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AACG arrival airfield control group
AAR American Association of Railroads
ABS American Bureau of Ships
ACL allowable cabin load
A/DACG arrival/departure airfield control group
AFR Air Force Regulation
ALCE affiliated airlift control element
AMC Air Mobility Command
ANSI American National Standard Institute
APU auxiliary power unit
BBP break-bulk point
BD barge, derrick
BS breaking strength
C circumference
CB center of balance
CCSA container cargo stowage adapter
CDWT cargo deadweight tonnage
CF cubic foot
CFR Code of Federal Regulation
CG center of gravity
CHE container handling equipment
CLP container load plan
cm centimeter
CNO Chief of Naval Operations
COFC container on flatcar
COMSEC communication security
CONEX container express
CONUS continental United States
CSC convention for safe containers
CSF compartment stowage factor
cu cube
CUCV commercial utility cargo vehicle
D diameter
DACG departure airfield control group
DCC damage control central
DIC Document Identifier Code
DISREP Discrepancy in Shipment Report
DOD Department of Defense
DODX government-owned railcar
DOT Department of Transportation
DTS Defense Transportation System
ea each
el-hydr electric-hydraulic
EOS enclosed operating system
ETA estimated time of arrival
F friction
FAW front axle weight
FM frequency modulation
FMFM fleet marine field manual
FOH front overhang
FRP fiberglass reinforced plywood
FSS fast sealift ship
ft feet
G acceleration of gravity
GAA General Agency Agreement
GTS government transfer service
GW gross weight
HICHS helicopter internal cargo-handling system
HNS host nation support
HQ headquarters
IMCO Intergovernmental Maritime Consultive
IMDG International Maritime Dangerous Goods
in inches
ISO International Standardization Organization
ITO installation transportation officer
JCS Joint Chief of Staff
kg kilogram
LACV lighter amphibian aircushion vehicle
LARC lighter amphibious resupply cargo
LASH lighter aboard ship
lb pound
LCM landing craft, mechanized
LCU landing craft, utility
LO/LO lift-on/lift-off
LOTS logistics-over-the-shore operation
L/T loaded trim
LTON long ton
LWL load waterline length
MA mechanical advantage
MAB marine amphibian brigade
MAC Military Airlift Command
MANPCS manifested pieces
MARAD Maritime Administration
max maximum
MCA movement control agency
MCC movements control center
MCO movements control officer
MDA main deck raft
MHE materials-handling equipment
MILSTAMP Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures
MIL-STD Military Standard
MILSTRIP Military Standard Requisitioning Procedures
MILVANs military-owned demountable container
MLW mean low water
MIN minimal
MOTBA Military Ocean Terminal, Bay Area
MOTBY Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne
MOTSU Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point
MPH miles per hour
MPS maritime pre-positioning ships
MRS mobility requirements study
MSC Military Sealift Command
MST mission support team
MT measurement ton
MTMC Military Traffic Management Command
MTON metric ton
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBC nuclear, biological, chemical
NCA National Command Authority
NCO noncommissioned officer
NDRF National Defense Reserve Fleet
no. number
NTPF near term pre-position force
OAK Oakland, California
POD port of debarkation
POE port of embarkation
POL petroleum, oils, and lubricants
PSA port support activity
psf pounds per square foot
psi pounds per square inch
PVR portable vehicle ramp
RAW right axle weight
RDD required delivery date
RDL reference datum line
ROH rear overhand
RO/RO roll-on/roll-off
ROS reduced operational status
RRF Ready Reserve Force
RTCC rough terrain container crane
RTCH rough terrain container-handler
S summer loadline
SEABEE sea barge
SEF sealift enhancement features
SF safety factor; standard form
SHP strain on hauling part
SPOD sea port of debarkation
SPOE sea port of embarkation
STON short ton
SWL safe working load
TACS containerships and crane ships
TALCE Tanker Airlift Control Element
TCMD transportation control and movement document
TCN transportation control number
TF tropical freshwater loadline
TIR transport internationale des routiers
TOE table(s) of organization and equipment
TOFC trailer on flatcar
TOPNS theater of operations
TRADOC Training and Doctrine Command
TSC Theater Support Command
TTB Terminal Transportation Brigade
TTU Terminal Transportation Unit
TW total weight
UMO unit movement officer
UN United Nations
USTRANSCOM US Transportation Command
VLA vehicle lashing assemblies
VSF vessel stowage factor
wt weight
WB wheel base
WCA water clearance authority
WNA winter North Atlantic loadline
WTD watertight door
WWII World War II
YOK Yokahama, Japan

 



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