Accession Number : ADA140080

Title :   The Militarily Useful Clean Product Tanker: Sealift Component of the DoD Petroleum Distribution System.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Roberts,S

PDF Url : ADA140080

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The Department of Defense petroleum distribution system utilizes Military Sealift Command controlled clean product tankers as its primary element of sealift transport. Relying upon the commercial tanker fleet for the majority of its fleet requirements, MSC is presently facing the decline of that industry due to strong economic and political factors. The reaction and behavior of both DOD and MSC this changing resource scenario has generated considerable attention and debate. This thesis attempts to depict the overall structure of the DOD petroleum distribution system, MSC's product tanker role in that system, and potential alternative behaviors with regard to the apparent inevitable decline of the product tanker industry. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Tanker ships, *Fleets(Ships), *Petroleum products, *Logistics support, Distribution, Marine transportation, Reduction, Operational effectiveness, Weapon systems, Industries, Production, User needs, Logistics management, management planning and control, Research management, Theses

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE