Transport and Logistics
A THOROUGHLY RELIABLE NETWORK
The Agglomération de Longueuil is located directly on the shore of the St. Lawrence River and close to downtown Montreal, where major road, rail, maritime and air infrastructure intersects. It offers priority access to the U.S. and Ontario markets.
Transport and logistics in our area by the numbers R
Our area is home to 3 major subsectors, namely, logistics and distribution, transport equipment manufacturing and sustainable mobility.
of transport equipment manufacturing in Quebec takes place in the Montérégie region
businesses in the area
MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE AREA
The geographical location of the Agglomération de Longueuil, its critical mass of intelligent and sustainable transportation businesses and its high-quality infrastructure offer businesses in these sectors undeniable benefits.
Just a 30-minute drive from the U.S. border, our strategic location means that businesses can reach the major American industrial centres in less than 24 hours. As part of the Maritimes-Quebec-Ontario corridor (east-west axis), the agglomeration serves as a transit zone for road and rail transportation that crosses through the Montreal region via the Champlain Bridge, the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine Tunnel or Highway 30, which bypasses the island of Montreal. It is also strategically located on the north-south axis that connects eastern Canada to the northeastern United States.
Due to its strategic location between Canada, the United States and Europe, 110 million consumers can be served by train or truck within 48 hours.
Furthermore, businesses in our area benefit from various drivers of innovation, including:
- IVÉO, an innovation ecosystem dedicated to experimenting with new technologies in the intelligent and sustainable transportation sector and the smart city applied to mobility;
- The Cargo M Cluster, which brings together all the players in the logistics and freight transportation sector in Greater Montreal around common objectives and concerted actions to increase cohesion, competitiveness, growth and influence.
Industry data for Greater Montreal
- 122,000 jobs in logistics in Greater Montreal
- Operating costs are 20% lower when compared to five North American metropolitan areas: Toronto, Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Detroit.
OUR KEY STRENGTHS
- Access to 3 airports, one of which is located in the agglomeration
- Access to one of the most efficient ports on the continent
- Access to major Canadian and American roads and railways
- Presence of one of the largest carriers in North America
- Several large distribution centres
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