CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, to Present its 2014-2015 Activities

MONTREAL, June 12, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Cargo Montréal (CargoM), the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, presented yesterday an overview of its 2014–2015 activities at its Annual Meeting, attended by Greater Montreal's top industry leaders.

"For CargoM, 2014–2015 was not just full accomplishments, but also public recognition. Our notoriety increased greatly. In the past few months, politicians and industry players alike have highlighted the key role Montreal's logistics hub plays. This leads us to foresee a panoply of opportunities to come," says Mr. Mathieu Charbonneau, the hub's General Director.

Since its founding in late 2012, CargoM has been an authoritative point of reference, orientation and planning for projects in Greater Montreal's logistics and transportation sector. During its third year, CargoM stood out for its boldness and efficiency, particularly by implementing its working groups and launching innovative initiatives, including:

  • A study to analyze and document "the Savannah multi-site model" and a visit to Savannah, Georgia, in June 2014, to tour the facilities there and discuss with project partners in order to develop a project tailored to Montreal's positioning as a location favourable to the development of a multi-site logistics promotional tool;
  • The conceptualization of a logistics hub promotional tool and its presentation at the "Je vois MTL" event on November 17, 2014, where the project was selected for implementation;
  • A special insert on Greater Montreal's logistics and transportation industry created in collaboration with the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain and read by over 500,000 readers (La Presse (print) and LaPresse+ (mobile) on November 26, 2014);
  • Recognition from the industry via the Prix transport des marchandises and the Prix Distinction awarded by AQTr;
  • The development of a mobile application for truckers in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, the Ministère des Transports du Québec and the Association du camionnage du Québec.

Many new members have joined CargoM over the last year: CMA-CGM, Kuehne+Nagel Ltd., Dorel, Metro Supply Chain Group, TYT Group, Hunt Refrigeration, Sotech Nitram Inc., Fonds de solidarité FTQ and the Association québécoise des transports.

Election of the Board of Directors
During the Annual Meeting, the members of CargoM elected the Board of Directors for 2015–2016.



Ms. Sylvie Vachon

President & General Director, Montreal Port Authority


Ms. Madeleine Paquin

President & CEO, Logistec Corporation


Mr. Frédéric Chevallier

Vice-President, Eastern Canada, Kuehne + Nagel, Ltd.

Member of the Executive Committee

Mr. Marc Cadieux

President & General Director, Association du camionnage du Québec

Member of the Executive Committee

Mr. François Hébert

Vice-President, Network Strategies, Canadian National


Ms. Valérie Wells

Director of Legal Affairs, Montreal Port Authority

Board Members

Ms. Luce Bureau

Director, Air Development, Aéroports de Montréal

Ms. Nathalie Drouin

Vice-Dean of Research, Full Professor, UQAM School of Management

Mr. Julien Dubreuil

General Director, Termont Montréal, Inc.

Mr. Mathieu Faure

VP Intermodal, Canadian Pacific

Mr. Michael Fratianni

Financial controller, Montreal Gateway Terminals

Mr. Marc Gagnon

Director, Government Affairs and Regulatory Compliance, Fednav, Ltd.

Mr. Bernard Gendron

Director, CIRRELT, Université de Montréal

Mr. Jacques Grégoire

Director of the Aerospace and Transportation Portfolio, Fonds de solidarité FTQ

Mr. Michael Grier

Director, Global logistics, Dorel

Mr. Jean-Robert Lessard

Vice-President, Marketing, Robert Transport

Mr. Charles Raymond

General Director, Ray-Mont Logistics

Mr. Laurent Tourigny

President, Trac-World Freight Services, Inc.


 "I am thrilled to join CargoM and its team for another term to continue promoting Montreal both nationally and internationally as a key player in logistics and transportation," says Ms. Sylvie Vachon, President of the CargoM Board of Directors.

For more information about CargoM, please visit our website at

Greater Montreal's logistics and transportation industry has 122,000 jobs in transportation and storage and 6,300 facilities. It handles more than 142 million tons of goods via all types of transportation. Our members list can be found at CargoM's activities are funded by the Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations (MDEIE), the Ministère des Affaires municipales et de l'Occupation du territoire (MAMOT), the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal and its members.



For further information: Magali Amiel, Senior Project Manager, CargoM, 514-508-2609, ext. 223,


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