The World’s Top 20 Container Ports

Asian ports dominate the list of the world’s 20 largest container ports based on container throughput data for 2009. Singapore tops the ranking followed by Shanghai and Hong Kong. The only ports from the western hemisphere are Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Los Angeles and Long Beach. Within Asia the majority of the ports in this list are located in China.


Source: Deutsche Bank Research

Note: TEU stands for Twenty Foot Equivalanet  Unit which is the standard container size. container throughput is the total of all containers handled by a port, either as imports, exports or transshipment.

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