Table 3-5 Top 25 World Container Ports, 2005 and 2006

Table 3-5
Top 25 World Container Ports, 2005 and 2006

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(in millions of TEUs - domestic, international and empty repositioning)

Rank in 2006 Seaport Country 2006 TEUs 2005 TEUs
1 Singapore1 Singapore 24.79 23.19
2 Hong Kong1 China 23.54 22.43
3 Shanghai1 China 21.71 18.08
4 Shenzhen1 China 18.47 16.20
5 Busan1 South Korea 12.04 11.84
6 Kaohsiung1 Taiwan 9.78 9.47
7 Rotterdam1 Netherlands 9.66 9.29
8 Dubai1 United Arab Emirates 8.92 7.62
9 Hamburg1 Germany 8.86 8.09
10 Los Angeles United States 8.47 7.49
11 Qingdao China 7.70 6.31
12 Long Beach United States 7.29 6.71
13 Ningbo China 7.07 5.21
14 Antwerp1 Belgium 7.02 6.48
15 Guangzhou China 6.60 4.69
16 Port Klang1 Malaysia 6.33 5.54
17 Tianjin China 5.95 4.80
18 New York/New Jersey United States 5.09 4.79
19 Tanjung Pelepas1 Indonesia 4.77 4.18
20 Bremen/Bremerhaven1 Germany 4.45 3.74
21 Laem Chabang1 Thailand 4.12 3.83
22 Xiamen China 4.02 3.34
23 Tokyo1 Japan 3.97 3.59
24 Jawaharlal Nehru India 3.30 2.67
25 Tanjung Priok Indonesia 3.28 3.28

1 Port participates in the Container Security Initiative of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

NOTES: TEU = Twenty-foot equivalent unit.

SOURCES: TEUs-American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), World Port Rankings (Alexandria, VA: annual releases 2005, 2006). CSI-Department of Homeland Security, Container Security Initiative (CSI) Ports, available at http://www.dhs.gov/ as of Oct. 5, 2007.