The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

April 30, 2024

SFPC Meeting

SDDC Commander to Lead Discussion on Power Projections Through Strategic Seaports

Register today and get ready for the 2024 Surface Force Projection Conference (SFPC), May 14-17. The National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) and Christopher Newport University’s Center for American Studies (CAS), promise SFPC will provide a unique educational and social opportunity to connect with experienced government and industry attendees at panel sessions capturing the 2024 SFPC theme, “Ready Now – Contested Joint Force Deployments to & through Strategic Ports.” […READ MORE…]

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FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Rules to Deliver Automatic Refunds and Protect Consumers from Surprise Junk Fees in Air Travel

The Biden-Harris Administration announced final rules that require airlines to provide automatic cash refunds to passengers when owed and protect consumers from costly surprise airline fees. These rules will significantly expand consumer protections in air travel, provide passengers an easier pathway to refunds when owed, and save consumers over half a billion dollars every year in hidden and surprise junk fees. […READ MORE…]

NDTA Jacksonville Chapter’s 2024 Golf Outing is May 23

The NDTA Jacksonville Chapter invites you to it’s 2024 Scholarship and Charity Golf Tournament, taking place May 23 at the Queens Harbor Golf Course. Please visit to register. For questions, please contact Charlie Ward at The JAX Chapter is a certified 501(c)3 and all contributions to the Scholarship and Charity Golf Tournament are tax deductible. […READ MORE…]

Temporary Pier in Gaza on Track to Be Operational in May

By Matthew Olay, DOD News

A temporary pier the Defense Department is constructing off the Gazan coast to deliver humanitarian aid is on track to establish initial operations soon, the Pentagon announced today. […READ MORE…]

Editor’s Picks

The Forgotten Part of the Contest: Army Logistics in the Pacific

(War on the Rocks)  As Gen. Omar Bradley is credited as saying, “Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics.” Unfortunately, when it comes to how the American defense community plans for and talks about the future of competition and conflict in the Pacific, it isn’t measuring up to Bradley’s metric. 

Baltimore Welcomes its First Container Ship Since Bridge Collapse

(The Maritime Executive)  On Saturday, the Port of Baltimore received its first container ship since the tragic collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge one month ago. The arrival is an important milestone for Baltimore businesses and longshoremen, who have been heavily impacted by the closure of the inner harbor. 

Defense Innovation Unit Moves to Ease Commercial Drone Certifications

(Defense News)  The Defense Innovation Unit wants to improve its process for vetting commercial drones, with the goal of making it easier for companies to sell their systems to the U.S. military.

US Finally Breaks Ground On Its First-Ever High-Speed Rail

(Popular Science)  Builders have officially broken ground on a new $12 billion train that could zoom travelers between Las Vegas and Los Angeles in just under two hours by the end of the decade. The new train, which is considered the first “high-speed” rail in the United States, could cut down commute time for travelers and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be emitted from cars and planes.

Logistics Supply Chain Shows Steadiness Amid Rough Waters

(Transport Topics)  During the past four years, supply chain and logistics companies have ridden the highs and lows of a market that included a pandemic and fractured economy to keep goods moving. Now, the industry is looking to build on lessons learned during the chaotic period while embracing new technologies and business models, in addition to preparing for the next major supply chain disruption.

Thank You Corporate Member

Please join NDTA in thanking LMJ International Logistics, LLC, for upgrading to the President’s Circle level!

Hapag-Lloyd Launches First Dry Container Tracking Product “Live Position”

(Hapag-Lloyd)  Hapag-Lloyd is announcing the launch of “Live Position”, its first dry container tracking product. Customers can now enjoy full transparency on the location of their shipments – from the start of transportation until the arrival at the destination.

HomeSafe Alliance Performs Inaugural Moves, Launches Transformational Digital Military Move System as Exclusive U.S. Armed Forces Move Manager

(HomeSafe Alliance)  HomeSafe Alliance has successfully completed the inaugural moves of the Global Household Goods Contract (GHC), using advanced technology, a digital moving portal and personalized customer service to transform the move experience for military families.

First ARC Vessel Voyage Powered by Biofuel

(American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier Group) Consistent with a long-term emissions reduction strategy, M/V ARC Independence became the first ship in the American Roll-On Roll-Off Carrier (ARC) fleet to incorporate biofuel into its operations.

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