Accession Number:

ADA275870

Title:

Container System Hardware, 1994

Descriptive Note:

Status rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BELVOIR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

144.0

Abstract:

Today, virtually all of the commercial products and equipment shipped overseas, as well as by rail, 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. Within DOD, the deployments within the past few years have resulted in increased visibility of containers and the equipment used to handle the containers. The deficiencies in the containerization system within DOD are being addressed and efforts made to correct the deficiencies to ensure an efficient movement of cargo through the intermodal containerization system. In addition to the deficiencies, the deployments have resulted in the changing role of the intermodal container from a strategic container providing a mode of transport to the theater to a strategic as well as tactical container.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Marine Engineering
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE