Table 10
Top 20 World Container Ports by TEUS Handled: 2007 and 2008

Table 10
Top 20 World Container Ports by TEUS Handled: 2007 and 2008

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(Thousands of loaded and unloaded TEUs)

Rank in 2008 Port name Country 2007 2008 Percent change, 2007-2008
1 Singapore Singapore 27,932 29,918 7.1
2 Shanghai China 26,150 27,980 7.0
3 Hong Kong China 23,881 24,248 1.5
4 Shenzhen China 21,099 21,414 1.5
5 Busan South Korea 13,270 13,425 1.2
6 Dubai United Arab Emirates 10,653 11,828 11.0
7 Ningbo China 9,360 11,226 19.9
8 Guangzhou China 9,200 11,001 19.6
9 Rotterdam Netherlands 10,791 10,800 0.1
10 Qingdao China 9,462 10,320 9.1
11 Hamburg Germany 9,900 9,700 -2.0
12 Kaohsiung Taiwan 10,257 9,677 -5.7
13 Antwerp Belgium 8,177 8,664 6.0
14 Tianjin China 7,103 8,500 19.7
15 Port Klang Malaysia 7,120 7,970 11.9
16 Los Angeles United States 8,355 7,850 -6.0
17 Long Beach United States 7,312 6,488 -11.3
18 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 5,500 5,600 1.8
19 Bremen/Bremerhaven Germany 4,892 5,501 12.4
20 New York/New Jersey United States 5,400 5,265 -2.5

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.

  • In 2008, three U.S. ports-Los Angeles, Long Beach, and New York/New Jersey-ranked among the top 20 world container ports. Six of the top 10 were in China