. Sensitive cargo is a special MILSTAMP
and explosives which are a definite threat to public safety
and can be used by militant, revolutionary, criminal or other
elements for civil disturbances, domestic unrest, or criminal
actions. Sensitive cargo is identified in the fifth position
of the Commodity/Special Handling Code.
If a commodity is
sensitive, the fifth position of the Commodity Special
Handling Code is either 4, D, M, or U.
The "Type Pack" block (block number 39).
The Type Pack
Block is a two-position alphanumeric field that describes the way a
commodity is packaged. Codes for this field are found in Paragraphs
87 through 90 of Appendix B of MILSTAMP and are shown in Figure 1-4.
The Type Pack Code is useful for determining what a particular
hazardous commodity looks like especially when the commodity may come
in a variety of packages.
The first position shows the type of
container in which the shipment is loaded; the second position
identifies who loaded the vans and to what capacity.
The "Pieces" column (column a) of the "ADDITIONAL REMARKS
OR" block (block 44).
The Pieces Column is a numeric field
indicating the number of pieces a particular shipment of cargo
This information is important in keeping track of a
shipment that includes many pieces of hazardous cargo.
Item 5: The "REMARKS AND/OR" Column (block 43). Classified cargo is
never identified as such on a TCMD.
If cargo is classified, its
nature may be inferred from the type of security services required.
Any security requirement for a piece of cargo will normally be listed
in this block.
Items 3 and 4 of Figure 1-1 can apply to classified and sensitive
cargo as well as hazardous cargo.