Figure 14-9.Ocean manifest.
The stowage location should be indicated on the
ocean manifest which is then taken to the supply office.
All shipping documents should be kept in the supply
office for use in planning the delivery of the freight.
When the freight is delivered, the consignee signs for it
on a copy of the shipping document. This copy should
be retained in the supply office files as proof that the
material was delivered.
TRACING A SHIPMENT
MILSTAMP provides for tracing a shipment after
supply status has been received under MILSTRIP. The
requisitioner may request the shipping activity to
institute a MILSTAMP tracer once a supply status has
been received and the material receipt date has passed.
The tracer is routed through the transportation
system according to the routing instructions shown on
the original TCMD. It continues until it intercepts the
shipment or inches a point where the exact status of the
shipment is known. At that point, the status is added to
the tracer and returned directly to the requesting
PACKING FOR SHIPMENT
The supply department is responsible for preparing
material for shipment.
The items that you receive for shipment will range
from the very rugged to the very delicate. Some items
contain delicate mechanisms and require careful
packing; rugged items may not require such care.
NAVSUP P-485 and Supply Afloat-Packaging
Procedures (NAVSUP P-484) contain specific
instructions for items that require a particular type of
packing or unusual precautions in handling. Be sure
you understand these instructions. Also, follow
Department of Defense publications pertaining to
packing and crating.
Ships are responsible for packaging mandatory
repairable items. Terms relating to the packaging and
shipping of repairable are defined in the glossary.
METHOD OF SHIPMENT
The nearest shipping authority decides on which of
four available methods of shipment maybe used. They