DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DEFENSE ENERGY SUPPORT CENTER
8725 John J. Kingman Rd. Suite 4950
Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060-6222
Policy Number: DESC-P-16
January 30, 2008
1.1. This DESC interim policy governs Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), DESC Field
Activity, Defense Fuel Support Point (DFSP), other Department of Defense (DOD) Component, and
contractor-operated DFSP bulk petroleum shipments. This policy prescribes transportation
procedures and assigns associated responsibilities to Defense Energy Support Center (DESC),
Military Services, Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), and Military Sealift
Command (MSC). This policy was coordinated with applicable DESC Offices and Military Service
Control Points (SCPs) and approved by DESC as interim guidance pending inclusion into DOD
1.1.1. Supersession: This interim policy supersedes DOD 4140.25-M, Volume II, Chapter 6,
Transportation, dated 22 June 1994.
2.1. DOD 4140.25-M, Volume II, Chapter 4, Ordering, Requisitioning, and Slating provides ocean
tanker resupply and scheduling procedures.
2.2. DOD 4140.25-M, Volume II, Chapter 5, Shipment, Issues, and Receipts and
Chapter 9, Afloat Pre-Positioning Force (APF) or Floating DFSPs provides procedures to resolve in-
transit product losses and quantity discrepancies.
3.1. SDDC delegates the following Continental United States (CONUS) including Alaska and Hawaii
transportation management functions to DESC:
3.1.1. Determination of the most efficient transportation method.
3.1.2. Distribution of traffic among various competing carriers.
3.1.3. Authority to suspend carriers for unsatisfactory service.
3.2. DESC Regions will:
January 30, 2008
3.2.1. Provide bulk petroleum transportation services through arrangements with SDDC, MSC, and