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World's busiest port

The world's busiest ports are commonly ranked by cargo tonnage and by volume of container shipment measured in TEUs. Since the 2000s, the Port of Shanghai has surpassed the Port of Singapore and the Port of Hong Kong to become the world's busiest port by both measures.[1][2][3]


  • Busiest cargo ports 1
  • Busiest passenger ports 2
  • Scientific analysis 3
  • References 4

Busiest cargo ports

Yangshan Port of Shanghai
Keppel Container Terminal in Singapore
Tsuen Wan port of Hong Kong

According to authorities of Zhejiang Province Transportation, the Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan surpassed Shanghai in one of the measures to become the World's busiest port by cargo tonnage.[6] In 2012 Shanghai regained the highest volume by cargo tonnage.[7]

Busiest passenger ports

Scientific analysis

A study led by Bernd Blasius of the University of Oldenburg analyzed itineraries from 16,693 cargo ships for the entire year of 2009. They conducted their investigation using data from the Automatic Identification System and Lloyd's Register Fairplay by means of VHF receivers and GPS.

The study concluded Panama Canal to be the busiest in 2009. The Suez Canal came in second and Shanghai third.[11]


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  3. ^ a b "Shanghai Surpasses Singapore as World's Busiest Port as Trade Volumes Jump". Bloomberg. January 7, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ "TOP 50 WORLD CONTAINER PORTS". World Shipping Council. Retrieved September 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Channel NewsAsia - Singapore retains ranking as busiest port in 2006". 2007-01-10. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is now the busiest in the world (Chinese)". Mingpao. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
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  9. ^ "index". Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  10. ^ "PortMiami remains World's Busiest Cruise Port with more than 4 million passengers last year". Government of Miami-Dade. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Tia Ghose (2010-01-25). "A Year of Global Shipping Routes Mapped by GPS | Wired Science". Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
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