Headquarters
United States Army, Europe, and Seventh Army
United States Army Installation Management Agency
    Europe Region Office
Heidelberg, Germany

Army in Europe
Regulation 55-355*

 

Headquarters
United States Naval Forces, Europe
PSC 802, Box 2
FPO AE 09499-0002

USNAVEUR
Instruction 4600.7G*

 

Headquarters
United States Air Forces in Europe
Unit 3050, Box 15
APO AE 09094-0015

USAFE
Instruction 24-201*

1 May 2003

Transportation and Travel

Joint Transportation and Traffic Management


*This pubication supersedes USAREUR Regulation 55-355/USNAVEUR Instruction 4600.7F/USAFE Instruction 24-201, 30 August 2002.



For the CG, USAREUR/7A:
 
Authenticated: 
ANTHONY R. JONES
Major General, GS
Chief of Staff

 
D. T. HART, JR.
Rear Admiral, USN
DCOMUSNAVEUR
GREGORY S. MARTIN
General, USAF
Commander
Official
 
   
GARY C. MILLER
Regional Chief Information
    Officer - Europe
A. J. NELSON
Captain, USN
Chief of Staff
DAVID T. NAKAYAMA
Colonel, USAF
Deputy Director of Logistics


Summary. This publication--

  • Provides policy and procedures for customs clearance and traffic management of DOD-sponsored passenger, freight, and unit movements to, from, across, and within central Europe.

  • Was previously published as USAREUR Regulation 55-355/USNAVEUR Instruction 4600.7F/USAFE Instruction 24-201.

  • Has been revised to incorporate new policy on shipping by air mode (chap 5) and to prohibit personnel from climbing on equipment or vehicles that are loaded on railcars (para 6-10b).
  • Applicability. This publication applies to DOD activities located or operating in central Europe and activities in other areas that make shipments to central Europe.

    Supplementation. Commanders will not supplement this publication without USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-P) approval.

    Forms. This publication prescribes AE Form 55-355A, AE Form 55-355B, AE Form 55-355C, AE Form 55-355D, AE Form 55-355E, AE Form 55-355F, AE Form 55-355G, AE Form 55-355H, AE Form 55-355J, AE Form 55-355K, AE Form 55-355L, AE Form 55-355M, AE Form 55-355N, AE Form 55-355P, AE Form 55-355Q, and AE Form 55-355R. AE and higher-level forms are available through the Army in Europe Publishing System (AEPUBS).

    Records Management. Records created as a result of processes prescribed by this publication must be identified, maintained, and disposed of by--

  • Army in Europe units according to AR 25-400-2. Record titles and descriptions are available on the Army Records Information Management System website at https://www.arims.army.mil.

  • USAFE units according to Air Force Manual 37-139.
  • Suggested Improvements. The proponent of this publication is the USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-P, DSN 370-6950). Users may suggest improvements to this publication by sending DA Form 2028 to the USAREUR G4 (AEAGD-P), Unit 29351, APO AE 09014-9351.

    Distribution. B (AEPUBS).



    CONTENTS


    Chapter 1
    INTRODUCTION


    Chapter 2
    DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE AND RESPONSIBILITIES


    Chapter 3
    EMCS PROVISIONS


    Chapter 4
    SHIPMENT BY MILITARY SURFACE MODE


    Chapter 5
    SHIPMENT BY AIR MODE


    Chapter 6
    SHIPMENT BY COMMERCIAL SERVICES


    Chapter 7
    CUSTOMS


    Chapter 8
    SECURITY OF PROTECTED AND CLASSIFIED CARGO SHIPMENTS


    Chapter 9
    DANGEROUS GOODS (HAZMAT)


    Chapter 10
    ACCOUNTABLE TRANSPORTATION DOCUMENTS


    Appendix
    A. References


    Tables
    2-1. USTRANSCOM Component Commands
    2-2. MCTs, BMCTs, RMMTs, and HMCTs
    6-1. Processing Times


    Glossary



    CHAPTER 1
    INTRODUCTION


    1-1. AUTHORITY
    This publication is published according to USEUCOM Directive 64-1.


    1-2. PURPOSE
    This publication--


    1-3. REFERENCES
    Appendix A lists references.


    1-4. EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS
    The glossary defines abbreviations and terms.


    1-5. RESPONSIBILITIES
    Responsibilities prescribed by this publication are provided in each chapter.


    1-6. GENERAL TRANSPORTATION MOVEMENT POLICY
    Transportation movements must be planned and executed in a manner that--


    1-7. REPORTING FRAUD


    1-8. FORMS
    All AE forms prescribed by this publication, including those that were previously controlled, are available in the Library of Army in Europe Publications and Forms at https://aepubs.army.mil/. These forms may be downloaded using FormFlow 2.23 or Adobe Acrobat.


    CHAPTER 2
    DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE AND RESPONSIBILITIES


    2-1. GENERAL
    This chapter--


    2-2. UNITED STATES TRANSPORTATION COMMAND
    The United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) (http://www.transcom.mil) is a unified command with headquarters at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. The USTRANSCOM--


    Table 2-1
    USTRANSCOM Component Commands
    Air Mobility Command Military Sealift Command Military Traffic Management Command
    721st Air Mobility Operations Group (AMOG),
    Ramstein, Germany
    MSC Europe,
    Naples, Italy
    598th United States Army Transportation Terminal Group (598th USATTG),
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    723d Air Mobility Squadron (AMS),
    Ramstein, Germany
    MSC Office North Europe,
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    Ocean Cargo Clearance Authority - Europe (OCCA-E),
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    726th AMS,
    Rhein Main, Germany
    MSC Representative,
    Rota, Spain
    831st Transportation Battalion,
    Bahrain
    725th AMS,
    Rota, Spain
    MSC Europe Liaison Officer,
    London, United Kingdom
    838th Transportation Battalion,
    Rotterdam, the Netherlands
    727th AMS,
    Mildenhall, United Kingdom
      839th Transportation Battalion,
    Livorno, Italy
    729th AMS,
    Lajes, Azores
    Azores Detachment,
    Azores
    728th AMS,
    Incirlik, Turkey
    953d Transportation Company,
    Piraeus, Greece
    Detachment 3, 721st AMOG,
    Aviano, Ital
    840th Transportation Battalion,
    Iskenderun, Turkey
      950th Transportation Company,
    Bremerhaven, Germany
    951st Transportation Company,
    Ipswich, United Kingdom
    Rhine River Detachment,
    Mannheim, Germany


