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Top 50 World Container Ports

Rank Port   Volume 2015 (Million TEU)                Volume 2014 (Million TEU) Volume 2013 (Million TEU) Volume 2012 (Million TEU) Volume 2011 (Million TEU) Website

1

Shanghai, China 36.54 35.29  33.62 32.53 31.74 www.portshanghai.com.cn
2 SIngapore 30.92 33.87  32.6 31.65 29.94 www.singaporepsa.com
3 Shenzhen, China 24.20 24.03  23.28 22.94 22.57 www.szport.net
4 Ningbo-Zhoushan, China 20.63 19.45 17.33 16.83 14.72 www.mardep.gov.hk
5 Hong Kong, S.A.R., China 20.07 22.23 22.35 23.12 24.38 www.mardep.gov.hk
6 Busan, South Korea 19.45 18.65  17.69 17.04 16.18 www.busanpa.com
7 Qingdao, China 17.47 16.62  15.52 14.50 13.02 www.qdport.com
8 Guangzhou Harbor, China 17.22 16.16  15.31 14.74 14.42 www.gzport.com
9 Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 15.60 15.25  13.64 13.30 13.00 www.dpworld.ae 
10 Tianjin, China 14.11 14.05  13.01 12.30 11.59 www.ptacn.com 
11 Rotterdam, Netherlands 12.23 12.30  11.62 11.87 11.88 www.portofrotterdam.com 
12 Port Klang, Malaysia 11.89 10.95  10.35 10.00 9.60 www.pka.gov.my
13 Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China 10.26 10.59   9.94 9.78 9.64 www.khb.gov.tw
14 Antwerp, Belgium 9.65 8.98 8.59 8.64 8.66 www.portofantwerp.com 
15 Dalian, China 9.45 10.13 10.86 8.92 6.40 www.dlport.cn
16 Xiamen, China 9.18 8.57   8.01 7.20 6.47  www.portxiamen.gov.cn
17 Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia 9.10 8.50   7.63 7.70 7.50 www.ptp.com.my
18 Hamburg, Germany 8.82 9.73 9.30 8.89 9.01 https://www.hafen-hamburg.de/
19 Los Angeles, U.S.A. 8.16 8.33   7.87 8.08 7.94 www.portoflosangeles.org
20* Keihin Ports, Japan 7.52 7.85   7.81 7.85 7.64 www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/en
21 Long Beach, U.S.A. 7.19 6.82   6.73 6.05 6.06 www.polb.com
22 Laem Chabang, Thailand 6.82 6.58   6.04 5.93 5.73 www.laemchabangport.com
23 New York-New Jersey, U.S.A. 6.37 5.77 5.47 5.53 5.50 www.panynj.gov 
24 Yingkou, China 5.92 5.77 5.30 4.85 4.03 www.ykport.com.cn
25 Bremen/Bremerhaven, Germany 5.48 5.78   5.84 6.13 5.92 www.bremen-ports.de 
26 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 5.31 6.39 5.96 5.19 4.53 www.vpa.org.vn
27 Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia 5.20 5.77   5.47 5.53 5.50

www.priokport.co.id

www.indonesiaport.co.id

28 Columbo, Sri Lanka 5.19 4.91 4.31 4.26 4.26 www.slpa.lk
29 Suzhou, China 5.10 4.45 5.31 -- --  suzhou.jiangsu.net/transportation/waterway/port
30 Lianyungun, China 5.01 5.01   5.49 5.02 4.85 www.lyg.gov.cn
31** Hanshin Ports, Japan 4.93 5.32 5.32 5.00 4.80 www.hanshinport.co.jp/en
32 Valencia, Spain 4.62 4.44 4.33 4.47 4.33 www.valenciaport.com
33 Algerciras Bay, Spain 4.52 4.56   4.50 4.11 3.60 www.apba.es
34 Jawaharlal Nehru, India 4.49 4.45   4.12 4.26 4.32 www.jnport.gov.in
35 Manila, Philippines 4.23 3.65 3.77 3.71 3.46 www.ppa.com.ph
36 Jeddah, Suadi Arabia 4.19 4.20   4.56 4.74 4.01 www.ports.gov.sa
37 Felixstowe, U.K. 4.00 4.00   3.74 3.95 3.74 www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk/
38 Haiphong, Vietnam 3.87 3.45 3.02 .96 1.01 www.vpa.org.vn
39 Santos, Brazil 3.78 3.68   3.45 3.17 2.99 http://www.portodesantos.com.br/
40 Georgia Ports,  U.S.A. 3.74 3.35 3.03 2.97 2.94 www.gaports.com
41 Port Said East, Egypt 3.60 3.40 3.12 2.86 3.20 www.scctportsaid.com
42 Colon, Panama 3.58 3.29 3.36 3.52 3.37 www.amp.gob.pa
43*** Seattle-Tacoma NW Seaport Alliance, U.S.A. 3.53 3.43 3.46 3.51 3.59

https://www.nwseaportalliance.com/#/maps/overview

www.portseattle.org   www.porttacoma.org

44 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 3.40 4.12 4.12 400 3.23 www.sharjahports.ae
45 Piraeus, Greece 3.37 3.59   3.16 --   -- www.pct.com.gr   www.olp.gr/en
46 Balboa, Panama 3.29 3.47 3.19 3.30 3.23 www.ppc.com.pa/balboa.php
47 Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, Indonesia 3.12 3.13 3.02 2.89 2.64 www.perakport.co.id
48 Ambarli, Turkey 3.09 3.38 3.38 3.10 2.69 www.atlasliman.com
49 Marsaxlokk, Malta 3.06 2.90 2.75 2.54 2.36 www.maltafreeport.com.mt
50 Vancouver, Canada 3.05 2.91 2.83 2.72   www.portvancouver.com

**Keihin Ports is Japan's superport hub on the Tokyo Bay and includes Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Tokyo.                                                                            

**Hanshin Ports is Japan's superport hub on the Osaka Bay and includes Kobe, Lsaka, Sakai-Semboku and Amafasaki-Nishinomiya-Ashiya.

***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.