List of world's 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 2013[1] 2012[2] 2011[3] 2010[4] 2009[5] 2008[6] 2007[7] 2006[8] 2005[9] 2004[10]
1 Shanghai China China 33,617 32,529 31,700 29,069 25,002 27,980 26,150 21,710 18,084 14,557
2 Singapore Singapore Singapore 32,240 31,649 29,937 28,431 25,866 29,918 27,932 24,792 23,192 21,329
3 Shenzhen China China 23,280 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 22,352 23,117 24,384 23,532 20,983 24,248 23,881 23,539 22,427 21,984
5 Busan South Korea South Korea 17,690 17,046 16,185 14,157 11,954 13,425 13,270 12,039 11,843 11,430
6 Ningbo-Zhoushan China China 17,351 16,670 14,686 13,144 10,502 11,226 9,349 7,068 5,208 4,006
7 Qingdao China China 15,520 14,503 13,020 12,012 10,260 10,320 9,462 7,702 6,307 5,140
8 Guangzhou China China 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 13,641 13,270 13,000 11,600 11,124 11,827 10,653 8,923 7,619 6,429
10 Tianjin China China 13,010 12,300 11,500 10,080 8,700 8,500 7,103 5,950 4,801 3,814
11 Rotterdam Netherlands Netherlands 11,621 11,866 11,877 11,146 9,743 10,784 10,791 9,655 9,287 8,281
12 Dalian China China 10,860 8,060 6,400 5,242 4,552 4,503 4,574 3,212 2,665 2,211
13 Port Klang Malaysia Malaysia 10,350 10,000 9,604 8,870 7,309 7,970 7,120 6,326 5,544 5,244
14 Kaohsiung Taiwan Taiwan 9,938 9,781 9,636 8,872 8,581 9,677 10,257 9,775 9,471 9,714
15 Hamburg Germany Germany 9,302 8,864 9,022 7,900 7,007 9,737 9,890 8,862 8,088 7,003
16 Antwerp Belgium Belgium 8,578 8,635 8,664 8,468 7,309 8,663 8,176 7,019 6,482 6,064
17 Xiamen China China 8,010 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 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 7,628 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 6,731 6,046 6,061 6,263 5,067 6,350 7,316 7,289 6,710 5,780
21 Tanjung Priok (Jakarta) Indonesia Indonesia 6,590 6,200 5,618 4,715 3,800 3,984 3,900 3,280 3,282 3,170
22 Laem Chabang Thailand Thailand 6,032 5,830 5,731 5,068 4,538 5,134 4,642 4,123 3,834 3,529
23 Bremen/Bremerhaven Germany Germany 5,831 6,115 5,915 4,871 4,578 5,529 4,912 4,450 3,736 3,469
24 Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Vietnam Vietnam 5,542 5,060 4,674 4,100 3,563 3,100 2,532 2,532 2,122 1,868
25 Lianyungang China China 5,490 5,020 4,850 3,870 3,021 3,001 2,001 1,302 1,005 N/A
26 New York and New Jersey United States United States 5,467 5,530 5,503 5,292 4,561 5,265 5,299 5,093 4,785 4,478
27 Yingkou China China 5,301 4,851 4,033 3,338 2,537 2,030 1,371 838 634 N/A
28 Tokyo Japan Japan 4,861 4,752 4,640 4,286 3,810 4,271 3,818 3,969 3,593 3,358
29 Jeddah Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 4,561 4,738 4,010 3,830 3,091 3,326 3,068 2,964 2,836 2,426
30 Algeciras Spain Spain 4,501 4,114 3,603 2,810 3,042 3,324 3,152 3,257 3,180 2,937
31 Valencia Spain Spain 4,328 4,470 4,327 4,207 3,653 3,593 3,043 2,612 2,410 2,145
32 Colombo Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 4,306 4,180 4,263 4,137 3,464 3,687 3,380 3,079 2,455 2,221
33 Mumbai India India 4,162 4,260 4,217 3,857 4,061 3,953 4,060 3,298 2,667 2,361
34 Port Said Egypt Egypt 4,100 3,631 4,272 3,646 3,300 3,202 2,127 2,127 1,522 869
35 Khor Fakkan United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 3,800 3,996 3,230 3,023 2,750 2,112 1,850 1,730 1,929 1,819
36 Manila Philippines Philippines 3,770 3,705 3,250 3,257 2,815 2,977 2,800 2,638 2,625 2,698
37 Felixstowe United Kingdom United Kingdom 3,740 3,700 3,519 3,400 3,100 3,200 3,300 3,000 2,700 2,717
38 Santos  Brazil 3,446 3,172 2,985 2,716 2,252 2,675 2,533 2,208 2,240 1,883