    2-3. USEUCOM


    2-4. USAREUR


    Table 2-2
    MCTs, BMCTs, RMMTs, and HMCTs
    V Corps 1st TMCA 37th TRANSCOM
    27th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), Wiesbaden39th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control), Kaiserslautern28th Transportation Battalion, Mannheim
    627th MCT, Bamberg612th MCT, Kaiserslautern 
    BMCT, BambergBMCT, Kaiserslautern6966th Transportation Truck Terminal, Kaiserslautern
    RMMT, BambergBMCT, Theater Distribution Center (TDC), Kaiserslautern 
    BMCT, GrafenwhrHMCT, MainzTDC, Kaiserslautern
    BMCT, Hohenfels   
    BMCT, Katterbach606th MCT, Mannheim 95th Military Police Battalion, Mannheim
    HMCT, KatterbachBMCT, Mannheim 
    BMCT, KitzingenBMCT, Germersheim
    BMCT, SchweinfurtBMCT, Stuttgart
    BMCT, WrzburgHMCT, Sigmaringen
    BMCT, Vilseck 
      624th Air Terminal Movement Control Team (ATMCT), Ramstein
    626th MCT, HanauATMCT, Rhein Main
    BMCT, Baumholder 
    BMCT, Darmstadt623d MCT, Rotterdam
    RMMT, FrankfurtBMCT, Bremerhaven
    BMCT, GieenBMCT, Chivres
    BMCT, Mainz/WiesbadenBMCT, Schinnen
    BMCT, Hanau 
    MCT, Kosovo14th Transportation Battalion (Movement Control)
      386th MCT, Vicenza
    181st Transportation Battalion, MannheimBMCT, Vicenza
      MCT, South
    1st Armored Division
    Division Transportation Office (DTO),
    Bad Kreuznach
    497th MCT, Livorno
    1st Infantry Division DTO, WrzburgBMCT, Livorno
      99th ATMCT, Aviano
    MCT, Taszar
    BMCT, Taszar
    ATMCT, Taszar
    BMCT, Tuzla
    ATMCT, Tuzla
    ATMCT, Sarajevo


    2-5. USNAVEUR


    2-6. USAFE


    2-7. UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS FORCES, EUROPE


    2-8. OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND ACTIVITIES IN THE USEUCOM AOR
    Many DOD and commercial organizations and agencies outside the command and control of USEUCOM component commands operate in the USEUCOM AOR. These organizations include but are not limited to the following:


    CHAPTER 3
    EMCS PROVISIONS


    3-1. GENERAL


    3-2. CROSSING BORDERS


    3-3. RELEASE AUTHORITY


    3-4. SELECTING ROUTES AND MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
    The MCT/TMO will select the route and mode of transportation for all shipments in the EMCS. The mode and carrier will be selected according to TDD standards, best value, and the equitable distribution of traffic. The MCT/TMO will consolidate multiple shipments when possible to maximize assets and minimize costs.


    3-5. TRANSPORTATION MOVEMENT RELEASE


    3-6. STANDARD TRANSPORTATION MOVEMENT RELEASE
    The MCT/TMO may issue standard transportation movement releases (STMRs) for repetitive movements.


    3-7. EXPORT TRAFFIC RELEASE


    3-8. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS


    3-9. POSITIVE INBOUND CLEARANCE OF CARGO

    NOTE: E-mail messages may not reach the destination MCT/TMO. If e-mail is used, telephonic confirmation is required to ensure that the e-mail message was received.


    3-10. IN-TRANSIT VISIBILITY



    CHAPTER 4
    SHIPMENT BY MILITARY SURFACE MODE


    SECTION I
    HIGHWAY SERVICE


    4-1. GENERAL
    USAREUR provides military line-haul transportation as a common-user service in central Europe, northern Italy, and in operational areas as prescribed in directives and OPORDs.


    4-2. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING MILITARY HIGHWAY ASSETS

    NOTE: The shipper is responsible for providing RDD instructions. The MCT/TMO will determine the mode of shipment. Shipping activities may recommend a particular mode based on their RDD, but the MCT/TMO will make the final determination.


    4-3. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING MEDITERRANEAN TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT CARRIAGE
    The Mediterranean transportation contract provides trucking and transportation services for the U.S. Navy and other DOD activities in Italy and surrounding Mediterranean areas. Services include transporting cargo from Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean area to other points in the Mediterranean area, and vice versa. The Mediterranean area includes locations in continental Europe and the Mediterranean islands. The types of trucking services include closed-van trucks, refrigerated trucks, car carrier transport trucks, open trucks, and mail trucks. The contractor will provide complete customs-clearance services as specified below:


    SECTION II
    USEUCOM CENTRAL TRAILER FLEET


    4-4. GENERAL
    When Army trailers are used to transport cargo, shipping and receiving activity commanders will be responsible for loading, care, and use during temporary custody. This includes timely loading or unloading and release. Line-haul equipment will be loaded and unloaded based on the priority and type of shipment. The timelines established for loading and unloading transports (para 4-9) are applicable unless the MCT/TMO or TO issues specific guidance allowing an exception.


    4-5. LOADING, BLOCKING, AND BRACING


    4-6. LOAD RESTRICTIONS


    4-7. PREVENTING DAMAGE TO TRAILERS


    4-8. INTERCHANGING MILITARY TRAILERS


    4-9. USE OF TRAILERS (TIME LIMITS FOR LOADING AND OFFLOADING)


    4-10. REFRIGERATED VAN SUPPORT


    SECTION III
    HIGHWAY TRAFFIC RULES FOR CONVOY AND OVERSIZE VEHICLE MOVEMENT


    4-11. GENERAL
    This section establishes policy and responsibilities for regulating individual and convoy vehicle movement in the EMCS. Allied Movement Publication 1 prescribes policy and procedures for highway operations in NATO countries.


    4-12. HIGHWAY TRAFFIC RESPONSIBILITIES


    4-13. HIGHWAY CLEARANCES AND NOTIFICATION


    4-14. VEHICLE-MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS


    4-15. SPEED LIMITS


    4-16. HALTS DURING MOVEMENTS


    4-17. CONVOY IDENTIFICATION
    Identification requirements may differ from country to country. The 1st TMCA website at http://www.21tsc.army.mil/1_tmca provides more information on identification requirements.


    SECTION IV
    DRIVEAWAY AND TOWAWAY SERVICE


    4-18. POLICY
    When vehicles or equipment must be moved by the driveaway or towaway method, all available or obtainable qualified military personnel will be used before the services of a commercial contractor are used. For driveaway services, the shipping activity will ensure vehicles are prepared for road movement according to applicable TM 10- and 20-series (10/20) manuals and provide the fuel necessary to complete the movement from the point of origin to the final destination.


    4-19. RESPONSIBILITIES


    SECTION V
    MILITARY-OWNED DEMOUNTABLE CONTAINERS


    4-20. GENERAL
    A military-owned demountable container (MILVAN) is a military-owned or -leased container that conforms to U.S. and international standards. MILVANs are available for use in the EMCS to move military cargo as part of the DOD Common User Container Fleet Program. MILVANs are 20 feet long, 8 feet wide, and 8 feet high, or may be a flatrack.


    4-21. RESPONSIBILITIES


    4-22. MILVAN REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

    NOTE: For MILVANs drayed on a MILVAN chassis, the entry will be used to show MILVAN chassis numbers.


    CHAPTER 5
    SHIPMENT BY AIR MODE


    5-1. GENERAL


    5-2. RESPONSIBILITIES


    5-3. AIRLIFT PRIORITY SYSTEM

    NOTE: If airlift capability is insufficient to meet requirements, the ECJ4 is the final authority for determining theater priorities.


    5-4. MOVEMENT OPTIONS

    NOTE: Service components may restrict the use of certain modes.


    5-5. AIRLIFT METHODS FOR CARGO AND PASSENGER MOVEMENT
    The following airlift methods are available for cargo and passenger movement along ALOCs:

    NOTE: The guidelines in subparagraph a above do not apply to Navy units. The Commander, USNAVEUR, directs requests through the Chief of Naval Operations.


    5-6. FOREIGN AIRLIFT REQUESTS USING THE ACQUISITION AND CROSS-SERVICING AGREEMENT


    5-7. ALOC RATES AND FUNDING


    5-8. LOAD PLANNING


    5-9. AIRLIFT PREPARATION
    Units will contact their servicing MCT/TMO for current information on and assistance with airlift preparation. Unit responsibilities for movement by air are outlined at http://www.21tsc.army.mil/1_tmca.


