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20 busiest container ports in the world

Last updated on: April 11, 2013 09:51 IST

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Global consumer demand dictates the flow of container shipping, so if you want to know where trade is heaviest, follow the container.

So, let's us have a look at the world's busiest ports measured in terms of cargo shipped in standard containers, or TEUs (20-foot equivalent units).

Source: Wikipedia

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Image: Workers load a container on a truck at a port in Tokyo, Japan.
Photographs: Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

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Shanghai

Country: China

Annual container traffic: 31,740 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 1

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Image: An aerial view shows vehicles travelling on intersections at night in downtown Shanghai, China.
Photographs: Aly Song/Reuters
Tags: China , Shanghai

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Singapore

Country: Singapore

Annual container traffic: 29,940 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 2

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Image: A cyclist rides past the skyline of the Central Business District in Singapore.
Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

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Hong Kong

Country: Hong Kong

Annual container traffic: 24,380 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 3

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Image: A view of the Central District in Hong Kong.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
Tags: Hong Kong

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Shenzhen

Country: China

Annual container traffic: 22,570 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 4

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Image: A view of the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province, China.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
Tags: China

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Busan

Country: South Korea

Annual container traffic: 16,170 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 5

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Image: Haeundae District in Busan, South Korea.
Photographs: Source: Duesride/Wikimedia Commons

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Ningbo-Zhoushan

Country: China

Annual container traffic: 14,720 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 6

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Image: Labourers work on the Damaoshan power transmission tower in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, China.
Photographs: Lang Lang/Reuters
Tags: China

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Guangzhou

Country: China

Annual container traffic: 14,260 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 7

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Image: A view of southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Photographs: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

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Qingdao

Country: China

Annual container traffic: 13,020 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 8

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Image: Competitors of the Qingdao International Regatta sailing competition take part in Qingdao, China's eastern province of Shandong.
Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters
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Dubai

Country: The United Arab Emirates

Annual container traffic: 13,010 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 9

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Image: A view of Burj Khalifa from Al Qasr hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Photographs: Jumana ElHeloueh/Reuters

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Rotterdam

Country: The Netherlands

Annual container traffic: 11,880 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 10

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Image: People walk along sand dunes at the Gravenzande coast with the Rotterdam Europort as a backdrop in the Netherlands.
Photographs: Jerry Lampen/Reuters
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Tianjin

Country: China

Annual container traffic: 11,590 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 11

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Image: A view of the Lotte Department Store in Tianjin, China.
Photographs: Source: Lotte Department Store/Handout

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Kaohsiung

Country: Taiwan

Annual container traffic: 9,640 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 12

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Image: A man looks out of a shopping mall decorated with lights in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan.
Photographs: Nicky Loh/Reuters
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Kuala Lumpur

Country: Malaysia

Annual container traffic: 9,600 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 13

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Image: World's largest ocean liner Queen Mary 2 docks at a jetty in Port Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters
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Hamburg

Country: Germany

Annual container traffic: 9,040 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 14

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Image: A view of the inner city, town hall and the Christmas market in the northern German town of Hamburg.
Photographs: Christian Charisius/Reuters

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Antwerp

Country: Belgium

Annual container traffic: 8,660 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 15

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Image: Belgian, left, and Flemish flag, right, are seen at the town square in Antwerp, Belgium.
Photographs: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

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Los Angeles

Country: The United States

Annual container traffic: 7,940 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 16

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Image: Skyline of downtown Los Angeles and the 101 Hollywood Freeway, a busy commuter route, is pictured from Mulholland Drive.
Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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Tanjung Pelepas

Country: Malaysia

Annual container traffic: 7,500 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 17

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Image: A lego train passes through a model of Malaysia's Tanjung Pelepas shipyard in the southern state of Johor.
Photographs: Edgar Su/Reuters

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Xiamen

Country: China

Annual container traffic: 6,470 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 18

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Image: A tourist rides a cable car above old buildings in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen.
Photographs: Ben Blanchard/Reuters
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Dalian

Country: China

Annual container traffic: 6,400 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 19

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Image: People enjoy a ride at an amusement park in Dalian, Liaoning province, China.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters
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Long Beach

Country: The United States

Annual container traffic: 6,060 TEUs

Global rank in container traffic: 20


Image: A view of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
Photographs: Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau/Handout/Reuters

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