The LCU 2000 moves containers, general or vehicular cargo. This includes missions in LOTS (logistics-over-the-shore) operations in remote areas with austere shore facilities or unimproved beaches. The LCU 2000 is also suitable for the intratheater movement of cargo and unit equipment along coastlines or inland waterways. It is used for unit deployment and relocation. It has a bow ramp and a bow thruster to assist in beaching and beach extraction. Because of its shallow draft, the LCU 2000 can carry cargo from deep draft ships to shore ports or areas too shallow for larger ships.