Cargo Montreal (CargoM), representing Montreal’s industrial cluster of logistics and transportation companies, has unveiled its first report card since its launch in 2012, at its General Meeting.

Officially at work since last December, CargoM reported to its members on the state of progress regarding different projects and studies initiated by its logistics and transportation partners. "We have come a long way since our launch. We are working tirelessly for Montreal to be known and recognized as the hub of the goods transportation industry in North America. It is the economy of the greater metropolitan area which will emerge as the winner," said Mathieu Charbonneau, General Manager.

Important ongoing and future work

Since the month of March 2013, three working groups are focusing on issues of importance to the economic development of Greater Montreal. These three projects, among other things, deal with prospects and opportunities for development of the industry, the establishment of a means of communication and outreach, as well as improvements to infrastructure and other conditions to streamline the movement of goods and people in the Greater Montreal area. Already, some results of these projects are becoming visible. First conclusions of the working groups are planned for the fall of 2013.

Election of Board members

At its first General Meeting, CargoM members elected members of the Board of Directors for the coming year. Sylvie Vachon, President and CEO of Montreal Port Authority, was re-appointed as Chair, with Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO of Logistec Corporation, was appointed as Vice President. Other members of the Executive Committee will be Daniel Bélisle, Senior Vice-President of Oceanex, François Hébert, Vice-President Strategic Networks, Canadian National, Marc Cadieux, President and CEO of the Quebec Trucking Association, and Valérie Wells, Director, Legal Affairs, Montreal Port Authority.

Under the direction of Sylvie Vachon, CargoM’s mission is to bring together all stakeholders in the logistics and freight transportation industry in the greater Montreal area to promote sustainable economic development around common objectives and joint actions to increase Montreal’s influence and competitiveness.

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The Board of Directors for 2013-2014:

Sylvie Vachon, Présidente-directrice générale, Administration portuaire de Montréal;

Madeleine Paquin, Présidente et chef de la direction, Logistec Corporation;

Daniel Bélisle, Premier vice-président, Océanex;

François Hébert, Vice-président, stratégie réseau, Canadien National;

Claude Robert, Président et chef de la direction, Robert Transport;

Valérie Wells, Directrice, Affaires juridiques, Administration portuaire de Montréal;

Marc Cadieux, Président-directeur général, Association du camionnage du Québec;

Roger Carré, Directeur général, Termont Montréal Inc.;

Frédéric Chevalier, Directeur, Unité de gestion Montréal –

Vice-président, Panalpina inc.;

Michael Fratianni, Directeur des finances, Montreal Gateway Partnerships;

Mathieu Faure, Vice-président adjoint, Intermodal Canadian Pacific;

Marc Gagnon, Directeur, Affaires gouvernementales et conformité réglementaires, Fednav limited;

Bernard Gendron, Directeur, CIRRELT Université de Montréal;

Nathalie Drouin, Vice-doyenne à la recherche, ESG UQAM;

Charles Raymond, Directeur général, Ray-mont logistics;

Denis Roch, Directeur général, Atlantic & Quebec divisions, Purolator courrier;

Laurent Tourigny, Président, Services de transport Trac-world; and

Nicole Trépanier, Présidente, SODES