Working at the intersection of education, technology, research, and workforce development, the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at CSULB has continued to grow alongside an ever-changing industry. Its efforts were recognized over the past year with a variety of awards, while its programs continue to benefit students, graduates, and employers.
After celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) continued to move forward, with an eye on the future of their constantly growing industry.
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.
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.
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.
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.