Volume 3  Issue 10,  October  2013
Greetings CLTT Stakeholder! 
CLTT Invites Industry Professionals to Submit Presentation Ideas for the Upcoming LTT Symposium in Gulfport, Mississippi

The organizing committee of Logistics, Trade, and Transportation (LTT) Symposium 2014 is accepting presentation ideas from industry professionals.


All industry professionals are encouraged to submit their ideas according to their areas of expertise.


 The LTT Symposium provides a unique forum for industry practitioners to meet, network, explore ideas, share insights and learn from the experts.


The panelists will offer first class expertise and insight into the subjects defined in the agenda already established. 


The LTT Symposium - February 26-27, 2014 - Gulfport, Mississippi is sponsored by the US Department of Commerce, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, the Mississippi World Trade Center and the National Center for Freight Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE).  




Afghan Drawdown Stays on Track Amid Syria Debate

Lingering beneath the radar due to ongoing clamor regarding Syria, the Afghan drawdown effort continues to remove personnel and equipment from the war-ravaged country by relying on a diverse network of transportation means and supply routes, U.S. military officials said.

Overall, the U.S. military is making progress with the ongoing removal or transport of up to $30 billion worth of equipment currently in Afghanistan, Maj. Gen. Aundre Piggee, Director for Logistics and Engineering, CentCom, told in an interview. As the decade-plus long war in Afghanistan continues to wind down, at least 1.4 million individual pieces of equipment still need to be removed, he said.

Mississippi Development Authority Diversifying State's Foreign Trade Portfolio

 The way Mississippi Development Authority officials see it, helping to match businesses in the state with foreign markets is as practical as a financial planner advising a client to diversify an investment portfolio.

MDA's efforts include setting up meetings for Mississippi business leaders in foreign countries, organizing trade fairs and overseeing a network of representatives looking after the state's interests in generating trade.

MDOT Recruits Southern Miss for Port Study


The University of Southern Mississippi College of Business is part of a team the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has assembled for its Statewide Port Needs and Marketing Study, which is being conducted over the next year to more fully leverage the economic development potential of the state's 16 public ports.


The team is led by engineering firm Neel-Schaffer Inc., and in addition to Southern Miss, includes Cambridge Systematics Inc. and W.R. Coles & Associates. The university will be conducting economic development training as part of the study to ensure Mississippi port directors are able to implement the study recommendations.



MGCCC Recognizes Logistics Technology Graduates

Fifteen Logistics Technology graduates were recognized during the fourth annual International Society of Logistics (SOLE) awards pinning ceremony recently at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jackson County Campus. Twelve of the students received the Demonstrated Logistician designation, and three received the Demonstrated Senior Logistician designation. Christopher Cazaubon received the Outstanding Logistician Award from SOLE and MGCCC for 2013.

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Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
-Robert Louis Stevenson


2013 ASTL Annual Conference - Oct 28-30, Chicago, IL



 Southeast U.S./Japan Association Joint Meeting - Nov 17-19, 2013 - Biloxi,MS


10/26 vs. North Texas @ 6:00 PM
11/16 vs. Fl. Atlantic @ 11:30 AM
11/23 vs. Mid Tennessee @ 2:30 PM 
10/19 at East Carolina @ TBA
11/02 at Marshall @ 11:00 AM
11/09 at La. Tech @ 6:00 PM
11/30 at UAB @ 12:00 PM
Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, Director
Fax: 601.266.5717
118 College Drive #5138
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-000


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