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containerization

[kən‚tā·nə·rə′zā·shən]
(industrial engineering)
The practice of placing cargo in large containers such as truck trailers to facilitate loading on and off ships and railroad flat cars.
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The regular training and development of Inspectors in the Inspection Industry especially of Developing Countries where production houses are being shifted is essential to keep reaping the benefits that has come in the form of containerization of cargo.
For ports, the impact of containerization looked very much like a paradox.
Among other decisions, the ICC put a stop to an early attempt at containerization by a midwestern railroad in the early 1930s because the railroad offered weight-based rates for its services rather than charging a specific rate for each commodity, as required at that time.
The Box outlines those systematic changes and the inevitable rise of containerization (driven in part by the logistical needs of the Vietnam War).
The MCOOC is manned and operated by members of the NCBC Supply Department's Containerization Division.
Containerization was able to transform global transportation, commerce and manufacturing because it brought about a steep drop in the cost of transportation.
Describing Rotterdam, the forerunner of the late twentieth-century European boom cities, Henk de Bruijn argued that its main characteristics, 'expansion of scale, globalization, containerization, clustering, added value', (3) were the main drivers for its regeneration.
In the early 1980s, the Port Authority determined that the piers were no longer needed for their original maritime use given the evolution of much of the maritime trade to containerization.
Automakers gathered recently in Detroit for Auto-Tech 2003, and containerization was on their mind.
As a major import/export refrigerated facility, POCL has established a full line of services including USDA approval for Russian and EU exports, pork certification, a DOC seafood inspection room, cross docking and containerization.
And both sides understand there is a lot at stake, with each acknowledging that the upcoming contract is likely to be one of a historic nature, maybe even as important as the original Modernization & Mechanization agreement of 1960, which protected union longshore jobs in the face of the containerization revolution.