Accession Number:

ADA137964

Title:

Mobilization and Defense Management Technical Reports Series. Containerization - A Snapshot of the 1980's.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. 1982-1983,

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This paper traces the chronology of the Department of Defenses recognition of and degree of adaptation to the trend toward intermodalism containerization in the commercial maritime industry, as it bears on the sustainment of deployed combat forces. It cites and assesses DOD and service policy guidance and oversight mechanisms, doctrinal and hardware development, and operational planning. The paper documents the researchers original contention that the DOD has insufficiently accommodated to the container revolution. Areas addressed include policy, current development, selected issues of concern and innovations. Specifically addressed are sealift and over-the-shore problems. Airlift and land container-related systems are not included. Initial assumptions concerning DOD capabilities to utilize intermodal transport proved accurate. Though much has been done and far more has been studied and discussed, the services are presently incapable of utilizing containerization to its full potential.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE