When several shipments, each having a TCN, are
grouped for a consolidated shipment, the shipping
activity selects the TCN having the highest priority
or earliest RDD from the individual shipments. That
TCN is assigned to the consolidated shipment.
Consolidation of shipments and assignments of TCNs
are illustrated in figure 14-3.
Routing Shipments in Defense
Transportation officers releasing Navy-sponsored
shipments for movements from or within CONUS must
obtain clearance from the clearance authority shown in
For shipments originating at overseas activities, the
transportation officer obtains routing and clearance
from either the Navy Air Routing Activity (NAVSUP
Manual, Volume V) or Navy Sea Cargo Coordinator
(NAVSEACARCOR) (NAVSUP Manual, Volume V).
For fleet units this function is provided by the
The TCMD is distributed by the shipping activity
as prescribed by the MILSTAMP.
At a transshipment point the TCMD is updated by
adding the following data:
Date the shipment is received.
Date the shipment is forwarded.
Mode of transportation to the next point.
A New DD Form 1384 is Prepared
When a transshipment activity consolidates several
The new DD Form 1384 becomes the
TCMD for the consolidated shipment. The TCN
Figure 14-3.-Consolidation of shipments.