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

It is Shanghai’s seventh year atop the rankings.

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.
17 Aug 2017
The stagnant traffic was also due to the delay in deepening the river Elbe.
14 Aug 2017
The three Hamburg terminals posted an 11.8 percent increase in traffic to 3.4 million TEU.
20 Jul 2017
Europe’s leading ocean container hub handled 6.7 million TEU in the first six months of 2016.
20 Jul 2017
Hutchison said it continues to be impacted by ongoing structural consolidation within the container shipping industry and a consequent rationalization of services.
18 Jul 2017
Total throughput increased 2.8 percent to 111.4 million metric tons.

Commentary

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