CargoM, metropolitan goods logistics and transportation cluster, unveils its 2013-2014 annual report

MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The metropolitan goods logistics and transportation cluster, Cargo Montréal (CargoM), unveiled its 2013-2014 annual report today at its annual general meeting with its members and its Greater Montréal industry partners.

In its second year of activity, CargoM distinguished itself by demonstrating its capacity to move from reflection to action in its implementation of three working groups whose actions are already yielding concrete results. "2013-2014 was a year rich in achievements for CargoM. Montréal's potential to become a booming integrated multimodal logistics and transport hub within the world's largest supply chains is proven each and every day. Of course, many challenges lie ahead, but the opportunities far outweigh them," said Mathieu Charbonneau, Executive Director of the cluster, as he announced the deployment of three more working groups in the year ahead.

The first two years of CargoM: in a word, distinction!

In just a few months, CargoM assumed the lead role in setting the standards and direction, as well as planning projects for the Greater Montréal transport and logistics sector. This rapid achievement is also a testament to the involvement of CargoM's members and partners, who are outstanding ambassadors. "In the next few years, we plan to further strengthen our image of collaboration, best practices and innovation in order to show that Montréal's position as a hub is a fact, and the fruit of a concerted effort adapted to the needs and demands of the world's largest supply chains," said Sylvie Vachon, Chair of the Board of Directors of CargoM.

Election of the directors

CargoM members took the opportunity of the annual general meeting to proceed with the election of the members of its 2014-1015 board of directors. Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, was re-elected as Chair of the Board. She will be backed by Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec Corporation, in the role of Vice-Chair. The other members of the executive committee will be Daniel Bélisle, Senior Vice-President of Oceanex, as Treasurer, Marc Cadieux, President and CEO of the Association du camionnage du Québec, François Hébert, Vice-President, Network Strategies of Canadian National, and Valérie Wells, Director Legal Affairs, at Montreal Port Authority, as Secretary.

Members of the Board of Directors of CargoM for 2014-2015

Chair Sylvie Vachon President and CEO, Montreal Port Authority
Vice-Chair Madeleine Paquin President and CEO, Logistec Corporation
Treasurer Daniel Bélisle Senior Vice-President, Oceanex
Executive committee member Marc Cadieux President and CEO, Association du camionnage du Québec
Executive committee member François Hébert Vice-President, Network Strategies, Canadian National
Secretary Valérie Wells Director, Legal Affairs, Montreal Port Authority
Directors Luce Bureau Director, Air Service Development, Aéroports de Montréal
  Roger Carré General Manager, Termont Montréal inc.
  Frédéric Chevallier Montreal Business Unit Manager, Vice-President, Panalpina Inc.
  Nathalie Drouin Vice-Dean of Research, Professor, ESG, Département de Management et Technologie, UQÀM
  Mathieu Faure AVP Intermodal, Canadian Pacific
  Michael Fratianni President and CEO, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership
  Marc Gagnon Director, Government Affairs and Regulatory Compliance, Fednav Group
  Bernard Gendron Director, CIRRELT, Université de Montréal
  Jean-Robert Lessard Vice-President, Marketing, Robert Transport
  Charles Raymond President and CEO, Ray-Mont Logistics
  Laurent Tourigny President, Trac-World Inc.
  Nicole Trépanier President, SODES

Six working groups in motion

As announced, CargoM will be busy running six working groups in the coming year. Three of them have already reached cruising speed and are seeing compelling results. The other three are gearing up to launch with an impressive roadmap, and will soon be presenting their objectives and action plans. Below is a list of the working groups and their respective co-chairs:

Working Group 1 - Logistics and Transport Development Opportunities   Working Group 4 - Best Practices and Technology
Madeleine Paquin, Logistec   Normand Tam, Mediterranean Shipping Company
Laurent Tourigny, Trac-World   Jean-Robert Lessard, Robert Transport
 
Working Group 2 - Communication and Outreach   Working Group 5 - Regulations
Nicole Trépanier, St. Lawrence Economic Development Council   Marc Gagnon, Fednav Limitée
Frédéric Chevallier, Panalpina   Nathalie Léveillé, Association du Camionnage du Québec
 
Working Group 3 - Road Access and Fluidity in Road Transport   Working Group 6 - Human Resources / Workforce 
Marc Cadieux, Association du Camionnage du Québec   Nathalie Drouin, ESG-UQAM
Michael Fratianni, Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership   Jean Bédard, Maritime Employers Association

To know more about CargoM, visit its website at www.cargo-montreal.ca.

CargoM's activities are financially supported by the Ministère des Finances, the Ministère du Conseil exécutif (MCE), the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and all of its members. To consult the list of members: http://www.cargo-montreal.ca/en/members  

SOURCE CargoM

For further information:

Magali Amiel
Senior Project Manager, CargoM
514 508-2609, extension 223
mamiel@cargo-montreal.ca