Port of Shanghai has been classified as one of the four-port cities in the world’s large-port Megacity in terms of its high volumes of port traffic and massive urban population.
- TEU: 43,500,000 container volume (2020)
- Major port venture in Shanghai
- World’s busiest container port
- Shanghai International Port managed the port
- Vital transportation center for the Yangtze River region
- Important gateway for international trade
Being ranked as the world’s leading maritime center, the Port of Singapore also handles the country’s shipping and harbors.
- TEU: 36,600,000 containers (2020)
- 2nd-busiest port in the world in terms of overall shipping tonnage
- Top imports: natural resources
- Supply crude oil into half of the world
- Handled 626.2 million tonnes of cargo in 2019
- Busiest container transportation center in the world
Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is the 3rd most active Port in the world. It is situated on the coast of the East China Sea.
- TEU: 28,720,000 (2020)
- Busiest Port globally in terms of cargo tonnage
- Multi-purpose and extensive modern deep-water Port
- Growth rapidly with the capacity to handle 100,000,000 tons per year
- Trading raw materials, cargo shipment, and manufactured goods from Oceania, and north/south America
Port of Shenzhen refers to a group of ports located along with Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. It is also the 3rd larges-container Port in the world.
- TEU: 25,550,000 containers (2020)
- Comprises of good natural shelters, and deep water harbor
- Southern china’s one of the first deep-water ports
- Country’s second-largest in terms of cargo transit
- Serving almost fifty global shipping lines and approx. ten thousand vessels yearly
The Port of Guangzhou is the world’s fifth-largest container port. This Port is the principal seaport of Guangzhou city, china.
- TEU: 23,190,000 (2020)
- Guangzhou Port Group Co. operates the port
- Largest ample Port in South China
- Global traffic gets to almost 300 ports beyond eighty countries and districts in the world.
- Port activities: loading and unloading, container cargo services, storage, and bonded warehousing
- Transported over the port: industrial, agricultural, and manufactured products
Port of Qingdao is one of the top ten busiest ports worldwide. This Port is a seaport situated on the Yellow Sea in Qingdao, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China.
- TEU: 22,000,000 container throughput (2020)
- 7th busiest Port for cargo capacity in the world
- China’s 2nd active Port for foreign trade
- World’s 8th busiest Port for containers
- Leading all other international ports for handling inbound iron ore
- China’s main Port for inbound crude oil
Port of Busan is South Korea’s largest Port. This Port is situated in the City of Busan, also known as Busan Harbor.
- TEU:29,590,000 (2020)
- North-East Asia’s largest transshipment port and 2nd globally
- 5th busiest Port in the world
- Busan Port Authority (BPA) operates, develops, and manages the Port
- Port comprises of four ports
- Primary exports: passenger and cargo ships, refined petroleum, cars, etc.
The Port of Hong Kong is a chief deep-water seaport. It is also one of the busiest and largest ports worldwide.
- TEU: 20,070,000 containers (2020)
- Port Operations Committee of Hong Kong managed the Port
- Port consist of nine terminals offers 18 berths for incoming vessels
- Port annually handled: more than 25 million passengers, about 250 million tons of cargo
- Accommodate approx. 0.5 million vessels annually
Being the largest port in Northern China, the Port of Tianjin occupies an area of 121 sq. km of land surficial and almost 31.9 kilometers of quay coastline and 151 manufacturer berths.
- TEU: 18,350,000 container traffic (2020)
- China’s largest artificial port and the primary marine gateway to Beijing
- 4th largest port in the world by tonnage capacity
- Port accommodate approx. 115 regular containers
- Top imports: iron ore, fertilizers, petroleum products, etc.
- Principal exports: Agri products, minerals, maize, and many more
The Port of Jebel Ali is a deep artificial port situated in Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE. It is one of the major industrial and commercial capitals in Dubai.
- TEU: 13,500,000 (2020)
- World’s 9th busiest Port
- Middle East’s most prominent artificial harbor and considered as the busiest port
- Contain 77 berths along with a vast industrial expansion for cement, gas, and aluminum services
- Port possesses 5 km of quays accommodating ships from over 150 ancestor ports
The Port of Port Klang is Malaysia’s largest Port and one of the world’s top twenty-five container ports. This Port is a well-protected port through close islands and forms a natural cage.
