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This article lists 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. The data appears in thousands of TEU.

Container Traffic (in thousand TEUs):
# Port Country Region Location 2018[1][2] 2017[3] 2016[4] 2015[5] 2014[5] 2013[6] 2012[7] 2011[8] 2010[9] 2009[10] 2008[11] 2007[12] 2006[13] 2005[14] 2004[15]
1 Shanghai China China East Asia Yangtze Delta 42,010 40,233 37,133 36,537[16] 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 36,660 33,666 30,904[17] 30,922[17] 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 27,740 25,208 23,979[18] 24,204[18] 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 26,350 24,607 21,560[19] 20,620[19] 19,450 17,351 16,670 14,686 13,144 10,502 11,226 9,349 7,068 5,208 4,006
5 Guangzhou China China East Asia Pearl River Delta 21,870 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
6 Busan South Korea South Korea East Asia Korean Strait 21,660 20,493 19,850[21] 19,469[21] 18,423 17,690 17,046 16,185 14,157 11,954 13,425 13,270 12,039 11,843 11,430
7 Hong Kong China China East Asia Pearl River Delta 19,600 20,770 19,813[22] 20,073[22] 22,374 22,352 23,117 24,384 23,532 20,983 24,248 23,881 23,539 22,427 21,984
8 Qingdao China China East Asia Yellow Sea 18,260 18,262 18,010[23] 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 Tianjin China China East Asia Yellow Sea 16,000 15,040 14,490[24] 14,090 14,050 13,010 12,300 11,500 10,080 8,700 8,500 7,103 5,950 4,801 3,814
10 Dubai United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Western Asia Arab Peninsula 14,950 15,368 14,772[25] 15,592 14,750 13,641 13,270 13,000 11,600 11,124 11,827 10,653 8,923 7,619 6,429
11 Rotterdam Netherlands Netherlands Western Europe North Sea 14,510 13,734 12,385[26] 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 12,320 11,978 13,170[27] 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 Western Europe North Sea 11,100 10,451 10,037[28] 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 Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan East Asia Taiwan Strait 10,450 10,271 10,465[29] 10,264 10,593 9,938 9,781 9,636 8,872 8,581 9,677 10,257 9,775 9,471 9,714
15 Xiamen China China East Asia Taiwan Strait 10,000 10,380 9,614[30] 9,183 8,572 8,010 7,202 6,461 5,820 4,680 5,035 4,627 4,019 3,342 2,872
16 Dalian China China East Asia Yellow Sea 9,770 9,707 9,614[31] 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 9,460 9,343 8,857[32] 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 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia Malaysia Southeast Asia Malacca Strait 8,960 8,261 8,281[33] 9,120 8,500[5] 7,628 7,700 7,500 6,530 6,000 5,600 5,500 4,770 4,177 4,020
19 Hamburg Germany Germany Western Europe Elbe River 8,730 8,860 8,910[34] 8,821 9,729 9,302 8,864 9,022 7,900 7,007 9,737 9,890 8,862 8,088 7,003
20 Long Beach United States United States North America West Coast 8,090 7,670 6,775[35] 7,192 6,821 6,731 6,046 6,061 6,263 5,067 6,350 7,316 7,289 6,710 5,780
21 Laem Chabang Thailand Thailand Southeast Asia Gulf of Thailand 8,070 7,670 7,227[36] 6,780 6,518 6,032 5,830 5,731 5,068 4,538 5,134 4,642 4,123 3,834 3,529
22 Tanjung Priok Indonesia Indonesia Southeast Asia Java Sea 7,640 6,090 5,515[37] 5,201[37] 5,034 6,590 6,200 5,618 4,715 3,800 3,984 3,900 3,280 3,282 3,170
23 New York United States United States North America East Coast 7,200 6,711 6,252[38] 6,372 5,772 5,467 5,530 5,503 5,292 4,561 5,265 5,299 5,093 4,785 4,478
24 Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka South Asia Sri Lanka 7,050 6,209 5,735[39] 5,185[5][39] 4,910
25 Yingkou China China East Asia Liaodong Bay 6,500 6,278 6,086[40] 5,922 5,770
26 Saigon Vietnam Vietnam Southeast Asia East Vietnam Sea 6,330 6,156 5,987[41] 5,788[5][41] 6,334 5,542 5,060 4,674 4,100 3,563 3,100 2,532 2,532 2,122 1,868
27 Bremerhaven Germany Germany Western Europe North Sea 5,420 5,510 5,535 [42] 5,479[42] 5,796 5,831 6,115 5,915 4,871 4,578 5,529 4,912 4,450 3,736 3,469
28 Valencia Spain Spain Southern Europe Western Mediterranean 5,128 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
29 Manila Philippines Philippines Southeast Asia Manila Bay 5,050 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
