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Location of the largest European seaports along the so-called Northern Range

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Busiest container portsEdit

Numbers in thousand TEUs, Ranks for 2017[1]

Rank in
Europe
Port City Country Sea 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 % Change
2011/2017
1 Port of Rotterdam Rotterdam   Netherlands North Sea
11,340
11,418
11,021
11,634
11,577
11,675
12,892
+13.6
2 Port of Antwerp Antwerp   Belgium North Sea
8,317
8,174
8,256
8,812
9,370
9,891
10,032
+20.6
3 Port of Hamburg Hamburg   Germany North Sea
9,035
8,891
9,302
9,775
8,848
8,929
8,860
-2.0
4 Port of Bremen-Bremerhaven Bremerhaven   Germany North Sea
5,911
6,111
5,822
5,731
5,467
5,510
5,458
-7.7
5 Port of Valencia Valencia   Spain West Med
4,332
4,471
4,328
4,407
4,609
4,693
4,814
+11.1
6 Port of Algeciras Algeciras   Spain Atlantic
3,593
4,113
3,988
4,555
4,516
4,762
4,381
+21.9
7 Port of Felixstowe Felixstowe   United Kingdom North Sea
3,249
3,368
3,434
4,072
4,043
4,016
4,160
+28.0
8 Port of Piraeus Piraeus   Greece East Med
1,681
2,815
3,199
3,493
3,360
3,736
4,120
+145.0
9 Port of Gioia Tauro Gioia Tauro   Italy West Med
3,307
3,725
3,652
3,708
3,030
3,796
3,391
+2.5
9 Port of Ambarli Istanbul   Turkey East Med
2,625
3,024
3,318
3,445
3,062
2,781
3,123
+18.9
10 Port of Barcelona Barcelona   Spain West Med
2,006
1,745
1,717
2,056
1,950
2,225
2,998
+49.4
11 Port of Le Havre Le Havre   France Channel
2,222
1,997
2,186
2,433
2,560
2,480
2,799
+25.9
12 Port of Genoa Genoa   Italy West Med
1,277
1,578
1,546
2,014
2,079
2,356
2,332
+82.6
13 Port of Southampton Southampton   United Kingdom Channel
1,591
1,489
1,489
1,894
1,956
2,040
2,008
+26.2
14 Port of Sines Sines   Portugal Atlantic
447
553
931
1,228
1,332
1,513
1,669
+273.3
15 Port of La Spezia La Spezia   Italy West Med
1,205
1,181
1,207
1,262
1,579
1,605
1,612
+33.7
17 Port of Mersin Mersin   Turkey East Med
1,127
1,251
1,367
1,484
1,428
1,406
1,554
+37.8
18 Port of Gdansk Gdansk   Poland Baltic
685
933
1,189
1,232
1,041
1,559
1,473
+115.0
19 Port of London London   United Kingdom Channel
737
687
944
1,059
1,185
1,492
1,375
+86.5
20 Port of Marseille-Fos Marseille   France West Med
1,095
1,147
1,197
1,190
1,256
1,244
1,362
+24.3

There are a number of other major ports on the Mediterranean and the Baltic with levels of container traffic which would place them in the Top 20 table above, such as Saint Petersburg, Russia, but they are omitted since they are located in countries which do not contribute to the Eurostat statistics from which the table has been produced.

Busiest ports by cargo tonnageEdit

Ranks for 2011

Rank in
Europe
Rank in
World
Port City Country Thousands
of tons
in 2010[2]
Thousands
of tons
in 2011[3]
1 4 Port of Rotterdam Rotterdam   Netherlands 429,926
434,551
2 17 Port of Antwerp Antwerp   Belgium 178,167
187,151
3 26 Port of Hamburg Hamburg   Germany 121,187
132,216
4 38 Port of Amsterdam Amsterdam   Netherlands 90,644
92,887
5 41 Port of Marseille Marseille   France 85,997
88,072
6 47 Port of Novorossiysk Novorossiysk   Russia 81,603
81,050
7 48 Port of Bremerhaven Bremerhaven   Germany 68,690
80,585
8 49 Port of Algeciras Algeciras   Spain 65,531
76,884
9 50 Primorsk Northwestern Russia, near St. Petersburg   Russia 77,640
75,125
10 54 Port of Le Havre Le Havre   France 70,469
67,561
11 60 Port of Valencia Valencia   Spain 63,741
65,475
12 63 Port of Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg   Russia 57,967
59,990
13 66 Port of Grimsby and Immingham Grimsby and Immingham   United Kingdom 54,029
57,293
14 76 Port of Bergen Bergen   Norway 49,870
50,965
15 78 Port of Genoa Genoa   Italy 50,702
50,393
16 81 Port of Gothenburg Gothenburg   Sweden 43,875
49,547
17 82 Port of London London   United Kingdom 48,060
48,796
18 85 Port of Milford Haven Milford Haven   United Kingdom 42,788
48,699
19 87 Port of Trieste Trieste   Italy 47,418
48,237
20 88 Port of Dunkirk Dunkirk   France 42,980
47,516
21 89 Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge Zeebrugge (Bruges)   Belgium 49,600
46,957
22 90 Port of Constanța Constanța   Romania 47,563
45,972
23 96 Port of Barcelona Barcelona   Spain 42,878
43,054
no data no data Port of Southampton Southampton   United Kingdom 39,365 no data

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/submitViewTableAction.do
  2. ^ "AAPA World Port Rankings 2010" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  3. ^ "World Port Rankings 2011" (PDF). Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  4. ^ "Container shipping: Overcapacity inevitable despite increasing demand" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-10-05.
  5. ^ "File:Top 20 passenger ports in 2015 - on the basis of number of passengers embarked and disembarked (in 1000).png - Statistics Explained". ec.europa.eu.
  6. ^ Memoria 2008, Annual Report, Port of Malaga site