Definition of container port in English:

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container port

Pronunciation: /kənˈtānər pôrt/


A port that specializes in handling goods transported in containers.
Example sentences
  • The port is a container port to offload freight from ships too big to navigate the canal.
  • Felixstowe in Suffolk had become a specialist container port with excellent road links.
  • The Bathside Bay development centres on a new container port at Harwich, adjacent to the existing roll-on-roll-off port, which will have a capacity of 1.7 million containers each year.

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Syllabification: con·tain·er port

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