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.




News & Analysis

24 Oct 2016
Multiple calls by large vessels on certain days of the week, known as vessel bunching, are straining the equipment and labor resources at US ports and presenting a growing threat to productivity at container terminals.
08 Sep 2016
Jon Slangerup has resigned from his position as Port of Long Beach CEO.
08 Sep 2016
After devastating flooding forced the closure of South America’s largest port and cast doubts on the viability of dredging plans so it can handle mega-ships, one consultant thinks he has come up with a solution.
30 Aug 2016
First-half profit at Shanghai International Port Group fell as the economic slowdown in China dampened demand for shipping services.
The Port of Hong Kong, pictured, is just one of the many top ports that will soon find themselves facing new challenges on a number of fronts.
26 Aug 2016
The reign of container terminals as profit leaders in supply chains is under pressure.
The July import growth at the Port of Oakland and the Port of Los Angeles, pictured, is a good sign for the peak season, the outlook for which is uncertain.
11 Aug 2016
July imports in Los Angeles and Oakland bode well for peak season.


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