    5-10. PASSENGER MOVEMENT
    Passenger eligibility and priority on a space-required and space-available basis will be according to DOD 4515.9-R, part I. Passengers on official duty must first contact their local transportation office before making travel arrangements.


    5-11. CARGO MOVEMENT


    5-12. SPECIAL CARGO


    CHAPTER 6
    SHIPMENT BY COMMERCIAL SERVICES


    SECTION I
    COMMERCIAL RAIL


    6-1. GENERAL
    This section applies to the movement of cargo by commercial rail.


    6-2. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING COMMERCIAL RAIL MOVEMENT


    6-3. CIM CONSIGNMENT NOTES
    A Convention Internationale Concernant le Transport des Marchandises par Chemin defer (CIM) consignment note (CN) (AE Form 55-355A) is used to obtain rail transport for cargo in the EMCS. Instructions on preparing and distributing CIM CNs are available at http://www.21tsc.army.mil/1_tmca.


    6-4. CONDITIONS AND LIMITS OF CIM CONSIGNMENT NOTES


    6-5. LOADING AND SEALING RAILCARS


    6-6. CAR SEALS

    NOTE: If car seals are to be turned in, one copy of the seal will be placed in the seal-record account, and the originating MCT/TMO or TO will keep one copy.


    6-7. ADDITONAL RAIL DOCUMENTS

    NOTE: Host-nation regulations may require the use of other or additional labels.


    6-8. RAIL SAFETY


    6-9. RELEASE OF RAIL SHIPMENTS TO RAILWAYS


    6-10. RECEIPT AND DISPOSITION OF CARGO BY RAIL


    SECTION II
    COMMERCIAL BARGE AND FERRY


    6-11. GENERAL
    Movement by barge and ferry is particularly desirable for movement of TP 3 cargo and is often the lowest cost mode for line-haul transportation. Carrier and host-nation rules and regulations will apply when barge and ferry services are used.


    6-12. ARRANGING FOR COMMERCIAL BARGE MOVEMENT
    Barge movement by inland waterway will be according to agreements negotiated by the ECJ4-LO-ICTB with European barge companies and inland waterway carriers. Barge agreements cover the movement of U.S. Forces vehicles, equipment, containers, helicopters, fuel, and coal on the Danube River, the Main River, the Main-Danube canal, and the Rhine River. These agreements include articles covering transportation conditions, documentation, billing, payment, liability, and arbitration.


    6-13. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING COMMERCIAL BARGE MOVEMENT


    6-14. MOVING AMMUNITION BY COMMERCIAL BARGE
    Movement of ammunition by barge will be considered when shipments do not exceed the restrictions imposed by the Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Voies de navigation intrieures - Rhein (ADN) (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways) and the ADN-Rhein (ADNR) when movement is consistent with safety, security, economic, and customer needs. Safety and security must be given overriding consideration.


    6-15. COMMERCIAL BARGE DOCUMENTS
    Barge shipments will be documented with commercial barge carriers on DD Form 1384 (TCMD) and AE Form 55-355A.


    6-16. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING COMMERCIAL FERRY MOVEMENT
    Procedures for requesting movement by ferry are as follows:


    SECTION III
    COMMERCIAL HIGHWAY


    6-17. GENERAL
    This section applies to the U.S. Forces when the mode of transportation required is a commercial bus or a commercial truck. The NATO Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and supplemental agreements govern movements through NATO countries. Movements through non-NATO countries are governed by agreements between the United States and host-country governments. All host-country rules, regulations, and laws must be followed.


    6-18. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING COMMERCIAL HIGHWAY MOVEMENT

    NOTE: USEUCOM Directive 60-11 and USEUCOM Directive 64-1 authorize some services to negotiate their own commercial transportation in their dominant-user area of responsibility. These regulations should be referred to for more information.


    6-19. COMMERCIAL HIGHWAY DOCUMENTS
    Paragraph 6-41 and chapter 10 provide more information about the commercial highway documents described in this paragraph.


    6-20. ECJ4-LO-ICTB SERVICES
    The ECJ4-LO-ICTB provides services to the MCT/TMO in support of commercial highway movements: Three types of truck and bus tenders and various types of assets are available to ECJ4-LO-ICTB customers.


    Table 6-1
    Processing Times
    Type Timeline
    TP 999 shipmentsECJ4-LO-ICTB can acquire tenders in less than 24 hours. Requests must include clear and comprehensive requirements to help expedite acquisition of the tender.
    OTO tendersRoutine requirements in a central region NATO country and deployed areas require at least 3 workdays to process.
    International shipments require at least 5 workdays to process.
    Outsized movements require at least 10 to 15 workdays to process.
    Surface movements that transit through former Eastern Bloc countries require additional time (at least 7 to 10 workdays) after carrier identification to obtain country clearances and special permits.
    Volume moves (moves that involve five trucks or more or bus requirements exceeding 3,000 euro to support exercises or contingencies)The timeline depends on the requirement.
    Repetitive requirementsRequirements for the same class of supply, same origin and destination, or several shipments weekly or monthly over a given year will be handled through special service tenders. This eliminates the need to submit individual OTO requests to transport like shipments.
    ECJ4-LO-ICTB requires at least 30 days to make a detailed review of a requirement, conduct solicitation, and subsequently award, publish, and distribute the tender.
    General transport requirements (general tenders) and those for unique arrangements require sufficient time to identify and coordinate all aspects of the solicitation process. This process includes defining the requirement and may involve a presolicitation conference before the tender of service is placed. Coordination and preparation of requirements for general and special service tenders may require up to 90 days before the service begins.


    SECTION IV
    COMMERCIAL CONTAINERS


    6-21. GENERAL


    6-22. RESPONSIBILITIES


    6-23. STORAGE CHARGES AND LIQUIDATED DAMAGES
    The MTMC website at http://www.mtmc.army.mil provides current USC times and charges.


    6-24. INTERCHANGE


    6-25. RECONSIGNMENT

    NOTE: AAFES-Giessen will be cited as the paying agency for AAFES containers.

    NOTE: DFAS-EUR and service-component equivalent finance offices will accept only the original AE Form 55-355F for payment.


    6-26. DIVERSION
    1st TMCA, NAVSEACARCOORD, or the servicing USAFE TMO is the diversion authority in its assigned AOR.


    6-27. STAGING AND DELAYED DELIVERY
    Staging is the holding of a commercial container in a POD because the consignee cannot accept or promptly unload the cargo. The consignee will contact the servicing MCT/TMO to request staging at a POD.


    6-28. COMMERCIAL CONTAINER LEASING PROCEDURES


    6-29 REPLYING TO CARRIER INQUIRIES
    Inquiries from ocean carriers or their representatives concerning dates and time of initial receipt, notification of unstuffing, and return receipt of commercial containers will be sent to the OCCA-E.


    SECTION V
    DEMURRAGE AND DETENTION


    6-30. GENERAL
    Demurrage and detention are charges made on a carrier conveyance held by or for a consignor or consignee beyond the allowable free time for loading or unloading, for forwarding directions, or for any other purpose authorized and documented by the consignor or consignee. Charges for demurrage and detention are in addition to other lawful transportation charges.


    6-31. RESPONSIBILITIES

    NOTE: Requests for port diversion will be sent to the OCCA-E with an information copy of the request to the 1st TMCA, NAVSEACARCOORD, or servicing USAFE TMO at least 2 workdays before the desired date of discharge. The OCCA-E will usually deny requests that do not provide advance notice.


