Single Port Management
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES
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TRANSCOM serves as the DOD single worldwide manager for common user ports of embarkation and debarkation. Single port management is necessary to ensure the seamless transfer of cargo and equipment in any given theater. However, single port management is a doctrinal concept that has not been institutionalized by geographical CINCs. The consequences were revealed in delays that hindered port movements during operations such as Desert ShieldDesert Storm, Joint Endeavor, and Uphold Democracy. To ensure that future deployments are conducted successfully, guidance on the responsibilities of the single port manager must be clearly defined in joint doctrine.
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics