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Container Yard (CY)

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A container yard (CY) is where ocean containers are stored before and after a sailing, and where carriers store empty containers.

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What is a container yard?

A container yard (CY) is a physical facility from which ocean carriers accept and deliver ocean containers, as well as issue and receive back empty containers.

Ocean sailings typically have a CY cut-off date by which the container must be delivered in order to be loaded onto the scheduled sailing.


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CY (Container Yard) Cutoff

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