A container terminal is a facility where cargo containers are transshipped between different transport vehicles, for onward transportation. Containerization (or containerisation) is a system of Intermodal freight transport Cargo Transport using standard ISO containers Transshipment or Transhipment is the Shipment of goods to an intermediate destination and then from there to yet another destination The transshipment may be between ships and land vehicles, for example trains or trucks, in which case the terminal is described as a maritime container terminal. A ship /ʃɪp/ is a large vessel that floats on water Ships are generally distinguished from Boats based on size A train is a connected series of vehicles that move along a track ( Permanent way) to transport freight or passengers from one place to another This article is about the semi-truck For the North American use of the word see Pickup truck. Alternatively the transshipment may be between land vehicles, typically between train and truck, in which case the terminal is described as an inland container terminal.
Maritime container terminals tend to be part of a larger port, and the biggest maritime container terminals can be found situated around major harbours. ||-||-|-||-||-||-||-||-||-|} A port is a facility for receiving Ships and transferring cargo A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences) or haven, is a place where ships may shelter from the Weather or are stored Inland container terminals tend to be located in or near major cities, with good rail connections to maritime container terminals.
Both maritime and inland container terminals usually also provide storage facilities for both loaded and empty containers. Loaded containers are stored for relatively short periods, whilst waiting for onward transportation, whilst unloaded containers may be stored for longer periods awaiting their next use. Containers are normally stacked for storage, and the resulting stores are known as container stacks.
Container ships are Cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size containers in a technique called Containerization. Both overhead travelling cranes and gantry cranes are types of crane which lift objects by a hoist which is fitted in a trolley and can move This is a list of the world's Seaports, arranged by their respective seas and oceans Atlantic Ocean See also List of ports and This is a list of the world's busiest container Seaports, total mass of actual TEU (in thousands transported through the port A container crane (also known as a portainer, container handling gantry crane, quay crane, ship-to-shore crane, ship-to-shore gantry crane