Extension of L'Assomption Blvd. to improve Port of Montreal Access - Launch of the CargoM study on Greater Montreal's logistics and freight transportation industry

MONTREAL, May 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - CargoM (Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal) welcomes the announcement of Mr Sylvain Gaudreault, Quebec Minister of Transport and Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, for the signing of a collaborative framework with the City of Montreal for the extension of L'Assomption Blvd. and the redevelopment of Highway 25 ramps (from/to the Port of Montreal).

CargoM has for mission to gather all the stakeholders from the logistics and freight transportation sector, whose operations make Greater Montreal a hub, to work on shared goals and take concerted action to extend its reach and boost its competitiveness, believes that this major project will help the fluidity of transport and will improve the efficiency of goods movement for the Greater Montreal.

About CargoM

CargoM launched its working groups and a study on the profile of the logistics and freight transportation industry in the Greater Montreal region.

In March 2013, CargoM issued a call for proposals to do an industry profile. The mandate was awarded to KPMG-SECOR. Work began in early April and the initial results are scheduled for the fall. This study has been made possible by the financial support of Economic Development Canada (EDC). This study has three phases, making it possible to:

  • Provide a demographic and economic portrait of the logistics and freight transportation sector in Greater Montreal;
  • Measure the performance of the logistics supply chain in Greater Montreal;
  • Carry out a case study on supply chain performance for an agri-food product in Greater Montreal.

Three working groups
Many other actions are underway, of which the first results are also expected in fall 2013. CargoM relies on its members' involvement to initiate projects that take into account the needs of Greater Montreal's logistics and transportation stakeholders.

Working Group I - L&T Development Opportunities, co-chaired by Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec Corporation, and Laurent Tourigny, President of Trac-World Freight Services Inc.

Working Group I will work to provide Greater Montreal's L&T stakeholders with tools and measures to become more competitive and to enhance their contribution to the region's economic development. 

Working Group II -Communication and Outreach, co-chaired by Nicole Trépanier, President of the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES), and Frédéric Chevallier, Montreal Business Unit Manager / Vice-President of Panalpina Inc.

Working Group II set a goal to provide CargoM with communication and outreach tools to create a dynamic portrait of L&T economic spinoffs in Greater Montreal and abroad, while making every effort to promote and rebrand cargo handling, the movement of goods and freight transportation in the minds of the general public.

Working Group III - Access and fluidity for truck transportation in Greater Montreal, co-chaired by Marc Cadieux, President and CEO of Quebec Trucking Association, and Michael Fratianni, Chief Financial Officer of Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership.

Working Group III will contribute to the establishment of infrastructure, regulatory and technology projects to optimize L&T operations, improve traffic conditions and streamline the flow of goods and people in Greater Montreal.

The CargoM team is growing

In February 2013, Magali Amiel joined the CargoM team as Project Manager. Magali holds a PhD in Geography, Transportation and Logistics and has been working in transportation for more than ten years, accumulating experience in both R&D and the private sector.

The website is up and running
The CargoM website was launched in March 2013, at www.cargo-montreal.ca

CargoM activities are financially supported by the ministère des Finances et de l'Économie (MFE), the ministère du Conseil exécutif (MCE), the Montreal Metropolitan Community (MMC) and CargoM members, available at http://www.cargo-montreal.ca/fr/membres.php


For further information:

Mathieu Charbonneau, Executive Director of CargoM

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