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 containerized trade crossing the Pacific

— containerization also containerisation noun [uncountable] :

• The revolution in distribution costs introduced by containerization opened up the world into a single market.

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containerize UK US (UK also containerise) /kənˈteɪnəraɪz/ verb [T]
TRANSPORT to put goods into a container or containers for transport, or to make a port, ship, etc. suitable for this method of transport: »

The face of shipping has changed, with more goods traditionally handled in bulk now being containerized.

containerized (UK also containerised) adjective

containerized cargo/goods/shipments

containerization (UK also containerisation) noun [U]

In April 1956 , the first of these converted ships sailed from New York to Houston, and containerization became a sunrise industry.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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

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  • 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 Date: 1956 a shipping method in which a large amount of material (as merchandise) is packaged into large standardized containers …   New Collegiate 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

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  • 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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