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Top 10 Ports in the World

TEUs = twenty-foot equivalent units

A standard cargo carrier equals two TEUs. 

Whether it is the mobile you’re holding to read this or the clothes you’re currently wearing, there is a very good chance that they passed through the Shanghai port. It is, after all, the world’s busiest trading port. For many years it has stayed in the number 1 spot.

Singapore port used to be the largest for many years until Shanghai took the reign. However, even at second largest, the port remains extremely busy and strong.

Shenzhen port is the second largest Chinese port and it comprises several number of ports along the coastline of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China. As a whole, it is one of the busiest and fastest growing container ports in the world.

Currently, Shenzhen Port is home to 39 shipping companies with more than 130 international container routes. On a monthly basis, there are 560 ships on call and 21 feeder routes to other ports in the Pearl River Delta region.

Ningbo-Zhoushan port was built and established in 738 during China’s ancient history, making it one of the oldest ports in the world. During Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was one of the three major seaports for foreign trade under the name Mingzhou, along with Yangzhou and Guangzhou.

Hong Kong Port used to be the largest of all Chinese ports but in recent years, Hong Kong port experienced a downturn with more containers being shipped to mainland China instead.

Busan is the second largest city in South Korea and its port is the largest port in South Korea. It is a metropolitan city under the direct control of South Korea’s central government, hence its effective status of a province. Busan has seen notable growth in the past several years.

Yes, another port in China. Qingdao port, located in the Yellow sea, began its operations in 1892 and is known as one of the busiest ports in the world.

Guangzhou harbor was established in 2004 from the former Guangzhou Harbor Bureau. It is now an international maritime trade that reaches over 300 ports in more than 80 countries and districts worldwide.

United Arab Emirates has successfully positioned itself as the hub between East and West shipping lines with the strong presence of Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

Tianjin port, previously known as Port Tanggu, is the largest port in Northern China and is the main maritime gateway to Beijing.


Port Klang stands strong at being the 12th largest port in the world with increasing traffic every year. It is now the main sea gateway in to Malaysia located in the Klang district, approximately 38 kilometres away from Kuala Lumpur.

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