Goods Movement Network
Focus: inventory management; distribution; goods movement; trends; regulation; transportation policy; facilities and fleet management; new technology
Approximately 1 in 3 Bramptonians are employed in the logistics sector. This network meets to share common challenges; keep abreast of pending regulation; new innovations and other issues specific to this sector including inter-provincial trade. CEOs, VPs and business owners in the logistics sector including 3PL, Distribution Centres; Retail Administration; Trucking and others interested in transportation will come together to discuss relevant and pressing issues.
Milton Logistics Hub
The Brampton Board of Trade has been actively working on behalf of the business community to encourage approval of this very important hub.
- What is it?: CN announced its plans to build the $250-million intermodal rail facility, on 400 of the 1,000 acres the company owns in Milton, northwest of Toronto, in March, 2015.
- Job creation: The planned Hub would create 130 direct and more than 1,000 indirect jobs in Milton, already well-established as a thriving supply chain and logistics cluster, with more than 30 distribution centres.
- Shovel-ready, No public funds required: The Milton Logistics Hub would strengthen the supply chain, and quickly. This is shovel-ready. It can be constructed in two years, and fully operational by late 2022. CN is committed to building the facility with its own money – no public funds required.
- Why approve the Milton Logistics Hub?
• Reduce congestion: 1 intermodal train removes the 280 long-haul trucks• CN has improved its fuel efficiency: by 39% over the past 25 years – recent purchase of 260 state-of-the-art locomotives to reduce emissions system-wide• CN is an employer that listens and leads: only transportation company listed on two leading Corporate Social Responsibility indexes.