Board of Directors appointed and Executive Director hired
MONTREAL, Dec. 17, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - In keeping with Greater
Montreal's economic development strategy, a new cluster joins the
industrial clusters deployed in recent years: the Logistic and
Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, which will go by the
name Cargo Montreal.
This cluster's mission is to bring together the companies and other
stakeholders in the logistic and freight transportation sector to
enable planning and coordination of the sector's development.
More specifically, here are the issues for Cargo Montreal:
Sector development planning via better consultation of its players. This involves taking advantage of the industry's growth opportunities
and developing them with a global vision;
Communication and reach. This issue reflects the importance of promoting Montreal's position as
a hub for cargo handling, as well as raising awareness of the sector's
contribution to the metropolitan economy;
Trucking access and flow. The competitive advantages of intermodality are threatened by traffic
congestion. Cargo Montreal must become the industry's voice in
discussions on infrastructure and traffic management;
Practices and technology. The competitiveness of the logistic and transportation industry depends
on adopting and integrating best practices and advanced technologies,
which must also meet sustainable development objectives;
Regulation. This issue addresses the need to harmonize and simplify regulatory
systems in our sector;
Workforce. Deepen understanding and propose solutions related to targeted labour
Looking ahead 10 years, Cargo Montreal's vision is to make Greater
Montreal a multimodal platform that is recognized and sought after for
its operational and environmental performance, for its contribution to
its business partners' competitiveness, and to the economic development
of both the region and the province of Quebec.
The name of the new Logistic and Transportation Cluster should be able
to support the brand in achieving its mission. Cargo is the common
denominator in the freight transportation supply chain. The new name
was inspired by the elements that identify the brand: intermodality,
connectivity, cooperation and accessibility. CargoM for Montreal, but
also for mobility, movement and merchandise.
The Board of Directors, which was appointed in November, brings together
senior industry leaders in the logistic and cargo handling sector.
President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority Sylvie Vachon will
serve as Char of the Board of Directors.
Mathieu Charbonneau was named Executive Director of the new cluster
effective December 5, 2012.
An official launch of the cluster will take place in early 2013, at
which time the working groups and initial activities of Cargo Montreal
will be unveiled.
The Board of Directors of the Logistic and Transportation Metropolitan
Cluster of Montreal:
Daniel Bélisle, Senior Vice President, OCEANEX * Treasurer
Marc Cadieux, CEO, QUEBEC TRUCKING ASSOCIATION
Roger Carré, General Manager, TERMONT MONTREAL INC.
Frédéric Chevallier, Montreal Business Unit Manager, Vice President,
Michael Fratianni, Chief Financial Officer, MONTREAL GATEWAY TERMINALS
Mathieu Faure, AVP Intermodal, CANADIAN PACIFIC
Marc Gagnon, Director, Government Affairs and Regulatory Compliance,
Bernard Gendron, Director Interuniversity Research Centre on Enterprise
Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT), UNIVERSITY OF
François C. Hébert, Vice-President, Network Strategies, CANADIAN
Stéphane Pallage, Associate Dean of Research, ESG UQAM
Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO, LOGISTEC CORPORATION * Vice-Chair
Charles Raymond, president and chief executive officer, RAY-MONT
Claude Robert, President and Chief Executive Officer, ROBERT TRANSPORT
Denis Roch, General Manager, Operations, Quebec & Atlantic, PUROLATOR
Laurent Tourigny, President, TRAC-WORLD FREIGHT SERVICES INC.
Nicole Trépanier, President, SODES
Sylvie Vachon, president and CEO, MONTREAL PORT AUTHORITY *Chair
Valérie Wells, director legal affairs, MONTREAL PORT AUTHORITY * Secretary
The Executive Committee is composed of:
Sylvie Vachon, Chair
François C. Hébert, Director
Madeleine Paquin, Vice-Chair
Claude Robert, Director
Daniel Bélisle, Treasurer
Cargo Montreal's activities are financially supported by the Quebec
ministère des Finances et de l'Économie (MFE), the ministère du Conseil
exécutif (MCE), and the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM) and
all of its members.
SOURCE: PORT OF MONTREAL
For further information:
Mathieu Charbonneau, Executive Director of the Logistic and Transportation
Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal
Tel.: 514 283-6966 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on metropolitan clusters: http://grappesmontreal.ca/