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

The port of Rotterdam has consolidated its position as Europe's leading container port after several years of sluggish growth.

News & Analysis

18 Aug 2017
Diversion routes in Germany are also out of service because of engineering work, threatening further delays at Europe’s top container port.
18 Jul 2017
Total throughput increased 2.8 percent to 111.4 million metric tons.
21 Jun 2017
FedEx, undecided about whether to follow UPS in imposing holiday season surcharges, is talking with volume customers on pricing. Best advice: Avoid last-minute shipping.
26 May 2017
Prior to the collapse of the national shipping line, Busan was poised to supplant Hong Kong in global port rankings.
18 Apr 2017
Overall throughput increased 1.5 percent.
13 Apr 2017
Container traffic at the port of Rotterdam grew 8.8 percent in the first three months of the year, the biggest ever quarterly increase.

Commentary

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