Volume 4, Issue 2
February 2014
Family Transportation Activity Night at Ocean Springs

A "Family Transportation Activity Night" will be held in Ocean Springs, Mississippi the evening prior to the LTT Symposium. The purpose of the event is to stimulate interest in transportation and future careers amongst local youth.


The event will take place at the Ocean Springs Upper Elementary School from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 25, 2014, for 4th to 6th grade students and their families. 


Students and staff from multiple universities will be instructing the activities. The goals of the event are to:

  • Introduce students & parents to the variety of careers in the transportation sector;
  • Introduce students & parents to the role of transportation in our daily lives;
  • Provide college and transportation career role models for younger students


Logistics, Trade, and Transportation Symposium 2014

The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation and our committed sponsors are proud to present our symposium on February 26-27th. The LTT Symposium has gathered international logistics, trade and transportation industry, government, and research experts to exchange ideas on how to address the opportunities and challenges.

Emerging trends such as the expansion of the Panama Canal, energy-based exports, and next generation vessels/vehicles, among many other cutting edge topics will be on the agenda.

The symposium will kick off Tuesday, the 25th of February with the "Family Transportation Activity Night" at Ocean Springs Upper Elementary.

Port of Gulfport Announces New Tenant

A new tenant will move into the Port of Gulfport on March 1st, the first new marine lease signed at the port in 15 years.

The port of Gulfport has signed a three-year lease with Gulf Coast Shipyard Group, and port director Jonathan Daniels says he's in talks with several other possible new tenants.

The port is in the middle of an almost-$600-million expansion project that it has promised will generate more business - and more jobs - at the state port.

Panel Says DoD Could Save Billions by Changing Business Practices

The US Defense Department could save $27 billion to $37 billion annually over the next four to five years by instituting business practices commonly adopted by major corporations in cash-strapped periods, an influential Pentagon advisory board said in a new report.

The majority of the savings could come through a massive overhaul of DoD's logistics and supply chain, including shuttering military supply depots and warehouses, a Defense Business Board team said in a report briefed to panel members on Jan. 23.

Mississippi Development Authority Accepting Applications for Alternative Fuel School Bus and Municipal Motor Vehicle Revolving Loan Program


The Mississippi Development Authority's Energy and Natural Resources Division is accepting applications for the Mississippi Alternative Fuel School Bus and Municipal Motor Vehicle (AFV) Revolving Loan Program. 


The program provides municipalities and public school districts with zero percent interest loans and may be used to cover the cost difference between the purchase of a new AFV and a comparable conventional model; to cover the cost of a new fuel system, including construction and installation; and for the purchase of a new fuel system for the conversion of existing fleet vehicles to AFVs. Alternative fuels include propane gas, compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas.


Automotive and Commercial Vehicle Supplier GRAMMER Inc. to open New U.S. Headquarters and Manufacturing Operations in Lee County, Miss.

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from vehicle supplier GRAMMER Inc. held an announcement and groundbreaking ceremony today in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Lee County, Miss., at the future site of the company's newest U.S. manufacturing operations. The entire project represents a total funding of $30 million over the next 5 years and will create up to 650 new jobs in two phases.

GRAMMER Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of GRAMMER AG, leading supplier of automotive interiors and seating systems for commercial vehicles. The Lee County location, which will serve as the company's new official U.S. headquarters, is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2014.

Merchants Co. lands $12.3M military contract


The Merchants Co. of Hattiesburg has been awarded to provide food and beverage services to the U.S. military.


The contact, awarded through the Defense Logistics Agency, has a maximum value of $12.3 million.


The company will provide services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air National Guard.Merchants says it supplies fresh and prepackaged foods to more than 6,000 customers.



new CLTT masters GIF
Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In preparation for the CLTT IAC Meeting on Feb 26, 2014 please find the following link: Proposed Modifications of the Industry Advisory Board Bylaws

Logistics, Trade, and Transportation Symposium -Feb 26-27, 2014 - Gulfport, MS


Freight in The Southeast, Mar 3-6, 2014, Tampa, FL 


Sixth Annual Georgia Logistics Summit, Mar 18-19, 2014, Atlanta, GA 


I-TED 2014 - International Transportation Economic Development Conference, Apr 9-11, 2014, Dallas, TX 


The 6th Annual Critical Commodities Conference, Apr 15-17, 2014, New Orleans, LA  

Dr. Tulio Sulbaran, Director
Fax: 601.266.5717
118 College Drive #5138
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-000
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