The World's Top 5 Biggest Ports Part-1

By Vivek → Friday, 10 March 2017

Port of Shanghai


port of shanghai
The Port of Shanghai is the biggest port in the world based on cargo throughput. The Chinese port handled 744 million tonnes of cargo in 2012, including 32.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers.
The port is located at the mouth of the Yangtze River covering an area of 3,619km². Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) owns the port facility. Wusongkou, Waigaoqiao and Yangshan are the three main container port areas.

Port of Singapore


port of singapore
The Port of Singapore, which handled 537.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2012, is the second biggest port in the world. The port's container throughput crossed the 30 million TEUs mark for the first time in 2012.
The port terminals are located at Tanjong Pagar, Keppel, Brani, Pasir Panjang, Sembawang and Jurong. The terminals are managed by PSA Singapore and Jurong Port.
The port receives an average of 140,000 vessels on an annual basis and connects to 600 ports globally. It is equipped with 204 quay cranes and a number of gantry cranes.

Port of Tianjin


port of tianjin
The third biggest port in the world is the Port of Tianjin (formerly Tanggu), which in 2012 witnessed remarkable increase of cargo and container throughputs by 5.3% and 6.2% respectively. It handled 476 million tonnes of cargo and 12.3 million TEUs of containers in 2012.
Located in the mouth of Haihe River in northern China, the port covers an area of 336km² of water and 131km² of land. It connects to more than 500 ports and serves 189 countries.

Port of Guangzhou


port of guangzhou
The Port of Guangzhou handled more than 460 million tonnes of cargo in 2012, making it the fourth biggest port in the world based on cargo traffic. The port is located in the middle of the Pearl River Delta.
It is operated by Guangzhou Port Authority and handled the first 100 million tonnes of cargo in 1999. The cargo traffic has increased significantly since then.

Port of Ningbo


port of ningbo
Port of Ningbo, which handled more than 453 million tonnes of cargo in 2012, is the fifth biggest port in the world. The port's TEU capacity also reached 15.6 million tonnes in the same year.
The port is located in the coastal province of Zhejiang and is comprised of Beilun Port Area, Zhenhai Port Area, Ningbo Port Area, Daxie Port Area and Chuanshan Port Area. Ningbo Port Group is the operator of the port.

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