MONTREAL, Sept. 4, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Cargo Montreal (CargoM), the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, welcomed Quebec Minister of Transport and the Implementation of the Maritime Strategy Jean D'Amour at its fall networking evening event last Tuesday.
Before an audience of more than 300 people from all sectors of the logistics and freight transportation industry, Minister D'Amour gave a progress report on the Couillard government's Maritime Strategy projects. Officially introduced on June 29, this strategy recognizes the mission-critical role of the logistics and transportation sector in the Quebec economy, as well as Greater Montreal's importance as a hub.
In his speech, the minister pointed out that by 2030, more than 30,000 jobs will be created and more than $9 billion invested to implement promising structuring projects for the Quebec economy.
"The Maritime Strategy has already earmarked over $1 billion for projects carried out in public-private partnership. The day after the launch of the strategy, and even well before, we were in action. We went from words to action and made many announcements in various sectors related to the marine industry. Furthermore, as you'll see in the coming months, our government intends to become a partner of choice for your projects and a facilitator in achieving these projects, including those for Greater Montreal," stated Minister D'Amour to the crowd of industry representatives.
"This strong presence of all sectors of our industry shows how important the Maritime Strategy is for the partners in Greater Montreal's logistics chain. By extension, this mobilization strengthens the role of the logistics hub that is Greater Montreal," stated Mathieu Charbonneau, Executive Director of CargoM.
The evening was held in partnership with Informa Canada Inc. to present the Cargo Logistics Canada conference that will be held for the first time in Montreal, on February 17 and 18, 2016. Close to 2,500 logistics and transportation professionals are expected to attend. Learn more at http://cargologisticscanada.com.
For more information on CargoM, visit www.cargo-montreal.ca.
The logistics and transportation industry in the greater metropolitan area represents 122,000 jobs in transportation and warehousing, 6,300 companies and more than 142 million tonnes of goods handled by every type of transportation. You can view the list of members at http://www.cargo-montreal.ca/en/members. CargoM activities are financially supported by the Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade (MEIE), the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy (MAMOT), the Montreal Metropolitan Community and all its members.
For further information: Magali Amiel, Senior Project Manager, CargoM, 514-508-2609, Ext. 223, [email protected]