PART B - REVIEW HEADER DATA
Now let's go through a block-by-block explanation of the cargo manifest and see
where on the TCMD you look for source information. For example, let's say that
cargo has been loaded aboard the vessel "SS Neversail." The cargo is
transformers; they are stowed in hatch number 5, lower 'tween deck, port wing.
The vessel is self-sustaining and is under a time charter with the Military
Sealift Command (MSC). The shipper or terminal arranges for and pays the cost of
loading and discharge. The vessel is leaving Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal on
23 May 1985 for its 10th voyage of the year.
Its destination is Bremerhaven,
The heading contains two lines: a line marked Air which is used for air manifests
when cargo is loaded into an aircraft; and a line marked Surface for cargo loaded
At this time, disregard the line marked Air.
aboard an oceangoing vessel.
Information for the following blocks is taken from the TCMD.
1 - The first block identifies the POE.
The water port identifier code
for the POE should be entered here. This code is taken directly from
Block 6 of the TCMD (see Figure 3-2).
2 - This block, Date Sailed, identifies the vessel's sailing date.
code consists of four digits: the first digit is the last digit of the
calendar year, followed by the Julian date. See Appendix A, page A-
116, for the Julian date conversion chart.
For this shipment, the
sailing date should be 5143 (23 May 1985).
3 - This block identifies the Voyage Document No.
This code consists of
five digits, assigned by the MSC to all loading ports lifting MSC-
For this shipment, the number should be A1009 since
this is the 10th voyage of the year from the East Coast.
4 - This block identifies the POD.
The water port identifier code from
Block 7 of the TCMD should be entered here. In Figure 3-2, the POD is
is prepared in the manual format. Later, when the data is punched in,
your personnel may enter this code as a cross-reference tool.