Accession Number:

ADA281584

Title:

Analysis of Overseas Shipping Practices

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS RESEARCH AND ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

This analysis addresses the issue of whether shipping freight to the Military Traffic Management Commands MTMC Container Stuffing Activities CSAs would be a more cost effective way for the Defense Logistics Agency DLA to containerize cargo for surface overseas movement than the current practice of shipping freight to the Consolidation and Containerization Points CCPs. The study covers these three scenarios the baseline case or status quo, routing all DLA general cargo through the CCPs, and routing all cargo through the CSAs. The analysis includes the transportation cost from shipper to stuffing activity and the cost of seavan stuffing at that activity. The results of the study are based on 343,249 measurement tons of general cargo from DLA shippers going overseas during FY 92. The major conclusion of the study is that it is cheaper for DLA shippers to send their cargo to the CCPs. When compared to the baseline scenario, routing all cargo to the CCPs was found to cost 451,000 less annually. When compared to the CSA scenario, routing all cargo to the CCPs was found to cost 2.6 million less annually. Principal reason given for the lower cost of the CCP scenario was cheaper van-stuffing rates at the CCPS. CCP, CSA, Seavan, Seavan-stuffing, Stuffing-activity, TERMS, Measurement ton, Unstuffing, Containerization, Containers.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Containers and Packaging
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Marine Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE