Top 50 Global Container Ports

A strong trade environment in 2018 further accelerated the growth of eight of the Top 10 goal ports, along with many of the protest the made the ranking of JOC’s Top 50 Global Container ports. Shanghai kept its title as the busiest port, while transshipment hubs saw their volume decline due to carrier network adjustments spurred by new alliances. 

Los Angeles was the only US port to move up the rankings, thanks a 6.3 percent year-over-year growth propelling it one rank up to 17th busiest global port. The real movement in rankings took place in the middle and at the bottom of the rankings. No. 46 Tanger Med and No. 47 Vancouver rejoined the list with double-digt growth, pushing Nanjing, China, and Balboa, Panama, off the 2017 rankings. 

JOC TOP 50 GLOBAL CONTAINER PORTS, 2017

JOC TOP 50 GLOBAL CONTAINER PORTS, 2016

JOC TOP 50 GLOBAL CONTAINER PORTS, 2015

JOC TOP 50 GLOBAL CONTAINER PORTS, 2014

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Trucks, trailers and containers near NY-NJ.
The addition of Milestone Equipment Holdings to the OPEN Choice Equipment Agreement-North East pool would take the pool a step closer to a pool of chassis from several providers that would be “interoperable,” meaning that truckers could pick up or drop off chassis from more than one provider at one or more locations.

News & Analysis

Port of Hamburg.
16 Nov 2018
Port of Hamburg marketing joint CEO Ingo Egloff said the vital infrastructure project was being blocked by objections from environmental pressure groups, which he said was unacceptable.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
14 Nov 2018
The terminal operator at the Port of New York and New Jersey is implementing several measures after a month of longer-than-reasonable turn times for truckers.
Port of Los Angeles.
08 Nov 2018
Some are predicting a continuation of peak season-like conditions not just through the end of the year but continuing until the Chinese New Year holiday beginning in early February. Beyond that, two sector variables will determine the extent of anticipated first-quarter weakness in spot rates.
Trucks at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Nov 2018
The terminal, which does not normally process trucks and containers on the weekend, opened the gates Saturday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. and plans to do so every Saturday until the end of the year. Furthermore, the first Saturday’s turn time reduction was substantial.
Port of New York and New Jersey.
31 Oct 2018
The port said it is working with Maher Terminals and Port Newark Container Terminal, the two terminals in the port that use straddle carriers, to create a vehicle that would be programmed to recharge itself after making a certain number of container moves.
Port of Los Angeles.
30 Oct 2018
The new ILWU president and his team are certified and now face the challenge of rebuilding the image of West Coast ports for labor reliability, as BCOs still remember the labor disruptions of 2002 and 2014-2015.

Commentary

The public-private partnership dubbed the Port Optimizer may seem like a win-win deal for everyone involved: port authorities, terminal operators, shippers, and carriers. But a closer look raises worrisome questions about data security, misuse of public money, and the cost of implementation.

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