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Container Terminal

Container Terminal Definition:

A container terminal is a facility with logistics platforms dealing with cargo transshipment.

A container terminal is a passway or link between two shipment points in one country or region to another. The terminal handles temporary container storage, with the necessary platforms and setups such as yards, quays, machines such as cranes, straddle carriers, stackers, warehouses, maintenance facilities, and more. Container terminals are vital facilities for the supply chain that allow timely, safe, and efficient cargo delivery and open access for global shipment. It also holds facilities for custom inspection, clearance, and documentation to ensure compliance with shipping regulations.

Transporting a container on a trailer.

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