World's busiest ports
The world's busiest ports are commonly ranked by cargo tonnage and by volume of container shipment measured in TEUs. Since the 2000s, the Port of Shanghai has surpassed the Port of Singapore and the Port of Hong Kong to become the world's busiest port by both measures.
Busiest cargo ports
- Port of Shanghai, China
- Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan, China
- Port of Singapore, Singapore
Busiest passenger ports
- Port of Helsinki, Finland (passengers)
- Port of Dover, United Kingdom (passengers)
- Port of Miami, United States, world's busiest cruise port.
A study led by Bernd Blasius of the University of Oldenburg analyzed itineraries from 16,693 cargo ships for the entire year of 2009. They conducted their investigation using data from the Automatic Identification System and Lloyd's Register Fairplay by means of VHF receivers and GPS.
- List of busiest container ports
- List of busiest cruise ports by passengers
- List of busiest ports by cargo tonnage
- List of busiest transshipment ports
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