- TEU: 13,250,000 (2020)
- Southeast Asia’s leading shipping and industrial trade
- Port operates thru 2 main gateways, the north and west port
- Principal imports: machinery, fruit, grain, and steels
- Top exports: automobiles, rubber, palm oils, manufactured goods (in containers), etc.
- Offer services for loading and unloading of bulk liquid cargoes, latex, palm oil, coconut oil, and many more
Port of Xiamen is a deep-sea port situated on Xiamen Island close to Jiulongjiang River. This Port is capable of handling sixth-generation ships and mega-ships.
- TEU: 11,410,000 container traffic (2020)
- Asia-Pacific region’s one of the trunk line ports
- China’s 8th largest container port and 17th in the world
- Handled 218,000,000 tons of cargo in 2018
- Port functions through twelve distinct zones with 74 combined berths
- Accommodated all top shipping lines and small passenger ferry
The Port of Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s largest worldwide commercial harbor, located on the southwest coast of Taiwan.
- TEU: 9,620,000 container volume (2020)
- Port of Kaohsiung Branch, Taiwan International Ports Corporation operates the Port.
- Ministry of Transportation and Communications owns the Port
- Port operates as a container transportation capital
- Primary Port in Taiwan for the export and import of bulk cargo
- Accessible berths for pleasure, fishing, and naval vessels
The Port of Dalian is a multi-function port in northeast China that caters amply to the Pacific coastline. This Port is the trade entry to the Pacific.
- TEU: 6,540,000 container traffic (2020)
- 2nd largest container transportation center in China
- Considered as a Large-port Metropolis operating the Southampton system for a port-city assortment
- Port handles: containerized, dry and liquid bulk, general cargoes, and Ro-Ro
- Possess a huge shipbuilding industry
- Shipping capital of oil products for Northeast China and Asia
Port of Tanjung Pelepas is Malaysia’s fastest-rising container port. It is positioned in Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru District, Johor, Malaysia.
- TEU: 9,850,000 storage capacity (2020)
- Well-protected by natural harbor situations and natural deep water
- Occupies an area of 41,000 hectares for port-related trades
- Most crucial free zone shipping container port
- Annually handled: 90 million tons of cargo and over 3,700 vessels.
As Thailand’s largest Port, Laem Chabang Port’s deep-water facility has grown and developed into radar for industries and stimulating growth all over the region.
- TEU: 6,550,000 containers (2020)
- Chief naval Port of Thailand
- Versatile deep-water portable to hold largest cruise vessels
- It consists of several terminals managing Ro-Ro, passengers, containers, bulk cargoes
- Handled annually: over 6,600 boats, 45 million tons of cargo, and 580,000 vehicles
Port of Heijin Yokohama is the primary cruise liner terminal in Japan. This Port is located on the northwestern adjacent to Tokyo Bay.
- TEU: 3,300,000
- Possess accommodations for most vessels over 300,000DWT
- Deep waters are well-protected by breakwaters contrary to high waves and winds
- Accessible amenities and repairs
- Urbanized to be a chief container center port
- Annually handled: 130 million tons of cargo and over 37,300 vessels.
The Port of Tanjung Priok is Indonesia’s busiest and most leading seaport. It is situated in North Jakarta on the island of Java.
- TEU: 6, 170,000 container volume (2020)
- Occupies an overall area of 1,028 hectares
- Controlling over 50% of Indonesia’s cargoes transportation
- 22nd busiest container port in the world
- The Port has three container terminals
Being the largest and the busiest Port in Sri Lanka, the Port of Colombo operates as an important terminal in Asia. It is situated in Colombo, on the southwest coast of the Kelani River.
- TEU:6,850,000 container volume (2020)
- One of the world’s busiest ports
- The world’s most prominent artificial harbors manage the majority of the country’s overseas trade.
- Handled 30,900,000 tons of cargo annually
- Port handles liquefied gas, Ro-Ro, passengers, steel, dry, liquid, and breakbulk cargo.
- Provide shipyard services for military vessels
Port of Saigon is Vietnam’s primary Port. This Port is situated on the west edge of Song Sai Gon, in Ho Chi Min City.
- TEU: 3,500,000 containers (2012)
- World’s twenty fourth busiest ports
- Port is the commercial center of the country,
- Handled over 12 million tons of cargo annually
Being China’s largest inland river transport hub, the Port of Suzhou can handle all types and sizes of cargo. The Port is the name given to the ports, namely, Taicang, Changshu, and Zhangjiagang.
