containerization
noun Date: 1956 a shipping method in which a large amount of material (as merchandise) is packaged into large standardized containers

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • containerization — (Amer.) n. shipping of goods in containers that range up to 48 feet long; stowage of cargoes (general or special) in a container for transport; act of containerizing (also containerisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Containerization — Shipping containers at the Port Newark Elizabeth Marine Terminal in New Jersey, USA …   Wikipedia

  • containerization — containerize con‧tain‧er‧ize [kənˈteɪnəraɪz] also containerise verb [transitive] TRANSPORT to put goods into standard sized containers in order to move them by road, rail, or ship: • the steadily increasing volumes of iron ore, oil and… …   Financial and business terms

  • containerization — /keuhn tay neuhr euh zay sheuhn/, n. Transp. a method of shipping freight in relatively uniform, sealed, movable containers whose contents do not have to be unloaded at each point of transfer. Cf. break bulk (def. 1). [1955 60; CONTAINERIZE +… …   Universalium

  • containerization — The use of containers to unitize cargo for transportation, supply, and storage. Containerization incorporates supply, transportation, packaging, storage, and security together with visibility of container and its contents into a distribution… …   Military dictionary

  • containerization — noun the act of containerizing See Also: containerize …   Wiktionary

  • containerization —   the development of standardized metal containers for cargo which can be transshipped between train, lorry and ship carriers. Revolutionized haulage by reducing transshipment times and replacing large numbers of labourers with crane technology …   Geography glossary

  • containerization — Shipping method in which standardized containers are packed in the field, sealed and transported by truck and/or train to ships. They aren t opened until they reach their receiver …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • containerization — The use of large rectangular containers for the shipment of goods. Goods are packed into the containers at the factory or loading depot and transported by road in these containers to the port of shipment, where they are loaded direct onto the… …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • containerization — con·tain·er·iza·tion …   English syllables

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