Table 9
Leading World Maritime Ports by Cargo Weight: 2007

Table 9
Leading World Maritime Ports by Cargo Weight: 2007

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(Thousands of metric tons)

Rank Port name Country Tons
1 Shanghai China 561,446
2 Singapore Singapore 483,616
3 Ningbo-Zhoushan China 471,630
4 Rotterdam Netherlands 401,181
5 Guangzhou China 341,363
6 Tianjin China 309,465
7 Qingdao China 265,020
8 Qinhuangdao China 245,964
9 Hong Kong China 245,433
10 Busan South Korea 243,564
11 Dalian China 222,859
12 Nagoya Japan 215,602
13 South Louisiana United States 207,785
14 Shenzhen China 199,190
15 Kwangyang South Korea 198,190
16 Houston United States 196,014
17 Antwerp Belgium 182,897
18 Chiba Japan 169,202
19 Ulsan South Korea 168,652
20 Kaohsiung Taiwan 149,225
21 New York/New Jersey United States 142,614
22 Yokohama Japan 141,758
23 Hamburg Germany 140,923
24 Incheon South Korea 138,139
25 Port Kelang Malaysia 135,514

NOTE: The original source of the data in this table, the American Association of Port Authorities, notes that the metric tons used for the rankings are estimates from various sources, including the individual seaports, and are based on cargo weights, volumes, and units. As such, the figures cannot be converted into a single standardized measure such as TEUs. Because of this, the estimates are also not directly comparable across all seaports.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from American Association of Port Authorities. Port Industry Statistics. World Port Rankings: 2007, available at www.aapa-ports.org as of Sept. 30, 2009.

  • By weight, 7 of the world's top 10 seaports in 2007 were in China. Three U.S. ports-South Louisiana, Houston, and New York/New Jersey-ranked among the top 25