- TEU: 6.27 million (2019)
- Major commodities: ore, coal, steel, and construction materials
- 80/132 production berths capable of handling 10,000 tons of cargo
- Has 90 foreign and domestic shipping lines in its international trading
- There are 1,960m2 of passenger transport zones
Situated near the mouth of the Liaohe River, Port of Yingkou is a major international seaport, 2nd largest in northeastern China, 10th largest in the whole country.
- TEU: 5.67 million (2020)
- It consists of two dockland areas: Yingkou ancient port & Bayuquan Port
- Possess 78 berths, NE China & portions of Mongolia critical import facility
- Main handling activities: oil, timber, sugar, coal, oil tar, minerals, and steel
- Shipping agreements with over 140 ports in over 50 countries worldwide
- Annual trade volume: more than 21 million metric tons (MT)
As the country’s largest and most significant international marine gateway, the Port of Manila serves 72 million passengers every year. Facilities and terminals by the port processes process maritime trade in Metro Manila’s waterways.
- TEU: 4.43 million (2020)
- Natural-and-artificial harbor with a total area of 137.5 hectares
- Run and managed by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)
- Composed of 22 berths and 12 piers
- Main cargo handled: passengers, containers, breakbulk, Ro-Ro, dry, and liquid bulk.
- Three main facilities: North Harbor, South Harbor, and Manila Int’l Container Terminal (MICT)
Lies on the southern line of the Yangtze River’s lower sections, the Port of Taicang possesses two cargo handling zones, a dry general cargo division, and a petrochemical facility. The Port is under Suzhou port district.
- TEU: 5.15 million (2019)
- Annual throughput capacity reached 110 million tons
- Composed of eight terminals: TICT, TZCP, WIP, JYPC, TPPT, TCWG, etc
- Covering 38.8km of Yangtze River’s waterfront
- Leading handling service: petrochemical products, containers, and dry bulk cargo
- 24/48 berths capable of handling 10-thousand DWT vessels
Built in 1874, Port of Hai Phong, a port group and premier seaport of Vietnam’s northern part. Its facilities are situated on the right edge of Song Cam and Song Bach Dang.
- TEU: 5.13million (2019)
- Average ships handled: 30,000-40,000 DWT
- Primary handling service: containerized, liquid bulk, and breakbulk cargoes
- A most famous spot for export and import activities in Northern Vietnam
- Contains contemporary infrastructure and safe working practices
Port of Nhava Sheva, aka Jawaharlal Nehru Port, is India’s largest cargo port located on the east of the Port of Mumbai, near Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- TEU: 4.68 million (2020)
- Run and operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust
- Handled over 50% country’s imports and exports
- Renowned as India’s busiest Port handles liquid and dry bulk cargoes
- Terminals are jointly administered by the government and several private companies
Two hundred fifty nautical miles north of Beijing, China, Port of Lianyungang is positioned on Haizhou Wan in Jiangsu province. It’s one of China’s top ten ports and one of the world’s top thirty.
- TEU: 4.78 (2019)
- Standard freight services include bulk goods, coal, and container transport.
- A burgeoning center for trade, industry, and tourism
- Contains more than 50 facilities to handle goods
- Top commodities: liquid chemicals, containers, coke, alumina, passengers
- A bulk terminal can accommodate ships up to 300,000 DWT
Port of Mundra, India’s largest private port, located on the north coast of Kutch Gulf, Gujarat state, is around 50km south of Anjar. It is a vital economic gateway, providing a multimodal connection to India’s northern hinterland.
- TEU: 4.73 (2019)
- Boasts cutting-edge facilities and largest coal import terminal
- Manage and controlled by Adani Ports & SEZ Limited (APSEZ)
- Handled over 144.4 million tonnes of cargo in the fiscal year 2020–2021
- Contributes roughly 70% of India’s total foreign containerized cargo
- It consists of 30 berths in total, 12 – dry cargo berths, 4 – liquid berths, ten container berths, etc
With an annual traffic capacity of roughly 100,000,000 tonnes of cargo and 4.5m TEU, the Port of Tokyo is one of the major Japanese seaports and most significant in the Pacific Ocean basin.
- TEU: 4.51 m (2019)
- Deploy over 30,000 employees providing services to over 32,000 ships annually
- Consistently handled most containers used in international trade since 1998
- Serves as the central distribution hub for metropolitan areas
- Offers a variety of shipping routes service
Rizhao Port, a naturally deep-water port, is situated in Shandong Peninsula’s southeastern part. It has two main port sectors, namely Lanzhao Port Area and Shijiu Port Area, containing 46 deep-water berths.
