MONTREAL, Que.–In its latest newsletter updating developments within the logistics and transportation sector, cluster organization Cargo Montreal noted that its Innovation and Technology, Regulation and Labour streams are in full swing.
Cargo Montreal has been closely examining the use of mobile apps for Montreal truckers and has pre-approved a project that would enable truckers to reduce wait times and congestion near border crossings via an online information-sharing system.
With regard to regulatory issues, Cargo Montreal has prepared, in collaboration with SODES (St. Lawrence Economic Development Council), a document on Canada-European Free Trade, and has met with both Canadian and US border service agencies to discuss border fluidity.
On the labour front, Cargo Montreal has mapped logistics and transport sector jobs in Greater Montreal, and has established skills profiles for the most in demand jobs and sectors in the industry.
In addition to this, Cargo M’s “Follow the container” project aims to make the logistics and transportation sector known at the secondary and tertiary school levels, the organization said.
Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999. All posts by Julia Kuzeljevich