According to the International Trade Association, the throughput data from the world’s top ten container ports show that throughput of Shanghai is 18.08 million TEUs, 24.3% more than last year. It continues to dominate the third position in the world. Port of Singapore has throughput of 23.2 million TEUs, 8.7% more than last year, and is the first container port in the world. Here we will introduce to you with these high throughput container ports.
10. Singapore Port
In 2005, the container throughput is 23.2 million TEUs, an increase of 8.7%. Over the last seven years, Singapore’s container throughput is always following Hong Kong. And thanks to growth of entrepot transportation of other Southeast Asian countries, the throughput of seaport container immediately exceed Hong Kong. Since then it has been to stay ahead and regain the world’s top container port.
9. Hong Kong Port
In 2005, the container throughput is 22.42 million TEUs in Hong Kong, an increase of 2.0%. Hong Kong is the world’s seventh largest shipping center, and a world-class international container port. Until 2004, Hong Kong Port has 21.98 million TEUs of container throughput, which make it as the world’s first container port for 12 consecutive years. In recent years, with the development of container terminals in southern China, Hong Kong container transport is facing severe challenges. To continue to maintain Hong Kong’s position as a world shipping center, the HKSAR Government completed the “Hong Kong Port – Master Plan 2020” consultancy study.
8. Shanghai Port
In January 1996, Shanghai international shipping center was officially launched. In June 2002, Yangshan Deepwater Port of Shanghai began to construct as the real harbor. In 2004 cargo throughput and container throughput rapidly increase, and complete the 379 million tons and 14.55 million TEUs respectively. In 2005 cargo throughput reached 443 million tons, ranking as the first in the world; container throughput is 18.08 million TEUs, an increase of 24.3%, ranking third in the world.
7. Shenzhen Port
Shenzhen Port is located in the southern Pearl River Delta of Guangdong Province. The cargo is mainly from containers and they also sell fertilizer, grain, fodder, sugar, steel, cement, wood, sand, oil, coal and ore. In 2004, container throughput reached 13.65 million TEUs, an increase of 28.2%. In 2005, the container throughput is 16.2 million TEUs, an increase of 18.6%.
6. Busan Port
In 2005, container throughput of Busan Port is 11.84 million TEUs, an increase of 3.0%. Busan Port is located in the southeastern part of the Korean peninsula, across the Korea Strait sea and next to Fukuoka, Japan. It is an important hub port for South Korea. The port Busan Korea founded in 1876 undertake 80 percent shipment tasks, and is also cargo transshipment base for linking the Asian continent to the North American continent. Busan Port was once the world’s third largest container port, but in recent years was beyond by Shanghai and Shenzhen.
5. Kaohsiung Port
In 2005, container handling volume appears for the first recession after 14 years, 9.47 million TEUs, 2.5 percent less. Some shipping companies said that to increase the current business competitiveness is to establish “three direct links” between Taiwan and Mainland of China, and then the cargo shipping tasks will increase.
4. Port of Rotterdam
In 2005, container throughput has reached 9.3 million TEUs, an increase of 12.0%. The reason for business of Rotterdam port container can be able to be the first European port is attributed to the following factors: It meet the requirements of the latest generation of container; land and sea sides are equipped with the most advanced specialized terminal equipment; Rotterdam functions as the European transport hub; fast turnaround; competitive marine fuel prices and so on.
3. Port of Hamburg
In 2005, the container throughput has reached 8.1 million TEUs, an increase of 15.5%. By optimizing the effeciency of the current port area and the use of advanced container transport technology, by 2010, the port’s container handling capacity has reached to 14 million TEUs per year. It is forecasted that container throughput in 2015 will increase to 18 million TEUs, representing an average annual growth rate 9A%.
2. Dubai Port
In 2005, its container throughput has reached 7.62 million TEUs, an increase of 18.5%. Dubai Port is located in northeast coast of the United Arab Emirates. It is the largest port in the United Arab Emirates. The port connects Asia, Europe and Africa and is also the Middle East’s largest free trade port. Dubai Ports had been named as “Best Seaport in the Middle East” for three consecutive years by “Asia Cargo News” magazine. Its long-term goal is to build a similar port of Hong Kong and Singapore, as a global shipping hub.
1. Port of Los Angeles
In 2005, the container throughput is 7.48 million TEUs, an increase of 2.2%. Main port area is located in San Pedro Bay, 20 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The total area of the port is 7,500 acres, of which 4,200 acres land area and 300 acres are water area. The coastline is 47 miles long. The depth is 12-18 meters and it is allowed for 180,000 tons seagoing vessel to access.