from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A port equipped to handle containerized cargo.
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Unlike a traditional port, a containerport does not have to be close to a city.
My wife, son and I then boarded the Mary Whalen, which is moored in the Red Hook containerport, one the north side of Pier 9B, and helped Carolina wrap up the cookie plates.
Rotterdam is now the largest containerport in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.
The logistical snafu was ultimately solved by Sea-Land, which converted Cam Ranh Bay into a containerport and soon had six container ships running between the West Coast and Vietnam.
Eventually, Felixstowe became the largest containerport in Britain, while traditional ports such as London and Liverpool declined.
Coordinating the movement of boxes in and out of a containerport, or operating the mammoth cranes that delicately place the giant boxes on board, requires high skill.
In 1955, New Jersey announced that it was building the largest containerport in the country, and within five years it was handling more than half of the region’s cargo.