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 CLTT have an emphasis through the Americas, enhanced by memoranda of understanding between The University of Southern Mississippi and universities in Panama. Mississippi Gov. has called the creation of the CLTT a "great fit" with the planned expansions of the Panama Canal and the Mississippi State Port at Gulfport.

Mission of the CLTT

The impact of the activities hosted at the CLTT directly benefit industry and government agencies. Therefore, it has the following specific mission:

Respond to the Gulf-region government and industry stakeholders’ need for the creation and dissemination of practical, cutting-edge, interdisciplinary knowledge and technologies to advance logistics, trade, and transportation; foster economic development; and promote an integrated freight system within the Americas


The Center is located on both University of Southern Mississippi campuses in Hattiesburg and Gulfport. More information Online at

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