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*FM 55-60

 

FIELD MANUAL
No. 55-60
HEADQUARTERS
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 15 April 1996

FM 55-60

ARMY TERMINAL OPERATIONS

Table of Contents


PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 - OVERVIEW

Introduction

Types of Terminals

Classification of Terminals by Cargo Type

Special Operations

Command Organizations

CHAPTER 2 - MARINE TERMINAL UNITS

Introduction

Organization

Transportation Terminal Service Company (Container/Break-bulk) (TOE 55-827L)

Transportation Terminal Service Company (Break-bulk) (TOE 55-818L)

Transportation Cargo Transfer Company (TOE 55-817L)

Transportation Terminal Service Detachment (TOE 55-560L)

CHAPTER 3 - MARINE TERMINAL OPERATIONS

Introduction

Planning Phases

Management and Operation of Strategic, Common-User Contingency Seaports

Marine Terminal Planning Steps

Planning Considerations

Operational Planning

Ammunition and Hazardous and/or Classified Cargo

Terminal Capacity

Ship Destination Meeting

Vessel Unloading

Productivity

Cargo Clearance

Vessel Loading

Documentation

Floating Craft Maintenance

Personnel Movement

Communications

CHAPTER 4 - LOGISTICS OVER-THE-SHORE OPERATIONS

Introduction

Operation Planning

Reconnaissance and Site Selection

Beach Capacity

Beach Transfer Points

Temporary Holding Areas

Traffic Control

Beach Management

Unloading Operations

Shore-to-Shore Operations

CHAPTER 5 - INLAND WATERWAY OPERATIONS

Introduction

Inland Waterway System

Inland Waterway Terminal

Operational Planning

CHAPTER 6 - MARSHALING YARD OPERATIONS

Introduction

Organization and Functions

Surface Requirements

Location of the Container Marshaling Area

Stacking Configurations

Space Requirements

Terminal Activities

Marshaling for Rail Movement

Procedures

Security

CHAPTER 7 - INLAND TERMINAL OPERATIONS

Introduction

Staff and Unit Planning

Operational Planning

Planning and Equipment Requirements

Air Terminals

Motor Transport Terminals

Rail Terminals

Inland Waterway Terminals

Personnel Movements

Documentation

APPENDIX A - EXTRACT OF STANAG 2166 MOVEMENTS AND TRANSPORT DOCUMENTS USED FOR MOVEMENTS BY SHIP

APPENDIX B - EXTRACT OF QSTAG 592 FORECAST MOVEMENT REQUIREMENTS - RAIL, ROAD AND INLAND WATERWAYS

APPENDIX C - EXTRACT OF STANAG 2926 PROCEDURES FOR THE USE AND HANDLING OF FREIGHT CONTAINERS FOR MILITARY SUPPLIES

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

*This publication supersedes FM 55-60, 18 May 1987.



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