WASHINGTON - The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today welcomed the confirmation of U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
"We were impressed with Vice Admiral Neffenger during his confirmation hearings and believe that he will bring much needed management experience and leadership to the TSA," 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.
"We appreciate the Senate's swift confirmation of Vice Admiral Neffenger and look forward to working with him on cargo security initiatives," added Fried.
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.