As the single port manager
for the Korean peninsula, the 837th Transportation Battalion, 597th Transportation Brigade, of the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command, stationed in Busan, Republic of Korea (ROK), plays a lead role in WRSA-K.
A 599th deployment and distribution support team traveled to India to provide cargo manifesting capability, act as the single port manager
for operations, and give 2nd SBCT in-transit visibility as their equipment was discharged.
Designated as PACOM's single port manager
for tsunami-relief operations, the 599th DDST managed operations at the port of Laem Chabang, Thailand, where six prepositioned ships delivered supplies in January.
The 599th Transportation Group, SDDC, was designated by the US Pacific Command (PACOM) to serve as the single port manager
to offload critical supplies supporting tsunami relief efforts in Thailand.
The 842d acts as the single port manager
for all Gulf Coast port military missions and routinely oversees missions in Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; Gulfport, Mississippi; Lake Charles, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas.
"It's important for them to know that the 837th has the overall responsibility as the single port manager
Then, as the single port manager
for Korea, the 837th Transportation Battalion received, staged and loaded all unit cargo at Pier 8 in Busan aboard the commercial vessel, MV Green Dale.
As the Single Port Manager
for seaports in the AOR, the 595th accomplishes its mission supporting deployment and redeployment of unit cargo, assisting the warfighter with Deployment and Distribution Support Teams, supporting the ARCENT and Marine Corps Class VII Retrograde Program.
During this single rotation, as the single port manager
for 84 ports in the CENTCOM area of responsibility, the soldiers and civilians of the 599th provided the leadership to facilitate the upload and discharge of 48,838 containers and 34,811 pieces of break-bulk imported cargo, and 10,250 containers and 28,008 pieces of exported break-bulk cargo.
The 835th Transportation Battalion provided support as the single port manager
with a DDST team of two personnel as a liaison officer of this U.S.
Transportation Command enabler operating under armistice conditions and is designated as both the single port manager
and port operator for all common-user seaports within the ROK.
"The overall concept of the 599th in Ulchi Freedom Guardian is execution of the group's single port manager
function," he said.