Sealift Procurement and National Security (SPANS) Study. Part 2. The Future Size, Composition, and Productivity of the U.S. Merchant Marine and Forecasts of U.S. Waterborne Trade
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WASHINGTON DC DIRECTOR PROGRAM ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION
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The paper sets forth the results of a projection of Department of Defense dry sealift cargo tonnage for FY 72-76 by amount, commodity, and area of the world. This projection, undertaken as part of the Sealift Procurement and National Security SPANS Study, was accomplished in two steps. A basic projection was developed for U.S. troop support cargo and military assistance cargo. Then a number of other factors were reviewed i.e., possible changes in DOD policies, activities and operations, etc. that could affect future cargo tonnage but which would not be indicated by the historical data. The basic projection was then revised, and represents SPANS best estimate of DOD sealift tonnage for FY 72-76.
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies