Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Air cargo security to be a key focus of annual NITL conference

“It is vital that more supply chain partners become aware of the role the League plays in security,” said Richard Macomber, chairman of the NITL air cargo committee
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
November 08, 2010

In an effort to involve more air cargo players in the “security dialogue,” the National Industrial Transportation League has invited some key players to participate in its annual conference next week.

“Anyone connected with air freight movements should be concerned over the new plans that government and industry may be considering to counter the attempted terrorist attacks of the past week,” said NITL spokesmen. “This is precisely why attending the League’s 103rd Annual Meeting/ TransComp Exhibition, November 14-16, 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL will help prepare these professionals to meet this latest challenge.”

For the first time the League and the Express Logistics Association (XLA) are preparing a special Air Cargo Pavilion on the trade show floor. Appearing in the pavilion are:
AirNet Systems, Inc.?Alaska Airlines, Inc.?American Airlines Cargo?MNX?Purolator USA, Inc.?Red Logistics Corp.?Sky Courier, Inc.?Southwest Airlines Cargo?XLA.

“It is vital that more supply chain partners become aware of the role the League plays in security,” said Richard Macomber, chairman of the NITL air cargo committee.
According to spokesmen, this is a special opportunity to talk with the professionals who will also be addressing this special challenge.

Additionally on the trade show floor NITL will have a special workshop set for Monday, November 15 titled, “TSA Approach to Meeting the 9/11 Act’s Air Cargo Security Rules.” TSA officials, Douglas Foster and Gary Lupinacci, will be on hand to walk shippers through the current security requirements and answer questions on what may be in store for all air cargo movements.

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

A mixed bag may be the most appropriate way to characterize the current state of manufacturing based on the most recent edition of the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management today.

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (FRA) issued its long-awaited Final Rulemaking for “Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.”

U.S. carloads were down 1.6 percent at 278,294 carloads, and intermodal volume was up 5.6 percent at 279,0123 containers and trailers.

Even though the immediate prospects of a long-term federal surface transportation authorization remain dim, various media reports suggest that at least short-term help could be on the way.

For anyone not sold on the ongoing impacts of e-commerce on logistics and supply chain operations, comments by some influential industry executives at the recent National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council (NASSTRAC) Conference and Transportation Expo definitely would help change that train of thought.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA