Top 50 Container Ports

Top 50 Container Ports

Asia remains king among the Top 50 World Container Ports

Asian ports hold nine of the 10 top port rankings and fill 26 of the 50 slots in the 2013 rankings.

The Middle East’s largest container port, Jebel Ali in Dubai, ranked ninth, handling 13.6 million 20-foot-equivalent units in 2013. Jebel Ali is the flagship facility of parent DP World, a global terminal operator that handled 55 million TEUs in 2013 and 29.4 million TEUs in the first half of this year. 

Europe’s largest container port, Rotterdam, ranked 11th with 11.6 million TEUs in 2013. Construction at Maasvlakte 2 for the new APM terminal and the new Rotterdam World Gateway Terminal should be completed and operational by year-end.

Combined, the top 2 U.S. ports, the Southern California tandem of Los Angeles and Long Beach, would have ranked ninth globally, with 14.6 million TEUs.

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Shanghai port
Asia is king among global container ports, even if stalwarts such as Hong Kong, which slipped to fourth place last year in part because of a 40-day dockworker strike at five terminals, have retreated a bit.

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25 Nov 2013
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25 Oct 2013
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25 Oct 2013
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JOC CEO Gavin Carter and Steen Knudsen, regional chief operating officer for the Asia-Pacific at APM Terminals. Photo: Rhiannon James.
16 Oct 2013
SHENZHEN, China — JOC Group Inc., parent company of The Journal of Commerce and joc.com, on Wednesday recognized APM Terminals Yokohama as the world’s most productive terminal for 2012.

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