Goods movement extends beyond municipal boundaries in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) and requires a safe and efficient network in order to move goods and deliver services to communities and businesses.

The goods movement industry faces the following key changes:

  1. Customers’ growing expectations
  2. Increasing concern of the effects of congestion
  3. The decreasing labour force availability and growing industry expectations
  4. Emissions for the transportation sector
  5. Automation, technological changes, and robotics
  6. Strategies to address population and employment growth pressures
Innovation in goods movement is a shared concern and requires collaboration between all levels of government, industry and academia. The Smart Freight Centre aims to break down silos in addressing these shared concerns, by conducting high quality research and engaging with partners to implement strategies.