Sea Ports are one of the main points of commerce all across the globe. They provide security and reliability for voyages across vast oceans. World sea ports, since ancient times, have been used to dock large numbers of ships carrying goods and people, spreading trade and connecting the world.
World sea ports can be ranked on various criteria. One such basis is the cargo handling capacity, an attribute that is highly taken into account while grading ports. The unit used to measure the cargo load is TEU or Twenty-foot Equivalent Capacity. The top four most important world sea ports based on this criterion are discussed below.
Port of Shanghai- Shanghai, China
The port of Shanghai is the largest sea port in the world. It is the key locale for economic activities in the Yangtze River delta. The entire port is stretched around an area of 3,619km². The port is owned by the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG).
This port contributes to 25.7% in China’s international trade volume which has helped further improve the economic status of regions like Henan, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang. Waigaoqiao, Wusongkou, and Yangshan are the three main container port areas that hold about 125 berths across 20km.
According to the world shipping council of 2018, Port of Shanghai’s container volume is 42.01 million TEUs with 744 million tons of cargo.
Port of Singapore- Singapore
Singapore port is now the second-largest port in the world located at the end of the Malay peninsula. It is connected to over 600 sea ports across the world spread over 123 different countries. The port handles 20% of all global containers around the world and 50% of the global crude oil transport.
Its terminals are located at Keppel, Sembawang, Pasir Panjang, Tanjong Pagar, Jurong, and Brani. The terminals are jointly managed …» Read more