region because of its close proximity to two international bridges linking us with the United States.

Companies in this sector are also near one of the world's busiest highways, Highway 401, and are situated along the Windsor to Quebec corridor. There is also the link to Highway 416 at Johnstown for quick access to Ottawa.

The transportation and logistics sector has tremendous potential for growth because the location is so unique. Several transportation and warehousing operations call the county home. There are few, if any, communities in Ontario situated between two international bridges and with major 400-series highways and the main CNR line. Highway 401 is a major multi-lane controlled access freeway that stretches over 500 miles (800 km) from Windsor (Detroit) to the Ontario-Quebec border. Further networks of well maintained two and four lane Provincial highways and Regional arterial roads provide excellent access to Highway 401 and other major points in Ontario and the U.S. Warehousing and storage companies, including cold storage, are a good fit here.

The Port of Johnstown is owned and operated by the Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal within the United Counties. The Port of Johnstown has significant grain capacity and continues to handle a wide range of bulk and other cargoes. A $35-million expansion was completed in 2015. The Port is a premier intermodal hub. It has a 465-metre berth (1,525 feet) and 7.7 hectares (19 acres) of wharf and new storage area.The Port is served by rail, major highways and is prominently located on the St. Lawrence River south of Ottawa.

In 2016, at the Port's first annual open house, it was announced a new bypass access road had been completed to allow for the shipment of  height-restricted, over-sized cargo. Grain storage has been expanded by a further 10,000 tons. Cargo being moved through the Port by truck, rail and ship now totals more than 1.2-million tons a year. The Port is celebrating its 85th anniversary.

Leeds Grenville lies within one day's trucking time of 120 million consumers and 53% of the North American industrial market.

Canadian Border Service Agency - Traffic Office

Prescott-Ogdensburg Bridge

P.O. Box 400, R.R. 3, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0



Tel: 613-925-4225

Fax: 613-925-2899

Canadian Border Service Agency - Commercial Office

Prescott-Ogdensburg Bridge
P.O. Box 400, R.R. 3, Prescott, ON K0E 1T0
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Tel: 613-925-2933
Fax: 613-925-0190

Canadian Border Service Agency
Lansdowne 1000 Islands Bridge
Hill Island, Lansdowne, ON K0E 1L0
Web site:


Tel: 613-659-2301
Fax: 613-659-2334

Ontario Trucking Association
555 Dixon Rd., Toronto, ON M9W 1H8
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Tel: 416-249-7401
Fax: 1-866-713-4188