List of world's busiest port regions

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This is a list of the World's busiest port regions, ranked by gross cargo tonnage handled, identified by regions of intense port activity typically concentrated around key economic centres. Several of the world's ports are managed or operated as distinct ports despite their geographical proximity, and many serve a single city or urban area.

Region Economy Ports tons(000) Year[1] Total
Yangtze River Delta  China Port of Shanghai (including Yangshan) 561,446 (2007) 1,185,996
Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan 471,630 (2007)
Port of Suzhou 152,920
Pearl River Delta  China Port of Guangzhou 341,363 (2007) 823,449
Port of Shenzhen 199,190 (2007)
Port of Zhuhai 37,563 (2007)
 Hong Kong Port of Hong Kong 245,433 (2007)
Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta  Netherlands Port of Rotterdam[note 1] 429,060 (2008)[2] 780,341
Port of Amsterdam[note 2] 94,770 (2008)[2]
Ports of Zeeland[note 3] 33,278 (2008)[2]
 Belgium Port of Antwerp 189,389 (2008)[3]
Port of Ghent 33,844 (2008)[4]
Bohai Bay  China Port of Tianjin 309,465 (2007) 686,158
Port of Qinhuangdao 245,964 (2007)
Port of Huanghua 83,330 (2007)
Port of Tangshan 47,399 (2007)
Singapore Strait  Singapore Port of Singapore 483,616 (2007) 596,056
 Malaysia Port of Tanjung Pelepas 84,150 (2007)
Johor Port 28,290
Shandong Peninsula  China Port of Qingdao 265,020 (2007) 527,115
Port of Yantai 131,462 (2007)
Port of Rizhao 130,633 (2007)
Tokyo Bay  Japan Port of Chiba 169,202 (2007) 516,179
Port of Yokohama 141,758 (2007)
Port of Kawasaki 100,690
Port of Tokyo 87,629 (2007)
Port of Yokosuka 16,900
Gyeongsang  South Korea Port of Busan 243,564 (2007) 474,091
Port of Ulsan 168,652 (2007)
Port of Pohang 61,875 (2007)
Southeast Texas[5]  United States Port of Houston 216,064 (2007) 422,885
Port of Beaumont 81,384 (2007)
Port of Texas City 56,787 (2007)
Freeport 29,598 (2007)
Port Arthur 29,262 (2007)
Port of Galveston 9,791 (2007)
Liaodong Peninsula  China Port of Dalian 222,859 (2007) 380,071
Port of Yingkou 122,065 (2007)
Port of Jinzhou 35,147 (2007)
Mississippi River Delta  United States Port of South Louisiana 207,785 (2007) 379,686
Port of New Orleans 68,989 (2007)
Port of Plaquemines 53,358 (2007)
Port of Baton Rouge 49,554 (2007)
Osaka Bay  Japan Port of Kobe 96,155 (2007) 333,232
Port of Osaka 96,680 (2007)
Port of Sakai-Senboku 72,750
Port of Wakayama-Shimotsu 39,018
Others (Himeji, Nishinomiya, Hannan) 28,629
Elbe-Weser Triangle  Germany Port of Hamburg 140,923 (2007) 252,756
Port of Bremerhaven 69,095 (2007)
Port of Wilhelmshaven 42,738 (2007)
Fujian  China Port of Xiamen 81,172 (2007) 207,658
Port of Fuzhou 64,333 (2007)
Port of Quanzhou 62,153 (2007)
Southern California  United States Port of Long Beach 77,965 (2007) 147,388
Port of Los Angeles 59,423 (2007)
Others (Port of San Diego, Port Hueneme, etc.) 10,000

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  1. ^ Including the smaller ports of Dordrecht, Moerdijk, and Scheveningen.
  2. ^ Including the smaller ports of Beverwijk, IJmuiden/Velsen, and Zaanstad.
  3. ^ The Ports of Zeeland comprises the ports of Flushing and Terneuzen.

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