The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation

The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT) provides valuable professional development and applied research for the growing transportation and supply chain industry. Both the private and public sector can benefit from working with the CLTT.

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning has approved a new interdisciplinary master's degree program which will help fill the void of qualified job candidates in the transportation management sector--annually, some 100 jobs in Mississippi and another 2,200-plus in Gulf South states.

Meeting the challenge

The United States relies on a complex and ever-growing intermodal transportation system--that is, a system using multiple modes, primarily tractor-trailer trucks, rail cars, airplanes and barges and container ships.

With imports and exports increasing, the container cargo shipping industry is expected to double by 2020, creating a strain on the rest of the nation's transportation systems and the need for more efficiency and innovation. Rising fuel prices, increased trade with Latin America and the future expansion of the Panama Canal will be an opportunity and a challenge for the logistics, trade and transportation industries of the U.S. Gulf Coast.

The CLTT performs the following services:

  • Conducts research, evaluation, training and educational opportunities
  • Provides consultation
  • Develops best practices
  • Disseminates information to private industry and government

The CLTT focuses on the following activities:

  • Master of Science in Logistics, Trade and Transportation
  • Professional Development - Certificates, Workshops and Seminars
  • Events, Symposiums and Conferences
  • Special Studies and Applied Research Projects