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Lloyd's List Top 100 Ports Ranking 


Find out how the world's leading ports compare against each other.

The world’s top 100 container ports handled a combined 588m teu in 2017, representing healthy 6% volume growth on the previous year.

Our expert editorial team interpret signals in the data providing analysis on the figures behind the rankings including: teu throughput; percentage change; country contributions and previous port rankings that enables you to understand the short, medium and long term impact.


Top 100 Ports Data

Discover the leading global box hubs with the Top 100 Container Ports report from Lloyd’s List Containers. This exclusive analysis provides you with detailed information on each port, and sets out the winners and losers each year.

We reveal who dominates in the top 20 ports, and assess trends in container-handling around the world. Use our ranking of the world’s leading container ports to:

  • View the top 100 ports and track their annual container throughput changes
  • Find other ports in close proximity
  • View the geographical spread of the top 100 ports
  • Drill down into throughput figures and find relevant port authority information


Plus, we provide you with in-depth profiles, analysis, and insight of all 100 facilities, detailing terminals operators, box volumes, recent developments, and pipeline projects.


Since the launch in 2012, our subscribers have benefited from the interactive top 100 global box ports tool, which ranks facilities by container throughput. This has become one of the most popular items on


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