Accession Number:

ADA239508

Title:

Container System Hardware Status Report 1991

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

Today, commercial products and equipment shipped overseas, as well as by railroads are shipped using some form of intermodal container. The Merchant Marine Industry has made the transition from the breakbulk fleet of the past to the current containership fleet. Because of the Merchant Marine Industrys impact on the transportation of supplies by sea, the Department of Defense DOD has placed an increasing emphasis on containers to deploy and support forces in overseas contingency situations. During FY90, the Containerized Ammunition Missiles Distribution Executive Group CAMDEG was formed. The groups charter states that a container ammunition distribution system plan will be developed and executed. Specifically, the plan will attempt to achieve 100 containerization to customer requirements, improve blocking and bracing procedures, and reduce overall system costs. During Operations Desert Shield Desert Storm, some of the equipment and supplies deployed to Southwest Asia were shipped in ISO containers and handled using much of the equipment listed in this report. In addition to DOD containers, many commercial containers were leased and several procurements of containers were initiated. Retrograde of munitions and fuel equipment from Southwest Asia has revealed the need for additional types of ISO containers side-opening, open top, etc. which are currently being procured. The lessons learned from this large deployment will prove invaluable to DOD, enabling a larger percentage of ISO containers to be used for future rapid deployments.

Subject Categories:

  • Containers and Packaging
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE