The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

April 21, 2020



Join us this Thursday 4/23 at noon as we explore how the express industry is adapting to immense volatility during the NDTA Washington DC Chapter’s webinar.


Business Travel is Flying High at Southwest Airlines

By Sharon Lo, Managing Editor, DTJ & The Source

With origins as a business carrier in Texas, Southwest Airlines will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021. Along the way, the company has built its network and a loyal customer base, while always seemingly marching to the beat of their own drum. To learn more about Southwest, and specifically its dedicated business travel team, DTJ caught up with Dave Harvey, Vice President of Southwest Business during the GovTravels Symposium.

A Southwest employee since 1999, Dave worked his way through Southwest’s business development, network planning, commercial planning & performance, corporate strategy, and technology departments before taking on his current role. […READ MORE…]


Maritime’s Link to the Global Economy

Paul ‘Chip’ Jaenichen, Executive President at US Flag of Liberty Global Logistics, LLC, presented “Maritime’s Link to the Global Economy” during the US Flag Ocean Carrier Perspectives class at the NDTA-USTRANSCOM Fall Meeting on October 7, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Maritime is inextricably linked to the US and global economy. In fact, maritime ships carry 99 percent of overseas trade by volume and 90 percent of all international trade. When one considers moving cargo this way is generally cleaner, safer, less expensive, and more energy-efficient than other modes, it is easy to understand why the world relies so heavily on marine transportation.

Roll-on/roll-off (RORO) ships are of particular importance to moving the US military’s rolling stock. The inside of these ships look much like large parking garages with all cargo transported entirely under deck. […READ MORE…]


Ask a Mover: How Can I Prepare to Move During COVID-19?
(Suddath Van Lines, Inc.) This is a fluid, unprecedented and unplanned-for event, which means many people are scrambling to understand how this affects their day-to-day lives as well as larger life events, like moving. If you’re asking the question, “I’m moving during the COVID-19 – what do I do?” trust that you are not the only one.

Resilient Podcast: How Businesses Can Confront the COVID-19 Crisis
(Deloitte) From supply chain disruptions and economic scenarios to remote working challenges and crisis response strategies, this podcast series features actionable insights from leaders to help you think through what to do now and next as we confront the COVID-19 pandemic.

AAR Mobility Systems Awarded $11.9m FFP Contract From the US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan to Produce Lightweight Multi-Purpose Shelters
(AAR CORP.) AAR’s Mobility Systems division has been awarded a firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract from the US Army to produce three variants of Lightweight Multipurpose Shelters (LMS). The firm-fixed-price (FFP) contract with AAR Mobility Systems is for five years for an estimated value of $11.9 million.

Atlas Air Donates Transport for Critical PPE to NYU Langone Health to Safeguard Frontline Responders During Coronavirus Pandemic
(Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc.) Atlas Air Inc. donated air cargo transport to NYU Langone Health for critical personal protective equipment (PPE). Two flights were operated for this mission, including one from Shanghai to New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, and a second from Shanghai to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.

Matson Community Support Totaled $3.7 Million in 2019
(Matson) Matson contributed a total of $3.7 million in cash and in-kind donations to 960 charitable organizations and non-profit programs in the communities it serves during 2019. “This year, with the unprecedented effects of the pandemic being felt by families everywhere, Matson is focusing its resources on addressing our communities’ most pressing needs,” said Chairman and CEO Matt Cox.


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