Military Infrastructure Crisis, Maritime & Trucking Employee Insights, and more

Mar 29, 2019 | NDTAGram

Conference on America’s Ports
Supporting Our National Military Objectives

NDTA and Christopher Newport University’s (CNU) Center for American Studies will co-host a Conference on America’s Ports, in association with the US Army’s Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), and US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), 30 April-2 May 2019 on the campus of CNU in Newport News, Virginia.

Early bird prices fly away this Sunday at 11:59pm so register now!

Government & Military News

FAA to Revamp Aircraft Construction Oversight, Official Says
(ABC News) The Federal Aviation Administration plans to significantly revamp its oversight of airplane construction this summer after questions were raised about how it manages inspections done by the industry. READ MORE

Pentagon Building Clouds to Secure Smaller Defense Contractors
(FEDSCOOP) The Department of Defense is running “pathfinder projects” to develop clouds for small contractors and subcontractors who don’t have enough resources themselves to meet the department’s cybersecurity requirements, according to the Department’s Acquisition Chief. READ MORE

All the Ways the US Military’s Infrastructure Crisis Is Getting Worse
(Defense One) We’ve all heard about America’s aging and ailing infrastructure. But, what happens when the Pentagon takes a holiday from taking care of military infrastructure? READ MORE

Pentagon Transfers $1B to Help Build Trump’s Wall
(The Hill) The Pentagon has moved ahead with its plan to transfer $1 billion from its accounts to help build President Trump’s border wall, despite congressional backlash and the possibility that the Defense Department will lose its ability to move dollars between accounts in the future. READ MORE

Citing Housing Privatization Successes, Navy Moves to Privatize Navy and Marine Corps Lodging
(Military Times) The Navy is moving toward privatizing all lodging in the Navy and Marine Corps, with the secretary of the Navy citing the successes of the military housing privatization program in his reasoning. READ MORE

Industry News

China Trade War Top Concern for US Seaports
(Freight Waves) Investment in US port infrastructure and the creation of new port jobs is being threatened by uncertainty and delays in US-China trade negotiations, according to the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA). READ MORE

Strategies for Intelligent Supply Chain Chains
(Supply & Demand Chain Executive) The intensifying challenges in supply chains are directly influencing customer experience, revenue generation, sales growth and profitability. But for every problem encountered in the supply chain, there’s a solution—even if it is not evident. READ MORE

Robots Expected in 50K Warehouses by 2025: Report
(Supply Chain Dive) More than 4 million robots are expected to be in more than 50,000 warehouses worldwide by 2025, up from 4,000 robotic warehouses in 2018, according to a report by ABI Research. READ MORE

The Future of Trucking Rides on Employee Experience
(Inbound Logistics) Trucking companies are investing in process and technology improvements to attract more skilled workers, as well as training and promoting drivers willing to adapt to fill roles augmented by the future needs of the industry. These advances combined with driver management best practices around scheduling, pay, and compliance will curtail the driver shortage and improve service levels at a critical time. READ MORE

10th Maritime Employee Survey Reveal Decreasing Confidence in Shipping Industry Job Security
(Hellenic Shipping News) Over half of shore-based maritime employees are actively looking to change jobs and nearly two thirds are worried about job security. This, among other insights, have come from a recently released maritime employee survey. READ MORE

Member Highlights

By Air, Land and Sea: Lynden Does Logistics in Alaska
(Freight Waves) One of Alaska’s largest transportation services providers, Lynden Incorporated, an Alaska-based family of companies that pioneered regular trucking to Alaska with over-the-road service in 1954, now does everything from shipping Alaskan seafood around the world to delivering mail and other essentials to remote bush communities via hovercraft. READ MORE

CWTSatoTravel Compass Newsletter
(CWTSatoTravel) The latest issue of CWTSatoTravel’s quarterly newsletter, The Compass, is now available. This edition includes stories on their NDTA GovTravels experience, the company’s brand refresh, TSA Precheck, and more. READ MORE

Maersk Tests Biofuel as It Sets Sail for 2050 Carbon Neutrality
(Transport Topics) A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S is about to conduct the shipping industry’s biggest test yet of biofuel as it seeks to cut emissions and meet its target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. READ MORE

AAR Mobility Systems Awarded a $10.8 Million Order From USAF to Produce 463L Cargo Pallets
(AAR CORP.) AAR has been awarded a $10.8 million order from the US Air Force for the production of 463L cargo pallets. The cargo pallets will be manufactured at AAR’s Mobility Systems business unit in Cadillac, Michigan. READ MORE

A Plan to Succeed: Landstar’s BCO Mentoring Program
(Landstar) Landstar business capacity owners have a reputation for their entrepreneurial spirit, dedication to safe driving and professionalism. Many also help steer fellow owner-operators down the path to success in the Landstar system. READ MORE

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