Category: International Trade and Transportation

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PHOTO: CITT Executive Director Tom O'Brien at World Trade Week 2017

Spring 2017 marked the beginning of the 20th Anniversary of CSULB’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), which has celebrated with a variety of events, initiatives, and awards this year. CITT has adapted to the changing environment of the industry through applied research, policy, leadership, and community engagement; and its educational programs play a crucial role in developing the next generation of the workforce.

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PHOTO: Participants at CITT’s 2017 Town Hall at the Gerald Daniel Recital Hall on CSULB’s campus

On March 30th, the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) hosted its 2017 Town Hall meeting on campus at the Gerald Daniel Recital Hall. Titled “20 Years of Goods
Movement in Southern California: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going,” the event focused on the current state of trade and transportation both locally and globally; the challenges and possible solutions facing the industry; the importance of port collaboration; the impact of technology; and what the future holds.

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PHOTO (L-R): Kevin Nunes of Kuehne + Nagel; GLS graduates Luis Smith, Devin Chan, and George Salmeron; and Stefan Minder of Kuehne + Nagel at CITT’s Spring 2017 graduation


When many people hear the phrase “global logistics,” they might be hard-pressed to define what it means. But anyone who has ever had a package delivered to their door knows that it’s the result of a complex worldwide network that moves products from factories and warehouses to ports, retail shops, and customers’ homes.

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PHOTO: ​CITT researchers studied the environmental impact of platooning technologies, in which multiple trucks are digitally linked to increase efficiency, to inform the development of Governor Jerry Brown’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan.


CCPE’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) was active in both research and education in 2016. As part of its METRANS partnership with the University of Southern California, CITT funded and directed efforts for the METRANS University Transportation Center, MetroFreight, the National Center for Sustainable Transportation (NCST), and the Southwest Transportation Workforce Center (SWTWC). While engaged in research and related publications on next-generation technological, environmental, and workforce development issues, the CITT team also worked with the Port of Long Beach (POLB) and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to develop new work-based learning experiences.

Continue reading Moving Ahead with CITT.

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In November, the Port of Long Beach partnered with CCPE’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) to develop exploration workshops for the Port’s “College and Career Exploration” event, a night created for area high school students as part of Long Beach Unified School District’s Annual College Night.

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This year, CCPE’s Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), in partnership with CSULB’s College of Business Administration (CBA), excitedly announced their new Master of Science degree program in Supply Chain Management. The MS-SCM degree, launching for fall 2015, is geared towards current supply chain management professionals looking to advance their knowledge and graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in such fields as Business, Economics, and Industrial Engineering.