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Top 50 World Container Ports

Rank Port Volume 2018 (Million TEU) Volume 2017 (Million TEU) Volume 2016 (Million TEU) Volume 2015 (Million TEU) Volume 2014 (Million TEU) Website

1

Shanghai, China 42.01 40.23 37.13 36.54 35.29

English   Chinese

2 Singapore 36.60 33.67 30.90 30.92 33.87 English
3 Shenzhen, China 27.74 25.21 23.97 24.20 24.03 Chinese
4 Ningbo-Zhoushan, China 26.35 24.61 21.60 20.63 19.45 English   Chinese
5 Guangzhou Harbor, China 21.87 20.37 18.85 17.22 16.16 English   Chinese
6 Busan, South Korea 21.66 20.49 19.85 19.45 18.65 English   Korean   Chinese   Japanese
7 Hong Kong, S.A.R, China 19.60 20.76 19.81 20.07 22.23 English   Chinese
8 Qingdao, China 18.26 18.30 18.01 17.47 16.62 English   Chinese
9 Tianjin, China 16.00 15.07 14.49 14.11 14.05 English   China
10 Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 14.95 15.37 15.73 15.60 15.25 English   Arabic
11 Rotterdam, The Netherlands 14.51 13.73 12.38 12.23 12.30 English   Dutch   Deutsch   Chinese
12 Port Klang, Malaysia 12.32 13.73 13.20 11.89 10.95 English   Bahasa Malaysia
13 Antwerp, Belgium 11.10 10.45 10.04 9.65 8.98 English   Nederlands   Chinese
14 Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China 10.45 10.27 10.46 10.26 10.59 English   Chinese
15 Xiamen, China 10.00 10.38 9.61 9.18 10.13 Chinese
16 Dalian, China 9.77 9.70 9.61 9.45 10.13 English   Chinese
17 Los Angeles, U.S.A 9.46 9.43 8.86 8.16 8.33 English
18 Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia 8.96 8.38 8.28 9.10 8.50 English
19 Hamburg, Germany 8.73 8.86 8.91 8.82 9.73 English   Deutsch   Chinese
20 Long Beach, U.S.A. 8.09 7.54 6.80 7.19 6.82 English
21 Laem Chabang, Thailand 8.07 7.78 7.22 6.82 6.58 English   Thai
  Keihin Ports, Japan*   7.98 7.61 7.52 7.85 English   Japanese   Chinese   Español
22 Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia 7.64 6.09 5.51 5.20 5.77  Select language at site
23 New York-New Jersey, U.S.A. 7.20 6.71 6.25 6.37 5.77 English
24 Colombo, Sri Lanka 7.05 6.21 5.73 5.19 4.91 English
25 Yingkou, China 6.50 6.28 6.08 5.92 5.77 English   Chinese
26 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 6.33 6.16 5.99 5.31 6.39 English   Vietnamese
27

Bremen/Bremerhaven,

Germany

5.42 5.51 5.49 5.48 5.78 English   Deutsch
   Hanshin Port, Japan**   5.22 5.02 4.93 5.32 English   Japanese
28 Manila, Philippines 5.05 4.82 4.52 4.23 3.65 English
29 Jawarharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva), India 5.05 4.83 4.51 4.49 4.45 English   Hindi
30 Piraeus, Greece 4.91 4.15 3.73 3.37 3.59

Piraeus Container Terminal: English   Elliniká

Piraeus Port Authority: English   Elliniká

31 Algeciras, Spain 4.77 4.39 4.76 4.52 4.56 English   Español   Français
32 Lianyunguang, China 4.75 4.72 4.70 5.01 5.01 Chinese
33 Tokyo, Japan 4.57 4.50 4.25 -- -- English  Chinese  Korean Japanese
34 Mundra, India 4.44 4.24 4.80 2.99 2.70 English
35 Savannah, U.S.A 4.35 4.05 3.64 3.74 3.35 English
36 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 4.12 4.15 3.96 4.19 4.20 English   Arabic
37 Santos, Brazil 4.12 3.85 3.60 3.78 3.68 Português
38 Rizhao, China 4.00 3.24 3.01 -- -- English  Chinese
39 Colon, Panama 3.89 3.89 3.26 3.58 3.29 Español
40 Felixstowe, U.K. 3.85 4.30 4.10 4.00 3.74 English
41*** Seattle-Tacoma NW Seaport Alliance, U.S.A. 3.80 3.70 3.62 3.53 3.43

Port of Seattle (English)

Port of Tacoma (English)

42 Dongguan, China 3.50 3.91 3.64 -- -- Chinese
43 Tanger Med, Morocco 3.47 3.31 2.96 -- -- English   Français
44 Barcelona, Spain 3.42 2.97 2.23 -- -- Select language at site
45 Vancouver, Canada 3.40 3.25 2.92 -- -- English Français
46 Salalah, Oman 3.39 3.94 3.32 2.57 2.96 English
47 Fuzhou, China 3.34 3.01 2.66 -- -- Chinese
48 Marsaxlokk, Malta 3.31 3.15 3.08 3.06 2.90 English
49 Nanjing, China 3.23 3.17 3.08 2.94 -- Chinese
50 Cai Mep, Vietnam 3.20 3.07 2.56 -- -- English

*Keihin Ports is Japan's superport hub on the Tokyo Bay and includes Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Tokyo.  No data avaliable for 2018 as of July 2019.                                                                        

**Hanshin Ports is Japan's superport hub on the Osaka Bay and includes Kobe, Lsaka, Sakai-Semboku and Amafasaki-Nishinomiya-Ashiya. No data avaliable for 2018 as of July 2019.

***In October of 2014 the Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle announced an agreement to opperate jointly.                    
Note: Represents total port throughput, included loaded and empty TEU.
Source data: The Journal of Commerce annual Top 50 World Container Ports, Lloyd's List annual Top 100 Ports, AAPA World Port Rankings, Drewry World Container Traffic Port Handling and individual port websites, American Journal of Transportation Top 100 ports (Retrieved at: https://www.ajot.com/premium/ajot-ajots-top-100-containerports-a-to-z/P0)