3. Shipments that require special handling; for
example, environmental control, hand-to-hand receipt,
and hazardous and dangerous cargo to name just a few.
Extreme care should be used to make sure proper
consignment and routing instructions are used for
shipments consigned to ships and mobile units as their
addresses are not normally stationary.
TRACING OF MATERIAL
Tracing requests for your material should be
directed to NAVMTO, Norfolk, Virginia. Tracing is the
method used to determine the status of an item in the
transportation system. These procedures can be located
in the MILSTAMP Manual. The DTS tracing
procedures enable you to go directly from the supply
pipeline into the transportation pipeline to trace a
shipment. You can do this after the mode of shipment
status is received from the shipping activity. Before
initiating a tracer, you should make sure of the
1. The normal transit time or specified RDD has
elapsed and undue delay has occurred.
2. Data necessary to initiate tracer action has been
received. Your tracer request with document identifier
code TM1 must be forwarded, based on shipment origin,
to the appropriate activities shown in the NAVSUP
You can use a Priority Message, DD Form 173, or
a punch card to initiate tracer action. Examples of these
formats can be seen in figures 9-5 and 9-6. An example
of a reply to the tracer request is given in figure 9-7. To
Figure 9-5.MILSTAMP Tracer Action, DD Form 173/2.