April 28, 2015
Airforwarders Association Hails Nomination of New TSA Administrator
(WASHINGTON) - The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today welcomed the nomination of U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
Neffenger has spent his entire 33 year career as an officer in the Coast Guard and currently serves as its second in command.
“We are delighted that the President has nominated an eminently qualified individual to fill this critical position, and we look forward to working with Vice Admiral Neffenger in helping assure that security is paramount in our nation’s transportation network,” said Brandon Fried, the AfA’s Executive Director, who noted the critical role that TSA plays in assuring the safe, secure and efficient movement of air cargo.
The TSA has been without a confirmed administrator since the end of 2014, when John Pistole retired from the agency to take a position in academia. Last month, in calling on the Administration to redouble its efforts to fill the position, the AfA cited a number of pending TSA policy initiatives that are important to its members, including finalizing pending changes to the agency’s indirect air carrier cargo security program and the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program.
About the Airforwarders Association
The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 360 member companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain. The association's members range from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to large companies employing more than 1,000 people and business models varying from domestic to worldwide freight forwarding operations. In short, they are the travel agents for freight shipments, moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost efficient manner whether it is carried on aircraft, truck, rail or ship. For more information, visit the association's website at www.airforwarders.org.