    6-32. DETENTION FOR COMMERCIAL CONTAINERS UNDER THE USC OR APPLICABLE CONTRACTS


    SECTION VI
    PAYMENT AND AUDIT OF COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES


    6-33. GENERAL
    This chapter provides payment and audit responsibilities for using commercial transportation and accessorial services in the EMCS.


    6-34. PAYMENT RESPONSIBILITIES


    6-35. PAYMENT PROCEDURES

    NOTE: The procedures below are primarily those of DFAS-EUR. Service-component equivalent organizations will have similar procedures.


    6-36. WWX PAYMENT PROCEDURES


    6-37. SF 1034 & 1034A
    The DFAS-EUR will use SF 1034 & 1034A to make transportation payments. DFAS-EUR will send a copy of SF 1034 & 1034A to the vendor.


    6-38. ACCOUNTING CLASSIFICATION


    6-39. ERRORS IN ACCOUNTING CLASSIFICATION
    If the shipper, receiving activity, MCT/TMO, or TO discovers accounting classifications errors on transportation documents, the DFAS-EUR or the service-component equivalent will be notified in writing. The DFAS-EUR or the service-component equivalent will take corrective action at the time of the payment or through an adjustment document after payment is issued.


    6-40. MISSING DOCUMENTS
    Carriers will submit invoices with supporting documents to the DFAS-EUR as required by the tender or convention. If documents are missing, the DFAS-EUR will return the invoice to the carrier. The DFAS-EUR will request missing documents from the appropriate MCT/TMO only as an exception.


    6-41. SERIAL NUMBERS FOR COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION AND ACCESSORIAL DOCUMENTS


    6-42. DOCUMENT CORRECTIONS
    If changes are required on commercial transportation documents, the MCT/TMO or TO that signs and issues commercial transportation documents will make changes and initial each change. Erasures are not authorized. Signatures must be in ink.


    6-43. AUDIT RESPONSIBILITIES
    The Comptroller General of the United States accepts, without further review by the General Accounting Office delegated to the General Services Administration, the technical and administrative examination of freight and passenger transportation bills. This includes propriety of rates, fares, and charges when performed by the agencies in this chapter. The General Services Administration may conduct periodic, onsite test verifications and procedural reviews to ensure the audit quality is acceptable.

    NOTE: Correct rates are based on best-valued service to the Government agency as outlined in Management Reform Memorandum #15 (http://purchasecard.saalt.army.mil/memos/memo15.htm).

    SECTION I
    CUSTOMS POLICY AND RESPONSIBILITIES


    7-1. GENERAL
    This chapter assigns responsibilities and prescribes basic customs policy and procedures for transporting DOD cargo into, throughout, and out of the USEUCOM AOR.


    7-2. INTRODUCTION

    NOTE: AE Form 55-355M has replaced AE Form 302-1. The form is the same, but the block for the serial number is blank. AE Form 302-1 may continue to be used until June 2003.


    7-3. RESPONSIBILITIES


    SECTION II
    MOVEMENT OF CARGO TO AND THROUGH CONUS


    7-4. PRECLEARANCE


    7-5. APPOINTING MILITARY CUSTOMS INSPECTORS


    SECTION III
    CUSTOMS PROCEDURES FOR DOD CARGO ENTERING, MOVING BETWEEN COUNTRIES OF, AND LEAVING THE USEUCOM AOR


    7-6. USE OF AE FORM 55-355M


    Azores (Lajes Field)    
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Croatia
    Czech Republic
    Denmark
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Hungary
    Iceland
    Israel
    Italy
    Luxembourg
    Former Yugoslav Republic    
    of Macedonia
    The Netherlands
    Norway
    Poland
    Portugal
    Romania
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Spain
    Turkey
    United Kingdom


    7-7. APPOINTMENT AND RELEASE FROM APPOINTMENT OF CUSTOMS-STAMP HOLDERS


    7-8. INSPECTING AE FORM 55-355M AND ASSOCIATED HOST-NATION CUSTOMS FORMS

    NOTE: This does not include files on criminal actions, military disciplinary actions, or investigations. These files will remain open until the action is completed.


    7-9. MISUSING CUSTOMS FORMS AND VIOLATING CUSTOMS LAWS


    7-10. INSPECTING SHIPMENTS


    7-11. BASIC PREPARATION AND HANDLING OF AE FORM 55-355M AND ASSOCIATED HOST-NATION CUSTOMS FORMS


    7-12. SURFACE MOVEMENT

    NOTE: The procedures for shipping cargo by surface modes may differ according to host-nation customs rules and regulations.

    NOTE: To expedite the return of AE Form 55-355M to the origin issuing office, customs-stamp holders may attach to each customs form a business-size envelope with the military return address of the issuing office for movement through the military postal system.


    7-13. QUARTERLY RECONCILIATION WITH HOST-NATION CUSTOMS AUTHORITIES
    At the end of each calendar quarter, the origin customs-stamp holder will prepare and send a letter to the servicing host-nation customs office to clear any outstanding copies of AE Form 55-355M and associated host-nation customs forms for the past 90 days. The letter will include the following statement: "Cargo was received by the appropriate military consignee. The original AE Form 55-355M and associated host-nation customs forms were lost or accidentally destroyed (choose one). Please accept this letter as proof of delivery." The letter must include copies of the open AE Form 55-355M and associated host-nation customs forms in question.


    7-14. AIR MOVEMENT

    NOTE: The procedures for shipping cargo by air may differ according to host-nation customs rules and regulations.

    NOTE: Each carrier will establish business rules, subject to approval by ECJ4-LO-ICTB, for the use of AE Form 55-355M and associated host-nation customs forms. Business rules will include at least the following:

  • Airway bills will be annotated with a TCN and valid DODAAC, and include a statement that the cargo is for use by the U.S. military.

  • Contractor shipments (shipments with no TCN) will have the contract number on the airway bill and invoice. Contractors will follow USTRANSCOM procedures for authorization to ship duty-free. The AMC website at https://public.amc.af.mil/wwx/wwx.htm provides a link to these procedures.
  • NOTE: Some countries authorize stamping, signing, and certifying the back of the EU Form T-1 to show that the cargo is a U.S. military, duty-free shipment.


    7-15. SEA MOVEMENT
    The procedures for shipping cargo by sea may differ according to host-nation customs rules and regulations.

    NOTE: Some countries authorize stamping, signing, and certifying the back of the EU Form T-1 to show that the cargo is a U.S. military, duty-free shipment.


    CHAPTER 8
    SECURITY OF PROTECTED AND CLASSIFIED CARGO SHIPMENTS


    SECTION I
    PROCEDURES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


    8-1. GENERAL
    This chapter provides the procedures shippers will follow when shipping protected and classified cargo. These procedures do not apply to shipments of special weapons (for example nuclear weapons, chemical munitions), special ammunition, or Top Secret items.


    8-2. RESPONSIBILITIES
    Security is a command responsibility. No part of this publication will limit the commander's authority to increase security when the commander feels it is necessary.


    SECTION II
    TYPES OF CARGO


    8-3. PROTECTED CARGO
    Protected cargo--


    8-4. SENSITIVE CARGO


    8-5. PILFERABLE CARGO
    Pilferable cargo (controlled inventory item code "R") consists of items vulnerable to theft and having a ready resale potential in illegal markets. These items include cigarettes, alcohol, and alcoholic beverages. This cargo does not need to be guarded, but the shipments should be locked and sealed.


