While the facility had been designed to rely on railroad shipments, most ammunition reached MOTSU
by truck rather than by rail.
We did a cost-benefit analysis of double loading, also known as 'picking,' which showed we could move 1,856 containers in 8 days instead of 12 by double picking," said Steve Kerr, the transportation manager at MOTSU
Leonard, SDDC commanders, talks with rail maintenance crewmembers on the Center Wharf at MOTSU
Operated by SDDC's 596th Transportation Brigade, MOTSU
is the nation's largest ammunition terminal, serving all of the Department of Defense.
Ninety percent of the ammunition that now comes through MOTSU
Though it will be a single-purpose fire boat, he looks forward to the new experience, but hopes the day-to-day calm of working at MOTSU
Mark Hagan assumed command of the 596th and MOTSU
April 16, 2009.
processed over 2,000 commercial trucks and over 2,000 commercial railcars during this period of robust activity.
It is a quiet peaceful place for the MOTSU
family to honor those who have sacrificed," said Col.
Since it opened in November 1955, the MOTSU
staff has proudly supported the mission of planning, coordinating and executing the safe movement of munitions, explosives and other hazardous cargo in support of combatant commanders around the world.