containerization

noun
con·​tain·​er·​i·​za·​tion | \ kən-ˌtā-nə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce containerization (audio) , -nər-ə- \

Definition of containerization

: a shipping method in which a large amount of material (such as merchandise) is packaged into large standardized containers

Examples of containerization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is, containerization technology had the effect of intensifying activity to where cranes, gantries, rails, and truck access were located. Richard Campanella, NOLA.com, "acquisition of 1,100 acres," 1 Jan. 2021 Cheap overseas labor, global trade agreements, containerization, and the emergence of big box stores and mass-discount retailers all drove this trend. Dave Margulius, Fortune, "Commentary: Inflation Shook the Markets This Week—But Deflation Is the Force to Watch," 8 Feb. 2018 Many in the shipping industry regarded containerization as a concept with little potential; McLean was, after all, an outsider unfamiliar with the industry’s storied traditions. Marc Levinson, Smithsonian, "The Now-Ubiquitous Shipping Container Was an Idea Before Its Time," 16 June 2017 And containerization — also referred to as intermodal freight transportation — is seen as the innovation that has made services like next-day delivery and Amazon Prime possible. Kenneth R. Rosen, New York Times, "Coming Home to a Shipping Container," 22 Sep. 2017 Many in the shipping industry regarded containerization as a concept with little potential Marc Levinson, Smithsonian, "The Now-Ubiquitous Shipping Container Was an Idea Before Its Time," 16 June 2017 The focus on containerization has also seen the Nano Server deployment of Windows Server change. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "First insider build of Windows Server arrives with new virtualization features," 14 July 2017 With the rise of containerization, the docks closed in 1981, leading to high levels of unemployment in the surrounding communities. Paul Talling, CNN, "Silvertown: The derelict wasteland right under London's nose," 10 July 2017 Ceiling was eventually replaced by containerization, and Mr. Browne closed the business in the 1960s. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Blair P. Browne, port executive and longtime Lutherville resident, dies," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of containerization

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Containerization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/containerization. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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