MONTREAL, Que.–CargoM, the Logistics and Transportation Metropolitan Cluster of Montreal, said it welcomes the orientations stemming from the 2016-2020 Quebec Export Strategy, unveiled today by the Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation and Minister responsible for the Digital Strategy, Ms. Dominique Anglade.”We applaud the prospective support to clusters for the purpose of developing new markets and raising international awareness of our strategic sectors. The freight transportation and logistics industry is undeniably one such strategic sector for our economy. It takes a competitive, efficient supply chain to make exporting effective,” said Mathieu Charbonneau, Executive Director of CargoM.
“Now, development opportunities must also be known internationally. The measures outlined in the Strategy will make it possible to visibly support our promotion and sales efforts abroad. In collaboration with its economic partners, CargoM is working on a number of projects to make our sector better known internationally, particularly the companies, expertise and infrastructures in transportation and logistics found in Greater Montreal. The Strategy introduced today specifically acknowledges recent initiatives by CargoM to stimulate canvassing for the benefit of Greater Montreal’s freight transportation and logistics industry. We are pursuing our efforts with support from, among others, the Government of Quebec,” he said.
“CargoM also wants to congratulate the Chair of its Board of Directors and the President and CEO of the Montreal Port Authority, Ms. Sylvie Vachon, and the Vice-Chair of its Board of Directors and President and CEO of Logistec Corporation, Ms. Madeleine Paquin, for their appointment to the Advisory Council on the Economy and Innovation of the Government of Quebec. Without a doubt, their recognized expertise and considerable skills will guide major government decisions on the economy,” concluded Charbonneau.