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Top 10 largest container ports in the world

Feb 20, 2019 12:24 IST
    Top 10 largest container ports in the world

    A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves (platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats) where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo. It is derived from Latin word “Portus” which means “port, harbour”. Today, Asia is becoming a hub in the growth of port development and the majority of the world's largest and busiest ports are located in this continent.

    Top 10 largest container ports in the world

    Chinese dominance was cemented as its resurgent economy drove cargo numbers through its major ports, including Shanghai, holding onto its number one crown for a thirteenth consecutive year. The list of “Top 10 largest container ports in the world” as per latest report of the AAPA World Port Rankings is given below:

    10. Tianjin          

    Location: Yellow Sea

    Region: East Asia

    Country:  China

    9. Jebel Ali Port

    Location: Arab Peninsula

    Region: Western Asia

    Country: United Arab Emirates

    8. Guangzhou Harbour

    Location: Pearl River Delta

    Region: East Asia

    Country: China

    7. Qingdao

    Location: Yellow Sea

    Region: East Asia

    Country: China

    6. Port of Busan

    Location: Korean Strait

    Region: East Asia

    Country: South Korea

    5. Ningbo-Zhoushan

    Location: Ningbo & Zhoushan, Zhejiang

    Region: East China Sea

    Country: China

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    4. Hong Kong, S.A.R.

    Location: Pearl River Delta, South China Sea

    Region: East Asia

    Country: Hong Kong

    3. Shenzhen

    Location: Pearl River Delta

    Region: East Asia

    Country: China

    2. Singapore Port

    Location: Malacca Strait

    Region: Southeast Asia

    Country: China

    1. Shanghai Port

    Location: Yangtze Delta

    Region: East Asia

    Country: China

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    List of 10 largest container ports in the world

    Name of Ports

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    1. Shanghai Port

    Location: Yangtze Delta

    Region: East Asia

    Country: China

    2. Singapore Port

    Location: Malacca Strait

    Region: Southeast Asia

    Country: China

    3. Shenzhen

    Location: Pearl River Delta

    Region: East Asia

    Country: China

    4. Hong Kong, S.A.R.

    Location: Pearl River Delta, South China Sea

    Region: East Asia

    Country: Hong Kong

    5. Ningbo-Zhoushan

    Location: Ningbo & Zhoushan, Zhejiang

    Region: East China Sea

    Country: China

    6. Port of Busan

    Location: Korean Strait

    Region: East Asia

    Country: South Korea

    7. Qingdao

    Location: Yellow Sea

    Region: East Asia

    Country: China

    8. Guangzhou Harbor

    Location: Pearl River Delta

    Region: East Asia

    Country: China

    9. Jebel Ali Port

    Location: Arab Peninsula

    Region: Western Asia

    Country: United Arab Emirates

    10. Tianjin

    Location: Yellow Sea

    Region: East Asia

    Country:  China

    Above list is made on the basis of total number of actual twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) transported through the port.

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