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Top 50 World Container Ports

Rank Port Volume 2016 (Million TEU) Volume 2015 (Million TEU) Volume 2014 (Million TEU) Volume 2013 (Million TEU) Volume 2012 (Million TEU) Website

1

Shanghai, China 37.13 36.54 35.29  33.62 32.53

English   Chinese

2 SIngapore 30.90 30.92 33.87  32.60 31.65 English
3 Shenzhen, China 23.97 24.20 24.03  23.28 22.94 Chinese
4 Ningbo-Zhoushan, China 21.60 20.63 19.45 17.33 16.83 English   Chinese
5 Busan, South Korea 19.85 19.45 18.65 17.69 17.04 English   Korean   Chinese   Japanese
6 Hong Kong, S.A.R., China 19.81 20.07 22.23 22.35 23.12 English   Chinese
7 Guangzhou Harbor, China 18.85 17.22 16.16 15.31 14.74 English   Chinese
8 Qingdao, China 18.01 17.47 16.62 15.52 14.50 English   Chinese
9 Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 15.73 15.60 15.25  13.64 13.30 English   Arabic
10 Tianjin, China 14.49 14.11 14.05  13.01 12.30 English   China
11 Port Klang, Malaysia 13.20 11.89 10.95 10.35 10.00 English   bahasa Malaysia
12 Rotterdam, Netherlands 12.38 12.23 12.30 11.62 11.87 English   Nederlands   Deutsch   Chinese
13 Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China 10.46 10.26 10.59   9.94 9.78 English   Chinese
14 Antwerp, Belgium 10.04 9.65 8.98 8.59 8.64 English   Nederlands   Chinese
15 Dalian, China 9.61 9.45 10.13 10.86 8.92 English   Chinese
16 Xiamen, China 9.61 9.18 8.57   8.01 7.20 Chinese
17 Hamburg, Germany 8.91 8.82 9.73 9.30 8.89 English   Deutsch   Chinese
18 Los Angeles, U.S.A. 8.86 8.16 8.33 7.87 8.08 English
19 Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia 8.28 9.10 8.50 7.63 7.70 English
20* Keihin Ports, Japan 7.61 7.52 7.85   7.81 7.85 English   Japanese   Chinese   español
21 Laem Chabang, Thailand 7.22 6.82 6.58 6.04 5.93 English   Thai
22 Long Beach, U.S.A. 6.80 7.19 6.82 6.73 6.05 English
23 New York-New Jersey, U.S.A. 6.25 6.37 5.77 5.47 5.53 English
24 Yingkou, China 6.08 5.92 5.77 5.30 4.85 English   Chinese
25 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 5.99 5.31 6.39 5.96 5.19 English   Vietnamese
26 Colombo, Sri Lanka 5.73 5.19 4.91 4.31 4.26 English
27 Bremen/Bremerhaven, Germany 5.49 5.48 5.78 5.84 6.13 English   Deutsch
28 Suzhou, China 5.40 5.10 4.45 5.31 -- English
29** Hanshin Ports, Japan 5.02 4.93 5.32 5.32 5.00 English   Japanese
30 Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia 5.51 5.20 5.77 5.47 5.53  Select language at site
31 Mundra, India 4.80 2.99 2.70 2.10 1.60 English
32 Algeciras, Spain 4.76 4.52 4.56 4.50 4.11 English   español   français
33 Valencia, Spain 4.72 4.62 4.44 4.33 4.47 English   español  valenciàn
34 Lianyungang, China 4.70 5.01 5.01 5.49 5.02 Chinese
35 Manila, Philippines 4.52 4.23 3.65 3.77 3.71 English
36 Jawarharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva), India 4.51 4.49 4.45 4.12 4.26 English   Hindi
37 Khorfakkan, U.A.E. 4.33 4.14 4.12 4.12 4.00 English   Arabic
38 Felixstowe, U.K. 4.10 4.00 3.74 3.95 3.74 English
39 Haiphong, Vietnam 4.10 3.87 3.45 3.02 0.96 English   Vietnamese 
40 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 3.96 4.19 4.20 4.56 4.74 English   Arabic
41 Piraeus, Greece 3.73 3.37 3.59 3.16 --

PCT: English   elliniká

PPA: English   elliniká

42 Savannah, U.S.A. 3.64 3.74 3.35 3.03 2.97 English
43*** Seattle-Tacoma NW Seaport Alliance, U.S.A. 3.62 3.53 3.43 3.46 3.51

Port of Seattle (English)

Port of Tacoma (English)

NW Seaport Alliance (English)

44 Santos, Brazil 3.60 3.78 3.68 3.45 3.17 português
45 Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, Indonesia 3.35 3.12 3.13 3.02 2.89 English   bahasa Indonesia
46 Salalah, Oman 3.32 2.57 2.96 3.34 3.63 English
47 Colon, Panama 3.26 3.58 3.29 3.36 3.52 español
48 Marsaxlokk, Malta 3.08 3.06 2.90 2.75 2.54 English
49 Nanjing, China 3.08 2.94 -- -- -- Chinese
50 Port Said East, Egypt 3.04 3.60 3.40 3.12 2.86 Arabic

**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.