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

Quayside productivity is weaker on mega-ships, compared with midsize vessels, according to analysis of aggregated 2017 performance data from a selection of the world’s largest container ports.

News & Analysis

15 Feb 2018
Rotterdam and Antwerp grew their container volume in 2017, with strong increases in volume recorded in the second half.
18 Jan 2018
CMA CGM is strengthening its presence on the east coast of South America.
03 Jan 2018
Beneficial cargo owners see the advantage of warehouse space closer to the port, but that locale is not without a downside.
27 Dec 2017
This is the second time in nine months congestion has affected operations at Shanghai ports.
27 Dec 2017
Busan is the world’s second-busiest transshipment hub.
26 Dec 2017
Building predictive analytics into an appointment system that must process up to 60,000 truck moves per day in load center ports is a tentative process that involves trial and error, and, increasingly, further advances in technology.

Commentary

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