National Port Readiness Network

A Memorandum of Understanding on Port Readiness establishes the National Port Readiness Network Steering Group (NPRNSG) and a National Port Readiness Network Working Group (NPRNWG). The organizations provide coordination and cooperation to ensure readiness of commercial ports to support force deployment during contingencies and other defense emergencies.

Ten Federal agencies and organizations - Maritime Administration, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), Military Sealift Command (MSC), U.S. Army Forces Command (USFORSCOM), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), and U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM) - have responsibilities for support of the secure movement of military forces through U.S. ports.

At each strategic commercial port, representatives of the ten agencies establish port readiness committees (PRCs), chaired by the USCG Captain of the Port. The PRCs provide the means for coordinating peacetime preparations for emergency port operations and for coordinating port operations during actual national defense emergencies.

The NPRNSG, the NPRNWG, and the PRCs constitute the National Port Readiness Network (NPRN).

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Office of Emergency Preparedness
Tom Christensen
202-366-5909(office)
202-577-5011 (mobile)
Tom.Christensen@dot.gov (email)