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

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Aegean Marine sells bunkering fuel, serving cruise ships, container ships and, for a period, the U.S. Navy. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Alleged Fraud Surprises Activist Investors in Shipping Fuel Company," 6 Nov. 2018 The container ship Anja arrives into the port of Immingham in eastern England earlier this month. Max Colchester, WSJ, "British Trade Negotiator’s Conundrum: Can He Actually Make Any Deals?," 16 Oct. 2018 On August 23, the container ship Venta Maersk left the Russian port of Vladivostok and headed to Bremerhaven in Germany. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "A Container Ship Is Sailing Through the Arctic for the First Time," 18 Sep. 2018 In June 2017, the NotPetya ransomware outbreak that shut down computer networks worldwide had a particularly severe effect on A.P. Moller-Maersk, the world’s largest container ship and supply vessel company. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, "Shipping company’s networks in the Americas crippled by ransomware attack," 26 July 2018 Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the contemporary building to mirror the industrial cranes that load container ships nearby. Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Best Museums in Boston You'll Want To Visit," 17 July 2018 The Greek shipping companies, along with other private owners, make money by chartering vessels, including tankers, bulk carriers and container ships. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Maritime Regulator Faces Growing Calls for a Gradual Rollout of Clean-Fuel Rules," 22 Oct. 2018 Dozens of migrants have barricaded themselves in a container ship in the Libyan port city of Misrata for the past five days after being picked up at sea, and refuse to disembark, saying Libya is too dangerous for them. Lori Hinnant, The Seattle Times, "Dozens of migrants refuse to leave container ship in Libya," 14 Nov. 2018 Sixty-two additional barrels were sent out on a container ship that stopped in 40 ports around the world, visiting five different continents and crossing the equator four times. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How Jefferson's Ocean Bourbon Was Aged at Sea," 4 Apr. 2014

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First Known Use of container ship

1966, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of container ship

: a large ship made to carry cargo containers

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