variants or less commonly containerport
: a shipping port specially equipped to handle containerized cargo

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 2020, Canadian Pacific, the line’s original owner, purchased it as part of a program that involved expanding a container port in New Brunswick. Ian Austen, New York Times, 24 Feb. 2023 The biggest opposition comes from a shipping industry that sees the plan for a 34,000-seat stadium and a hotel and residential development on a slice of industrial land at the Port of Oakland as a misguided project that would eat up space at the country’s eighth-busiest container port for imports. Paul Berger, WSJ, 5 May 2022 Alabama has a booming container port in Mobile. al, 9 Jan. 2022 Known as the Waterfront Commission, it was established in the 1950s to combat corrupt labor practices and go after mobs at the New York-New Jersey container port. Kaelan Deese, Washington Examiner, 1 Mar. 2023 The fire at Turkey's Iskenderun container port that was triggered by the quake has been brought under control. WSJ, 9 Feb. 2023 Pay negotiations at Felixstowe, Britain’s No. 1 container port, are in limbo according to Hutchison Ports UK’s corporate affairs chief Paul Davey. Christopher Jasper,, 12 Oct. 2022 In 2018, Chinese shipping conglomerate COSCO acquired a container-shipping company that owned a strategically important large container port terminal in Long Beach, California. Emily Baker-white, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2023 Imports into the nation’s busiest container port complex in Southern California are plummeting as U.S. trade sputters and retailers and manufacturers shift their supply chains amid increasingly contentious West Coast port labor negotiations. Paul Berger, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of container port was in 1970

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“Container port.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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