Top 50 Global Container Ports

Among the ports in the JOC Top 50 World Container Ports in 2014 are a dozen ports in mainland China and Hong  Kong, far outpacing  the number of ports of any other country in the rankings, including the United States, which has five. Those Top 50 ports in mainland China and Hong Kong had market share of 40.9 percent and 181.7 million TEUs of the total JOC Top 50’s 444.5 million-TEU throughput. All 27 ranked Asia ports garnered 71.2 percent and 316.5 million TEUs of the total JOC Top 50 rankings. In contrast, the five U.S. ports in the Top 50 rankings had a total market share of 6.2 percent and 27.7 million TEUs among the JOC Top 50.

How are the mainland China ports performing so far in 2015? Comparing the year-over-year TEU throughput growth of the Top 10 mainland China container ports in the first half of 2015 vs. the first half of 2014, growth was up 10.6 percent. In contrast, for the Top 10 mainland China container ports in calendar 2014 vs. calendar 2013, growth was up 5.6 percent.

Here are five other things you need to know about the JOC Top 50 World Container Ports in 2014 rankings.

JOC TOP 50 WORLD CONTAINER PORTS, 2014

News & Analysis

20 Jul 2016
The shipping industry is anxiously awaiting efforts by the Hong Kong government to help the territory's port cope with a number of issues it is facing.
18 Dec 2015
Container throughput at the port of Singapore fell by nearly 16 percent in November compared with the same month last year.
17 Dec 2015
Los Angeles and Long Beach have regained much of the market share they lost this past year because of port congestion and labor issues, and they will grow in the years ahead through massive investments in infrastructure and cutting-edge process improvements in cargo-handling, the top executives as both ports said this week.
17 Dec 2015
The port of Antwerp said its annual container traffic will exceed 9 million 20-foot-equivalent units for the first time in 2015 and total cargo throughput will also set a new record of more than 200 million tonnes (220 tons).
16 Dec 2015
The port of Busan in South Korea saw a rise of over 9 percent in its transshipment container throughput in the month of October as its continued growth in the segment erased losses in gateway volumes.
Port of Long Beach
19 Oct 2015
Labor issues contributed to West Coast port congestion this past year, but it is the cargo surges from big ships and the “extraordinary randomness” of container discharges and truck visits to marine terminals that will be the longer-lasting problems for ports, according to Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup.

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