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.
09 Feb 2017
Rotterdam maintains a significant lead over Antwerp.
09 Jan 2017
2016 was one of the wildest years in container shipping history, and with the industry in such a dynamic state, 2017 will likely hold its own surprises.
09 Jan 2017
The new alliances are likely to have only a limited effect on productivity and the number of services available to shippers at North Europe ports.
03 Jan 2017
Sri Lanka’s Colombo International Container Terminals handled over 2 million twenty-foot-equivalent units for the first time ever in 2016.
02 Jan 2017
Southeast Asia’s port scene is incredibly dynamic, and 2017 will be a year of significant changes with big implications for shippers.

Commentary

How can alliances maintain enduring links with hubs if the alliances themselves are constantly in flux?