MONTREAL, June 18, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The metropolitan goods logistics
and transportation cluster, Cargo Montréal (CargoM), was honoured with
two awards for excellence this evening at the Association québécoise des transports (Quebec transport association, AQTr) annual awards gala.
The first—2014 Goods Transportation Award—was presented to CargoM for
the project "Creation of the metropolitan logistics and transportation
cluster of Montréal." This award celebrates excellence in a cohesive,
original, and reproducible transport project that improves the
efficiency of goods transportation networks or modes, and thus
facilitates the flow of the transportation of goods and enhances
economic vitality, all with a view to sustainable development.
CargoM also saw themselves win the Distinction Award. This honour is
awarded by the AQTr's board of directors to a large-scale project that
is outstanding for its pivotal value to Quebec's transport sector and
"I am very proud of the awards we won this evening, especially the
Distinction Award, because it speaks to just how much CargoM's project
is first and foremost a unifying project that aims to put in place
pivotal projects to get Montréal known as a goods transportation hub,"
said Executive Director, Mathieu Charbonneau. Mr. Charbonneau also made
a point of acknowledging the outstanding collaboration of all of the
cluster's members and partners. "CargoM is above all a devoted team of
volunteer members who are committed to the realization of our mission.
This award is therefore ours to share with them, and I'm very thankful
for their hard work and support."
Created in 2012, CargoM has since distinguished itself by demonstrating
its capacity to move from reflection to action, with the putting in
motion of six working groups whose actions are already yielding
concrete results. Under the presidency of Sylvie Vachon, President and
CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, CargoM's mission is to unite,
around common objectives and concerted actions, all Greater Montréal
goods logistics and transportation stakeholders whose activities favour
the sustainable economic development of the Montréal hub, in order to
increase its competitiveness and reach.
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
For further information:
Senior Project Manager, CargoM
514 508-2609, extension 223