Figure 12 Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000 and 2008

Figure 12
Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000 and 2008

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(Thousands of loaded and unloaded TEUs)

Rank in
2000
Rank in 2008 Port name Country 2000 2008
2 1 Singapore Singapore 17,040 29,918
6 2 Shanghai China 5,613 27,980
1 3 Hong Kong China 18,098 24,248
11 4 Shenzhen China 3,994 21,414
3 5 Busan South Korea 7,540 13,425
13 6 Dubai United Arab Emirates 3,059 11,828
65 7 Ningbo China 902 11,226
38 8 Guangzhou China 1,430 11,001
5 9 Rotterdam Netherlands 6,280 10,800
24 10 Quingdao China 2,120 10,320
9 11 Hamburg Germany 4,248 9,700
4 12 Kaohsiung Taiwan 7,426 9,677
10 13 Antwerp Belgium 4,082 8,664
32 14 Tianjin China 1,708 8,500
12 15 Port Klang Malaysia 3,207 7,970
7 16 Los Angeles United States 4,879 7,850
8 17 Long Beach United States 4,601 6,488
113 18 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 418 5,600
17 19 Bremen/Bremerhaven Germany 2,712 5,501
14 20 New York/New Jersey United States 3,050 5,265

KEY: TEUs = twenty-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU, and one 40-foot container equals two TEUs.

SOURCES: 2000: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, 2008: Containerization International Online, www.ci-online.co.uk, as of March 17, 2009.