Top 15 Largest Seaports of the World


rank name of port country total cargo (metric tons)
2011
total cargo (metric tons)
2012
1. Ningbo-Zhoushan China 691,000,000 744,000,000
2. Shanghai China 727,600,000 736,000,000
3. Singapore Singapore 531,200,000 538,000,000
4. Tianjin China 451,000,000 476,000,000
5. Rotterdam Netherlands 434,600,000 441,500,000
6. Guangzhou China 429,000,000 434,000,000
7. Qingdao China 375,000,000 402,000,000
8. Dalian China 338,000,000 373,000,000
9. Tangshan China 308,000,000 364,600,000
10. Yingkou China 261,000,000 301,100,000
11. Busan South Korea 269,900,000 298,700,000
12. Rizhao China 252,600,000 281,000,000
13. Qinhuangdao China 287,000,000 271,500,000
14. Hong Kong China 277,444,000 269,282,000
15. Port Hedland Australia 197,700,000 260,100,000
source: various.
note: some ports use freight tons (volume measurement), others revenue tons and again others metric tons (weight), above all are converted (where necessary) to metric tons. To get from freight ton (FT) to metric ton (MT) FT was multiplied by 0.920.

Top 15 Largest Containerports of the World


rank name of port country total TEU
2011
total TEU
2012
1. Shanghai China 31,739,000 32,529,000
2. Singapore Singapore 29,937,700 31,649,400
3. Hong Kong China 24,384,000 23,117,000
4. Shenzhen China 22,570,800 22,940,130
5. Busan South Korea 16,184,706 17,046,177
6. Ningbo-Zhoushan China 14,510,000 15,670,000
7. Guangzhou China 14,260,040 14,743,600
8. Qingdao China 13,020,010 14,503,000
9. Dubai UAE 13,000,000 13,270,000
10. Tianjin China 11,580,760 12,300,000
11. Rotterdam Netherlands 11,876,921 11,865,916
12. Port Klang Malaysia 9,603,926 10,000,000
13. Kaohsiung Taiwan 9,636,289 9,781,221
14. Hamburg Germany 9,014,165 8,863,896
15. Antwerp Belgium 8,664,243 8,635,169
source: various.
note: units are in TEU's (Twenty Feet-Equivalent-Units).