Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A port equipped to handle containerized cargo.

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Examples

  • Unlike a traditional port, a containerport does not have to be close to a city.

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  • 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.

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  • Rotterdam is now the largest containerport in Europe, and one of the largest in the world.

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  • 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.

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  • Eventually, Felixstowe became the largest containerport in Britain, while traditional ports such as London and Liverpool declined.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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