Inside Logistics

CargoM presents annual report

Report details many development projects


June 8, 2016
by MM&D Online Staff

MONTREAL, Quebec—CargoM, Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal presented its 2015-2016 annual report at its annual meeting of members. Over the last year, it played an active role in the development of projects aimed at improving the flow of the movement of goods and promoting the city as a freight transport and logistics hub.

2015-2016 highlights

  • Phase 1 of the technological tool for truckers, CargoMobile, has been completed and is available at app.cargo-montreal.ca.
  • Funding from the PRAM-Est program allocated by the City of Montreal and Transport Canada helped CargoM work on the Ottoview project to gather data that will improve the flow of truck traffic in Montreal East, a major issue for the industry.
  • Development is underway for a logistics promotional tool to attract large foreign companies to this hub and thereby benefit from the business opportunities available in the city, to the benefit of our supply chain.
  • The information sharing system – intermodal logistics (ISS-IL) is in development to enable better understanding of the volumes of containers that truckers will be moving in and out of terminals.
  • Recognized collaborative partnership on the project to optimize the Highway 25 corridor, access to the Port of Montreal and the Sherbrooke interchange.
  • The Cargo Logistics Canada conference was a great success with more than 1,200 participants and about 120 key players from across the country, held for the first time on Montreal soil.
  • The “Follow the Container” game to interest young people in a career in the freight transport and logistics industry was produced and will be distributed in the coming year through various secondary schools.
  • Increased presence on social media made it possible to boost the reach of Greater Montreal’s supply chain and effectively communicate relevant information on the transport and logistics industry.

The full report can be viewed here.