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Top 50 World Container Ports

Rank Port, Country Volume 2012 (Million TEUs) Volume 2011 (Million TEUS) Website

1

Shanghai, China 32.53 31.74 www.portshanghai.com.cn
2 SIngapore,Singapore 31.65 29.94 www.singaporepsa.com
3 Hong Kong, China 23.10 24.38 www.mardep.gov.hk
4 Shenzhen, China 22.94 22.57 www.szport.net
5 Busan, South Korea 17.04 16.18 www.busanpa.com
6 Ningbo-Zhoushan, China 16.83 14.72 www.zhoushan.cn/english
7 Guangzhou Harbor, China 14.74 14.42 www.gzport.com
8  Qingdao, China 14.50 13.02 www.qdport.com 
9 Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 13.30 13.00 www.dpworld.ae 
10 Tianjin, China 12.30 11.59 www.ptacn.com 
11 Rotterdam, Netherlands 11.87 11.88 www.portofrotterdam.com 
12 Port Kelang, Malaysia 10.00 9.60 www.pka.gov.my
13 Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China 9.78 9.64 www.khb.gov.tw
14 Hamburg, Germany 8.86 9.01 www.hafen-hamburg.de 
15 Antwerp, Belguim 8.64 8.66 www.portofantwerp.com 
16 Los Angeles, U.S.A. 8.08 7.94 www.portoflosangeles.org
17 Dalian, China 8.06 6.40 www.dlport.cn
18 Keihin ports*, Japan 7.85 7.64 www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/en/
19 Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia 7.70 7.50 www.ptp.com.my 
20 Xiamen, China 7.20 6.47 www.portxiamen.gov.cn
21 Bremen/Bremerhaven, Germany 6.12 5.92 www.bremen-ports.de 
22 Tanjung Priok, Jakarta,  Indonesia 6.10 5.62 www.priokport.co.id
23 Long Beach, U.S.A.  6.05 6.06  www.polb.com
24 Laem Chabang, Thailand 5.93 5.73 www.laemchabangport.com 
25 New York-New Jersey, U.S.A. 5.53 5.50 www.panynj.gov 
26 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 5.19 4.53 www.vpa.org.vn 
27 Lianyungung, China 5.02 4.85 www.lyg.gov.cn 
28 Hanshin* ports, Japan 5.00 4.80 www.pa.kkr.mlit.go.jp/kobeport/index.html
29 Yingkou, China 4.85 4.03 www.ykport.com.cn 
30 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  4.74 4.01 www.ports.gov.sa 
31 Valencia, Spain 4.47 4.33 www.valenciaport.com 
32 Columbo, Sri Lanka  4.26 4.26 www.slpa.lk
33 Jawaharlal Nehru, India 4.26 4.32 www.jnport.com
34 Algerciras Bay, Spain 4.07 3.60 www.apba.es
35 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 4.00 3.23  www.sharjahports.ae
36 Felixstowe, U.K. 3.95 3.74 www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk/
37 Port Said, Egypt 3.91 3.91 www.scctportsaid.com
38 Manila, Philippines 3.71 3.46 www.ppa.com.ph
39 Salalah, Oman 3.63 3.20  www.salalahport.com
40 Colon, Panama  3.52 3.37 www.cct-pa.com 
41 Balboa, Panama  3.30 3.23 www.ppc.com.pa/balboa.php 
42 Santos, Brazil  3.17 2.99  www.portodesantos.com 
43 Ambarli, Turkey 3.10 2.69 www.altasliman.com/en
44 Georgia Ports, U.S.A.  2.97 2.94  www.gaports.com 
45 Nagoya, Japan 2.87 2.62  www.port-of-nagoya.jp/
46 Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, Indonesia 2.85 2.64  www.perakport.co.id
47 Gioia Tauro, Italy 2.72  2.30  www.portodigioiatauro.it
48 Metro Vancouver, Canada 2.71  2.51 www.portmetrovancouver.com
49 Melbourne, Australia 2.60 2.51  www.portofmelbourne.com
50 Durban, South Africa 2.59 2.71  www.transnetnationalportsauthority.net

 *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.
Note: Represents total port throughput, included loaded and empty TEU.
Source data: The Journal of Commerce, August 20, 2012 and August 19, 2013 and ports