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.
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
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
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