A vision for the future of logistics

We are convinced that we have everything we need to establish a hub that looks forward to a strong, value-added logistics future.

Smart Buildings

Smart Buildings

The design and construction of buildings, as well as the adaptation of the physical environment, will offer businesses major competitive advantages.

Computerized and Automated Operations

Computerized and Automated Operations

Activity automation and operationalization ensures efficiency.

Optimized Handling

Optimized Handling

Offers stimulating and interesting employment to new generations of workers

Minimized transport

Minimized transport

Use new technologies like radio-frequency and the Physical Internet to optimize logistics

Footprint reduction (taller buildings; rooftop use)

Footprint reduction (taller buildings; rooftop use)

Invest in the environment with green buildings and rooftop greenhouses to support agricultural production.

Reduce our impact on:

The environment

With constant research into the best practices in technology, planning and construction, the development of a logistics hub can be done in harmony with adjacent land use (agricultural, residential and industrial).


Encouraging dialogue and sharing opinions in a spirit of collaboration and respect are essential to the development of a logistics hub. Many avenues of communication will be opened to better facilitate these exchanges.

Questions ?

What are logistics?

Logistics comprise the totality of operations management and the organization of the physical and informational changes within a business, as well as between the business and its associates. Logistics coordinate production and distribution supply activities. Transport is an essential element, but it also includes demand planning, order processing, supplying, production planning, client and supplier relations, storage, handling, assembly, packaging, product finishing, and the support activities tied to these activities.

What is intermodality?

Intermodality is a highly-sought out solution to lower energy costs and transport costs, and to reduce the saturation of major roadways, which limits traffic. In Vaudreuil-Soulanges, we work with a rail-road modality.

What is a logistics hub?

A logistics hub is an industrial park served by multiple methods of transport, where businesses and distribution centres that rely on logistical activities that allow merchandise to move efficiently to and from national and international markets.

What is a value-added distribution enterprise?

Large-scale distribution generally refers to integrated or associated companies who implement the principles of self-service in the retail trade of consumer goods. The financial term “value-added” refers to the method of purchasing products, adding more products or services, and re-distributing, thereby generating a new form of revenue. This distribution model enriches the area in which value is added by using the advantages from logistics operations to create wealth in the community rather than allowing merchandise to flow passively through the hub.

What does a logistics hub look like?

In developing a clear vision of this project, CLD teams members are inspired by logistics hubs in Europe.

Why position the hub in Vaudreuil-Soulanges?

In 2006, Canadian Pacific acquired an industrial site of nearly 200 hectares from Industries Soulanges in Les Cèdres. Working towards their goal of establishing an intermodal terminal, CP has met all legal requirements to consolidate the space in order to adapt the land to the dimensions necessary for the implantation of their project.

Currently, several agricultural producers have agreed to cede their land to Canadian Pacific, giving them a total of 300 hectares of land. Canadian Pacific has implemented many methods to reduce the impact on the community and to respect its neighbours. Due to corporate-level changes and continued economic fluctuations this project stalled in 2008. The site, used for industrial purposes since the 19th century, is currently authourized for logistics use.

How many jobs will this project create?

An intermodal complex will generate 1300 construction jobs, with 1700 permanent jobs available after completion. By adding a logistics function to the presence of distribution centres, it is estimated that upwards of 10,000 jobs will be created once the project is up and running.

What kind of employment will be available in the hub?

Logistics management is the branch of the supply chain that focuses on planning, implementing, and verifying the efficiency and efficacy of incoming and outgoing streams of products, services, and information required between point of origin and point of sale in order to satisfy client demands.
Logistics management activities generally concern:

  • Transport arrival and departure;
  • Parking lot management;
  • Warehousing;
  • Material Handling;
  • Order Processing;
  • Logistics Network Design;
  • Stock Management;
  • Supply and Demand Planning;
  • Logistics Supplier Management;
  • Supplier Recruitment;
  • Procurement;
  • Production Planning;
  • Production Scheduling;
  • Packaging;
  • Assembly;
  • Customer Service.

Source : Logistique et gestion de la chaine d’approvisionnement. Industrie Canada. Novembre 2005