30 Taicang China China East Asia Yangtze Delta 5,071 4,514 4,081 3,760
31 Mumbai India India South Asia Arabian Sea 5,050 4,833 4,432 4,490 4,450
32 Piraeus Greece Greece Southern Europe Eastern Mediterranean 4,910 4,145 3,737 3,330 3,164 2,745 1,680 1,198 665 434 1,373 N/A N/A N/A
33 Algeciras Spain Spain Southern Europe Western Mediterranean 4,770 4,340 4,761[43] 4,516[43] 4,457 4,501 4,114 3,603 2,810 3,042 3,324 3,152 3,257 3,180 2,937
34 Lianyungang China China East Asia Yellow Sea 4,750 4,711 4,703 4,703
35 Tokyo Japan Japan East Asia Tokyo Bay 4,570 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
36 Mundra India India South Asia Gulf of Kutch 4,440 4,240 3,320 2,895
37 Savannah United States United States North America East Coast 4,350 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
38 Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Western Asia Arab Peninsula 4,120 4,150 3,957 4,188[44] 4,200 4,561 4,738 4,010 3,830 3,091 3,326 3,068 2,964 2,836 2,426
39 Santos  Brazil South America South Atlantic Ocean 4,120 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
40 Rizhao China China East Asia Yellow Sea 4,000 3,240 3,010[45] 2,810[45]
41 Colón Panama Panama Central America Caribbean coast 3,890 3,891 3,258 3,577 3,356 2,060 1,900 1,600 2,802 1,856[46] 2,262 N/A 1,947 2,150
42 Tanjung Perak Indonesia Indonesia Southeast Asia Madura Strait 3,866 3,553 3,355 3,154
43 Felixstowe United Kingdom United Kingdom Northern Europe North Sea 3,850 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 3,800 3,665 3,616 3,154 3,456 3,461 3,510 3,590
45 Dongguan China China East Asia Pearl River Delta 3,500 3,910 3,640 3,363
46 Tanger-Med Morocco Morocco Africa North Africa 3,470 3,312 2,960
47 Barcelona Spain Spain Southern Europe Western Mediterranean 3,420 2,970 2,230 1,720 1,756 2,014 1,946
48 Vancouver Canada Canada North America West Coast 3,400 3,252
49 Salalah Oman Oman Western Asia Arabian Sea 3,390 3,946 3,325 2,569
50 Fuzhou China China East Asia Fujian 3,340 3,010 2,660 1,977 1,825 1,451 1,319
List of busiest container ports
  Level in 2015
  Level in 2004

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "One Hundred Container Ports 2019 :". Lloyd's List. Retrieved 2019-10-16.
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  7. ^ The Lloyd's List of the World's Busiest Container Ports 2012 Archived 2015-03-28 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ The Lloyd's List of the World's Busiest Container Ports 2011 Archived 2015-03-28 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ The Lloyd's List of the World's Busiest Container Ports 2010 Archived 2015-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ AAPA World Port Rankings 2009
  11. ^ AAPA World Port Rankings 2008
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  13. ^ AAPA World Port Rankings 2006 Archived December 21, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ AAPA World Port Rankings 2005 Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  15. ^ AAPA World Port Rankings 2004 Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine
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  20. ^ "07 Guangzhou (China)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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  31. ^ "15 Dalian (China)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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  34. ^ "17 Hamburg (Germany)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  35. ^ "21 Long Beach (US)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  36. ^ "20 Laem Chabang (Thailand)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  37. ^ a b "27 Tanjung Priok (Indonesia)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  38. ^ "22 New York/New Jersey (US)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
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  43. ^ a b "28 Algeciras (Spain)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  44. ^ "37 Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-02. Retrieved 2017-12-27.
  45. ^ a b "50 Rizhao (China)". Lloyd's List. 2017-08-01.
  46. ^ PORTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA, CONTAINER TRAFFIC 2009 - 2008