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 Freight Operations Section

Freight operations provides the Freight Distribution Management functions necessary to support Camp Pendleton Tenant and Transient Agencies I Marine Expeditionary Force (IMEF) and their supporting units. This entails the receipt and shipment of all cargo through The Defense Transportation System (DTS)/ Small Package Carrier, as well as the receipt and shipment of all containerized cargo through Consolidated Control Points.

The ultimate goal is to provide responsive service and support to Marine Unit's and their supporting activities, on and deployed from, Camp Pendleton. Additionally, to reduce shipment processing time, Over, Short and Damaged (OS&D) and misconsigned shipments. Freight Operations' accomplishment of these goals will be made through education of it's customers and personnel, coordination with the customer, the Defense Logistics Agency and other installations' shipping and trans-shipping activities.

 Freight Shipping Section

Hours of Operation 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Small packages will be received from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Larger packages, crates and pallets will be received from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

This section is responsible for the proper documentation of transportation expenditures, tracing and OS&D reports on outbound shipments.

Outbound transportation documentation responsibilities include the preparation of Military Shipping labels (DD Form 1387), Signature And Tally Record (DD Form 1907), Commercial Bill Of Lading, Government Bills Of Lading (Standard Form 1103) and Transportation Control and Movement Documents (TCMD); DD Form 1384 in compliance with Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures (MILSTAMP) and Defense Transportation Regulation (DTR) 4500.9R, for all outbound freight shipped from Camp Pendleton.

 Freight Receiving Warehouse and Delivery Hub

Hours of Operation 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

This section is responsible for receipt of all inbound containers, and discharge and distribution of cargo within them. The containers are packed and shipped by the Container Consolidation Point (CCP) at Defense Depot Regional West, (DDRW) Lathrop, CA, destined to Camp Pendleton.

The containers are delivered to, and discharged at, Bldg #2262, Camp Pendleton and distributed to the units (ultimate consignee). In the event the containers are packed exclusively for the ultimate consignee, they are then re-routed to that consignee. The distribution process begins with the accountability of the container and its contents.

After verification, the container is unloaded and all discrepancies, if any, are recorded. The cargo is then scanned with Intermec scanners to produce a tally sheet. Immediately thereafter, the cargo is staged by Reporting Unit Codes (RUC's). The tally sheet has all the cargo information listed by Transportation Control Number (TCN), weight, pieces, cube, and ultimate consignee. Each delivery point is assigned a separate tally sheet.

The truck driver is given two copies of each tally sheet. A signed copy of the tally sheet from each delivery point is given to the unit and one copy is returned to the freight warehouse acknowledging receipt of cargo.

 Transportatin Discrepancy Report (TDR) Section

This section is responsible for the proper identification and distribution of all misconsigned and or improperly shipped cargo to Camp Pendleton. Once an item is identified as frustrated, over, short or damaged, the section must decide the most efficient way to distribute or dispose of the cargo.  This process begins with the preparation of a SF 361 Transportation Discrepancy Report (TDR). A TDR must be filled out on every item that is received in frustrated or OS&D category status.

There are three procedures for handling this type of cargo:

1. A misconsigned item is a piece of cargo that is erroneously shipped somewhere other than it's true destination. After a TDR has been produced, the clerk must prepare a DD Form 1348-1. Once the DD Form 1348-1 has been completed, the cargo must be sent to PP&P to be repackaged (if required), and sent on to its ultimate destination. Copies of both documents must be forwarded to the shipper and Surface Deployment and Distribution Command. (SDDC)

2. Shipments with minor damage will be processed to the ultimate consignee, a TDR will be prepared and sent to SDDC, the transshipping activity, the
shipper and the ultimate consignee. Shipments which are damaged and rendered unfit for use, will be processed to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing
Office (DRMO). In order to prepare an item for disposal to DRMO, a TDR and DD Form 1348-1 is prepared by Freight Operations personnel. The items will
be delivered as is. Copies of the TDR and 1348-1 for damaged cargo must be sent to SDDC, the shipper, and ultimate consignee.

3. If the cargo received is over or short, a TDR is prepared. The TDR is sent to SDDC and copies to the shipper and ultimate consignee. The cargo itself is delivered to the ultimate consignee. Freight Operations maintains copies of all TDR's and DD Form 1348's it prepares and maintains them on file for future reference or to provide additional copies to the customer if requested.


This section is also responsible for initiating tracer action when requested by Marine Corps units for both inbound and outbound shipments. The following information is required to initiate a tracer action:

1. Receive tracer action requests from unit via normal correspondence or email with the correct format. Telephone requests will not be accepted (unless 02/999). All requests must be in writing.

