World’s Top Container Ports: 2018
The introduction of the Inter-modal Shipping Container has improved the movement of cargoes around the world. A large proportion of the world’s long-distance freight, generated by international trade is transported through this means. This has made it a major contributor to the concept of globalization with the attendant reduction in the cost of transportation for these goods.
With China being the epicenter of global manufacturing, it is not surprising that majority of the largest and busiest ports in the world are located in China. These ports account for about 70 percent of the capacity of the top 10 leading ports in the world. In order to compare the container volumes as handled by these leading ports, the standard unit of Twenty Equivalent Unit (TEU) for container traffic measurement is applied.
World Top Container Ports: 2018
|6||Busan (South Korea)||21.660.000|
|7||Hong Kong (China)||19.600.000|