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[kuh n-tey-ner-uh-zey-shuh n] /kənˌteɪ nər əˈzeɪ ʃən/
noun, Transportation
a method of shipping freight in relatively uniform, sealed, movable containers whose contents do not have to be unloaded at each point of transfer.
Compare break-bulk (def 1).
Origin of containerization
1955-60; containerize + -ation Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for containerization
  • Global trade requires an intermodal transportation network due to the containerization of its cargo.
  • Service may include containerization in outer shipping containers as ordered by the contracting officer.
  • containerization, intermodalism and globalization-interlocked concepts that are much more than fashionable epithets.

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