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

Examples of container port in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly 23,000 cargo trucks are registered with the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest container port in the Western Hemisphere. Tony Briscoe, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2024 Haiti’s international airport is closed due to the insecurity and its main container port terminal, run by Caribbean Port Services, was attacked and looted on March 8. Caitlin Stephen Hu, CNN, 11 Mar. 2024 The prison attack follows reports on Friday that armed men had attempted to take control of the capital’s main container port, causing traffic disruptions, and gangs threatened to attack more of the city’s police stations. Reuters, NBC News, 3 Mar. 2024 Gangs attacked both the National Penitentiary and the country's main container port. Anders Hagstrom, Fox News, 3 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for container port 

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/container%20port. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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