Working Group 1 – Sector Development Opportunities
Committee co-chairs :
Madeleine Paquin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Logistec Corporation
Laurent Tourigny
President
Trac-World Freight Services Inc.
Working Group 1 – Sector Development Opportunities
Mandate

Propose development perspectives and opportunities.

Provide Greater Montreal’s freight transport and logistics sector with tools and measures to improve their competitiveness and increase their contribution to the region’s economic development.

There is momentum behind the CargoM initiative. It’s driven by people who are passionate and excited about the prospects of our sector’s working together around shared objectives.

Objectives

Improve the efficiency of transportation and logistics in Greater Montreal.

Identify the keys to success to attract new distribution centres and make Greater Montreal a recognized and sought-after hub for its competitiveness.

Achievements

Presence and involvement in industrial port zone (ZIP) projects of Contrecoeur-Varennes, Sainte-Catherine and Montreal.

Grant obtained to establish the Greater Montreal Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Point and recruit a coordinator.

Meetings with foreign investors (German, Belgian, Indian, French and Qatari) to promote the Greater Montreal hub.

Design and launch of the Ambassador Guide:

  • Finalization of promotional tools (USB key, website)
  • Luncheon presentation on October 30, 2018 – 14 countries represented
  • Launch of montrealtransportlogistique.ca

Submission of a brief as part of the consultation on the Port of Montreal’s Contrecoeur terminal.

Agreement with the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation (MEI) to carry out Go Québec’s work which is complementary to the Zoom MTL tool.

Meetings with Robert Beaudry, City Councillor for the Saint-Jacques district in charge of economic/commercial development and government relations on the City of Montreal’s executive committee.

Participation in hearings held by the Office de consultation publique de Montréal and submission of a brief on the development of the Assomption Blvd. South and Longue-Pointe sector.

Cargo
CargoM
Port of Montreal Building
2100 Pierre-Dupuy Avenue
Wing 2, Suite 2100
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3R5
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