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Definition of United states controlled shipping

United states controlled shipping Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
That shipping under US flag and selected ships under foreign flag considered to be under “effective US control,” i.e., that can reasonably be expected to be made available to the United States in time of national emergency. See also effective US controlled ships.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )