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The UNSC Department of Commercial Shipping, abbreviated "DCS" is an organization in the UNSC responsible for maintaining the UNSC commercial fleet and regulating interstellar commerce and shipping between colony worlds.[1] Some of their ships were attacked by the Covenant ship Minor Transgression in 2524, which led to the beginning of the Human-Covenant war.

Lieutenant Commander Jilan al-Cygni posed as a DCS employee as cover for her assignment from the Office of Naval Intelligence to investigate the disappearance of freighters from Harvest.[2]

Freighter Identification CodesEdit

Freighter Identification Codes are codes used by the UNSC to identify freighters. They are primarily used during COM transmissions.[3]

Freighter Identification Codes usually compose of a three-letter code followed by an eight- or nine-digit number. The letters correspond to the first letters of the freighter's name. If the freighter's name is only two words, the letter "X" is used as a substitute for the third letter (e.g. Contents Under Pressure would be "CUP", while Bulk Discount would be "BDX").[4] A notable exception to this is the Wholesale Price,[3] though this may be an oversight.

List of DCS Registered VesselsEdit

Ship Name Identification Number
Bulk Discount (BDX-008814530)[5]
Contents Under Pressure (CUP-00040370)[6]
Horn of Plenty (HOP-000987111)[7]
This End Up (TEU-00481361)[8]
Wholesale Price (WP-000614236)[3]



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