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

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At the time, the Lisanne, as the ship was called then, was returning from Miragoâne, a container port in southern Haiti. Rowan Moore Gerety, Harper's magazine, "Downstream," 10 June 2019 Houston is the largest U.S. hub for energy exports and a rapidly growing container port. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "At the Water’s Edge, Seaports Are Slowly Bracing for Rising Ocean Levels," 11 Feb. 2019 The first round of tariffs affected 7% of cargo into Long Beach, said Noel Hacegaba, deputy executive director of administration and operations at the nation’s second-largest container port. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Imports into California Ports Tumbled in August," 12 Sep. 2018 The Port of Virginia in Norfolk, the third-largest container port on the East Coast, had planned to close down at midnight Tuesday. Erin Ailworth, WSJ, "Hurricane Florence Poses Major Threat to U.S. Southeast Coastline," 12 Sep. 2018 Duqm is earmarked as the site of a vast new container port, refinery and industrial zone that, it is hoped, will help move the country away from dependence on oil revenues. Eoghan Macguire, CNN, "Can Duqm become the Arab world's next 'great city?'," 3 June 2018 On the East Coast, container ports in Norfolk, Va., and Savannah, Ga., reported swells in October imports. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Imports Surge at U.S. Ports as Companies Brace for New Tariffs," 15 Nov. 2018 Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, said the tariffs recently enacted or proposed by the U.S. and its trading partners would affect 15% of all cargo that moves through Los Angeles, the nation’s largest container port. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "U.S. Ports Say Tariff Battle Could Hit Shipping Volumes," 27 June 2018 The Port of Los Angeles, the country’s biggest container port, said Thursday that 15 percent of all cargo would be affected by the tariffs announced so far. Roland Li, SFChronicle.com, "Port of Oakland, a center for China trade, expects growth amid turmoil," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of container port

1970, in the meaning defined above

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