39 Ambarli (Istanbul) Turkey Turkey 3,378 3,097 2,686 2,540
40 Colón Panama Panama 3,356 2,060 1,900 1,600 2,802 1,856[11] 2,262 N/A 1,947 2,150
41 Salalah Oman Oman 3,340 3,620 3,201 3,482 3,490 3,068 2,600 2,390 2,492 2,229
42 Taicang China China 3,267 4,015 3,058 2,212
43 Piraeus Greece Greece 3,164 2,745 1,680 1,198 665 434 1,373 N/A N/A N/A
44 Gioia Tauro Italy Italy 3,087 2,721 2,305 2,851 2,857 3,468 3,445 2,900 3,161 3,261
45 Balboa Panama Panama 3,064 3,251 3,232 2,759 2,012 2,011 2,167 988 663
46 Savannah  United States 3,034 2,966 2,945 2,825 2,356 2,616 2,604 2,160 1,902 1,662
47 Tanjung Perak (Surabaya) Indonesia Indonesia 3,001 2,849 2,644 3,030
48 Yokohama Japan Japan 2,888 3,053 3,083 3,280 2,555 3,490 3,400 3,200 2,873 2,718
49 Vancouver  Canada 2,825 2,713 2,551 2,514 2,492 2,307 2,208 1,767 1,665
50 Malta Freeport Malta Malta 2,750 2,540 2,360 2,371
51 Nagoya  Japan 2,709 2,655 2,623 2,549 2,113 2,817 2,890 2,740 2,470 2,304
52 Nanjing China China 2,670 2,300 1,493 1,400
53 Keelung and Taipei Taiwan Taiwan 2,642 2,705 2,403 2,199
54 Durban South Africa South Africa 2,633 2,529 2,713 2,762
55 Tanger-Med (Tangiers) Morocco Morocco 2,558 1,900 2,070 2,058
56 Kobe Japan Japan 2,553 2,568 2,470 2,556
57 St Petersburg Russia Russia 2,515 2,525 2,365 1,928
58 Melbourne Australia Australia 2,492 2,548 2,507 2,348
59 Le Havre France France 2,486 2,306 2,220 2,400
60 Osaka Japan Japan 2,485 2,410 2,490 2,282
61 Mundra India India 2,390 1,520 1,344 1,149
62 Oakland United States United States 2,347 2,344 2,343 2,330
63 Yeosu Gwangyang South Korea South Korea 2,285 2,154 2,253 2,073
64 Virginia United States United States 2,224 2,106 1,918 1,895
65 Incheon South Korea South Korea 2,161 1,982 2,329 1,903
66 Sydney Australia Australia 2,153 2,094 2,054 1,986
67 Yantai China China 2,150 1,850 1,709 1,527
68 Manzanillo Mexico Mexico 2,118 1,992 1,763 1,509
69 Rizhao China China 2,027 1,749
70 Bruges-Zeebrugge Belgium Belgium 2,026 1,953 2,222 2,500
71 Cartagena Colombia Colombia 2,014 2,201 1,853 1,581
72 Genoa Italy Italy 1,988 2,065 1,847 1,759
73 Fuzhou China China 1,977 1,825 1,451 1,319
74 Houston United States United States 1,950 1,923 1,890 1,812
75 Callao Peru Peru 1,855 1,818 1,616 1,346
76 Shahid Rajaee Iran Iran 1,763 2,318 2,762 2,593
77 Barcelona Spain Spain 1,720 1,756 2,014 1,946
78 Tacoma United States United States 1,718 1,711 1,489 1,455
79 Kingston Jamaica Jamaica 1,704 1,547 1,848 1,892
80 Dammam Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 1,659 1,622 1,492 1,333
81 Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina 1,651 1,656 1,852 1,759
82 Charleston United States United States 1,601 1,515 1,380
83 Seattle United States United States 1,593 1,886 2,030 2,140
84 Karachi Pakistan Pakistan 1,563 1,490 1,400 1,370
85 Dandong China China 1,560 1,250
86 Chittagong Bangladesh Bangladesh 1,540 1,406 1,392 1,329
87 Guayaquil Ecuador Ecuador 1,518 1,449 1,406 1,093
88 Bangkok Thailand Thailand 1,509 1,274 1,305 1,498
89 Alexandria Egypt Egypt 1,508 1,500 1,490 1,350
90 Dongguan China China 1,500 1,100
91 Southampton United Kingdom United Kingdom 1,491 1,476 1,563 1,540
92 Chennai India India 1,470 1,550 1,560 1,522
93 Taichung Taiwan Taiwan 1,468 1,395 1,380 1,357
94 Freeport The Bahamas Bahamas 1,400 1,202
95 Mersin Turkey Turkey 1,378 1,263
96 Haifa Israel Israel 1,357 1,372 1,235 1,264
97 Montreal Canada Canada 1,357 1,375 1,363 1,331
98 Zhongshan China China 1,320 1,204 1,423 1,294
99 La Spezia Italy Italy 1,298 1,247 1,307 1,285
100 Shantou China China 1,280 1,250

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