Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Ambinakudige, Shrindhi

Committee Member

Wax, Charles

Committee Member

Sherman-Morris, Kathy

Date of Degree

5-1-2008

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Science

Abstract

The twin ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California have become the focal point of the influx of containers from East Asia and China. The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between monthly Class I Transportation (T&E) employment and combined monthly TEU traffic at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California for the years 1997 through 2006. The Spearman Rank-order Correlation Coefficient was administered to analyze the relationships. Results indicated that proximity is not the sole factor in a relationship between monthly Class I Transportation(T&E) employment and combined monthly TEU traffic at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. This study also contains a historical analysis of the development of railroad intermodal transportation.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15174

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