The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

April 13, 2022


SFPC May 17- 19, 2022 Alternate Modes and Nodes Panel with LtGen John Broadmeadow, USMC (Ret.)

Register Now! Early Bird Deadline is April 17, 2022.

The NDTA-CAS Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC) being held at Christopher Newport University, May 17-19, 2022, will feature a unique panel of supply chain experts to discuss alternate surface routes in the face of many supply chain disruptors now and in the future. […READ MORE…]


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Space Acquisitions: Changing Environment Presents Continuing Challenges and Opportunities for DOD

For decades, space remained largely the purview of a handful of countries and mostly free from threats. But now many countries have satellites, private companies offer satellite-based services, and some countries have demonstrated they could target and destroy satellites. […READ MORE…]


The Future of Data Sharing—Leveraging Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence to Enable Multi-party Data Sharing

The country and world are moving from an ownership economy to a sharing economy. It is interesting, however, that we are willing to share our homes, but not our data. […READ MORE…]


Milley Proposes Rotational Forces in Permanent Bases Across Eastern Europe

By Jim Garamone, DOD News

The future of American presence on the eastern flank of NATO may revolve around rotational forces in permanent bases, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff recently told the House Armed Services Committee.  […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

American Airlines Restarts Philadelphia Regional Routes with Landline Buses
(Airline Weekly)  American Airlines is the latest carrier to contract Landline for connecting “flights” operated with buses. The move comes as U.S. airlines face the concurrent challenges from a pilot shortage primarily hitting regional operators and elevated fuel prices that together have forced many airlines to fly less than they would prefer.

With COVID Mission Over, Pentagon Plans for Next Pandemic
(  As its response to the COVID mission winds down, the U.S. military’s next mission is to use the experiences of the units pressed into service against the pandemic to prepare for the next crisis threatening a large population, whatever its nature.

Hicks: Today’s Russia Problem Mustn’t Distract from Tomorrow’s China Problem
(Defense One)  As terrible as Russia’s war in Ukraine is, it pales in comparison to a potential fight against China, the Pentagon’s No. 2 civilian said.

Retailers Expect Summer Import Wave to Arrive at U.S. Ports
(The Maritime Executive)  After a leveling off of import volumes early in 2022, retailers are expected to spur a new wave of growth for container volumes at the major U.S. ports that will extend through the summer months. There are fears that the new wave, compounded by an influx expected after the current shutdowns in China and coming just as U.S. West Coast ports face the expiration of labor contracts for their dockworkers, could lead to renewed congestion forming at the major ports.

Rails and Regulators Battle Publicly Over Service Issues
(Freight Waves)  The spring meeting of the North East Association of Rail Shippers (NEARS) saw three Class I railroads describing to rail shippers and other stakeholders how they are working to improve rail service.


WELCOME New NDTA Corporate Members
Please join NDTA in welcoming our newest Chairman’s Circle member Coleman Worldwide Moving and our newest Sustaining member Able Freight!

Maersk is Starting Branded Air Cargo to Expand its Logistics Offering
(The Maritime Executive)  A.P. Moller – Maersk is launching a branded air cargo company as its main air freight offering as the company seeks to continue to its drive becoming an integrated logistics provider.

Hertz and Polestar Announce Global Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Adoption
(Hertz)  Hertz has announced a new global partnership with Polestar that includes purchasing up to 65,000 electric vehicles (EVs) over five years. Availability is expected to begin in Spring 2022 in Europe and late 2022 in North America and Australia.

AIT Worldwide Logistics’ Global Office Network Expands to India
(AIT Worldwide Logistics)  AIT Worldwide Logistics is proud to announce the opening of its newest location in the gateway city of Mumbai, India. Staffed by an initial team of 11 experienced logistics professionals, the office is the first of multiple AIT facilities slated to open in strategic locations across the Republic of India in 2022 and beyond.

Titan Aviation Investments and Amerijet International Announce Long-Term Dry Lease Agreements for Three Boeing 757 Aircraft
(Atlas Air Worldwide)  Titan Aircraft Investments, the joint venture between Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc. and Bain Capital Credit, has announced the placement of three Boeing 757-200SF converted freighters on long-term dry leases with Amerijet International Inc. to support its network in Central America and the Caribbean.


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