container port

noun
\ 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 The decision, a victory for New Jersey, leaves the door open for future legal tussles between the two states that share jurisdiction over the busiest container port on the East Coast. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, 22 Nov. 2021 Houston is the nation's 6th largest container port. Chris Isidore, CNN, 6 Nov. 2021 The reader is dropped into an American container port, maybe in Long Beach, California, or Savannah, Georgia, full to bursting with trailer-size steel boxes loaded with toilet paper and exercise bikes and future Christmas presents. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, 22 Oct. 2021 Last week, the Biden administration announced that the Port of Los Angeles, the country’s busiest container port, will operate on a 24/7 schedule to clear the backlog of ships jammed in the San Pedro Bay. Aurora Almendral, Quartz, 18 Oct. 2021 The Port of Long Beach has been recorded as the second-busiest container port in the country and the twenty-first-busiest container cargo port in the world. Fox News, 17 Oct. 2021 The third-largest container port in the U.S. after Los Angeles-Long Beach and New York-New Jersey, Savannah boasts nine berths for container ships and abundant land for expansion. BostonGlobe.com, 11 Oct. 2021 Last month, authorities shut down part of Ningbo-Zhoushan port — the world's third largest container port — for weeks after a dock worker tested positive for Covid. Laura He, CNN, 7 Sep. 2021 In May, China shut down a huge container port near Shenzhen — one of the nation’s leading industrial cities — after a small outbreak of a coronavirus variant. New York Times, 30 Aug. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'container port.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of container port

1970, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About container port

Time Traveler for container port

Time Traveler

The first known use of container port was in 1970

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near container port

containerize

container port

container ship

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for container port

Last Updated

26 Nov 2021

Cite this Entry

“Container port.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/container%20port. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!