Definition of containerize in US English:


(British containerise)


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

    ‘containerized cargo’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Planting containerized seedlings is similar to planting bareroot seedlings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The last bare root seedlings were lifted in 2000 and the nursery now grows only containerized seedlings in greenhouses.’
    • ‘They're containerized and preconfigured for easy movement by land, air and sea.’
    • ‘So, once everything is neatly containerized it must be placed into the backpack in the right order.’
    • ‘It is entirely containerized and was the last freight forwarder to utilize box cars.’
    • ‘Its main service is containerised cargo handling based on long-term contracts to operate terminals in ports.’
    • ‘Everything, she said, would be containerised.’
    • ‘It enjoys hot, dry conditions, but is best planted in a blistering border than containerised on a sun-drenched patio or deck.’
    • ‘Another 3,500 tractor-trailer trips occur daily as containerized freight is moved between the yards.’
    • ‘To attract flows of containerized cargoes, port authorities have to provide a minimum set of infrastructure attributes.’
    • ‘Don't forget containerised specimens should be fed too, but use slow-release pellets for these.’
    • ‘This means that about two-thirds of all containerized cargo is shipped in the 40-foot containers because they have twice the capacity.’
    • ‘Their house in Bexley will be packed up and containerised, bound for a cargo ship crossing, and they'll set sail on December 3.’
    • ‘Contaminated laundry is to be bagged or containerized at the location where it was used.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Other risky consignments that are containerised are referred to inland ports for destination inspections while they offload at the importer's premises.’