    8-6. CONTROLLED CARGO


    SECTION III
    SHIPMENT POLICY


    8-7. GENERAL


    SECTION IV
    ARRANGING FOR SECURITY AND OBTAINING ESCORTS


    8-8. GENERAL


    8-9. SECURITY AND ESCORT RESPONSIBILITIES


    8-10. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING IN-TRANSIT SECURITY
    The procedures for requesting in-transit security escort for rail, barge, and highway shipments are as follows:


    SECTION V
    RAIL TRANSIT SECURITY


    NOTE: Rail security checks will be conducted from the ground. Individuals are forbidden from climbing on railcars or loads from the time that rail loading is complete until the railcar or load is declared safe for unloading.


    8-11. RAIL SECURITY FOR SENSITIVE CARGO


    8-12. RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROVIDING RAILWAY SECURITY


    8-13. SHIPPER RAIL RESPONSIBILITIES


    8-14. CONSIGNEE RAIL RESPONSIBILITIES
    The consignee will--


    SECTION VI
    HIGHWAY TRANSIT SECURITY


    8-15. HIGHWAY SECURITY FOR SENSITIVE CARGO

    NOTE: The guard may be either the driver or the assistant driver.

    NOTE: The guard may be either the driver or the assistant driver.

    NOTE: The guard may be the driver or the assistant driver. If the driver or assistant driver cannot be armed, AGS will be requested through the chain of command.


    8-16. RESPONSIBILITIES FOR PROVIDING HIGHWAY SECURITY


    8-17. DRIVERS


    SECTION VII
    AIR TRANSIT SECURITY


    8-18. AIR SECURITY FOR SENSITIVE CARGO


    8-19. RESPONSIBILITIES

    NOTE: Consignees may provide periodic lists of personnel authorized to pick up cargo instead of issuing a memorandum of authority for each shipment pickup.


    SECTION VIII
    INLAND WATERWAY TRANSIT SECURITY


    8-20. INLAND WATERWAY SECURITY FOR SENSITIVE CARGO
    The procedures for moving sensitive items (security-risk categories I, II, III, and IV) by inland water are as follows.


    SECTION IX
    SEA TRANSIT SECURITY


    8-21. SEA SECURITY FOR SENSITIVE CARGO
    Security when moving category I, II, and III cargo to and from the SPOE or SPOD will be according to guidelines established in this section.


    SECTION X
    CLASSIFIED CARGO


    8-22. GENERAL
    Shipments of classified cargo will be handled according to DOD 4500.9-R, part II; DOD 5200.1-R; AR 380-5; the USAREUR Security Guide for Abrams Tank Systems; and applicable service-component publications.


    8-23. PROCEDURES


    CHAPTER 9
    DANGEROUS GOODS (HAZMAT)


    9-1. GENERAL
    This chapter provides policy for the movement of dangerous goods, including ammunition and explosives, in the USEUCOM AOR. AE Regulation 55-4/USAFE Instruction 24-203 provides additional guidance.


    9-2. DANGEROUS GOODS PROVISIONS


    9-3. SHIPPER RESPONSIBILITES

    NOTE: Labels and placards will be obtained from local sources using local funds.


    9-4. MCT/TMO RESPONSIBILITIES


    9-5. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR AMMUNITION AND EXPLOSIVES


    9-6. DEMIL SHIPMENTS
    This paragraph provides responsibilities and procedures for, and defines the cooperation required of organizations involved in, shipping ammunition from CONUS to the USEUCOM AOR to be demilled by commercial contractors.

    NOTE: Because of the Cold War 2+4 Agreement, all demil movements with a final destination in the former East Germany will be coordinated and cleared through the CG, USAREUR/7A, Liaison Officer at least 35 days before the vessel arrives in the USEUCOM AOR.


    9-7. DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCES
    The freight forwarder will comply with the diplomatic-clearance requirements prescribed by DOD 4500.54-G at http://www.fcg.pentagon.mil.


    CHAPTER 10
    ACCOUNTABLE TRANSPORTATION DOCUMENTS


    10-1. GENERAL
    The use of a web-based system for all commercial transportation and accessorial documents and for the movement of duty-free cargo eliminates the need to keep blank accountable documents on hand. It does not, however, eliminate the need for using individual serial numbers on the forms. DFAS-EUR requires that individual serial numbers be used to ensure payments are made for the appropriate service provided.


    10-2. ISSUING ACCOUNTABLE TRANSPORTATION FORMS


    10-3. ANNUAL INVENTORY AND INSPECTION OF ACCOUNTABLE TRANSPORTATION FORMS

    NOTE: This inspection requirement does not apply to USAFE. Air Force TMOs will use the same control and accountability procedures as those established for other accountable transportation documents. Annual or more frequent inventories or inspections of accountable forms may be conducted at the discretion of the TMO following the guidelines of this publication.

     

    APPENDIX A
    REFERENCES


    SECTION I
    PUBLICATIONS


    A-1. STANDARDIZATION AGREEMENTS

    Standardization Agreement (STANAG) 2025, Basic Military Road Traffic Regulations

    STANAG 2026, NATO Travel Orders

    STANAG 2027, Marking of Military Vehicles

    STANAG 2041, Operations Orders, Tables and Graphs for Road Movement

    STANAG 2154, Regulations for Military Motor Vehicle Movement by Road

    STANAG 2155, Road Movement Bid and Credit

    STANAG 2156, Surface Transport Request and Reply to Surface Transport Request

    STANAG 2173, Regulations for the Securing of Military Tracked and Wheeled Vehicles on Railway Wagons

    STANAG 2176, Procedures for Military Road Movement Across National Frontiers

    STANAG 2832, Restriction for the Transport of Military Equipment by Rail on European Railways

    STANAG 2938, Transport of Military Ammunition and Explosives by Road

    STANAG 2943, Regulations for the Lateral or End-on Loading and Unloading of Wheeled or Tracked Military Equipment Transported on Railway Wagons


    A-2. DOD PUBLICATIONS

    DOD 4500.9-R, Defense Transportation Regulation (with DOD 4500.32-R, Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures (MILSTAMP), incorporated) (http://public.transcom.mil/j4/j4lt/dtr.html)

    DOD 4515.13-R, Air Transportation Eligibility

    DOD 5200.1-R, Information Security Program

    DOD 5100.76-M, Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives

    DOD 4500.54-G, Department of Defense Foreign Clearance Guide


    A-3. ARMY PUBLICATIONS

    AR 25-400-2, The Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS)

    AR 190-13, The Army Physical Security Program

    AR 380-5, Department of the Army Information Security Program

    AR 710-2, Inventory Management Supply Policy Below the Wholesale Level

    FM 3-19.30, Physical Security

    FM 5-250, Explosives and Demolitions

    FM 21-305/Air Force Manual (AFM) 24-306, Manual for the Wheeled Vehicle Driver

    FM 55-30, Army Motor Transport Units and Operations

    Technical Manual (TM) 9-1300-200, Ammunition, General

    TM 38-250/Navy Supply Publication 505/Air Force Manual 24-204, Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipments

    TM 55-2200-001-12, Transportability Guidance for Application of Blocking, Bracing and Tiedown Materials for Rail Transport


