Montreal’s CargoM highlights key accomplishments of past year

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, presented its 2023-2024 results to its members and partners in the logistics and freight transport sector at its annual general meeting.

In attendance were Sophie Mauzerolle, city councillor of Ville-Marie and executive committee member responsible for transportation and mobility, and Geert Vansintjan, Belgian consul general in Montreal.

“We are proud of our results, despite the departure of key members of management at the end of the year. Our congratulations go to the team that masterfully managed to stay the course, managing the Cluster’s day-to-day activities in addition to projects in development. By doing so, CargoM was able to continue its mission of uniting the sector in concerted action to improve supply chain fluidity,” said Michael A. Grier, senior vice-president of administration, Dorel Industries Inc., and co-chair of the CargoM Board of Directors. “In line with our 2023-2025 strategic plan, a number of initiatives, some developed in partnership with other companies, have been implemented. These actions are making it possible to improve the performance, resilience and visibility of our major North American hub.”

CargoM’s mission is to bring together all Greater Montreal freight transport and logistics stakeholders whose activities promote Montreal as an industry hub around common goals and concerted actions to increase its cohesion, competitiveness, growth and reach.

Main actions by CargoM in the past year include:

  • Official launch of storage space tool
  • Rollout of the Cap St-Laurent Directory in collaboration the St. Lawrence Economic Development Council, funded by the Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) and the Ministry of the Economy, Innovation and Energy (MEIE)
  • Organization of a networking activity with the Port of Antwerp-Bruges as guest, in collaboration with the Port of Montreal
  • Member visits from Kuehne+Nagel, DG CanEst Transit Inc. and MSC
  • Participation in many roundtables, workshops and committees held by various levels of government and para-public entities
  • 8th edition of Transport and Logistics Career Day
  • Visits as part of our Trucking Career Immersion Program (TCIP)
  • Participation in The Visitors Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with a presentation on two smart cities, Berlin and Hamburg.