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 Virginia is home to the sixth-largest container port in the U.S., part of a sprawling facility that also includes the world’s largest naval base, ship repair services and dry-bulk berths for coal exports. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Virginia Closes Port Terminal as Volumes Dive From Coronavirus Impact," 17 Apr. 2020 About 80% of world goods trade by volume is carried by sea, and China is home to seven of the world's 10 busiest container ports, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Hanna Ziady, CNN, "Maersk operates massive container ships. It's canceled 50 sailings over coronavirus," 20 Feb. 2020 About 80% of trade of the world’s goods by volume is carried by sea, and China is home to seven of the world’s 10 busiest container ports, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Anchorage Daily News, "Coronavirus worries slow Alaska seafood exports," 3 Mar. 2020 Paul Vigna Chris Dieterich The Port of Oakland, the nation's 9th-largest container port, recorded record-setting volume in 2016. WSJ, "Dow Flirts Anew With 20000 After Jobs Report," 6 Jan. 2017 Seven of the busiest 10 container ports are in China today, according to United Nations figures. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy," 2 Feb. 2020 As contract renewals approach, negotiations sometimes stall, leading to massive freight backups at the West Coast's 29 container ports. oregonlive, "Longshore union braces for bankruptcy over Portland case, unnerving labor nationally," 29 Jan. 2020 Mainland China is home to four of the world’s seven busiest container ports; the others are in Singapore, Busan and Hong Kong. The Economist, "Global tradeIt has become harder for the Asian tigers to prosper through exports," 5 Dec. 2019 The town was heavily damaged by bombing in World War II and revived, first as an oil terminal and, more recently, as a container port. New York Times, "Pushed by Security Concerns and Trump, Germany Weighs a New Fuel," 7 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of container port

1970, in the meaning defined above

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25 May 2020

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“Container port.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/container%20port. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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