These documents are further required to notify the
receiving point that cargo is being shipped so as to
facilitate the unloading process. They are also used by
the receiving point to advise the shipping point of the
receipt of cargo and its condition upon receipt.
OCEAN CARGO MANIFEST
An ocean cargo manifest is required from each
leading terminal for each port of discharge, except when
vessels are scheduled to load at more than one CONUS
terminal before arrival at the first overseas port of
debarkation (POD). In such cases, the water terminal
clearance authorities (WTCAs) responsible for the
CONVUS ports of entry (POEs) accumulate complete
manifest data from each loading activity and forward a
consolidated manifest to each POD concerned upon
completion of the loading at the last CONUS POE.
When cargo is loaded at CONUS POEs that are under
the control of more than one WTCA, each CONUS
WTCA assembles and forwards a consolidated manifest
appropriate for its area of responsibility to the overseas
PODs concerned. The manifest must contain a detailed
listing of all shipment units loaded by each POE,
including appropriate trailer and supplemental data, and
the actual storage location aboard the vessel.
Figure 9-8 is an example of an ocean cargo manifest.
Detailed instructions for completing the ocean cargo
manifest are contained in chapter 5 of the MILSTAMP
OCEAN CARGO MANIFEST
RECAPITULATION OR SUMMARY
The Ocean Cargo Manifest Recapitulation or
Summary, DD Form 1386, is a dual-purpose summary
form designed to be used by each manifesting activity.
The DD Form 1386, identified by an X in the appropriate
block on the form, is used either as a manifest
recapitulation or as a manifest summary.
The ocean cargo manifest recapitulation is a
summary listing of the cargo manifested by each loading
port to cover all cargo loaded into any one ship. In
general, this summary covers the physical aspects of the
cargo, summarizes heavy lifts and their location, and
indicates whether the vessel is self-sustaining (heavy
Figure 9-8.Sample Ocean Cargo Manifest, DD Form 1385.