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Facts and figures on
international and EU ports

World seaborne trade
(goods loaded) (2009)

8.17 billion tonnes

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World container port throughput (2008)

506 million TEUs

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Top 10 world ports
(million tonnes, 2009)

Shanghai

590.0

Ningbo

570.0

Singapore

472.3

Rotterdam

387.0

Tianjin

380.0

Guangzhou

375.0

Qingdao

315.5

Qinhuangdao

243.8

Hong Kong

243.0

Busan

226.2

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Top 10 world container ports
(million TEUs, 2009)

Singapore

25.8

Shanghai

25.0

Hong Kong

20.9

Shenzhen

18.2

Busan

11.9

Guangzhou

11.1

Dubai

11.1

Ningbo

10.5

Qingdao

10.2

Rotterdam

9.7

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Top 10 EU ports
(million tonnes, 2009)

Rotterdam

387.0

Antwerp

157.6

Novorossiysk

122.8

Hamburg

110.4

Amsterdam

86.7

Marseilles

83.1

Primorsk

79.2

Le Havre

73.7

Algeciras

69.9

Bremen

63.0

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Top 10 EU container ports
(million TEUs, 2009)

Rotterdam

9.7

Antwerp

7.3

Hamburg

7.0

Bremen

4.5

Valencia

3.6

Felixstowe

3.1

Algeciras

3.0

Gioia Tauro

2.8

Marsaxlokk

2.3

Zeebrugge

2.3

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Belgian ports (seaborne traffic in million tonnes, 2009)

Antwerp

157.8

Zeebrugge

44.8

Ghent

20.7

Ostend

5.3

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