b. The WAS. The WAS provides the JPO and SAPO with tanker arrival information. The WAS is sent
out on the first Tuesday after the monthly slates have been processed. The WAS will reflect all cargoes destined
to fill slated requirements at all terminals from the date the WAS is sent out through the last day of the five-month
slating period. On all other Tuesdays, a WAS is sent out listing all deliveries scheduled for the next 60 days.
Changes other than previously mentioned will be updated by message traffic. The JPOs will review all WAS and
update message traffic.
Bills of Lading.
SFs 1103, are used to ship government-owned product. DERs provide GBLs to shippers.
a. GBLs are controlled/accountable documents.
b. Shippers prepare GBLs for FOB origin deliveries based on shipping and distribution instructions
provided by DERs.
c. DERs-provide GBLs for military "base to base" shipments.
d. When GBLs are not available and shipment is urgent, CBL may be used. They will subsequently be
converted to GBLs by the applicable DER. When GBL shipments are rejected or cannot be unloaded, the
consignee will notify the appropriate DER for instructions. The DER, and the QAR if so required, will determine
the course of action to be taken and will so advise the consignee.
Demurrage is essentially overtime charges levied against the government by shippers due to delays in unloading
government cargo. MSC pays all demurrage charges for ocean-going tankers; DESC pays all demurrage charges
for other modes (tank trucks, tank cars, inland and coastal tankers, and barges). Demurrage incurred due to
lack of timely attention or other reasons attributed to the military services may be billed to the responsible
Loading and Receiving Capabilities.
Military locations will report shipping and receiving capabilities IAW Volume V of DOD 4140.25-M (for
example, the RCS 506 report). Contractors (CONUS) with refinery or terminal shipping points will report their
loading capabilities upon award of a DESC contract.
Pipelines (existing or proposed).
a. DESC coordinates all discussions and planning with relevant military services/commands. Data
required to decide on pipeline construction include, but is not limited to command fuel usage projections for the
next five years; a guarantee of land easement rights, coordinated with state, Federal, and local authorities; and
carries interested in providing pipeline service.
b. Pipeline negotiations include three cost elements: transportation; storage; and any required associated
services, such as quality surveillance or additive injection. DESC, in turn, will provide DERs with pipeline
operating agreements for operating with pipeline carriers.
a. CONUS. DERs will request rates and routings for all commercial barge shipments via coastal,
inland, or intercoastal waterways from MTMC-EA. Shipments will generally be 2.1