The 10 largest ports in the world

A dominant size is decisive for the position of international ports in the ranking of the 10 largest ports in the world: the number of standard containers handled in each port. A standard container is 2.438 meters wide and 6.058 meters long.

  1. Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Although the port of Rotterdam in the Rhine-Meuse delta at the mouth of the Rhine is by far the largest port facility in Europe, the port of Rotterdam with only about 12 million standard-sized containers only takes last place in the ranking of the ten largest ports worldwide.

  1. Dubai (Dubai city)

This port is the largest man-made deep-sea port to date. It is located about 40 kilometers from Dubai City and was expanded into an international free trade zone in the 1970s. An average of 13 million standard containers are processed here on the edge of the desert.

  1. 8.Qingdao (China)

It is still in eighth place – in 2020 the Chinese port is said to be the largest in the world. Qingdao Port currently has a total of 81 ship berths. Be handled more than

13 million containers – if it is the world’s largest port, there should be at least 30 million standard containers.

  1. Guangzhou (China)

This Chinese port facility is classified by experts as the third largest Chinese economic factor after Beijing and Shanghai. With almost 15 million containers, it is now China’s fourth largest port – or number five if Hong Kong is included.

  1. Ningbo Zhoushan Port (China)

It was created by the merger of the Chinese ports of Ningbo and Zhoushan in January 2006. Today, the port on the Chinese east coast processes around 15 million standard containers.

  1. Busan (South Korea)

This South Korean port ranks relatively consistently in the ranking of the ten largest ports in the world. Container handling is growing continuously and is currently around 17 million. This port is also South Korea’s most important logistics center.

  1. Sshenzhen (China)

The port of Shenzhen in the south of Guangdong province is currently the second largest port in China with a container throughput of around 23 million standard containers.

  1. 3.Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

Even in times when Hong Kong was still a British crown colony, the port of Hong Kong was considered the world’s most important hub for international industrial products. Today, Hong Kong is an economically strong special administrative zone on the south coast of China – with a throughput of around 25 million containers, Hong Kong’s port is the third largest port in the world.

  1. Singapore (Singapore)

“Majulah Singapura” is the motto of the smallest country in Southeast Asia. Translated from Malay, this means “Forward, Singapore”. True to this motto, the Port of Singapore developed with around 30 million containers processed into the second largest port on earth.

  1. Shanghai (China)

Shanghai is by far the most important industrial city in the People’s Republic of China. The most important parts of Chinese foreign trade and intra-Chinese coastal trade are handled in the port of Shanghai via six high-performance terminals and the new deep-water port Yangshan in Hangzhou Bay. The combination of various high-performance systems currently processes around 32 million standard containers.

Shanghai (China)