Figure 18
Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000 and 2009

Figure 18
Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000 and 2009

(Thousands of loaded and unloaded TEUs)

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Rank in
2000
Rank in 2009 Port name Country 2000 2009
2 1 Singapore Singapore 17,040 25,866
6 2 Shanghai China 5,613 25,002
1 3 Hong Kong China 18,098 20,983
11 4 Shenzhen China 3,994 18,250
3 5 Busan South Korea 7,540 11,955
38 6 Guangzhou China 1,430 11,190
13 7 Dubai United Arab Emirates 3,059 11,124
65 8 Ningbo China 902 10,503
24 9 Qingdao China 2,120 10,260
5 10 Rotterdam Netherlands 6,280 9,743
32 11 Tianjin China 1,708 8,700
4 12 Kaohsiung Taiwan 7,426 8,581
12 13 Port Klang Malaysia 3,207 7,310
10 14 Antwerp Belgium 4,082 7,310
9 15 Hamburg Germany 4,248 7,010
7 16 Los Angeles United States 4,879 6,749
113 17 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 418 6,000
8 18 Long Beach United States 4,601 5,068
49 19 Xiamen China 1,085 4,680
25 20 Laem Chabang Thailand 2,105 4,622

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

NOTE: Numbers in parenthesis are the 2009 port rankings.

SOURCES: 2000: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from various sources. 2009: Maritime Administration, special tabulations and Containerisation International Online, www.ci-online.co.uk, as of Sept. 17, 2010.