Table 5 Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000, 2007, and 2008

Table 5
Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000, 2007, and 2008

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(Thousands of loaded and unloaded TEUs)

Rank in
2000
Rank in 2007 Rank in 2008 Port name Country 2000 2007 2008 Percent change, 2000-2008 Percent change, 2007-2008 Average annual rate (percents), 2000-2008
2 1 1 Singapore Singapore 17,040 27,932 29,918 76 7.1 7.3
6 2 2 Shanghai China 5,613 26,150 27,980 398 7.0 22.2
1 3 3 Hong Kong China 18,098 23,881 24,248 34 1.5 3.7
11 4 4 Shenzhen China 3,994 21,099 21,414 436 1.5 23.4
3 5 5 Busan South Korea 7,540 13,270 13,425 78 1.2 7.5
13 7 6 Dubai United Arab Emirates 3,059 10,653 11,828 287 11.0 18.4
65 11 7 Ningbo China 902 9,360 11,226 1,145 19.9 37.0
38 12 8 Guangzhou China 1,430 9,200 11,001 669 19.6 29.1
5 6 9 Rotterdam Netherlands 6,280 10,791 10,800 72 0.1 7.0
24 10 10 Qingdao China 2,120 9,462 10,320 387 9.1 21.9
9 9 11 Hamburg Germany 4,248 9,900 9,700 128 -2.0 10.9
4 8 12 Kaohsiung Taiwan 7,426 10,257 9,677 30 -5.7 3.4
10 14 13 Antwerp Belgium 4,082 8,177 8,664 112 6.0 9.9
32 17 14 Tianjin China 1,708 7,103 8,500 398 19.7 22.2
12 16 15 Port Klang Malaysia 3,207 7,120 7,970 149 11.9 12.1
7 13 16 Los Angeles United States 4,879 8,355 7,850 61 -6.0 6.1
8 15 17 Long Beach United States 4,601 7,312 6,488 41 -11.3 4.4
113 18 18 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 418 5,500 5,600 1,239 1.8 38.3
17 20 19 Bremen/Bremerhaven Germany 2,712 4,892 5,501 103 12.4 9.2
14 19 20 New York/New Jersey United States 3,050 5,400 5,265 73 -2.5 7.1

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

SOURCES: 2000 and 2007: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on Maritime Administration, 2008: Containerisation International Online, www.ci-online.co.uk, as of March 17, 2009.