4-15 Top 20 World Container Ports: 2004 and 2005

4-15 Top 20 World Container Ports: 2004 and 2005

(Thousands of TEUs)

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Rank
(2004)
Rank
(2005)
Port Country TEUs
2 1 Singapore Singapore 23,192
1 2 Hong Kong China 22,427
3 3 Shanghai China 18,084
4 4 Shenzhen China 16,197
5 5 Busan South Korea 11,843
6 6 Kaohsiung Taiwan 9,471
7 7 Rotterdam Netherlands 9,287
9 8 Hamburg Germany 8,088
10 9 Dubai United Arab Emirates 7,619
8 10 Los Angeles United States 7,485
12 11 Long Beach United States 6,710
11 12 Antwerp Belgium 6,482
14 13 Qingdao China 6,307
13 14 Port Klang Malaysia 5,544
17 15 Ningbo China 5,208
18 16 Tianjin China 4,801
15 17 New York/New Jersey United States 4,785
** 18 Guangzhou China 4,685
16 19 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 4,177
20 20 Laem Chabang Thailand 3,834

** Guangzhou was unranked among the world's top 20 container ports in 2004.

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

Source: American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), World Port Rankings: 2004 and 2005 (Container Traffic), available at http://www.aapa-ports.org/ as of October 2007.