28 Feb '17, 5pm

#DidYouKnow: A U.S. strategic seaport can be military or commercial? Read more

The Strategic Seaport Program (SSP) ensures America has the seaport capacity necessary to effectively handle any contingency affecting national security. It provides America's armed forces with a reserve seaport capacity to respond to any sudden, large increases in the need to move military assets during a national emergency or surge deployment. The SSP's massive reserve capacity requires the coordinated effort of numerous agencies. SSP is operated by the National Port Readiness Network (NPRN), which is made up of nine federal agencies and organizations. What is the Army doing? The SSP fulfills three basic objectives: The first objective is the determination of which seaports fit the requirements for inclusion in the program. Not all seaports qualify for acceptance. While a strategic seaport can be military or commercial, only ports with the capability and capacity to meet...

Full article: https://www.army.mil/standto/archive_2017-02-28/?s_cid=st...

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