control document for all cargo shipments.
TCMDs are issued in serial
numbered blocks and are accountable by serial number.
The TCMD, which
describes the cargo and authorizes the shipment, is a release document. All
cargo shipped from the port must have a TCMD.
Also, cargo stored in
warehouses or moved from place to place must have a TCMD.
(b) Restricted access is a primary means to control the discharge
and storage areas.
The fewer people who have access to the materiel, the
fewer chances for theft there are.
1 Clear zones and off-limit areas around vessels should be
enforced on the land side as well.
2 The identification
personnel entering the port.
(c) Rapid removal of cargo to
(d) Removing damaged cargo to a
accessibility to potential pilferable cargo.
(e) Guards should be posted at warehouses containing pilferable or
sensitive materiel. They are to provide security and to control movement.
(f) Materiels in open storage should be arranged in an orderly
manner in a well lighted area.
(g) Towers, for observation of the
deterrent to pilferage and will provide control.
Requirements exist for communication between shipboard security
Also, communication for a reaction force must be
planned and coordinated.
(9) Security requirements in preparation for shipments leaving the
port facility are as follows:
(a) Blot out markings on supplies which would be highly desirable
(b) Secure loads moving by motor transport.
Do so by banding or
strapping and covering by tarpaulin when necessary.
(c) Seal, wire, and lock Army vans and CONEX containers used to
transport cargo. Write the seal number on the TCMD.