List of busiest container ports

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This is a list of the world's busiest container ports (ports with container terminals that specialize in handling goods transported in shipping containers) by total number of actual twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) transported through the port. Data listed in thousands of TEU.

Container Traffic (in thousand TEUs):
Rank Port Economy 2014[1] 2013[2] 2012[3] 2011[4] 2010[5] 2009[6] 2008[7] 2007[8] 2006[9] 2005[10] 2004[11]
1 Shanghai China China 35,268 33,617 32,529 31,700 29,069 25,002 27,980 26,150 21,710 18,084 14,557
2 Singapore Singapore Singapore 33,869 32,240 31,649 29,937 28,431 25,866 29,918 27,932 24,792 23,192 21,329
3 Shenzhen China China 23,798 23,280 22,940 22,570 22,510 18,250 21,414 21,099 18,469 16,197 13,615
4 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong 22,374 22,352 23,117 24,384 23,532 20,983 24,248 23,881 23,539 22,427 21,984
5 Ningbo-Zhoushan China China 19,450 17,351 16,670 14,686 13,144 10,502 11,226 9,349 7,068 5,208 4,006
6 Busan South Korea South Korea 18,423 17,690 17,046 16,185 14,157 11,954 13,425 13,270 12,039 11,843 11,430
7 Qingdao China China 16,624 15,520 14,503 13,020 12,012 10,260 10,320 9,462 7,702 6,307 5,140
8 Guangzhou China China 16,160 15,309 14,744 14,400 12,550 11,190 11,001 9,200 6,600 4,685 3,308
9 Jebel Ali (Dubai) United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 14,750 13,641 13,270 13,000 11,600 11,124 11,827 10,653 8,923 7,619 6,429
10 Tianjin China China 14,050 13,010 12,300 11,500 10,080 8,700 8,500 7,103 5,950 4,801 3,814
11 Rotterdam Netherlands Netherlands 12,453 11,621 11,866 11,877 11,146 9,743 10,784 10,791 9,655 9,287 8,281
12 Port Klang Malaysia Malaysia 10,736 10,350 10,000 9,604 8,870 7,309 7,970 7,120 6,326 5,544 5,244
13 Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan 10,593 9,938 9,781 9,636 8,872 8,581 9,677 10,257 9,775 9,471 9,714
14 Dalian China China 10,128 10,860 8,060 6,400 5,242 4,552 4,503 4,574 3,212 2,665 2,211
15 Hamburg Germany Germany 9,729 9,302 8,864 9,022 7,900 7,007 9,737 9,890 8,862 8,088 7,003
16 Antwerp Belgium Belgium 9,136 8,578 8,635 8,664 8,468 7,309 8,663 8,176 7,019 6,482 6,064
17 Xiamen China China 8,572 8,010 7,202 6,461 5,820 4,680 5,035 4,627 4,019 3,342 2,872
18 Los Angeles United States United States 8,340 7,869 8,078 7,941 7,832 6,748 7,850 8,355 8,470 7,485 7,321
19 Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia Malaysia 7,897 7,628 7,700 7,500 6,530 6,000 5,600 5,500 4,770 4,177 4,020
20 Long Beach United States United States 6,821 6,731 6,046 6,061 6,263 5,067 6,350 7,316 7,289 6,710 5,780
21 Laem Chabang Thailand Thailand 6,518 6,032 5,830 5,731 5,068 4,538 5,134 4,642 4,123 3,834 3,529
22 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam Vietnam 6,334 5,542 5,060 4,674 4,100 3,563 3,100 2,532 2,532 2,122 1,868
23 Bremen/Bremerhaven Germany Germany 5,796 5,831 6,115 5,915 4,871 4,578 5,529 4,912 4,450 3,736 3,469
24 New York and New Jersey United States United States 5,772 5,467 5,530 5,503 5,292 4,561 5,265 5,299 5,093 4,785 4,478
25 Yingkou China China 5,768 5,301 4,851 4,033 3,338 2,537 2,030 1,371 838 634 N/A
26 Tanjung Priok (Jakarta) Indonesia Indonesia 5,034 6,590 6,200 5,618 4,715 3,800 3,984 3,900 3,280 3,282 3,170
27 Lianyungang China China 5,005 5,490 5,020 4,850 3,870 3,021 3,001 2,001 1,302 1,005 N/A
28 Tokyo Japan Japan 4,917 4,861 4,752 4,640 4,286 3,810 4,271 3,818 3,969 3,593 3,358
29 Mumbai India India 4,496 4,162 4,260 4,217 3,857 4,061 3,953 4,060 3,298 2,667 2,361
30 Algeciras Spain Spain 4,457 4,501 4,114 3,603 2,810 3,042 3,324 3,152 3,257 3,180 2,937
31 Valencia Spain Spain 4,442 4,328 4,470 4,327 4,207 3,653 3,593 3,043 2,612 2,410 2,145
32 Khor Fakkan United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 4,256 3,800 3,996 3,230 3,023 2,750 2,112 1,850 1,730 1,929 1,819
33 Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 4,200 4,561 4,738 4,010 3,830 3,091 3,326 3,068 2,964 2,836 2,426
34 Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 4,097 4,306 4,180 4,263 4,137 3,464 3,687 3,380 3,079 2,455 2,221
35 Santos  Brazil 3,685 3,446 3,172 2,985 2,716 2,252 2,675 2,533 2,208 2,240 1,883
36 Felixstowe United Kingdom United Kingdom 3,680 3,740 3,700 3,519 3,400 3,100 3,200 3,300 3,000 2,700 2,717
37 Manila Philippines Philippines 3,673 3,770 3,705 3,250 3,257 2,815 2,977 2,800 2,638 2,625 2,698
38 Seattle/Tacoma United States United States 3,456 3,461 3,510 3,590
39 Ambarli (Istanbul) Turkey Turkey 3,445 3,378 3,097 2,686 2,540 1,836
40 Tanger-Med (Tangiers) Morocco Morocco 3,354 2,558 1,900 2,070 2,058 1,222
41 Savannah United States United States 3,346 3,034 2,966 2,945 2,825 2,356 2,616 2,604 2,160 1,902 1,662
42 Balboa Panama Panama 3,236 3,064 3,251 3,232 2,759 2,012 2,011 2,167 988 663
43 Gioia Tauro Italy Italy 3,062 3,087 2,721 2,305 2,851 2,857 3,468 3,445 2,900 3,161 3,261
44 Port Said Egypt Egypt 3,036 4,100 3,631 4,272 3,646 3,300 3,202 2,127 2,127 1,522 869
45 Salalah Oman Oman 3,030 3,340 3,620 3,201 3,482 3,490 3,068 2,600 2,390 2,492 2,229
46 Keelung Taiwan Taiwan 2,943 2,642 2,705 2,403 2,199 1,578
47 Vancouver  Canada 2,913 2,825 2,713 2,551 2,514 2,492 2,307 2,208 1,767 1,665
48 Malta Freeport Malta Malta 2,869 2,750 2,540 2,360 2,371 2,260
49 Yokohama Japan Japan 2,775 2,888 3,053 3,083 3,280 2,555 3,490 3,400 3,200 2,873 2,718
50 Nagoya  Japan 2,740 2,709 2,655 2,623 2,549 2,113 2,817 2,890 2,740 2,470 2,304
Top 30 container ports in the world

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