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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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"It is likely that, at least as long as the trend toward containerization continues in the licit portion of maritime trade, containers will increasingly be used for many sorts of trafficked commodities -- and mainstream companies will increasingly become unwitting accomplices of the traffickers."
Since the shape and dimensions of containers have been standardized since 1961, containerization has been easily accepted for importation and exportation, so it is widely used for non-bulk cargo worldwide.
Globalization and containerization has already had an important effect on Albanian Ports, thus increasing the quantity of goods transported in boxes.
The confidence of many industries has been on the rise by virtue of containerization. It has not only built confidence of those buyer and sellers globally but also brought numerous benefits to the Logistics and Insurance Industries.
Nikkhoo joined Sea-Land in 1977--a shipping and containerization company--beginning the carrier's Iran service after graduating from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.
Containerization brought with it a revolution in the maritime transport industry.
Learn or re-learn, depending on your age, by reviewing how NDTA helped with containerization's first big challenge--standardization.
McLean, who launched modern containerization in April 1956 by having fifty-eight truck trailers loaded onboard a refitted oil tanker that sailed from Newark, New Jersey, to Houston.
To Heney and Seaway officials, containerization represents an important growth market and could generate significant two-way traffic for ports along the 3,700-kilometre marine system.
Since the early 1970s, the Department of Defense has been moving to 100-percent containerization of munitions.
In August, AMC and DLA introduced an electronic interface between DLA Distribution Standard System (DSS) and the Global Air Transportation Execution System (GATES) that improves the information flow between DLA's consolidation and containerization points (CCPs) and Air Force aerial ports of embarkation (APOEs).