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

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Seven of the world’s ten largest container ports are in China. The Economist, "China’s maritime expansion reflects a curious mix of ambition and paranoia," 4 July 2019 But those plans quickly collided with the needs of a next-door neighbor, the busy Conley Terminal container port, where ship and truck traffic has increased in recent years. Tim Logan, BostonGlobe.com, "In a city hungry for housing, sparks fly over plan for more," 25 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of container port

1970, in the meaning defined above

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