Post-Brexit Flights, 2019 Trucking Trends, and more

Nov 30, 2018 | NDTAGram

NDTA Toys for Tots

NDTA Headquarters is collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, which distributes these toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in local communities. We are proud to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary of our Annual Reception this year.  Please consider making a contribution to this worthy cause that brings the season’s joy to children.

Donations of new, unwrapped toys should be sent or dropped off to NDTA in time to arrive by noon on Thursday, December 6 to 50 South Pickett Street, Suite 220, Alexandria, VA  22304. If you would like to drop off your toys in person, join us and representatives from the US Marine Corps at 1:00 pm for a reception with light refreshments, raffle, and a group photo.

For questions and/or to donate items or services for a raffle with reception attendees, please contact Patty Casidy, NDTA VP of Finance, at 703-751-5011 or

Government & Military News

Trump Claims NAFTA Victory But Deal Faces Long Odds in US 
(The New York Times) President Trump declared victory during the signing of the new North American Free Trade Agreement, predicting that gaining Congressional approval would not be “very much of a problem.” In reality, it is a problem. READ MORE

Republican Leaders Seek to Calm Shutdown Worries
(The Hill) Senate Republican leaders are telling rank-and-file members that they will avert a partial government shutdown in early December, acknowledging that failing to do so would be a political liability for the GOP. READ MORE

UK and US Agree Post-Brexit Flights Deal
(BBC News) The UK and US have agreed an “open skies” deal for post-Brexit flights, according to UK Transport Secretary Chris Grayling. READ MORE

‘Long Overdue’ Reforms Coming to GSA’s Schedules Program
(Federal News Network) The General Services Administration has been talking about modernizing its $31 billion schedules program for much of the last two decades. Over the next 24 months, GSA plans to finally turn all that talk into real action. READ MORE

White House is Considering Alternatives to an Independent Space Force
(Air Force Times) The White House does not appear to be certain on how it will implement a new Space Force, President Donald Trump’s highly anticipated sixth branch of the military, and is still mulling the possibility of operating it under the wings of the Air Force. RE AD MORE

Industry News

From Ports to Roads: How Supply Chains Can Prepare for Climate Change — Now
(Supply Chain Dive) The fourth National Climate Assessment, compiled by climate scientists and 13 federal agencies is expansive, but for most supply chains, the top line takeaway is that climate change will add more volatility to operations. But volatility isn’t the end of the story. READ MORE

Cognitive Automation for the Self-Driving Supply Chain
(Forbes) How can we build a self-driving supply chain? And how do we make use of machine learning to make sure the system gets better and better over time? It is not a simple question. READ MORE

From the Data World, Trucking Forecasts and Trends for 2019
(Commercial Carrier Journal) Here’s an early jump on 2019 predictions and trends that will extend beyond the new year, as made by speakers during a recent conference put on the by trucking data company FreightWaves. READ MORE

Industry Collaboration Key to Unlocking Full Advantages of Technology in Maritime
(Hellenic Shipping News) As with many other industries, key players in maritime are increasingly spurred on to accelerate innovation and adopt new technologies in a bid to stay ahead of the curve. The maritime industry in Singapore, in particular, has already seen rapid changes. READ MORE

Safety, Infrastructure, Competitiveness Key to Africa’s Aviation Industry
(Travel Pulse) The International Air Transport Association is urging governments in Africa to work together to promote safe, sustainable and efficient air connectivity throughout the continent. READ MORE

Member Highlights

18,609 TEU – “Tihama” Sets New Loading Record for Hapag-Lloyd
(Hapag-Lloyd) Never before has one of Hapag-Lloyd’s vessels taken so much cargo on board—the company’s “Tihama” set a new record: 18,609 TEU – or 20-foot standard containers. READ MORE

CEVA Logistics AG: The New Highway to the West
(CEVA) After more than six months preparation, CEVA Logistics Greater China has sent the first ever TIR (Transports Internationaux Routiers) truck from Khorgos, China via Kazakhstan to Europe. The trial run was successfully operated as a joint initiative between CEVA Logistics, the IRU (International Road Transportation Union) and CEVA’s partners Alblas and Jet-rail. READ MORE

AAR Awarded $51 Million Aircraft Maintenance and Logistics Support Services Contract for US Marshals Service Prisoner Transport Aircraft
(AAR CORP.) AAR announces the US Marshals Service (USMS) has awarded the global aviation services provider a five-year contract to perform full maintenance and logistical support services for its Boeing 737 series aircraft owned and operated by the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. READ MORE

DHL Supply Chain Invests $300M to Accelerate Integration of Emerging Technologies into North American Facilities
(DHL) DHL Supply Chain has announced plans to deploy emerging technologies in 350 of its 430 facilities in North American facilities and transportation control towers as part of a $300 million investment. READ MORE

Matson Vessel ‘Daniel K. Inouye’ Arrives in Honolulu
(Matson) Matson, Inc. has welcomed the first of four new ships being built for Matson that will be introduced in its Hawaii service over the next two years. READ MORE

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