Top 50 Global Container Ports

In 2015, Asia was home to nine of the Top 10 world container ports, and 28 of the Top 50. Those 28 Asian ports matched the 0.9 percent year-over-year growth rate of the Top 50 ports overall. The port of Shanghai widened its lead over the rest of pack, growing 3.5 percent year-over-year and handling 36.54 million 20-foot-equivalent units.

Among regions, Asia led with a 72 percent share of 2015 volume among the Top 50 ports while European ports held 13.2 percent, the Americas grabbed 9.6 percent, and the Middle East trailed with a 5.2 percent market share.

If combined, the two largest U.S. ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would rank 10th on the JOC Top 50, with nearly 15.4 million TEUs, more than 1.2 million TEUs ahead of Tianjin, China.

JOC TOP 50 WORLD CONTAINER PORTS, 2015

JOC TOP 50 WORLD CONTAINER PORTS, 2014

 

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