    A-4. AIR FORCE PUBLICATIONS

    Air Force Instruction (AFI) 24-101, Passenger Movement

    AFI 24-201, Cargo Movement

    AFM 36-2621, volume 1, The Personnel Data System (PDS) Users Manual

    AFM 37-139, Records Disposition Schedule

    AFM 91-201, Explosives Safety Standards


    A-5. USEUCOM PUBLICATIONS

    USEUCOM Directive 30-3, Military Customs Inspection Program

    USEUCOM Directive 60-11, Dominant User

    USEUCOM Directive 64-1, Transportation Policy and Management

    USEUCOM Directive 64-3, Reporting of Transportation Discrepancies in Shipments

    USEUCOM Directive 66-2, Policy for Theater Asset Visibility


    A-6. ARMY IN EUROPE AND USAREUR PUBLICATIONS

    AE Regulation 55-4/USAFE Instruction 24-203, Joint Regulation for the Safe Movement of Hazardous Goods by Surface Modes

    USAREUR Regulation 55-48, Blocking and Bracing for Motor Transport


    A-7. MISCELLANEOUS PUBLICATIONS

    International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code

    Joint Federal Travel Regulation, volume I

    Joint Travel Regulation, volume II

    Joint Publication 4-01, Joint Doctrine for the Defense Transportation System (http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/new_pubs/jp4_01.pdf)

    Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) - Indianapolis Regulation 37-1, Finance and Accounting Policy

    DFAS - Denver Regulation 7200.1-R, Administrative Control of Appropriations

    Military Standard 129P, Standard Practice for Military Marking

    Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)

    Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Voies de navigation intrieures (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways)

    Accord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Voies de navigation intrieures - Rhein (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways - Rhein)

    Rglement International concernant le Transport des Marchandises dangereuses (European Regulation Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail)

    International Air Transport Association (IATA) dangerous goods regulations (http://www.iata.org/dangerousgoods/index)

    Allied Movement Publication 1, Regulations and Procedures for Road Movement and Identification of Movement Control and Traffic Control Personnel and Agencies

    Allied Movement Publication 2, Procedures for Surface Movements Across National Frontiers

    Management Reform Memorandum #15, Reengineering Defense Transportation Documentation and Financial Processes (http://purchasecard.saalt.army.mil/memos/memo15.htm)


    SECTION II
    JOINT TRANSPORTATION AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FORMS AND LABELS USED FOR SHIPPING CARGO IN THE USEUCOM MOVEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM


    A-8. FORMS

    SF 361, Transportation Discrepancy Report

    SF 1034 & 1034A, Public Voucher for Purchases and Services Other Than Personal

    OF 346, US Government Motor Vehicle Operator's Identification Card

    DD Form 448, Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request

    DD Form 626, Motor Vehicle Inspection (Transporting Hazardous Materials)

    DD Form 836, Dangerous Goods Shipping Paper/Declaration and Emergency Response Information of Hazardous Materials Transported by Government Vehicles/Containers/Vessels

    DD Form 1249, SAAM or JCS Exercise - Airlift Request

    DD Form 1252, US Customs Declaration for Personal Property Shipment - Part 1

    DD Form 1253, Military Customs Inspection (Label)

    DD Form 1384, Transportation Control and Movement Document

    DD Form 1384-2 (STC5), Transportation Control and Movement Document

    DD Form 1387, Military Shipping Label

    DD Form 1907, Signature and Tally Record

    DD Form 1911, Materiel Courier Receipt

    DA Form 5988-E, Equipment Inspection Maintenance Worksheet

    European Union Form T-1, Commercial European Union (EU) Customs Bond Form

    AE Form 12-16A-R, Standardization Agreement 3381, Annex B, NATO Standard Form for Request, Receipt, and Return or Invoice (STANAG 3381)

    AE Form 55-1N, Road Movement Bid Credit Granted/Marschanmeldung

    AE Form 55-355A, Consignment Note (commonly called a CIM freight warrant)

    AE Form 55-355B, Daily Rail, Barge, and Highway Equipment Situation Report

    AE Form 55-355C, Sea Container Record

    AE Form 55-355D, Railcar Manifest

    AE Form 55-355E, Request for Rental of Railroad Equipment, Switching, or Other Transportation Accessory Services

    AE Form 55-355F, Freight Warrant Military (Commercial Truck)

    AE Form 55-355G, Certificate in Place of Lost Original Warrant

    AE Form 55-355H, Sanitary Certificate for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Imported to Italy

    AE Form 55-355J, Sanitary Certificate for Edible Animal Products and Fish Imported to Italy

    AE Form 55-355K, U.S. Military Forces Travel Warrant

    AE Form 55-355L, Certificate in Place of Lost U.S. Passenger Transportation Warrant

    AE Form 55-355M, Import/Export Customs Declaration

    AE Form 55-355N, Accountable Form Ledger

    AE Form 55-355P, Accountable Form Ledger for Individual Issues

    AE Form 55-355Q, Troop Movement Report

    AE Form 55-355R, Equipment Report

    37th Transportation Command Trailer Interchange Receipt (TIR)


    A-9. LABELS

    USEUCOM Label 30-1, Military Preclearance Program

    AE Label 55-355A, Standard USAREUR Railcar Label

    AE Label 55-355B, Danger Label for Explosives and Ammunition

    AE Label 55-355C, Danger Label for Explosives and Ammunition (size 15-3/8 x 15-1/8 in)

    AE Label 55-355D, Danger Label for Explosives and Ammunition (size 1-5/8 x 1-5/8 in)

     

