List of busiest container ports

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This is a list of the world's busiest container ports (ports with container terminals that specialize in handling goods transported in shipping containers) by total number of actual twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) transported through the port. Data listed in thousand of TEU.

Container Traffic (in thousand TEUs):
# Port Country Region Location 2017[1] 2016[2] 2015[3] 2014[3] 2013[4] 2012[5] 2011[6] 2010[7] 2009[8] 2008[9] 2007[10] 2006[11] 2005[12] 2004[13]
1 Shanghai China China East Asia Yangtze Delta 40,233 37,133 36,537[14] 35,268 33,617 32,529 31,700 29,069 25,002 27,980 26,150 21,710 18,084 14,557
2 Singapore Singapore Singapore Southeast Asia Malacca Strait 33,666 30,904[15] 30,922[15] 33,869 32,240 31,649 29,937 28,431 25,866 29,918 27,932 24,792 23,192 21,329
3 Shenzhen China China East Asia Pearl River Delta 25,208 23,979[16] 24,204[16] 23,798 23,280 22,940 22,570 22,510 18,250 21,414 21,099 18,469 16,197 13,615
4 Ningbo-Zhoushan China China East Asia Yangtze Delta 24,607 21,560[17] 20,620[17] 19,450 17,351 16,670 14,686 13,144 10,502 11,226 9,349 7,068 5,208 4,006
5 Hong Kong China China East Asia Pearl River Delta 20,770 19,813[18] 20,073[18] 22,374 22,352 23,117 24,384 23,532 20,983 24,248 23,881 23,539 22,427 21,984
6 Busan South Korea South Korea East Asia Korean Strait 20,493 19,850[19] 19,469[19] 18,423 17,690 17,046 16,185 14,157 11,954 13,425 13,270 12,039 11,843 11,430
7 Guangzhou China China East Asia Pearl River Delta 20,370 18,858[20] 17,625 16,160 15,309 14,744 14,400 12,550 11,190 11,001 9,200 6,600 4,685 3,308
8 Qingdao China China East Asia Yellow Sea 18,262 18,010[21] 17,510 16,624 15,520 14,503 13,020 12,012 10,260 10,320 9,462 7,702 6,307 5,140
9 Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Western Asia Arab Peninsula 15,368 14,772[22] 15,592 14,750 13,641 13,270 13,000 11,600 11,124 11,827 10,653 8,923 7,619 6,429
10 Tianjin China China East Asia Yellow Sea 15,040 14,490[23] 14,090 14,050 13,010 12,300 11,500 10,080 8,700 8,500 7,103 5,950 4,801 3,814
11 Rotterdam Netherlands Netherlands Northern Europe North sea 13,734 12,385[24] 12,235 12,453 11,621 11,866 11,877 11,146 9,743 10,784 10,791 9,655 9,287 8,281
12 Port Klang Malaysia Malaysia Southeast Asia Malacca Strait 11,978 13,170[25] 11,887 10,736 10,350 10,000 9,604 8,870 7,309 7,970 7,120 6,326 5,544 5,244
13 Antwerp Belgium Belgium Northern Europe North sea 10,451 10,037[26] 9,654 9,136 8,578 8,635 8,664 8,468 7,309 8,663 8,176 7,019 6,482 6,064
14 Xiamen China China East Asia Taiwan strait 10,380 9,614[27] 9,183 8,572 8,010 7,202 6,461 5,820 4,680 5,035 4,627 4,019 3,342 2,872
15 Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan East Asia Taiwan 10,271 10,465[28] 10,264 10,593 9,938 9,781 9,636 8,872 8,581 9,677 10,257 9,775 9,471 9,714
16 Dalian China China East Asia Yellow Sea 9,707 9,614[29] 9,450 10,128 10,860 8,060 6,400 5,242 4,552 4,503 4,574 3,212 2,665 2,211
17 Los Angeles United States United States North America West Coast 9,343 8,857[30] 8,160 8,340 7,869 8,078 7,941 7,832 6,748 7,850 8,355 8,470 7,485 7,321
18 Hamburg Germany Germany Northern Europe Elbe River 8,860 8,910[31] 8,821 9,729 9,302 8,864 9,022 7,900 7,007 9,737 9,890 8,862 8,088 7,003
19 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia Malaysia Southeast Asia Malacca Strait 8,261 8,281[32] 9,120 8,500[3] 7,628 7,700 7,500 6,530 6,000 5,600 5,500 4,770 4,177 4,020
20 Laem Chabang Thailand Thailand Southeast Asia Gulf of Thailand 7,670 7,227[33] 6,780 6,518 6,032 5,830 5,731 5,068 4,538 5,134 4,642 4,123 3,834 3,529
21 Long Beach United States United States North America West Coast 7,670 6,775[34] 7,192 6,821 6,731 6,046 6,061 6,263 5,067 6,350 7,316 7,289 6,710 5,780
22 New York United States United States North America East Coast 6,711 6,252[35] 6,372 5,772 5,467 5,530 5,503 5,292 4,561 5,265 5,299 5,093 4,785 4,478
23 Yingkou China China East Asia Liaodong Bay 6,278 6,086[36] 5,922
24 Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka South Asia Colombo 6,209 5,735[37] 5,185[3][37]
