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7 busiest ports in the world – Busy Ports located around the world

Ports play an important part in the development of a country as they are the gateway to exports and imports of the said country.


Port of Shanghai

It does not come as a surprise that the port in China, the port of Shanghai is the busiest port in the world. The location of the port is along the Chinese coastline and the Yangtze River Delta. This busy harbour handles about 25 per cent of China’s trade volume internationally. The area that belongs to the port is about 2,200 square miles.


Port of Singapore

The Port of Singapore is the second busiest port in the world. Being a developed country that made vast changes within a few number of years it is clear evidence that the structure of the country and its practices play a big part in the development of the country. Colombo Port has been making direct exchanges with the Singapore port for many years. The Singapore Port is also the largest publicly owned seaport in the world.


Port of Shenzhen

Port of Shenzhen is actually made with several other smaller ports known as Yantian, Sachan Bay, Chiwan and Shekou. The daily cargo value of this port is about 681 million US dollars. The port is located along the coastline of Guangdong province coastline.


Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan

The merging of the two ports Ningbo and Zhoushan brought forth the result of the third busiest port in China and the 4th busiest port in the world. These ports were merged in 2015 with the idea of being able to maintain and improve the marine activities between the south and the north of China. Currently, the port is connected to over 600 ports spread across 100 countries around the world.


Port of Hong Kong

The Hong Kong port connects more than 470 ports around the world including Colombo which is overlooked by South Asia Gateway Terminals. On a weekly basis the Hong Kong port handles over 300 container lines which make it one of the busiest ports in the world. In the year 2016, the Hong Kong port was ranked as a top port in the world since the year 1987.


Port of Busan

Port of Busan is located on the southern-most end of the Korean Peninsula. The port of Busan is a metropolitan city which is home to more than 3.5 million residents. Yong Island is what separates the Port of Busan in a way that it is not connected to the drawbridge in the mainland. The port is segregated into two sections where the East side of the port handles trade and the west side of the port handles everything related to fishing. South Korea set aside 13.4 billion US dollars for the development of this port, which gave it the place of the second largest transhipment hub in the world.


Port of Guangzhou

The port of Guangzhou is located in the Pearl River Delta which connects with more than 100 ports in China alone and about 350 ports around the globe. This port is also given the nickname ‘Silk Road on the Sea’ as it is known to be one of the most influential locations when it comes to the silk road and trading.

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