Table 4-16 Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000 and 2004

Table 4-16 Top 20 World Container Ports: 2000 and 2004

(Thousands of TEUs)

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Rank in
2004
Rank in
2000
Port Country TEUs
1 1 Hong Kong China 21,984
2 2 Singapore Singapore 21,329
3 6 Shanghai China 14,557
4 23 Shenzhen China 13,615
5 3 Busan South Korea 11,430
6 4 Kaohsiung Taiwan 9,714
7 5 Rotterdam Netherlands 8,281
8 7 Los Angeles United States 7,321
9 9 Hamburg Germany 7,003
10 13 Dubai United Arab Emirates 6,429
11 10 Antwerp Belgium 6,064
12 8 Long Beach United States 5,780
13 12 Port Kalang Malaysia 5,244
14 24 Quingdao China 5,140
15 14 New York/New Jersey United States 4,478
16 108 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 4,020
17 ** Ningbo China 4,006
18 31 Tianjin China 3,814
19 11 Tanjug Priok Indonesia 3,597
20 25 Laem Chabang Thailand 3,529

** Ningbo was unranked among the world's major ports in 2000. In that year, it handled only 902,000 TEUs (www.nbport.com.cn).

Notes: TEUs = 20-foot equivalent units. One 20-foot container equals one TEU.

Source: 2004-American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), World Port Rankings:2004 (Container Traffic), available at http://www.aapa-ports.org/, as of September 2006.

2000-Data obtained through personal communication with AAPA, October 2006.