container port

\kən-ˈtā-nər-ˌpȯrt \
variants: or less commonly containerport

Definition of container port 

: a shipping port specially equipped to handle containerized cargo

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Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, said the tariffs recently enacted or proposed by the U.S. and its trading partners would affect 15% of all cargo that moves through Los Angeles, the nation’s largest container port. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "U.S. Ports Say Tariff Battle Could Hit Shipping Volumes," 27 June 2018 The Port of Los Angeles, the country’s biggest container port, said Thursday that 15 percent of all cargo would be affected by the tariffs announced so far. Roland Li,, "Port of Oakland, a center for China trade, expects growth amid turmoil," 29 June 2018 The railway that connects Gioia Tauro, one of the largest container ports in the Mediterranean, to Europe stops 1.5 kilometers short of the actual shipping terminal. Jackson Holahan, The Christian Science Monitor, "'The Good Mothers' profiles the female prosecutor who took on Italy's mafia," 6 June 2018 In 2015, the Jebel Ali Port was the ninth-largest container port in the world by trade volume, with weekly services to 140 ports. Afshin Molavi, CNN, "Is Dubai a model for economic diversification in the Persian Gulf?," 4 June 2018 The suspicion is that, in return, another Bolloré division won contracts to operate container ports. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, "How African Deals Entangled a Billionaire Media Mogul," 24 Apr. 2018 And the Black Sea seaside resort of Anaklia is being turned into Georgia’s first Deep Sea container port capable of accommodating high-value cargo, with an overall capacity estimated at 100 million tonnes. Rebecca Maitland, Houston Chronicle, "Travel options: Explore new lands, make new friends," 15 Mar. 2018 But his government’s bases, the lucrative container port and the refinery were all under control of the Security Belt, a southern rebel militia trained and armed by the UAE. The Economist, "The centre cannot holdA rebellion in Aden is hastening the break-up of Yemen," 1 Feb. 2018 Major container ports across the nation are estimated to have handled 20.1 million twenty-foot equivalent units -- or standard containers -- last year, up 7 percent from 2016, according to a report by Hackett Associates. Katherine Blunt, Houston Chronicle, "Port Houston container imports surged in 2017," 8 Jan. 2018

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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