Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement


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Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement

The objective of the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement is to provide the Department of Defense (DOD) with assured access to US flag assets, both vessel capacity and intermodal systems, to meet DOD contingency requirements. This concept is modeled after DOD's civil reserve air fleet program. Carriers contractually commit specified portions of their fleet to meet time-phased DOD contingency requirements. Also called VISA. See also intermodal; intermodal systems; Sealift Readiness Program.
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The Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) was established in February 1997 following approval of the Maritime Security Program (MSP) under the Maritime Security Act of 1996 (MSA).
LGL is a United States-based multimodal transportation and logistics company, as well as a Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) participant.
These roll-on roll-off vessels are the most militarily useful vessels committed to the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement program," said the citation.
The MSP program also requires all participating carriers to sign the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA), which sets forth ironclad obligations to the Department of Defense specifying how the companies' vessels and intermodal systems can be utilized in support of US national emergencies.
Steve Kubik, Dave Jones and Harvey chaired a Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement tabletop exercise at the Joint Planning Advisory Group with the Military Sealift Command, Maritime Administration and carrier industry representatives.
As noted under other action items in this article, increased fidelity of future transportation requirements are now being provided in both the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) and Surface EWGs, as well as in various modal forums.
Over the years, the DOD and USTRANSCOM have utilized the services of the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) carriers under the Universal Services Contract ("USC-06" in its current form) to develop and implement ocean and intermodal transportation in support of the warfighter.
Our participation in the Maritime Security Program (MSP) and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) ensures that MLL assets afloat and ashore are always available to support US government needs.
Central Gulf and Waterman Steamship are participants in the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement and Maritime Security Program.
Policy endorsing greater use of Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA) programs to move goods and people reinforces remarks delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr.
In exchange for committing aircraft to the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) and ships to the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA), carriers can compete for peacetime contracts to move military cargo and people.
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