ZOOM Greater Montreal Launch - Web-based tool will contribute to Montreal's economic development

MONTREAL, Feb. 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, is proud to acknowledge the launch, earlier today, of the web-based search tool ZOOM Greater Montreal, produced by the Montreal Metropolitan Community (CMM) and designed with the help of economic development partners Montréal International, the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal (CCMM) and CargoM itself.

Freely accessible online at http://zoommtl.com/, ZOOM Greater Montreal will provide easier access to the various information businesses interested in locating in the metropolitan area require. This new web-based real estate selection tool has already made available over 2,000 sale and lease offers for land, commercial and industrial buildings as well as office space in the metropolitan area. All through their search, users will also be able to access a wide range of information related to topics such as sociodemographic data, labour force, neighbouring businesses along with transport infrastructure and logistics.

In order to promote its metropolitan logistics hub, CargoM will also launch a website and a guide later this year, giving businesses access to all relevant information concerning transports, logistics and the numerous benefits of Greater Montreal's logistics chain. The ZOOM Greater Montreal tool will be an integral part of these promotional tools. 

"ZOOM Greater Montreal will be instrumental in the implementation of developmental projects, in building awareness of Montreal as a freight transport hub and in supporting job creation in our industry's various sectors, all in keeping with the Maritime Strategy", said Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Montreal Port Authority and President of CargoM's Board of Directors.

"We are fortunate to have an efficient logistics chain, with maritime, air, rail, road and freight forwarding sectors who are committed, day after day, to the businesses which rely on our industry. You may rest assured that our industry will provide equally efficient services when attending to the transport of the goods of these new businesses", added Ms. Vachon.

CargoM participated in the development of ZOOM Greater Montreal
"There are several development opportunities both in Montreal and Laval, as well as on the North and South Shores, all in close proximity to strategic transport infrastructures. It was important to consolidate all available information into a single tool to provide businesses seeking to increase their activities in the Greater Montreal area with everything they need to support informed decision‑making, which includes the specifics as to transport and logistics supply," stated Mr. Mathieu Charbonneau, CargoM Executive Director.

"There are many existing development opportunities in the vicinity of strategic transport infrastructures, such as Canadian National (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CFCP) railway yards, airports, the metropole's main roads and the Port of Montreal. Thanks to ZOOM Greater Montreal, potential investors will be able to locate properties adjacent to these infrastructures, based on their transportation needs. Proximity often entails reduced costs and improved fluidity and is in itself a key attraction factor. ZOOM Greater Montreal will help us capitalize on it," concluded Ms. Sylvie Vachon.

About CargoM
Created in 2012, CargoM (www.cargo-montreal.ca - @CargoMtl) brings together the players in Greater Montreal's logistics and freight transport industry, educational institutions, research centres, sector associations and unions around shared objectives in order to increase cohesiveness, competitiveness, growth and reach. The logistics and transportation industry in the greater metropolitan area represents 122,000 jobs in transportation and warehousing, 6,300 institutions and over $4.3 billion in economic benefits for Greater Montreal.

CargoM's activities receive financial support from the Ministère de l'Économie, de la Science et de l'Innovation (MESI), the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMOT), la Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and all its members.

SOURCE CargoM

For further information: Philippe Noël, Senior Advisor, Development and Public Affairs, CargoM, 514 508-2609, ext. 226, pnoel@cargo-montreal.ca


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