Shanghai Port on top again

The Port of Shanghai has held on to its crown as the world’s largest container port by TEU volume in 2014.Shanghai, which includes the ports of Yangshan, Waigaoqiao and Wusong, handled 35.29M TEU in 2014, an increase of 4.5%. PSA International reports its flagship Singapore terminals handled 33.55M TEU in 2014, an increase of 4.1% on the 32.24M TEU handled in 2013. While their growth rates are not spectacular, Shanghai handled an extra 1.5M TEU last year, while Singapore had to find room for an additional 1.3M TEU. In the battle for third spot, Shenzhen put some distance between itself and Hong Kong. Shenzhen recorded a 3.2% increase to 24M TEU while Hong Kong dropped slightly from 22.4M TEU in 2013 to 22.3M TEU last year.Ningbo, which had leapfrogged Busan into fourth place on half year figures will likely hold that place when Busan reports its full year result. Ningbo has reported an 11.5%% increase to 18.7m TEU and is claiming fourth place. Earlier in the year Busan was forecasting 18.2M TEU (based on its performance over the first nine months), so it has likely slipped into fifth position. 
The Port of Shanghai faces the East China Sea to the east, and Hangzhou Bay to the south. It includes the confluences of the Yangtze RiverHuangpu River (which enters the Yangtze River), and Qiantang River.The Port of Shanghai is managed by Shanghai International Port which superseded the Shanghai Port Authority in 2003.Shanghai International Port Company Limited is a public listed company, of which the Shanghai Municipal Government owns 44.23 percent of the outstanding shares.

RankPort, CountryVolume 2013 (Million TEUs)Volume 2012 (Million TEUs)Volume 2011 (Million TEUS)Website1Shanghai, China 33.6232.5331.74www.portshanghai.com.cn2SIngapore,Singapore 32.631.6529.94www.singaporepsa.com3Shenzhen, China 23.2822.9422.57www.szport.net4Hong Kong, China 22.3523.1224.38www.mardep.gov.hk5Busan, South Korea 17.6917.0416.18www.busanpa.com6Ningbo-Zhoushan, China 17.3316.8314.72www.zhoushan.cn/english7Qingdao, China 15.5214.5013.02www.qdport.com8Guangzhou Harbor, China 15.3114.7414.42www.gzport.com9Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates 13.6413.3013.00www.dpworld.ae 10Tianjin, China 13.0112.3011.59www.ptacn.com 11Rotterdam, Netherlands 11.6211.8711.88www.portofrotterdam.com 12Dalian, China 10.868.926.40www.dlport.cn13Port Kelang, Malaysia 10.3510.009.60www.pka.gov.my14Kaohsiung, Taiwan, China  9.949.789.64www.khb.gov.tw15Hamburg, Germany  9.308.899.01www.hafen-hamburg.de 16Antwerp, Belguim  8.598.648.66www.portofantwerp.com 17Keihin ports*, Japan  8.377.857.64www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/en/18Xiamen, China Angeles, U.S.A.  7.878.087.94www.portoflosangeles.org20Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia  7.637.707.50www.ptp.com.my21Long Beach, U.S.A.  6.736.056.06www.polb.com22Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, Indonesia  6.596.465.65www.priokport.co.idhttp://www.tpkkoja.co.id/23Laem Chabang, Thailand  6.045.935.73www.laemchabangport.com24Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam  5.965.194.53www.vpa.org.vn25Bremen/Bremerhaven, Germany  5.846.135.92www.bremen-ports.de 26Lianyungung, China  5.495.024.85www.lyg.gov.cn27New York-New Jersey, U.S.A.  5.475.535.50www.panynj.gov 28Hanshin* ports, Japan  5.325.004.80www.pa.kkr.mlit.go.jp/kobeport/index.html29Yingkou, China  5.304.854.03www.ykport.com.cn 30Jeddah, Saudi Arabia   4.564.744.01www.ports.gov.sa 31Algerciras Bay, Spain  4.504.113.60www.apba.es32Valencia, Spain  4.334.474.33www.valenciaport.com 33Columbo, Sri Lanka   4.314.264.26www.slpa.lk34Jawaharlal Nehru, India, United Arab Emirates www.sharjahports.ae36Manila, Philippines  3.773.713.46www.ppa.com.ph37Felixstowe, U.K.  3.743.953.74www.portoffelixstowe.co.uk/38Santos, Brazil  3.453.172.99www.portodesantos.com39Ambarli, Turkey  3.383.102.69ww.altasliman.com/en40Colon, Panama  3.363.523.37www.cct-pa.com 41Salalah, Oman  3.343.633.20www.salalahport.com42Balboa, Panama  3.193.303.23www.ppc.com.pa/balboa.php43Port Said East, Egypt  3.122.863.2www.scctportsaid.com44Gioia Tauro, Italy  3.092.722.30www.portodigioiatauro.it45Georgia Ports, U.S.A.   3.032.972.94 www.gaports.com 46Tanjung Perak, Surabaya, Indonesia  3.022.892.64www.perakport.co.id47Metro Vancouver, Canada  2.832.712.51www.portmetrovancouver.com48Marsaxlokk, Malta  2.752.54 www.maltafreeport.com.mt49Nagoya, Japan  2.712.662.62 www.port-of-nagoya.jp/50Durban, South Africa  2.632.592.71 www.transnetnationalportsauthority.net
 *Keihin Ports is Japan's superport hub on the Tokyo Bay and includes Yokohama, Kawasaki, and Tokyo. Hanshin Ports is Japan's superport hub on the Osaka Bay and includes Kobe, Lsaka, Sakai-Semboku and Amafasaki-Nishinomiya-Ashiya.
Note: Represents total port throughput, included loaded and empty TEU.
Source data: The Journal of Commerce annual top 50 World Container Ports, Lloyd's List annual Top 100 Ports, AAPA World Port Rankings and individual port websites. 

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