Document Type


Publication Date

September 1998

Publication Title

Research report - Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California


Industrial Engineering | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering | Systems Engineering


Caltrans began a systematic investigation into the role of air cargo in California’s goods movement, as part of the larger development effort for a statewide goods movement strategy, and funded a research project in 1997 for the Institute of Transportation Studies at U.C. Berkeley to (i) gain a broader understanding of the State’s air cargo industry and the role of air cargo in California’s goods movement, (ii) assess the importance of air cargo to the State’s economy, (iii) begin identification of issues hindering efficient air cargo movement in the State, and (iv) explore possible State roles for resolving the issues. This “white paper” documents the findings of that research and serves as an input to the development of the Statewide Goods Movement Strategy.


This report documents research undertaken by the National Center of Excellence for Aviation Operations Research, under California Department of Transportation Research Contract No. 65A0010. Any opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).This report is also available at this link.