container port

\ kən-ˈtā-nər-ˌpȯrt How to pronounce container port (audio) \
variants: or less commonly containerport

Definition of container port

: a shipping port specially equipped to handle containerized cargo

Examples of container port in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the Port of Los Angeles, the biggest U.S. container port, imports of 20-foot equivalent units climbed to an all-time high of 516,286 in August. Vince Golle,, "Full Steam Ahead for U.S. Commerce Means Vital Economic Support," 22 Sep. 2020 Within West Africa, Togo plans to inspect warehousing and storage facilities in the region’s biggest container port, authorities said on Aug. 12. Katarina Hoije,, "Senegal to Move 3,000 Tons of Explosive Chemical From Port," 29 Aug. 2020 Virginia is home to the sixth-largest container port in the U.S., part of a sprawling facility that also includes the world’s largest naval base, ship repair services and dry-bulk berths for coal exports. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Virginia Closes Port Terminal as Volumes Dive From Coronavirus Impact," 17 Apr. 2020 About 80% of world goods trade by volume is carried by sea, and China is home to seven of the world's 10 busiest container ports, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Maersk operates massive container ships. It's canceled 50 sailings over coronavirus," 20 Feb. 2020 About 80% of trade of the world’s goods by volume is carried by sea, and China is home to seven of the world’s 10 busiest container ports, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Anchorage Daily News, "Coronavirus worries slow Alaska seafood exports," 3 Mar. 2020 Paul Vigna Chris Dieterich The Port of Oakland, the nation's 9th-largest container port, recorded record-setting volume in 2016. WSJ, "Dow Flirts Anew With 20000 After Jobs Report," 6 Jan. 2017 Seven of the busiest 10 container ports are in China today, according to United Nations figures. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy," 2 Feb. 2020 As contract renewals approach, negotiations sometimes stall, leading to massive freight backups at the West Coast's 29 container ports. oregonlive, "Longshore union braces for bankruptcy over Portland case, unnerving labor nationally," 29 Jan. 2020

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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20 Oct 2020

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“Container port.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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