The Official Newsletter of The National Defense Transportation Association

March 18, 2024

2024 NDTA Foundation Scholarships Accepting Applications Now Through April 15, 2024

NDTA wants to remind you that we are accepting applications for our four scholarship opportunities for members and their children: Program A for currently enrolled college students, Academic Scholarship Program B for soon-to-be high school graduates accepted at an accredited institution, and Academic Scholarship Program C for currently enrolled, distance learning college students, along with Academic Scholarship Program D, The Denny Edwards Graduate Scholarship for Graduate (Masters) Degree Students. […READ MORE…]

The National Defense Industrial Strategy: Enabling a Modern Defense Industrial Ecosystem

With the publication of the 2022 National Defense Strategy (NDS), Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III charted the Defense Department’s way forward through today’s “decisive decade.” Increasingly coercive actions taken by the People’s Republic of China demonstrate its intent to reshape the Indo-Pacific region and broader international system to fit its authoritarian preferences, and the Russian Federation’s invasion of Ukraine underscores the acute threat it poses. These threats, along with transboundary challenges like COVID-19, demonstrate the imperative for increased and improved defense capabilities for both the United States and our allies and partners. […READ MORE…]

NDTA Europe & Africa Regional Workshop 2024

In collaboration with the NATO Support & Procurement Agency, the NDTA Europe & Africa Region is excited to announce the next NDTA Europe & Africa Regional Workshop, hosted by the NDTA BENELUX Chapter, is scheduled for 3 June 2024. Mark your calendar and register now!


USDOT Announces $500 Million For Ports Available Through the Port Infrastructure Development Program

As a part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $500 million in Federal Fiscal Year 2024 funding through MARAD’s Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP). […READ MORE…]

Editor’s Picks

Army 4-Star Eyes New Opportunities, Exercises Focused on Sustainment, Logistics in Indo-Pacific

(Breaking Defense)  Although the US military plans to participate in a variety of Indo-Pacific-centered exercises in the coming years, a four-star Army general is eyeing one in particular that will let the joint force to test how well it can keep itself supplied in a fight — both across the vast waters of the Pacific and further from the front back home.

Win-Wind: How a Bipartisan Ships Act Could Meet China and Climate Challenges

(War on the Rocks)  The United States faces two serious challenges: China and climate change. Ships can help solve both of them.

Federal Government is – Once More – Counting Down to a Partial Shutdown

(CNN)  Congress is running up on yet another critical government funding deadline on March 22, with one week to go before the potential, partial shutdown of several critical departments.

Army Event to ‘Detangle’ Joint Force Logistics at Outset of Wars

(Defense News)  The U.S. Army will hold a seminar this summer to improve the joint force’s ability to quickly and effectively manage logistics and sustainment at the outset of a large-scale war, according to the Army Materiel Command commander.

Rocket Cargo is go! Air Force’s Experimental Resupply Program Moves Closer to the Launch Pad

(Breaking Defense)  The investment in transitioning Rocket Cargo “is focused on utilizing vehicles that traverse from or through space to transport DoD materiel anywhere around the world within tactically responsive timelines,” the Space Force’s FY25 budget request says.

Thank You Corporate Member

Please join NDTA in welcoming its newest Regional Patron member, NorSea Denmark A/S!

Generational Change at the Helm of Liberty Maritime

(Liberty Maritime Corporation)  Liberty Maritime has announced the appointment of Josh Shapiro as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer and Brooke Shapiro as its Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Philip Shapiro, Liberty’s founder and its former President and CEO, will now transition to Chairman of the Board of the company.

Globalization at a Record High – Despite Pandemic and Geopolitical Conflict, Reveals DHL Global Connectedness Report 2024

(DHL)  DHL and New York University’s Stern School of Business have released the new DHL Global Connectedness Report 2024, the most comprehensive available analysis of globalization’s state and trajectory. It tracks how flows of trade, capital, information, and people move around the world and measures the globalization of 181 countries and territories.

United Continues to Expand Global Network; Introduces Three New International Destinations and Four New Flights

(United Airlines)  United recently announced it is expanding its leading global route network, adding new non-stop flights between New York/Newark-Marrakesh, Morocco; Tokyo/Narita-Cebu, Philippines and Houston-Medellin, Colombia. United will also increase flying to popular destinations across the globe including Hong Kong; Seoul, South Korea and Porto, Portugal. Additionally, the airline will add four weekly flights between Los Angeles and Shanghai as the Chinese and U.S. governments recently agreed to increase flights between the two countries.

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