Transportation and Logistics Research Center

A Leader in Transportation and Logistics Research

Founded in 1999, the Transportation and Logistics Research Center provides applied transportation and logistics research, education and advisory services that advance the economy of the region. Faculty, staff and students in the Transportation and Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management programs contribute to the research efforts. The Center works to be involved in regional transportation and logistics research and offers courses, seminars, workshops and speakers’ series to help professionals and the community better understand the region’s opportunities.

The Transportation and Logistics Research Center received permanent funding from the Wisconsin Legislature in 2001. Since its inception it has garnered more than $5 million in grants and endowments. 

Youth Programs

The Transportation and Logistics Research Center offers different programs designed to empower and guide the youth to reach their personal goals and professional success in the transportation and engineer field. We deliver educational and fun programs, which are for certain age groups and range in length from day camps to overnight camps.

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Great Lakes Maritime Research Institute (GLMRI)

GLMRI represents a consortium of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Transportation and Logistics Research Center and the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Swenson College of Science and Engineering and Labovitz School of Business and Economics.

The GLMRI was established in 2004, and on June 1, 2005 the Maritime Administration designated GLMRI as a National Maritime Enhancement Institute.

To learn about the latest research efforts in marine transportation, logistics, economics, engineering, environmental planning and port management, visit the GLMRI website.


The Transportation and Logistics Research Center at UW-Superior is designed to not only generate original research, but to also serve as a resource for academics, professionals, and students. 

The study of Transportation and Logistics is diverse and encompasses many areas of business. To help you navigate this interesting and complex facet of modern economics, we have provided this section with a number of links.

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