container ship

\ kən-ˈtā-nər-ˌship How to pronounce container ship (audio) \
variants: or less commonly containership

Definition of container ship

: a ship specially designed or equipped for carrying containerized cargo

Examples of container ship in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd AG is among the operators committed to ultralarge container ships, and the operator isn’t changing course. Paul Page, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Shipping’s Bet on Trade; Amazon’s Soaring Costs; Stores’ Opening Hours," 1 May 2020 The cars must cross two border checks and two artificial islands, then speed through an underwater tunnel while container ships float overhead. Popular Science, "The most important engineering innovations of 2019," 3 Dec. 2019 The container shipping market faces a challenging 1Q as the coronavirus exacerbates seasonally weak liner demand. Laura Benitez,, "French Shipping Giant’s Debt Plan At Risk Amid Virus Fears," 5 May 2020 Benton had spent the day escorting container ships bearing supplies for New York—from the Narrows between Brooklyn and Staten Island, around Bergen Point to Port Elizabeth and back. The New Yorker, "at the epicenter of the pandemic.," 27 Apr. 2020 Einhorn is relishing the day when masks stop arriving on super-pricey flights like VIPs, and disembark again, cheap as before, from container ships traveling from sundry corners of the globe. Shawn Tully, Fortune, "Inside the surreal ‘Mask Economy’: Price-gouging, bidding wars, and armed guards," 14 Apr. 2020 Goods are piling up at some ports, while elsewhere container ships sail empty. Ana Swanson, New York Times, "Global Trade Sputters, Leaving Too Much Here, Too Little There," 10 Apr. 2020 The expansion, Phase 3 of a larger development plan for the container terminal, cost $50 million included a 400-foot dock extension that allows APM Terminals to handle two major container ships simultaneously. al, "John Driscoll to succeed port director Jimmy Lyons," 7 Apr. 2020 According to the port’s website, two large container ships -- TOTE’s North Star and the Matson Tacoma -- will arrive there Sunday. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "USNS Bob Hope in Anchorage to unload military supplies," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of container ship

1966, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jun 2020

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“Container ship.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of container ship

: a large ship made to carry cargo containers

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