    GLOSSARY


    SECTION I
    ABBREVIATIONS


    1st TMCA1st Transportation Movement Control Agency
    3d COSCOM3d Corps Support Command
    21st TSC21st Theater Support Command
    37th TRANSCOM37th Transportation Command
    598th USATTG598th United States Army Transportation Terminal Group
    200th TSC MMC200th Theater Support Command Materiel Management Center
    AA&Earms, ammunition, and explosives
    AAFESArmy and Air Force Exchange Service
    ACAairlift clearance authority
    ACSAacquisition and cross-servicing agreement
    ADNAccord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Voies de navigation intrieures (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways)
    ADNRAccord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Voies de navigation intrieures - Rhein (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways - Rhein)
    ADRAccord Europen relatif au Transport International des Marchandises dangereuses par Route (European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road)
    AEArmy in Europe
    AFMAir Force manual
    AGSarmed guard surveillance
    AISautomated information system
    AITautomatic identification technology
    ALDavailable load date/time
    ALOCair line of communication
    AMCAir Mobility Command
    AMOarea monitoring office
    AMOCCAir Mobility Operations Control Center, USAFE
    AMOCC/XOLLogistics Division, Air Mobility Operations Control Center, USAFE
    AORarea of responsibility
    APODaerial port of debarkation
    APOEaerial port of embarkation
    ATMCTair terminal movement control team
    BBPbreak bulk point
    BMCTbranch movement control team
    C2command and control
    CAAcommand arrangement agreement
    CADSContainerized Ammunition Distribution System
    CDRUSEUCOMCommander, USEUCOM
    CG, USAFECommanding General, United States Air Forces in Europe
    CG, USAREUR/7ACommanding General, United States Army, Europe, and Seventh Army
    CICcustomer identification code
    CIMConvention Internationale Concernant le Transport des Marchandises par Chemin defer
    CLcarload
    cmcentimeter
    CNconsignment note
    CNOChief of Naval Operations
    COFCcontainer on flatcar
    COMMARFOREURCommander, United States Marine Corps Forces, Europe
    COMSOCEURCommander, United States Special Operations Command, Europe
    CONEXcontainer express
    CONPLANconcept plan
    CSSconstant surveillance service
    CWTcustomer wait time
    DAPSEURDocument Automation and Production Service, Europe
    DBDeutsche Bundesbahn (German Federal Railway)
    DDC-EDefense Distribution Center - Europe
    DDPSdual driver protection service
    DeCADefense Commissary Agency
    demildemilitarization
    DESC-EUDefense Energy Supply Center - Europe
    DFASDefense Finance and Accounting Service
    DFAS-EURDefense Finance and Accounting Service - Europe
    DLA-EDefense Logistics Agency - Europe
    DMCDistribution Management Center
    DODDepartment of Defense
    DODAACDepartment of Defense activity address code
    DODDSDepartment of Defense Dependents Schools
    DRMS-IDefense Reutilization and Marketing Service - International
    DSCP-EDefense Supply Center Philadelphia - Europe
    DTOdivision transportation office
    DTSDefense Transportation System
    E4specialist (Army), petty officer third class (Navy), senior airman (Air Force)
    E7sergeant first class (Army), chief petty officer (Navy), master sergeant (Air Force)
    EACechelon above corps
    EADearliest arrival date
    ECJ1Manpower, Personnel, and Administration Directorate, USEUCOM
    ECJ4Logistics and Security Assistance Directorate, USEUCOM
    ECJ4-LO-JMCJoint Movement Center, USEUCOM
    ECJ4-PMPrograms and Mobility Division, Logistics and Security Assistance Directorate, USEUCOM
    EMCSEuropean Command Movement Control System
    ERRexport release request
    ESPemergency and special program
    ETRexport traffic release
    EUEuropean Union
    FASfree at side
    FMfield manual
    FOBfree on board
    G3assistant chief of staff, operations and plans
    G4assistant chief of staff, logistics
    GATESGlobal Air Transportation Execution System
    GBLGovernment bill of lading
    GLOCground line of communication
    HAZMAThazardous material
    HHGhousehold goods
    HMCThighway movement control team
    HQ USAFE/DOTOOperations Branch Training Division, Directorate of Operations, USAFE
    HQ USAFE/LGLogistic Group, USAFE
    HQ USAFE/LGTLogistic Group Transportation, USAFE
    HQ USAREUR/7AHeadquarters, United States Army, Europe, and Seventh Army
    IATAInternational Air Transportation Association
    IMDGInternational Maritime Dangerous Goods
    ITVin-transit visibility
    JCSJoint Chiefs of Staff
    JTBJoint Transportation Board
    JTFjoint task force
    JTMOJoint Transportation Management Office
    LADlatest arrival date
    LCLless than carload
    LOCline of communication
    LOLOlift-on lift-off
    LTLless than truckload
    MARminimum activity rate
    MARFOREURUnited States Marine Corps Forces, Europe
    MCBmovement control battalion
    MCImilitary customs inspector
    MCTmovement control team
    MILVANmilitary-owned demountable container
    MOAmemorandum of agreement
    MSCMilitary Sealift Command
    MTMCMilitary Traffic Management Command
    NAFnonappropriated fund
    NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
    NAVSEACARCOORDNavy sea cargo coordinator
    NCOnoncommissioned officer
    NEXCOMNavy Exchange Command
    NSNnational stock number
    NUFEANavy unique fleet essential airlift
    O5lieutenant colonel (Army and Air Force), commander (Navy)
    O6colonel (Army and Air Force), captain (Navy)
    OASD/HRAOffice of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Humanitarian and Refugee Affairs
    OCCA-EOcean Cargo Clearance Authority - Europe
    OPLANoperation plan
    OPMoffice of the provost marshal
    OPORDoperation order
    OTOone time only
    PICpositive inbound clearance
    POCpoint of contact
    POLpetroleum, oils, and lubricants
    PRCPassenger Reservation Center, Air Mobility Command
    RCSrequirement control symbol
    RDDrequired delivery date
    RIDRglement International concernant le Transport des Marchandises dangereuses (European Regulation Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail)
    RMMTrail movement management team
    ROROroll-on roll-off
    RSSrailroad surveillance service
    S3operations and training officer
    SAAMspecial assignment airlift mission
    SDTsecond-destination transportation
    SOFAStatus of Forces Agreement
    SPODsea port of debarkation
    SPOEsea port of embarkation
    SRCsecurity risk code
    SSSsignature security service
    STANAGstandardization agreement
    STMRstandard transportation movement release
    TACtransportation account code
    TACCTanker Airlift Control Center
    TCNtransportation control number
    TDCTheater Distribution Center
    TDDtime definite delivery
    TDMCTheater Distribution Management Cell
    TDRtransportation discrepancy report
    TIRtrailer interchange receipt
    TLtruckload
    TMtechnical manual
    TMCCTheater Movements Control Center
    TMOtraffic management office
    TMRtransportation movement release
    TPtransportation priority
    TRRtransportation rate review
    TWCFTransportation Working Capital Fund
    U.N.United Nations
    UMMIPSUniform Material Movement and Issue Priority System
    USAFEUnited States Air Forces in Europe
    USAIDUnited States Agency for International Development
    USAMMCEUnited States Army Medical Materiel Center, Europe
    USAREURUnited States Army, Europe
    USCUniversal Service Contract
    USDAUnited States Department of Agriculture
    USEUCOMUnited States European Command
    USMTFUnited States Message Test Format
    USNAVEURUnited States Naval Forces, Europe
    USTRANSCOMUnited States Transportation Command
    WPODwater port of debarkation
    WPOEwater port of embarkation
    WWXworldwide express


    SECTION II
    TERMS

    accepted cargo
    Cargo with packaging and documentation that have been verified with respect to shipment information required by applicable DOD regulations, and cargo that is in one of the processing phases necessary to prepare it for onward movement.

    accessorial charge
    Charge by a carrier for providing services in addition to line-haul.

    airlift clearance authority
    The clearance authority designated to control the movement of cargo into the aerial port system in the USEUCOM area of responsibility according to DOD 4500.32-R.

    airlift requirement
    The total number of passengers, tonnage, or both that constitute cargo or mail forecast to be airlifted to or from an area during a specified time.

    air line of communications (ALOCs)
    Air routes that connect an operating military force to a base of operations and along which supplies and reinforcements move.

    air terminal
    A facility on an airfield that functions as an air transportation hub and monitors the loading and unloading of aircraft and the in-transit processing of passengers and cargo. The airfield may or may not be designated as an aerial port.

    air terminal movement control team
    An Army element that receives and coordinates the onward movement of units and their equipment arriving in Europe.

    automated information system
    The hardware and software used to track and process unit and nonunit equipment, cargo, passengers, medical patients, material, and personal property from the point of origin to the final destination.

    automatic identification technology
    A group of technologies that enables the automated capture of source data for electronic transmission to and from automated information systems, thereby enhancing the ability to identify, track, document, and control deploying forces, equipment, personnel, and cargo. This technology includes but is not limited to bar codes, common-access or "smart" cards, magnetic strips, optical memory cards, radio-frequency identification tags, satellite-tracking devices, and touch buttons.

    channel
    Aerial port of debarkation and aerial port of embarkation pairs between which common-user airlift service may be provided on a scheduled or required basis. A channel does not represent the actual aircraft routing, although the two may be the same. The United States Transportation Command establishes channels.

    classified freight
    Official material or cargo in any form that requires protection in the interest of U.S. national security.

    common-user airlift service
    Airlift service provided by industrial fund aircraft on a common basis for all DOD agencies and as authorized for other agencies of the U.S. Government for moving traffic over established airlift service routes or over other than established routes between points mutually agreed on by the airlift service operating agency and the agencies originating the request.

    component commanders
    The Commanding General, United States Army Europe, and Seventh Army; the Commander, United States Naval Forces, Europe; the Commanding General, United States Air Forces in Europe; and the Commander, United States Marine Corps Forces, Europe.

    consignee
    The receiving agency, unit, depot, or person to whom the shipment is addressed or consigned as indicated on the appropriate shipping document.

    consignor
    The activity at which a shipment originates.

    convention of service
    A general agreement between two parties establishing rates and conditions of service for rail transports.

