Mercator Transport Corporation Group opens a subsidiary in Las Vegas, USA

    LAVAL, QC, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Mercator Transport Corporation Group
("Mercator") (TSX VENTURE: GMT) reinforces commitment to bringing operational
excellence in United States.
    Mercator is opening a subsidiary in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Mercator
Transport International Corporation), to serve its existing and future
customers and partners. The opening of the Las Vegas subsidiary demonstrates
the company's continued commitment and expansion strategy.
    The Las Vegas subsidiary provides freight forwarding, international
logistics and distribution services. More specifically, Mercator provides
logistics services for the contruction of hotels and casinos in the Las Vegas
region. Growing demand in this area called for the creation of a subsidiary to
pursue Mercator's development. As such, operations in Las Vegas are
coordinated by a team leader, trained in Montreal, Quebec. Mercator's
operations are located near the McCarran International Airport and close to
the downtown strip.
    "Mercator already enjoys a solid reputation in the region for value-added
services and a clear understanding of customers specific needs. With this
expansion, Mercator is well positioned to gain market shares while continuing
to provide existing customers with continued excellent services" said
Jean-Pierre Apélian, President and CEO.

    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'

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For further information: Mr. Patrick Bazinet, Director, Investor
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