Mercator Transport Corporation Group creates new industrial projects division and obtains air charter agreement

    LAVAL, QC, Jan. 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Mercator Transport Corporation Group
("Mercator") (TSX VENTURE: GMT) announces the opening of Mercator Industrial
Projects Inc. ("Mercator Projects"), a Montreal based division created to
pursue the development of Mercator's logistics services for important
international scale industrial projects.
    Mercator Projects' main mission will be to provide industrials with
tailor-made, specific brokerage transport and international logistics
services, including charter services (air charter, full-ship charter), as well
as services related to plant and shipyard mobilisation and demobilization,
governmental contracts, non-standard and oversized cargoes, etc. Growing
demand for such projects called for the creation of a new structure to pursue
Mercator's development in niche markets requiring particular technical
    "From this point on, the launch of Mercator Projects will allow us to
better address the diverse and specific needs of our industrial clients. The
addition of this new division will also allow us to increase the diversity of
our services and to achieve new projects of this nature", explains Jean-Pierre
Apélian, Mercator's President and CEO.
    In the wake of this event, Mercator Projects confirms the conclusion of a
logistics contract for the chartering of a Boeing 747 to link North America
and Africa. The value of this first transaction for Mercator Projects is
estimated at $500,000 USD.

    About Mercator

    Mercator specializes in freight forwarding, international logistics and
distribution. Mercator offers high value-added services in global supply chain
management, and designs tailor-made solutions. Customer intimacy and
commitment differentiates Mercator in its ability to implement customers'

    Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulatory Services Provider (as
    that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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