July 11, 2018

Who Might You Meet at the Fall Meeting?

If you’re part of an organization that supports defense transportation, you already know the NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting is the authoritative forum for professionals in the field.  With a 72-year heritage, the Fall Meeting’s latest hallmark is the co-sponsorship between NDTA and U.S. Transportation Command, currently in its sixth year.

Attendees broadly represent the military and private sector in every area of defense transportation, logistics, supply chain management and distribution. This offers an unparalleled opportunity to interact with colleagues and peers.

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Government & Military News

FAA News
It was a busy week for the Federal Aviation Administration, here’s what you should know:
– SCOTUS Battle Fuels Fears of Further FAA Bill Delays (AINonlineREAD MORE
– FAA: Airline Passenger Comfort Is Not a Safety Issue (eTurboNewsREAD MORE
– Drone Regulations in U.S. Withstand a Hobbyist’s Legal Challenge (BloombergREAD MORE
– 9 Years After “Miracle on the Hudson,” FAA Proposes New Test for Engine Bird Strikes (CBS NewsREAD MORE

Reservists May Get License Transfers from Military to Civilian World
(Federal News Radio) It looks like the phrase “keep on truckin’” is paying off for some reservists. The Transportation Department is launching a pilot program that allows reservists and veterans to transfer their military training into the civilian world. READ MORE

After a Tirade Against Allies, Trump Pushes for NATO Countries to Double Their Defense Spending Goal
(The Washington Post) President Trump called for NATO leaders to double their defense spending commitments, hours after he delivered a blistering tirade against Germany and other allies. READ MORE

Tomorrow’s Quantum Computers Are Already Threatening Today’s Data
(Defense One) It may seem like the plot of a new Terminator movie, but quantum computers from the future are threatening government data today—and the future we are talking about may not be that far off. READ MORE

Senate Moves to Start Negotiations on Defense Policy Bill
(The Hill) The Senate has officially moved to reconcile its version of the $716 billion annual defense policy bill with the House’s, approving 91-8 a motion to go to conference. READ MORE


Industry News

Taking the Cloud-First Approach to Supply Chain & Logistics Technology
(Logistics Management) Focused on low upfront costs, quick deployment models and less need for internal IT support, companies are turning to the Cloud to manage their end-to-end supply chains. READ MORE

The Trucking Industry is in a Capacity Crisis—But It’s Just Part of the Business Cycle
(Business Insider) Fleets are desperate for more equipment, but trucks are in short supply due to the supplier constraints. But in this cyclical business with all kinds of ebbs and flows, the transportation crisis will work itself out over time. READ MORE

Wearables in Shipping: From Passenger Luxury to a Seafarer Lifeline
(Ship Technology) Wearable technologies such as pendants for cruise passengers, AR glasses for ship technicians and potentially life-saving bracelets for seafarers, are becoming increasingly popular in the maritime industry. So which gadgets are set to revolutionize the on-board experience? READ MORE

The Implications of Commercial Space Launches for the Airline Industry
(AeronauticsOnline) Space travel is exciting without a doubt. The promise of new discoveries, both in the physical universe and in the technology that discovers it, is cause for great anticipation. Yet, the space industry has great implications for commercial aviation. READ MORE

29th Annual State of Logistics Report: Carriers Take the Wheel
(Logistics Management) As if higher rates and capacity shortages weren’t enough to worry about, shippers must now deal with a pending trade war, import/export uncertainties and increasing scrutiny from C-suite executives. Shippers now face a steep climb to keep budgets and service levels intact. READ MORE


Member Highlights

Matson Christens First Aloha Class Vessel ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ at Philly Shipyard
(Matson) Matson, Inc. recently christened the largest containership ever built in the United States in a ceremony at the Philly Shipyard. READ MORE  Plus, check out this BLOG POST from US Maritime Administrator RADM Mark H. Buzby, USN (Ret.)

Ready for Take-Off: Transatlantic Trade Aligns to Advance Airplane Production
(DB Schenker) DB Schenker has developed a streamlined logistics and transportation system for Airbus’ final assembly line production in Mobile, AL. A sign of strong European-U.S. trade relations, this development is increasing employment for the City of Mobile while allowing Airbus to improve its logistics operations. READ MORE

“America First”: What Does It Mean for Global Trade?
(Hapag-Lloyd) Experts are anticipating a considerable increase in trade restrictions–but is the US the driving force here, or do we need to rethink global trade anew? READ MORE

FedEx Research Finds Significant Export Growth to Asia Pacific Markets by Korean SMEs
(FedEx) FedEx Express has announced the results of the research study, “Global is the New Local: The Changing International Trade Patterns of Small Businesses in Asia Pacific”, which offers valuable insights into the import and export behaviors of SMEs in APAC markets. READ MORE

APL Deploys U.S. President-Named Vessels for Enhanced Eagle Express 1 Service
(APL) APL has announced the enhancement of its signature Eagle Express 1 (EX1) service as it names six vessels deployed for the service after former U.S. Presidents. READ MORE


NDTA News & Events

Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter Luncheon & Offsite UPS Tour
The NDTA Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter will hold a chapter luncheon and tour of a UPS facility located near the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport on Thursday, July 27 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm. MORE INFO

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