    Denton Program
    A program that allows humanitarian cargo to be moved by DOD transportation on a space-available basis to any area of the world at no charge. This cargo includes goods and supplies provided by a non-Government source and intended for humanitarian assistance.

    diplomatic transit clearance
    Permission granted by host-nation authorities for surface movements to cross their borders or move within their sovereign boundaries. Each host nation reserves the right to grant or not grant permission for surface movement across its borders.

    disinterested person
    A person who has no interest in and will not benefit from the outcome of an inspection.

    diverted flight
    The inflight change of an aircraft's intended destination. A diversion is different from a reroute in that a diversion occurs during flight.

    drayage
    A movement that originates and terminates within 30 miles of the point of origin.

    executive agent
    A term used in DOD and service regulations to indicate a delegation of authority by a superior to a subordinate to act on behalf of the superior. An agreement between equals does not create an executive agent. For example, a service cannot become a DOD executive agent based solely on the agreement of the other services; the Secretary of Defense must delegate such authority. Designation as executive agent, in and of itself, confers no authority. The exact nature and scope of the authority delegated must be stated in the document designating the executive agent.

    export cargo
    Cargo consigned to a destination outside Europe.

    export traffic release
    Shipping instructions, issued by the Military Traffic Management Command Personal Property Office - Europe or service component in response to an offering, that specify the mode of transportation, carriers to move the shipment, applicable rate, minimum shipment weight, cost-favorable terminal, shipment terminal-arrival date, and any pertinent routing instructions.

    frequency channel
    A channel in which the minimum number of missions for a given period is based on user-stated mission-essential needs rather than cargo forecasts or generation. The minimum number for each period must be approved by the United States Transportation Command. Service above the minimum is determined by tonnages generated by the user.

    Global Decision Support System
    A distributed command and control system (C2) composed of seven nodes that support Headquarters, Air Mobility Command; the numbered air forces; and the National Guard Bureau. Each node keeps the entire C2 system current through continuous updates to a totally replicated database.

    green sheet
    A procedure invoked by DOD components to identify specific cargo requiring precedence over all other cargo from that DOD component. Green sheeting is normally associated with air movement.

    humanitarian cargo
    Privately donated (non-Governmental source) goods and supplies meeting U.S. State Department approval. Humanitarian cargo may be moved by DOD transportation after proper coordination is established. The Denton and McCollum Amendments are two humanitarian assistance programs that accommodate this cargo. Both are congressionally mandated programs.

    import cargo
    Cargo shipped from an activity outside Europe to an activity in Europe.

    intertheater shipment
    A shipment requiring conveyance from one theater of operation to another outside the continental United States (CONUS), either by air, water, or land, including shipments transshipped through CONUS facilities.

    in-transit passenger or shipment
    Traffic offloaded at a station other than the destination station and placed on board an aircraft at en route stations for onward movement.

    in-transit visibility
    The ability to track the identity, status, and location of DOD unit and non-unit cargo (excluding bulk petroleum, oils, and lubricants) and passengers, medical patients, and personal property from the point of origin to the consignee or established destination.

    intratheater shipment
    A shipment that requires conveyance from one location to another within Europe. Intratheater and theater are synonymous.

    less than carload
    The quantity of freight less than the quantity required for application of a carload rate.

    less than release unit
    A quantity of freight weighing less than 10,000 pounds for which theater-level movement clearance is not required.

    line-haul
    Movement that exceeds the drayage limit.

    McCollum Amendment
    A humanitarian assistance program with authorized transportation funds for humanitarian relief for displaced persons and refugees who fled Afghanistan because of the Soviet invasion.

    mode of transportation
    The type of conveyance used for transport (for example, air, barge, bus, rail, ship).

    movement credit
    The authority to operate a convoy over a defined route in a specific period of time.

    opportune airlift
    Any aircraft not on a scheduled channel mission that offers space for passengers, cargo, or mail.

    port of debarkation
    A station that serves as an authorized port to process and clear cargo and personnel (by sea or air) for entrance into the country in which it is located.

    port of embarkation
    A station that serves as an authorized port to process and clear cargo and personnel (by sea or air) for departure from the country in which it is located.

    positive inbound clearance
    Procedures used by originating movement control teams (MCTs) and traffic management offices (TMOs) to ensure that destination MCTs and TMOs and the consignee are informed of and agree to the date, time, and mode of transport of an inbound shipment.

    protected freight
    Items designated as having characteristics that require them to be identified, accounted for, secured, segregated, or handled in a special manner to ensure their safety or integrity. Protected freight is divided into sensitive, pilferable, and controlled cargo.

    required delivery date
    A calendar date that specifies when material is actually required to be delivered to the requisitioner. This date is always earlier or later than the computed standard delivery date.

    requirements channel
    An Air Mobility Command channel that serves two points on a scheduled basis, depending on the volume of traffic forecast generated by the user.

    space-available traffic
    Traffic authorized for movement as outlined in DOD 4515.13-R.

    space block
    A procedure in which specifically identified cargo in the Air Mobility Command system is allotted space on a specific airlift mission by a designated authority.

    space-required traffic
    Categories of reimbursable traffic as outlined in DOD 4515.13-R.

    special assignment airlift mission (SAAM)
    A mission operated by Air Mobility Command (AMC) (other than the 89th Air Wing) that requires either a special pickup or delivery at points other than those established within the AMC route structure; or requirements for movement within this structure that need special consideration because of the number of passengers, weight, size of cargo, urgency or sensitivity of movement, or other special factors.

    stabling
    The temporary holding of railcars at the point of origin, en route, or at the destination.

    staging
    The temporary holding of military cargo in preparation for controlled onward movement.

    switching
    The movement of railcars from one place to another for classification, placement, or both, for loading and unloading in the local area.

    tariff
    A publication providing rates, rules, regulations, and charges that apply to transportation and incidental services.

    theater shipment
    A shipment that requires conveyance from one location to another in Europe. Intratheater and theater are synonymous.

    time-phased force deployment data (TPFDD)
    The computer-supported database portion of an operation plan. The TPFDD contains time-phased force data, nonunit-related cargo and personnel data, and movement data for the operation plan.

    traffic
    Cargo, mail, courier material, passengers, and patients and their accompanied baggage accepted for movement by airlift service agency aircraft.

    transportation account code
    A four-digit alphanumeric code by which the appropriate service, agency, or contractor identifies the account to be charged for transportation.

    transportation control and movement document (DD Form 1384-2 (STC5))
    The basic document for controlling and managing cargo movements. This form provides the basic information needed to make traffic-management decisions.

    transportation control number
    A 17-character code assigned to control a shipment in the Defense Transportation System.

    Transportation Working Capital Fund (TWCF)
    That part of the Air Force Industrial Fund operated by Air Mobility Command to finance the operating costs of the airlift services provided by the Single Manager Operating Agency for airlift services. The TWCF is reimbursed for operating costs by authorized customers to whom airlift service is rendered.