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Top 50 Global Container Ports

It is Shanghai’s seventh year atop the Top 50 World Container Ports rankings, but Singapore, will become more competitive following the merger of CMA CGM and APL. Rounding out the Top 5 world container ports were Shenzhen, Ningbo-Zhoushan, and Hong Kong. Jebel Ali was the only non-Asian port in the Top 10 and only one port in South America, Santos, made the Top 50.

In North America, Vancouver, British Columbia, fell from the ranking, while the combined throughput of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach would have come in at No. 10 in 2016 with 15.6 million TEU.

JOC TOP 50 WORLD CONTAINER PORTS, 2016

JOC TOP 50 WORLD CONTAINER PORTS, 2015

JOC TOP 50 WORLD CONTAINER PORTS, 2014

 

Special Coverage

Port of Antwerp.
Ports in North Europe had the biggest increase in average call size in 2017, but Southeast Asia and Latin America also had impressive average growth increases.

News & Analysis

The Port of Los Angeles.
27 Apr 2018
Beneficial cargo owners don’t know how to interpret a 21.8 percent increase to the West Coast and an 8.1 percent jump to the East Coast in spot rates this week. There are two, alternate theories regarding why this occurred.
Port of New York and New Jersey Bayonne.
17 Apr 2018
Shippers concerned that future worker shortages due to Baby Boomer retirements and other factors could impair the ability of ports to handle rising cargo volumes, and diminish their efficiency, might take comfort from efforts at the Port of New York and New Jersey to create a vibrant worker pipeline for the future.
13 Apr 2018
The annual blanket of fog has been wreaking havoc at the busy ports of Shanghai and Ningbo.
Duisburg port.
12 Apr 2018
Rotterdam is addressing bottlenecks caused by inland waterway vessels that handle 3 million TEU a year at Europe's busiest port.
Port of Shanghai.
22 Mar 2018
The top eight ports — which deal with the majority of international container trade volumes — handled 11.9 million TEU in February, a 10.7 percent jump from the 10.7 million TEU handled during the same month last year.
Port of NY and NJ crane simulator.
21 Mar 2018
Three new simulators at the Port of New York and New Jersey enable crane operator trainees to get hands-on experience, as well as guidance from nearby trainers, rather than taking up valuable time on a real crane.

Commentary

Besides the usual rate issues, what other variables in 2018 will affect shippers and carriers?