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Supply Chain Management

Guide to sources for supply chain management research

Transportation Infrastructure


  1. Airports of the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

    Click on the "Airports" link in the pink box on the right labeled "Map Maker Sample." The interactive map allows you to add more features to the map like city names by checking the boxes for the options you want under "Basic Maps" on the right.  Then click the blue "Redraw Map" button above it.

  2. Federal Railroad Administration GIS Application

    Query the data using the options across the top left for County, Crossings, Places, or Zip Code. In the Results section down the left side, right click the query location you entered and select zoom or pan, as appropriate, to be taken to that spot on the map and view the infrastructure details shown. Includes highways, railroad lines, and waterways.

  3. Marine Highways Map

  4. National Highway System


  1. CIA World Factbook

  2. Mergent Online
    Database (ASU access only):

    Includes country profiles with a section on transportation. Access the reports through the Country Profiles drop-down selection menu on the lower right of the screen.

  3. State Transportation Statistics

    Compiles annual data on each U.S. state's infrastructure, safety, freight movement and passenger travel, vehicles, economy and finance, and energy and the environment. Use the annual reports rather than the map links for the most current data.

Shipping Services Directories

  1. Freight Forwarders

  2. Find a Motor Carrier (U.S.-based carriers)

  3. Guide to Free Trade Zones and Ports

  4. Logistics Locator

  5. Logistics World: The Worldwide Directory of Transportation and Logistics

  6. World Shipping Directory

Shipping Costs

  1. Agricultural Transportation

  2. Baltic Dry Index

    Features a daily market report for dry bulk shipping showing current prices compared to the past five years.

  3. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

  4. Global Shipping Costs

    Calculates average ocean, air, and ground freight costs between two points for a specified commodity.

  5. Logistics Management

    Provides articles, blogs and other material on transportation logistics and costs.  Includes regularly updated price trends for rail, water, air, and trucking. To find these use the site's topic index for price trends

  6. Ocean Rate Bulletin
    Online newsletter:

    Tracks containerized agricultural shipments to some Asian and European markets. Shows the rate per container and market share for each carrier.

Export Guides

  1. Exporters' Encyclopaedia
    Print Serial:

    Provides updated exporting information on 220 world markets.  Information includes: trade regulations, key contacts, transportation, documentation, and marketing insights.

  2. Export/Import Procedures and Documentation (2002 ed.)
    E-book (ASU access only):


    Assists U.S. businesses with exporting by providing online information and training.

  4. International Trade Compliance Institute

    Brings together information on U.S., foreign-country, and multilateral trade laws and regulations and provides links to export market research sources.

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