- TEU: 4.86 million (2020)
- Annual throughput capacity: 284 million metric tons (2012)
- Rizhao Port Group Co., Ltd manage port activities and operation
- Primary commodities: Ro-Ro passengers, cruise and cargo liners, int’l passenger
- Port spans 1,034 hectares, 300 square kilometers of water, and 4,000 meters of wharves
Port of Foshan lies in the Pearl River Delta’s core region, in southern and central Guangdong Province. It is connected by the Xijiang and Beijiang rivers.
- TEU: 1,304,000
- Undergo direct shipping lines to about ten ports
- Major cargoes handled: coal, chemical fertilizers, ore materials, grain, petroleum, etc.
- Managed around 30 million tons of cargo per year
- Maximum size – 3,000DWT
Jeddah Port is a port in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, which lies in the center of a worldwide trade route between east and west via the Suez Canal.
- TEU: 4,430,000 (2019)
- 2nd largest and busiest Port in Arab
- It consists of 5 terminals and 62 berths
- Handled 65% of Saudi Arabia’s imports
- Accommodates large container vessels
Port of Salalah is Oman’s largest port located on the southern shore of Oman, around 20 kilometers southwest of the town.
- TEU: 4,110,000 (2019)
- Port functions as general cargo terminal and container terminal
- Well-protected thru 2 breakwaters
- Offers services for handling cruise ships, containers, ro-ro, bulk oil cargoes, and general cargo
- Annually handled: 2.8 million tons of cargo and about 1,500 vessels
Port of Dongguan is a medium-size port in China. Coordinates at N 23° 01′ E 113° 42.’
- TEU: 4,000,000 (2019)
- Vessels commonly call the Port: fishing, cargo, tanker, and oil/chemical tanker.
- Max.length – 230 meters
- Draught – 12.3 meters
- Max.Deadweight – 65,772t
Beibu Gulf Port is a Chinese seaport in the province of Guangxi. This Port contains three other ports.
- TEU: 3,820,000 (2019)
- Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group owns the Port
- Possess 268 berths for commercial vessels
- Mainly handle: coal
- Connected to 52 transport routes
Jawaharlal Nehru Port is India’s largest container port. It is also the most important harbor on the mainland’s west shore.
- TEU: 4,680,000 (2020)
- Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) managed the port
- Placed 28th among the world’s top container ports
- Commonly handles containers with services for breakbulk cargoes, ro-ro, dry, and liquid bulk.
- Chief exports: chemicals, machinery, meat, pharma products, etc.
- Top imports: aluminum, edible oils, plastics, non-ferrous metals, and many more
The Port of Chennai, formerly known as Madras Port, is India’s second-largest container port and the largest Port in the Bay of Bengal.
- TEU: 1,620,000 (2018-2019)
- Major deals: petroleum products, automobiles, general industrial cargo, motorcycles, and containers
- Top imports: machinery, iron, steel, wheat, and raw cotton
- Main exports: leather, textiles, automobiles, and iron ore
- Type of harbor – Coastal breakwater, artificial, a large seaport
In eastern Borneo, Samarinda port is located on the Mahakam River, about 60 kilometers from the outer bar. It is the primary commercial Port on the east coast of Kalimantan.
- TEU: N/A
- Principally handles timber
- Top exports: sawn timber and provided logs
- Commonly export coal from different hinterland local mines
- Possess an oil jetty
- Annually handled: 51 million tons of cargo and 17,900 vessels.
The Port of Huangpu is a seaport situated in China’s Guangdong province, in the south. This port is operated by a public-sector company, the Guangzhou Port Group.
- TEU: N/A
- Comprises several terminals
- Largest wide-ranging port in South China
- Worldwide naval trade outstretch up to 300 ports in over eighty countries
- Main cargoes handled: heavy piece, container, oil products, and large bulk
Port of Ashdod is Israel’s one of two major cargo ports; its construction considerably increased its port capacity. This port is situated in Ashdod approx… 40 km south of Tel Aviv, connecting the gateway of the Lachish River.
- TEU: 1,477,000 (2018)
- The enormous volume of cargo container handles of all ports in Israel.
