Container Yard (CY)

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A physical facility where ocean freight is recieved and shipped from.

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What is Container Yard (CY) shipping?

Container Yard (CY) is where the containers are stored on dry port or terminal before they are loaded or offloaded from a ship.  


In shipping, the term Container Yard to Container Yard (CY/CY) is used, which is also mentioned in the Bill of Lading (BL) or the Letter of Credits after the port names. It indicates the port where the cargo will be delivered to along with the destination of containers to highlight who is responsible for the transportation.

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