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The top 100 container ports in the world, 2016

Source: Lloyd’s List , “Top 100 por ts 2017”,


Lloyd’s List is the main historical actor in the insurance and reinsurance market. It analyses maritime trade activities, including freight ports. These infrastructures are mainly based on containers and constitute the tool for integration in the global economy. Their geographical distribution reveals a succession of ports stretching along the shipping routes connecting Asia, Europe, and North America. The largest ports – in terms of traffic – are concentrated in Eastern Asia, where 12 out of the 15 top ports are located (8 of them in China), whereas Rotterdam, which for a long time was the world’s largest port, now only occupies 12th position.


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