Campus: CSU Long Beach -- October 1, 2004

Center at California State University, Long Beach Receives $4.3 Million through Department of Defense For Work on Maritime/Port Transportation Technologies

The Center for the Commercial Deployment of Transportation Technologies (CCDoTT) at California State University, Long Beach has received $4.3 million for the 2004 fiscal year from the U. S. Department of Defense through the Office of Naval Research, announced CSULB President Robert C. Maxson.

CCDoTT will use the funds to continue development of agile ports, high-speed ships and rapid deployment support systems for both commercial and military cargo movement. The research is designed to enhance the ability of the Department of Defense to move vital goods rapidly in and out of ports. The research has the potential of benefiting the commercial sector through improved efficiency of port operations.

Maxson noted the support of U.S. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher and Juanita Millender-McDonald as well as that of Sens. Daniel Inouye, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein in obtaining this valuable funding.

Of particular interest this year to CSULB and its academic and corporate partners are the new initiatives of investigating the feasibility of a high-speed container conveyor system for the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach, and the development of a very stable mobile ocean platform.

Media Contacts: Rick Gloady, 562/985-5454,
Shayne Schroeder, 562/985-1727,

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