Logistics Center Hosts U.S. Department of Commerce Meeting

Complex Logistics Systems research cluster

The Center for Logistics Education and Research will serve as host to the U.S. Department of Commerce SABIT (Special American Business Internship Training) Program on September 6.  The program consists of a delegation of professionals from the former Soviet Union coming to the United States to learn about the U.S. cargo transportation and logistics industries through meetings with U.S. government agencies, private companies, associations, and academia.  Most of the delegates are third party logistics providers/freight forwarders, and many manage warehouse operations as well as truck and ship assets.

The delegates hail from Baku, Azerbaijan, Tbilisi, Georgia, Almaty, Kazakhstan, Atyrau, Kazakhstan, Khorog, Tajikistan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Turkmenabat, Turkmenistan, Odessa, Ukraine,  Kyiv, Ukraine, and Angren, Uzbekistan.  Their visit to the U.S. will include meetings in Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Tennessee in addition to both Houston and Dallas.

This Transportation Services and Logistics program will allow the delegates to gain a comprehensive understanding of industry trends and innovations in the United States.  It will also provide American companies with an opportunity to be directly involved in Eurasia‚Äôs transition to a market-based economy by encouraging the formation of business relationships with professionals from the region.

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