Accession Number : ADA324707

Title :   Intermodal Containerization in the MAGTF.

Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA324707

Report Date : 14 JUL 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : An intermodal container is an article of transport equipment that meets International Standards Organization (ISO) standards. Containers are designed to facilitate and optimize the carriage of goods by one or more modes of transportation (highway, rail, sea, etc.) without intermediate handling of the contents. They are equipped with special features permitting ready handling and transfer from one mode to another. This capability demands standardization for ease of handling. The goal is to make effective use of the large, fast commercial intermodal transportation system available 011 a day-to-day basis that provides a rapid, continuous flow of cargo from shipper to receiver in support of Department of Defense (DOD) and national security objectives.

Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY, *GROUND VEHICLES, *CONTAINERS, MOBILITY, TRANSPORTATION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, ORGANIZATIONS, TRANSPORT, CARGO, STANDARDS, MARINE CORPS EQUIPMENT, INTERNATIONAL, FLOW, HANDLING, CONTAINERIZING.

Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE