Accession Number : AD0892645

Title :   Marine Corps Cargo Transfer in Combat Operations.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Jul 70-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Wolfe, Michael J.

Report Date : FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 99

Abstract : The objective of the study was to determine what hardware is required to improve the supply system of the Marine Corps in combat. The scope of the study included the materials handling equipment needed to move cargo from the manufacturer or supplier through to the using unit in the field. A qualitative approach was used to investigate the routine materials handling requirements at all echelons in the combat zone. Specific recommendations are given for a family of equipment suitable for handling standard pallets as well as newer forms of palletized and containerized cargo. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LOGISTICS, MARINE CORPS), (*CARGO, NAVAL OPERATIONS), HANDLING, PALLETS, CONTAINERS, WEIGHT, FLOATING DOCKS, PIERS, HELICOPTERS, TRAILERS, HOISTS, CONVEYORS, AIR TRANSPORTATION, FORKLIFT VEHICLES, BARGES, CARGO VEHICLES, WATER TRAFFIC, LANDING CRAFT, NAVAL VESSELS, AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Naval Surface Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE