The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

February 6, 2023


New Benefit Delivers Career Opportunities for NDTA Members

NDTA is excited to announce a new NDTA Jobs Board as a Members-only benefit. The Members-only Jobs Board features a directory of links to Chairman’s Circle Corporate Member organizations job postings providing NDTA members a unique opportunity to find relevant career resources and opportunities. […READ MORE…]


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What to Know About GovTravels: Key Industry and Government Meetings, and Travel Academy Details

GovTravels is now less than a month away. Taking place February 27 through March 1 in Alexandria, Virginia, the conference has evolved to include a wealth of opportunities for all attendees to engage in discussions and professional development. Of course, the event hosts keynote speakers and panels, as well as a not-to-be-missed exhibit hall. But, are you aware of the many vital industry and government meetings that take place? […READ MORE…]


Connect with the NDTA Houston Chapter on Facebook

The NDTA Houston Chapter is now on Facebook. Visit them at – and don’t forget to like and follow the page!

Military Operation Empowered Through Logistics

By Sharon Lo Managing Editor, Defense Transportation Journal and The Source

Adam Yearwood, Director of Transportation for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, showcases the important partnership between Industry and the Department of Defense (DoD). […READ MORE…]


White House Announces First of its Kind Infrastructure Investment for Nine Nationally Significant Mega Projects

New Mega Grant program, created by the President’s infrastructure law will bring massive economic benefits to communities across the nation. […READ MORE…]


Editor’s Picks

Marine Corps Officially Opens Guam Base, With an Eye Toward China
(Marine Corps Times)  The Marine Corps on recently held an activation ceremony for its base on Guam, which ultimately will be home to about 5,000 Marines and will serve as a “strategic hub” in the Indo-Pacific. The activation of Camp Blaz comes as part of the Marine Corps’ long-standing plans to move approximately 9,000 Marines from Okinawa, Japan — now home to more than 18,000 Marines — to outside of Japan beginning in 2024.

House Passes Bill to Improve FAA System That Grounded Flights
(The Hill)  The House has passed a bipartisan bill aimed at reviewing and recommending improvements to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NOTAM pilot alert system that recently went haywire. The NOTAM Improvement Act would create a task force under the FAA to offer solutions aimed at boosting the system’s stability and keeping it safe from cyber attacks.

Maritime Logistics Unplugged
(Splash247)  Maritime logistics has always been very much linked to one market segment, container shipping.  But in reality, it is much broader in scope than that—encompassing the sum of all logistics systems of shipping companies’ product-service supply chains.  This article takes a detailed look at how shipping companies are embracing logistics in their own individual ways.

Pentagon Launches Management Reform Institute to Address Challenges
(Defense News)  The U.S. Defense Department, a mammoth federal agency long criticized even from within as inefficient and overly complex, is embarking on a new step toward improving how it conducts its affairs. The department launched the Defense Management Institute, an independent research entity aimed at advancing the Pentagon’s management, organization, performance improvement, and enterprise business operations.

The Future of the $900-Billion U.S. Trucking Industry Could Be Decided in California
(Los Angeles Times)  As California regulators explore new rules to put self-driving semi-trucks on the road, labor unions are rushing to the state Legislature to ask for a new law they say will protect their jobs — the start of a debate that could shape the future of the nation’s nearly $900-billion trucking industry.

Ukraine Faces Logistics Hurdles Ahead of Tank Deliveries
(Stars and Stripes)  Nearly a year into the war in Ukraine, Western allies finally agreed to send Kyiv the battle tanks it says it so desperately needs. The first battalion will have roughly 40 tanks, including newer German Leopard 2A6s, and could arrive by spring. But the broader package pieced together this week by the United States and other European nations includes a hodgepodge of tank models, each with different delivery times and unique logistical hurdles.


Maersk Tests Out Flying Drone for Managing Inventory
(The Maritime Executive)  Maersk’s integrated logistics arm is hoping to improve its inventory management system by outsourcing the tedious job of checking pallet locations – to a robot. Partnering with Swiss startup Verity, Maersk is trying out a drone device that flies around the warehouse and scans every pallet in sight.

CakeBoxx Technologies Launches Danish Operating Company – Expanding Sustainable Supply Chain Platform Business in EMEA
(Cakeboxx Technologies)  After four record years of revenue growth supporting the world’s leading energy and power systems companies, CakeBoxx Technologies announces the establishment of its new Danish operating company, CakeBoxx Technologies, ApS, launching in Aarhus, Denmark this month. This expansion builds on the company’s success in the United Kingdom and Europe and will further enhance its ability to develop sustainable, modular, high-performance supply chain systems for EMEA headquartered customers.

U.S. Bank: Truck Freight Volumes Continued Decline in Fourth Quarter
(U.S. Bank)  The volume of freight moved by truck in the peak shipping season of 2022 dropped by the largest year-over-year level since the heart of the pandemic, according to the latest U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index.

Hapag-Lloyd Acquires Share in J M Baxi Ports & Logistics Limited
(Hapag-Lloyd)  Hapag-Lloyd has acquired a substantial stake in J M Baxi Ports & Logistics Limited, a leading private terminal and inland transport service provider in India. The investment will strengthen Hapag-Lloyd’s presence in key strategic growth market in India.


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