maintain shipping records, using the TCN as a cross-reference.
report transportation holding delays for Military Standard Requisitioning
and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) shipment units.
trace or divert shipments, as required.
provide line item identification and price information for cargo outturn
reports, shipment discrepancy reports, and general average claims.
provide feedback shipping data to supply activities.
PART B - CONTENTS OF THE SPWS
An SPWS (see Figure 2-1) is used to consolidate cargo for onward movement. When
completing this worksheet, your personnel have to determine whether different
commodities can be shipped together.
During your review, you must ensure that
cargo is organized into shipment units (SU) --one or more items of cargo
assembled into one container for shipment to one consignee.
In most cases,
command policy dictates which items of cargo may be shipped together. However,
your personnel must also use common sense as to the compatibility of cargo; they
must ship items that are uniform in size and weight. You must also ensure that
your personnel do not ship items together that could contaminate one another,