The largest seaports in China

China’s largest seaports in terms of the number of transshipped containers a year.

By now it seems hardly surprising that as many as seven Chinese ports found themselves among the top ten largest ports in the world, according to the World Shipping Council data. For many years, Singapore was known as the largest container port in the world – now it is Shanghai’s turn. Here are the largest seaports in Shanghai in the order they were presented in on the list of the ten largest seaports in the world:

Port of Shanghai (first place)
In 2014, the Port of Shanghai set a record as it handled over 35 million TEU. In 2013, the largest port in the world handled 33.62 million TEU of cargo. That’s slightly more compared to the previous year during which it handled 32.53 million TEU, and compared to 2011 when it handled 31.74 million TEU.

Port of Shenzhen (third place)
Shenzhen is now the second largest port in China and third largest in the world. Last year, it handled 24 million TEU; in 2013, it was 23.28 million TEU; a year before it was 22.94 million TEU; and in 2011 it was 22.57 million TEU. It is one of the busiest and rapidly growing ports in the world.

Port of Hong Kong (fourth place)
The Port of Hong Kong was once the largest among all of the Chinese ports, but apparently its winning streak has come to an end. With each passing year, Hong Kong handles less and less containers. The reason for this might be the fact that an increasingly bigger number of ships heads towards the northern part of the continent. The container terminal at the Hong Kong port handled 22.3 million TEU in 2014, 22.35 million TEU in 2013, 23.12 in 2012 and 24.38 million TEU in 2011.

Port Ningbo-Zhoushan (fifth place)
In 2014, the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan surpassed 20 million TEU, breaking through this barrier for the first time. It was much less than 20 million in the preceding years, and so – the port handled 17.33 million TEU in 2013, 16.83 million TEU in 2012 and 14.72 million TEU in 2011.

Port Qingdao (seventh place)
Another Chinese port – Qingdao handled 16.6 million TEU in 2014, 15.52 million TEU in 2013, 14.5 million TEU in 2012, 13.02 million TEU in 2011. So it seems the port has been slowly, but steadily making progress.

Port Guangzhou (eighth place)
Despite the slowdown of export in China, transshipment at the Port of Guangzhou continues to increase. In 2011, it was 14.42 million TEU; in 2012, it was slightly more: 14,74 million TEU. In 2013, 15.31 million TEU of cargo was accepted, while in 2014 it was 16.2 million TEU.

Port of Tianjin (tenth place)
The Port of Tianjin in China experiences a steady yearly increase in cargo. In 2014, it was 14.0 million TEU; in 2013, it was 13.01 million TEU; one million more compared with 2012 which saw 12.3 million TEU; and in 2011, it was 11.59 million TEU.