Table 6
Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000, 2008, and 2009

Table 6
Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000, 2008, and 2009

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Rank in
2000
Rank in 2008 Rank in 2009 Port name Country 2000 2008 2009 Percent change, 2008-2009 Percent change, 2000-2009 Average annual rate (percent), 2000-2009
2 1 1 Singapore Singapore 17,040 29,918 25,866 -13.5 52 4.7
6 2 2 Shanghai China 5,613 27,980 25,002 -10.6 345 18.1
1 3 3 Hong Kong China 18,098 24,248 20,983 -13.5 16 1.7
11 4 4 Shenzhen China 3,994 21,414 18,250 -14.8 357 18.4
3 5 5 Busan South Korea 7,540 13,425 11,955 -11.0 59 5.3
38 8 6 Guangzhou China 1,430 11,001 11,190 1.7 683 25.7
13 6 7 Dubai United Arab Emirates 3,059 11,828 11,124 -6.0 264 15.4
65 7 8 Ningbo China 902 11,226 10,503 -6.4 1,064 31.4
24 10 9 Qingdao China 2,120 10,320 10,260 -0.6 384 19.1
5 9 10 Rotterdam Netherlands 6,280 10,800 9,743 -9.8 55 5.0
32 14 11 Tianjin China 1,708 8,500 8,700 2.4 409 19.8
4 12 12 Kaohsiung Taiwan 7,426 9,677 8,581 -11.3 16 1.6
12 15 13 Port Klang Malaysia 3,207 7,970 7,310 -8.3 128 9.6
10 13 14 Antwerp Belgium 4,082 8,664 7,310 -15.6 79 6.7
9 11 15 Hamburg Germany 4,248 9,700 7,010 -27.7 65 5.7
7 16 16 Los Angeles United States 4,879 7,850 6,749 -14.0 38 3.7
113 18 17 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 418 5,600 6,000 7.1 1,335 34.4
8 17 18 Long Beach United States 4,601 6,488 5,068 -21.9 10 1.1
49 22 19 Xiamen China 1,085 5,035 4,680 -7.0 331 17.6
25 21 20 Laem Chabang Thailand 2,105 5,128 4,622 -9.9 120 9.1

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

NOTE: The 2009 data in this table from Containerization International are preliminary.

SOURCES: 2000: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from various sources. 2008 and 2009: Maritime Administration, special tabulations, and Containerisation International Online, www.ci-online.co.uk, as of Sept. 17, 2010.