25 Saigon Vietnam Vietnam Southeast Asia Ho Chi Minh City 6,156 5,987[38] 5,788[3][38] 6,334 5,542 5,060 4,674 4,100 3,563 3,100 2,532 2,532 2,122 1,868
26 Tanjung Priok Indonesia Indonesia Southeast Asia Java Sea 6,090 5,515[39] 5,201[39] 5,034 6,590 6,200 5,618 4,715 3,800 3,984 3,900 3,280 3,282 3,170
27 Bremerhaven Germany Germany Northern Europe North sea 5,510 5,535 [40] 5,479[40] 5,796 5,831 6,115 5,915 4,871 4,578 5,529 4,912 4,450 3,736 3,469
28 Mumbai India India South Asia Arabian Sea 4,833 4,432
29 Valencia Spain Spain Southern Europe Western Mediterranean 4,832 4,722 4,616 4,442 4,328 4,470 4,327 4,207 3,653 3,593 3,043 2,612 2,410 2,145
30 Manila Philippines Philippines Southeast Asia Manila Bay 4,782 4,523 3,976 3,673 3,770 3,705 3,250 3,257 2,815 2,977 2,800 2,638 2,625 2,698
31 Taicang China China East Asia Yangtze Delta 4,514 4,081 3,760
32 Lianyungang China China East Asia Yellow Sea 4,711 4,703 4,703
33 Tokyo Japan Japan East Asia Tokyo Bay 4,500 4,700 4,629 4,917 4,861 4,752 4,640 4,286 3,810 4,271 3,818 3,969 3,593 3,358
34 Algeciras Spain Spain Southern Europe Western Mediterranean 4,340 4,761[41] 4,516[41] 4,457 4,501 4,114 3,603 2,810 3,042 3,324 3,152 3,257 3,180 2,937
35 Mundra India India South Asia Gulf of Kutch 4,240 3,320 2,895
36 Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Western Asia Arab Peninsula 4,150 3,957 4,188[42] 4,200 4,561 4,738 4,010 3,830 3,091 3,326 3,068 2,964 2,836 2,426
37 Piraeus Greece Greece Southern Europe Eastern Mediterranean 4,145 3,737 3,330 3,164 2,745 1,680 1,198 665 434 1,373 N/A N/A N/A
38 Savannah United States United States North America East Coast 4,046 3,645 3,737 3,346 3,034 2,966 2,945 2,825 2,356 2,616 2,604 2,160 1,902 1,662
39 Salalah Oman Oman Western Asia Arabian Sea 3,946 3,325 2,569
40 Dongguan China China East Asia Pearl River Delta 3,910 3,640 3,363
41 Colón Panama Panama Central America Caribbean coast 3,891 3,258 3,577 3,356 2,060 1,900 1,600 2,802 1,856[43] 2,262 N/A 1,947 2,150
42 Santos  Brazil South America South Atlantic Ocean 3,854 3,394 3,645 3,685 3,446 3,172 2,985 2,716 2,252 2,675 2,533 2,208 2,240 1,883
43 Felixstowe United Kingdom United Kingdom Northern Europe North Sea 3,850 4,000 3,980 3,680 3,740 3,700 3,519 3,400 3,100 3,200 3,300 3,000 2,700 2,717
44 Seattle/Tacoma United States United States North America West Coast 3,665 3,616 3,154 3,456 3,461 3,510 3,590
45 Tanjung Perak Indonesia Indonesia Southeast Asia Madura Strait 3,553 3,355 3,154
46 Tanger-Med Morocco Morocco Africa North Africa 3,312
47 Vancouver Canada Canada North America West Coast 3,252
48 Rizhao China China East Asia Yellow Sea 3,010[44] 2,810[44]
49 Nanjing China China East Asia Yangtze Delta 3,170, 3,084 2,940
50 Marsaxlokk Malta Malta Southern Europe Eastern Mediterranean 3,150 3,084 3,064
List of busiest container ports
  Level in 2015
  Level in 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "07 Guangzhou (China)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  21. ^ "08 Qingdao (China)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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  23. ^ "10 Tianjin (China)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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  29. ^ "15 Dalian (China)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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  33. ^ "20 Laem Chabang (Thailand)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  34. ^ "21 Long Beach (US)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  35. ^ "22 New York/New Jersey (US)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  36. ^ "23 Yingkou (China)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  37. ^ a b "25 Colombo (Sri Lanka)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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  39. ^ a b "27 Tanjung Priok (Indonesia)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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  41. ^ a b "28 Algeciras (Spain)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  42. ^ "37 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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