Table 4 Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000 and 2004

Table 4
Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000 and 2004

(Thousands of loaded and unloaded TEUs)

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Rank in
2000
Rank in
2004
2004 Country TEUs
1 1 Hong Kong China 21,984
2 2 Singapore Singapore 21,329
6 3 Shanghai China 14,557
23 4 Shenzhen China 13,615
3 5 Busan South Korea 11,430
4 6 Kaohsiung Taiwan 9,714
5 7 Rotterdam Netherlands 8,281
7 8 Los Angeles United States 7,321
9 9 Hamburg Germany 7,003
13 10 Dubai United Arab Emirates 6,429
10 11 Antwerp Belgium 6,064
8 12 Long Beach United States 5,780
12 13 Port Kalang Malaysia 5,244
24 14 Quingdao China 5,140
14 15 New York/New Jersey United States 4,478
108 16 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 4,020
** 17 Ningbo China 4,006
31 18 Tianjin China 3,814
11 19 Tanjug Priok Indonesia 3,597
25 20 Laem Chabang Thailand 3,529

** Ningbo was unranked among the world's major ports in 2000. In that year, it handled only 902,000 TEUs (www.nbport.com.cn).

NOTES: TEUs = 20-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU.

SOURCE: 2004-American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), World Port Rankings:2004 (Container Traffic), available at http://www.aapa-ports.org/, as of September 2006. 2000-Data obtained through personal communication with AAPA, October 2006.