CCALS Partner Initiatives

CCALS: Advanced Logistics Center of Excellence under the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority.

Silicon Virginia?

CCALS is excited to be a part of this groundbreaking effort.

Gov. Ralph Northam recently signed legislation to establish the Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (VIPA) in an effort to boost the state’s technology aspirations.

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Virginia container-on-barge traffic surging on grocery demand

Virginia container-on-barge traffic surging on grocery demand

Virginia’s container-on-barge traffic has increased in response to grocery demand during the Coronavirus pandemic. Efficient route management is crucial to successfully moving this traffic. (See Route Analysis Tools Benefit the Commonwealth)

Volume at the Port of Virginia’s inland port in Richmond has jumped this year because it serves BCOs who have thrived during the pandemic amid limited restaurant options and a rise in e-commerce orders.

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CHEST Center Inspires Congressional Action

CHEST Center Inspires Congressional Action

Longtime CCALS partner University of Virginia is a key member of this important initiative.

Last week U.S. Representatives Steve Chabot (R-Westwood), Mike Turner (R-Dayton) and Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland) submitted to the House Rules Committee an amendment to the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to help bolster cyber security efforts nationwide.

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Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering

Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering

As part of UVA’s Lifetime Learning podcast series, CCALS Chair Pam Norris shares how important it is to bring diversity and differences of perspective to innovation in the ongoing challenges facing society today.

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EDA awards $70K grant to Crater Planning District Commission

The Petersburg Progress-Index reports that the U. S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently announced the Crater Planning District Commission will receive a $70,000 economic development grant award to be matched with $30,000 in Commission funds, to enable the Commission to continue important economic development initiatives in the region.

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Route Analysis Tools Benefit the Commonwealth

Route Analysis Tools Benefit the Commonwealth

Moving goods through the Commonwealth is a challenge. But two University of Virginia graduate engineering students are working to develop route analysis tools for land and water that improve that process and benefit the industry.

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