“Control Pay” company’s website, a global freight audit company, cited from “World Shipping Council (WSC)”, an industry trade group representing the international liner shipping industry, data (Infographic) about the largest ports in the world in 2016.
The data is based on TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) volume, starting from 2014 till the latest data released. TEU is an inexact unit of cargo capacity, used to describe the capacity of container ships and container terminals.
Here are the top 10 ports around the world, with logistics services:
Shanghai Port, China:
Shanghai Port was announced as the largest port in the world for the first time, in 2010. This is because of the port’s superiority, which is based in China, over Singapore Port with nearly 29.05 million TEU’s vs. half a million TEU’s in the latter. Moreover, in 2014, Shanghai Port made a historical number, with over 35 million TEUs.
Singapore Port, built in 1819, is considered the backbone of Singapore’s economy, as the country lacks land and natural resources. The port plays a vital role, when it comes to importing natural resources and re exporting products. As it is connected with more than 600 ports, in 123 countries, divided over six different continents. That is why thousands of ships use the port annually.
Shenzhen Port, China:
Shenzhen port serves as a house or base, for more than 35 shipping companies, and around 130 global container routes. Also nearly 560 ships, land in it on a monthly basis.
Hong Kong Port, China:
Several factors control Hong Kong Port, which is located by the South China Sea. First, the manufactured products, and secondly raw materials and passengers but with a lesser extent.
The port is considered the main factor, in Hong Kong’s economic growth. Moreover, in 2007, it recorded a historical number, about 23.9 million TEU’s.
Ningbo-Zhoushan Port, China:
With a production capacity of about 873 million metric tons, the Ningbo Zhoushan Port is considered the busiest around the world, in terms of cargo tonnage. This happened after its merge with Zhoushan Port Group in 2015.
Port of Busan, South Korea:
The Port of Busan, which is considered the biggest port in South Korea that is located in the city of Busan; the second largest city in South Korea, opened for the first time in 1876.
The total volume of containers handled at the port in 2008, were 13.426 million TEU’s. Which made it at that time in the fifth place, in terms of tonnage this year. The Port announced in July 2010, an annual rise of 21.7% in the volume of cargo handled in containers.
Qingdao Port, China:
Qingdao port, is a seaport located in the Yellow Sea, near the city of Qingdao, in Shandong Province in China. It is one of the most important ports in the western Pacific.
Port of Guangzhou, China:
Port of Guangzhou, in Guangdong Province in China, works as an economic and transport center for the Pearl River Delta region and Guangdong province. It is currently working to allow 100 thousand tonnes vessels, to enter China’s Nansha station.
Jebel Ali Port, Dubai:
Jebel Ali Port contains more than 65 port, and naval station across six continents of the world. It also enjoys a strategic location in Dubai, and at the crossroads of global trade routes.
Moreover, it plays a vital role in the economy of the United Arab Emirates. The thing that made it the largest seaport in the Middle East, and the leading among Dubai’s global ports.
Tianjin Port, China:
In 2013, around 13.01 TEU’s existed in the port of Tianjin, China. Which is considered a rise, compared with previous years.
Most products passing in the port, is usually hazardous chemicals, such as compressed air, flammable and corrosive substances, oxidizing agents, and toxic chemicals.