Top 20 Largest Seaports of the World


rank name of port country total cargo (metric tons)
2012
total cargo (metric tons)
2013
1. Ningbo-Zhoushan China 744,000,000 809,800,000
2. Shanghai China 736,000,000 776,000,000
3. Singapore Singapore 537,600,000 560,887,900
4. Tianjin China 476,000,000 500,600,000
5. Guangzhou China 434,000,000 454,700,000
6. Qingdao China 402,000,000 450,000,000
7. Tangshan China 364,600,000 446,200,000
8. Rotterdam Netherlands 441,500,000 440,464,000
9. Dalian China 373,000,000 408,400,000
10. Yingkou China 301,100,000 330,000,000
11. Rizhao China 281,000,000 309,200,000
12. Port Hedland Australia 246,672,059 288,443,040
13. Hong Kong China 269,282,000 276,055,000
14. Qinhuangdao China 271,500,000 272,600,000
15. Busan South Korea 260,000,000 270,900,000
16. Shenzhen China 228,100,000 234,000,000
17. Xiamen China 172,000,000 191,000,000
18. Antwerp Belgium 184,136,000 190,849,000
19. South Louisiana USA 161,900,000 187,800,000
20. Port Klang Malaysia 151,700,000 152,000,000
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 20 Largest Containerports of the World


rank name of port country total TEU
2012
total TEU
2013
1. Shanghai China 32,529,000 36,617,000
2. Singapore Singapore 31,649,400 32,578,700
3. Shenzhen China 22,940,130 23,279,000
4. Hong Kong China 23,117,000 22,352,000
5. Busan South Korea 17,040,567 17,686,099
6. Ningbo-Zhoushan China 15,670,000 17,351,000
7. Qingdao China 14,503,000 15,520,000
8. Guangzhou China 14,743,600 15,309,000
9. Dubai UAE 13,270,000 13,641,000
10. Tianjin China 12,300,000 13,000,000
11. Rotterdam Netherlands 11,865,916 11,621,046
12. Port Klang Malaysia 10,000,000 10,350,000
13. Dalian China 8,060,400 10,015,000
14. Kaohsiung Taiwan 9,781,221 9,938,000
15. Hamburg Germany 8,863,896 9,257,000
16. Antwerp Belgium 8,635,169 8,578,000
17. Xiamen China 7,200,000 8,008,000
18. Tanjung Pelepas Malaysia 7,700,000 7,628,000
19. Tanjung Priok (Jakarta) Indonesia 6,200,000 6,171,000
20. Los Angeles USA 8,077,714 6,150,000
source: various.
note: units are in TEU's (Twenty Feet-Equivalent-Units).