Mercator Transport launches subsidiary in West Africa

LAVAL, QC, Oct. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Mercator Transport Group Corporation ("Mercator Transport") (TSX-V: GMT) continues its expansion by inaugurating a subsidiary in Africa, with offices in Ghana, located in the Port of Tema, at Accra's International Airport and in Takoradi's industrial zone.

This new subsidiary, Mercator Ghana Ltd., will allow Mercator Transport to serve current and potential clients and partners with greater efficiency and proximity. Increasing demand for that continent, including in the natural resources sector, such as oil and mining, as well as large UN flows, justifies Mercator Transport's expansion in that area.

This secure foothold represents a key starting point for Mercator Transport's development in West Africa. The Ghanian subsidiary's operations will be managed by Mr. Sudarsanan Pankajakshan, who has developed expertise in the transport and logistics sector on the African continent. Mr. Pankajakshan will act as President of Mercator Ghana Limited.

Before joining Mercator Transport, Mr. Pankajakshan occupied numerous management positions in Africa and the Middle-East with a major company specializing in international transport and logistics organization. Mr. Pankajakshan closely collaborated with Mr. Jean-Pierre Apélian, President and CEO of Mercator Transport, for many years while working with the same company.

"Africa has become an important stake for our clients. Mercator Ghana Ltd. will allow us to efficiently address our clients' specific and growing needs on the western part of the continent," said Jean-Pierre Apélian.

About Mercator Transport

Mercator Transport specializes in transport brokerage, international logistics and distribution. With offices in Montreal (Canada), Las Vegas (USA), Lyon (France), and now Tema (Ghana), Mercator Transport offers value-added services in global supply chain management, and designs tailor-made solutions. Customer intimacy and commitment differentiates Mercator Transport in its ability to implement customers' requirements.

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