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The CLTT provides a competitive advantage to logistics and supply chain industry and government agencies through its multidisciplinary activities in Logistics, Trade and Transportation. Logistics, Trade and Transportation encompass the movement of goods and people (logistics) through the most efficient means (intermodal transportation) to achieve economic development (trade). The creation of the Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation is the result of an integrated effort of industry, government and The University of Southern Mississippi.

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

The University of Southern Mississippi Offers an interdisciplinary master's degree program which helps fill the void of qualified job candidates in the transportation and supply chain sectors--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:

  • Data-driven Solutions with Applied Research: Freight System, International Trade, Economic Development
  • Networking and Partnership: Government, Military, Industry, Universities
  • Education and Training: Master’s Program in Logistics, Trade and Transportation



Shannon Campbell, PhD


Chad Miller, PhD
Assistant Director


YuanYuan Zhang, PhD
Research Professor


Tasha B. May, MBA
Operations Manager/Research Analyst


Heather N. Brown, MSED
Research Analyst


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Trent Lott National Center
Hattiesburg Campus
2nd Floor

Physical Address
6197 Hwy 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Mailing Address
118 College Drive #5191
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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