2. Tracer requests criteria - must include the following:
a. TCN number, document number, date shipped, point of embarkation (POE), quantity, and unit price.

b. The extended dollar amount must be $100.00 or greater. The tracer must be at least 100 days from the date shipped. If the tracer action requested is over 150 days, the extended dollar value amount must be $500.00 or greater.

3. If the tracer action does not have all of the required information or doesn't meet the 100 day or dollar amount criteria, the request will be returned to the unit with the appropriate memo and explanation as to why.

4. Tracing aged shipments based on dollar criteria.
a. Check the Automated Manifest System (AMS), to see if the TCN or document number is in the system. If so, a copy of the tally sheet and memo is forwarded to the unit indicating proof of delivery. If not, a message is sent to DDRW and SDDC requesting shipment status. The unit will receive an information copy of the message.

b. If the message returns with a negative response, a TDR to close out the tracer is required. The unit should then request proof of delivery from the Source of Supply or Depot. Once a proof of delivery is received, the original TDR Claim Section is prepared and submitted to SDDC for reimbursement to the customer.

 Computerized Information Systems

1. AUTOMATED MANIFEST SYSTEM (AMS). This system incorporates freight consolidation and shipping functions to support redistribution, redeployment, and retrograde activities. It utilizes Intermec Bar Code Scanners to scan DD 1387 Military Shipping Labels and down loads pertinent shipping information into a data base. This system provides the capability to extract shipping data and produce Tally Sheets sorted by ultimate consignee.

2. WORLD WIDE PORT SYSTEM (WPS).WPS is SDDC's computerized freight system for tracking cargo worldwide. The Freight Operations Section has access to this system. This system provides us with Intransit Visibility of cargo worldwide and gives us the ability to determine which vessel cargo is stowed on and the estimated date of arrival.

3. CONSOLIDATED AERIAL PORT SYSTEM II (CAPS II). This is a U. S. Air Force sponsored system used for cargo movement on Air Mobility Command (AMC) Channel missions. Freight Operation office has access to this system. It provides lift data, departure/arrival times at APOE's/APOD's and the capability to report movement status to our customers for high priority, sensitive and signature service shipments.

4. GLOBAL TRANSPORTATION NETWORK (GTN). GTN is an internet access system for tracking cargo worldwide. The Freight Operations section has access to this system. This system provides Intransit Visibility (ITV) for Air, Surface, and Passenger cargo.

5. CARGO MOVEMENT OPERATIONS SYSTEMS (CMOS). This system provides transportation units the capability to maintain and transmit data to control, document, and manage assets moving within the DoD Transportation System. The system includes the capability to manage outbound cargo movements for day to day operations and the capability to support the deployment of forces and associated cargo.

 6. POWERTRACK. Fast, expert electronic payment accessible via the internet.  This system provides electronic payment of freight bills and invoices. With the POWERTRACK system, both shippers and carriers benefit by eliminating the costly need for reconciling freight bills and invoices. Carriers can receive electronic payment for freight shipment as soon as 24 hours after delivery.  Shippers receive an itemized billing statement for all freight payments made through POWERTRACK.

 Freight Yard Operations

Hours of Operation 8:00 Am to 3:30 Pm

This section provides the heavy loading/unloading of virtually all types of cargo to and from Camp Pendleton. It operates the Lemon Grove Rail Facility and the Base Scales. This section is also responsible for Outbound Freight Shipments Pick-up Service.

 Outbound Freight Shipment Pick-Up Service

To schedule a pick-up or for further info call DMO Freight Shipping.

Accurately prepares and maintains the required transportation documents for outbound materials when processed ready for shipment via air, and or surface modes of transportation. Determines the mode of transportation required for each shipment and ensures compliance with proper packing, packaging and preservation specification requirements, prices and records applicable transportation costs in accordance with the appropriate transportation priority.

This section will provide copies of transportation documents to the customer upon request. The warehouse section is responsible for the initial receipt of cargo from Preservation Packing and Packaging (PP&P), 1st Supply Battalion, 1st MLG. The section ensures that the initial documentation (DD Form 1348-1 or DD Form 1149) corresponds with the stenciling on the cargo. If the cargo requires special handling or hazardous classification, it must also be accompanied by a shipper's Declaration to be completed by PP&P or a qualified hazardous certified person. If the cargo is hazardous, the section ensures that the information on the key block is verified and correct. If discrepancies are noted with the shipper's declaration, the cargo is rejected until the corrections are made. All freight must go through PP&P for packaging and hazardous materials certification.

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