port of embarkation


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port of embarkation

The geographic point in a routing scheme from which cargo or personnel depart. This may be a seaport or aerial port from which personnel and equipment flow to a port of debarkation; for unit and nonunit requirements, it may or may not coincide with the origin. Also called POE. See also port of debarkation.
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He took the train that night for London, and five days after shook hands in farewell of his brothers at the port of embarkation.
Port of embarkation, clinical symptoms, and duration of travel did not predict delay to isolation (Table 2).
Each volume presents the passenger lists in chronological order by each ship's arrival date, with codes for information on each person's age, sex, occupation, village of origin, and destination, plus the name of the ship, the port of embarkation, and the date of arrival.
The agency sends the details, then asks the seamen to send pounds 300 to cover transport costs to the port of embarkation.
Visits to Defense Distribution Center Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; BAE Systems at York, Pennsylvania; and a port of embarkation will complement the classroom time and provide students with a visual representation of the sustaining base that supports the armed forces in the field.
15 ordering Heng Pov be deported to Singapore, his last port of embarkation.
Because stevedores are hired for the port, different companies are normally contracted at each port of embarkation and port of debarkation.
The visibility of troop movement now extends from the aerial port of embarkation all the way to the final (in-theater) aerial port of debarkation.
The majority of theft involving ocean shipment of cargo takes place at either the port of embarkation of the port of destination.
I couldn't go to OCS (Officers Candidate School) because of an eye problem, but it also kept me booted out of the port of embarkation every time.
To deliver the optimum operating and support models to underpin the pre-eminent UK AM main operating base and air port of embarkation, which in turn will enable the efficient delivery of effective Rapid Global AM.
Editor-in-chief Carolyn Spencer Brown says "Newcastle is convenient as both a port of embarkation and a port of call.