Definition/Scope: (FM 55-1) Inland terminals consist of air, inland water, rail, highway, or petroleum terminals. Inland terminals may be used to complement an existing transportation network to move cargo. They can greatly reduce congestion and the workload of the modes. Traditional examples of inland terminals include air terminals, motor transport terminals, and rail terminals. Other commonly known facilities such as Army installations, depots, central receiving points, and supply support activities are also considered inland terminals. Inland terminals also provide facilities for connecting links of the same modes when the situation dictates a change in carrier. In emergency situations, in-transit storage is provided at origin, intermediate, destination terminals, or TTPs. Inland terminals provide flexibility and increase the capability of the transportation system to handle cargo. Planners establish them at sites that can support inland water-ways, motor, rail, and air transport modes. When established, the terminals and the nodes that link them should form LOC that flows from origin to destination.
Broader Terms:Military Traffic Management Command
Related Terms:air terminal