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Container Yard

Container Yard Definition:

A container yard, also called a container depot, is an area where shipping containers are temporarily stored before loading with cargo and transporting them to the port. These yards provide a centralized location for storing, maintaining, and repairing shipping containers.

Content yards are typically large open spaces within a port where containers are stored and managed before being loaded onto or unloaded from a ship. However, container yards can also be found outside the port area where private entities operate them. Containers may be stored in the yard for an extended period in case of delivery delay or when they are waiting to be loaded onto a different shipping vessel.

Container on a trailer.

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