- Port placed in the middle of 2 breakwaters with 2,200 meters and 900 span
- Handled vessels like bulk carriers, tankers, passenger, container, and ro-ro
- Main exports: manufactured goods, oil, chemicals, etc.
- Top imports: grain, coal, and overall cargo
- Annually managed: 15.5 million tons of cargo, 300,000 passengers, over 2,400 vessels.
Port of Pipavav is a private port on the west shore of India handling bulk, containers, and liquid cargo.
- TEU: 82,000
- Primary imports: steel coils, LPG, coal, coke, iron fines, etc.
- Principal exports: soda ash, rice, DOC, cement, and many more
- Handled 2.035 million tons of cargo and 160,000 liquid cargo per year
- Maximum size: LOA 294 meters, beam 35meters, draught 12.5 meters
Port of Mina Al Ahmadi is an open harbor and contains several piers. This Port is Kuwaiti’s major exporter of crude, gas, and products.
- TEU: N/A
- Kuwait National Petroleum Co. operates the gas and products services
- Accommodates only crude/ products, tankers, and gas transporters
- Handling 40 million tons of crude and oil products annually
- Serving around 1,450 vessels each year
The Port of Kisarazu is naturally-sheltered. It is positioned in Chiba Region, fronting Tokyo Bay.
- TEU: N/A
- It consists of broad public and private berths serve for lumber industries, chemical, and local steel.
- Top imports: coal and iron ore
- Primary handles: raw materials, general cargo, bulk aggregates, and LNG
- Managed annually: 64,834,000 tons of cargo and about 26,500 vessels
Port of Mina al Fahal is a seaport located around ten kilometers west of Muscat on the Gulf Of Oman.
- TEU: N/A
- Petroleum Development Oman LLC managed and operated the Port
- A significant export terminal of oil in Oman
- Mainly handles crude and petroleum products
- Serves as sheltering space for loaded tankers leaving the Gulf region
- Maximum Draught – 29.2 meters
Port of Krueng Geukueh is situated on the north of Sumatra shore, around six nautical miles from Lhokseumawe.
- TEU: N/A
- Krueng Geukueh Port Authority authorized the Port
- Comprises four berths
- Handled cargoes consist of bulk fertilizers and general cargoes
- Port managed 29 million tons of cargo and about 1,000 vessels annually
Port of Shimonoseki is a state-of-the-art port. This Port lies at the west end of Honshu, on the Kanmon Strait.
- TEU: 70,000
- Port contains five commercial areas
- Primary handles: passengers, Ro-Ro, containers, general cargoes, dry and liquid bulk
- Controlled over 2.175 million tons of cargo annually
The Port of Shimizu is a major commercial port as well as a natural harbor sheltered by breakwaters. It also contemplates one of the most beautiful ports in Japan.
- TEU: 500,000
- Long-standing medium size seaport
- Operates container ships, dry bulk ships, and cruise ships
- Comprises terminal to accept LNG tankers and hoard imported LNG
- About 9,950 vessels and 37,070,000 tons of cargo are handled yearly
Port of Kiire is situated on the southwest end of Kyushu Island in the Kagoshima region. Kiire Port Authority authorizes it.
- TEU: N/A
- Port is a terminal for oil produce
- Accommodate ULCC’s over 500,000DWT
- Annually controlled: 550 vessels and over 31 million tons of oil
- Maximum size – LOA 458 meters, beam 62 meters, draught 30.6 meters
Port of Mangalore is India’s 7th largest Port. It is the primary Port of Karnataka. This Port lies in Karnataka state in India, on the deepest innermost harbor on the west coast.
- TEU: 62,808 (2014-2015)
- New Mangalore Port Trust (NMPT) operates the Port
- Main exports: iron ore fines and concentrates, containerized cargo, manganese, etc.
- Chief imports: petroleum products, LPG, liquid chemicals, and many more
- Comprises berth for cruise vessels
The Port of Kuching lies in the Malaysian state of Sarawak’s eastern county. Agriculture is the source of the economy.
- TEU: 161,000
- Port consists of 4 terminals: Pending Terminal, Senari Terminal, Senjinkat Terminal, and Tanah Puteh Terminal.
- Possess accommodations for container vessels, general cargo, tankers, and Ro-Ro
- Top exports: sago, rattan, timber, and rubber
- Primary imports: motor vehicles, manufactured goods, and machinery
- Around 1,930 vessels and 6.8 million tons of cargo annually handled