Definition of containerize in US English:

containerize

(British containerise)

verb

[with object]usually as adjective containerized
  • Pack into or transport by container.

    ‘containerized cargo’
    • ‘This means that about two-thirds of all containerized cargo is shipped in the 40-foot containers because they have twice the capacity.’
    • ‘Other risky consignments that are containerised are referred to inland ports for destination inspections while they offload at the importer's premises.’
    • ‘The ships can be computer linked to logistics files at military stock points, and can transport roll-on/roll-off and containerised cargo for unit deployment and relocation, tactical resupply and sustained resupply.’
    • ‘Its main service is containerised cargo handling based on long-term contracts to operate terminals in ports.’
    • ‘Approximately 15 percent of our containerized cargo volume moves by rail or barge out of the port.’
    • ‘In Britain, short-lived and intermediate wastes are safely contained in trenches of glacial clay compacted, containerized, and capped with water-resistant clay.’
    • ‘Accurate data on the dimensions of the materiel being containerized are needed for planning and determining the right size and number of drawers and the compartment sizes for the required module configuration.’
    • ‘It is entirely containerized and was the last freight forwarder to utilize box cars.’
    • ‘Their house in Bexley will be packed up and containerised, bound for a cargo ship crossing, and they'll set sail on December 3.’
    • ‘It enjoys hot, dry conditions, but is best planted in a blistering border than containerised on a sun-drenched patio or deck.’
    • ‘They're containerized and preconfigured for easy movement by land, air and sea.’
    • ‘Planting containerized seedlings is similar to planting bareroot seedlings.’
    • ‘The last bare root seedlings were lifted in 2000 and the nursery now grows only containerized seedlings in greenhouses.’
    • ‘So, once everything is neatly containerized it must be placed into the backpack in the right order.’
    • ‘Contaminated laundry is to be bagged or containerized at the location where it was used.’
    • ‘Everything, she said, would be containerised.’
    • ‘Another 3,500 tractor-trailer trips occur daily as containerized freight is moved between the yards.’
    • ‘Don't forget containerised specimens should be fed too, but use slow-release pellets for these.’
    • ‘To attract flows of containerized cargoes, port authorities have to provide a minimum set of infrastructure attributes.’
    • ‘Combination containerships are vessels that can offload a portion of their containerized cargo but depend on seaport equipment or floating cranes to offload the rest.’

Pronunciation

containerize

/kənˈtānəˌrīz//kənˈteɪnəˌraɪz/