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Army Container Operations

FM 55-80
FIELD MANUAL
HEADQUARTERS
No. 55-80
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Washington, DC, 13 August 1997
ARMY CONTAINER OPERATIONS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
PREFACE.......................................................................................................................... iv
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO INTERMODALISM .......................................... 1-1
1-1. Background .................................................................................... 1-1
1-2. Responsibilities Within the Defense Transportation System ............. 1-1
1-3. Department of Defense ................................................................... 1-2
1-4. Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Transportation
Policy............................................................................................. 1-2
1-5. Secretary of the Army..................................................................... 1-2
1-6. Supported Commander in Chiefs..................................................... 1-2
1-7. Army Service Component Commander............................................ 1-2
1-8. Commanders .................................................................................. 1-2
1-9. United States Transportation Command .......................................... 1-3
1-10. Military Traffic Management Command ......................................... 1-3
1-11. Procurement and Leasing of Common-Use Containers..................... 1-3
1-12. National-level Management ............................................................ 1-5
1-13. Theater-level Management .............................................................. 1-8
1-14. Fundamentals of Intermodalism and Intermodal Container Use ........ 1-9
1-15. Principles of Containerization ......................................................... 1-9
1-16. Prioritizing Intermodal Resources ................................................... 1-13
1-17. Transportation Modes..................................................................... 1-16
CHAPTER 2. THEATER CONTAINER OPERATIONS ............................................. 2-1
2-1. Theater Container Distribution........................................................ 2-1
2-2. Theater Container Management Activities ....................................... 2-4
2-3. Container Management Objectives .................................................. 2-6
2-4. OCONUS Container Management .................................................. 2-6
2-5. Planning ......................................................................................... 2-7
2-6. Container Control ........................................................................... 2-9
2-7. Port Operations .............................................................................. 2-10
2-8. Container Discharge at Seaports ..................................................... 2-10
2-9. Seaport Clearance .......................................................................... 2-10
2-10. Container Operations at Echelons Above Corps .............................. 2-12
2-11. Container Operations at Corps and Division.................................... 2-13
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