- to put goods into standard sized containers in order to move them by road, rail, or ship:
• the steadily increasing volumes of iron ore, oil and containerized trade crossing the Pacific— containerization also containerisation noun [uncountable] :
• The revolution in distribution costs introduced by containerization opened up the world into a single market.
* * *containerize UK US (UK also containerise) /kənˈteɪnəraɪz/ verb [T]► TRANSPORT to put goods into a container or containers for transport, or to make a port, ship, etc. suitable for this method of transport: »
The face of shipping has changed, with more goods traditionally handled in bulk now being containerized.containerized (UK also containerised) adjective► »
containerized cargo/goods/shipmentscontainerization (UK also containerisation) noun [U]► »
In April 1956 , the first of these converted ships sailed from New York to Houston, and containerization became a sunrise industry.
Financial and business terms. 2012.