Transportation Terminal Command Europe with headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Transportation Terminal Command Far East with headquarters in Seoul, Korea.
The mission of subordinate commands is to provide traffic management service as directed by MTMC to
all Department of Defense (DOD) activities.
b. OCONUS shipments. In routine operations, corps storage areas (CSAs) and depots ship ammunition on
a scheduled basis directly to ammunition supply points (ASPs) and ammunition transfer points (ATPs).
These shipments are made up from operating stocks arriving in the theater or stored in the
communications zone (COMMZ), to the extent that theater inputs exceed theater demands. As stocks
build up, the Materiel Management Center (MMC) directs shipments of selected stocks forward. In most
situations, shipments in the combat zone (CZ) are limited to the highway. Rail and water facilities are
used when available; aircraft are used only when absolutely necessary. When possible, ammunition
shipments are palletized to facilitate handling, and they are consolidated for throughput distribution direct
to forward ASPs.
Shipments of ammunition between ASPs within the CZ are normally in smaller quantities than those from
COMMZ storage facilities. Usually, these shipments are made on shorter notice, so less time is available
for planning. To assist in this function, an ammunition shipment procedures guide is provided as Figure
1, page 6.
5. Types of shipments.
a. Rail shipments. US or Host Nation Support (HNS) railhead operations are sometimes a part of
ammunition supply operations. A railhead is a transfer point where ammunition is transferred from truck
to railcar, or the reverse. For specific rail shipment procedures regarding safety precautions, loading,
blocking and bracing, certifying cars, positioning(spotting) loaded cars, and inspections, see TM 9-1300-
206, DA Pam 385-64, and, if available, loading drawings. Inspection standards are based on safety
requirements and the criticality of the mission.
b. Waterborne vessel shipments. The loading and unloading of waterborne vessels is the responsibility of
transportation units in the theater of operation, and the US Army Military Traffic Management Command.
Ammunition supply units may be asked to provide technical assistance concerning waterborne vessel
shipments. (Details on waterborne vessel shipments are in AR 55-228, DA Pam 385-64, and BOE 6000.)
The US Coast Guard also has regulations governing the classification, compatibility, and stowage of
ammunition aboard all waterborne vessels. The US Coast Guard is usually responsible for the security
and supervision of waterborne vessels, including barges.
c. Motor vehicle shipments. Motor vehicle procedures are used for shipping operations in all ammunition
supply facilities. A DD Form 1384, Transportation Control and Movement Document (TCMD) or a
facsimile must be used with the DD Form 1348-1, if authorized by the TAACOM or COSCOM
commander. Coordination of requirements may be by computer, telephone, or radio links.
For specific motor vehicle shipment procedures regarding regulations, precautions and safe handling,
inspection criteria, and technical escort, see TM 9-1300-206 and AR 50-6. For specific responsibilities of
the shipper and the carrier, see AR 55-355 and OCONUS transportation regulations.