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Introduction to the World’s 9 major Ports

Basenton Logistics’ introduction to the world’s major ports

1. Port of Rotterdam
It is the largest port in the world. The throughput capacity has now reached more than 300 million tons, ranking first in the world since the 1960s. It is the cargo distribution center of the Netherlands and the European Union. Crude oil, petroleum products, grains, coal, ores, etc. transported to Western European countries pass through here, so it is known as the “European Gateway”.

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2. Antwerp
Antwerp is the second largest industrial center in Belgium, the trade center in northern northern Europe, and one of the world’s largest ports, with a throughput of between 90 million tons and 100 million tons.

3. Hamburg
It is also one of the largest ports in the world, with about 18,500 ships calling in each year, including 18,700 ships on regular routes, an average of 24 per day and 1 per hour.

4. Marseilles
The Port of Marseille is the largest seaport in France and the second largest city.
Among them, oil accounts for more than 80%. Exports are mainly manufactured goods. Imports are mainly petroleum and liquefied natural gas, in addition to grains, oilseeds, coffee, cotton, fertilizers, sugar, leather, spices, etc.

5. Port of London
The Port of London is the largest container port in Northwest Europe, with an annual loading and unloading volume of more than 60 million tons. The goods imported through London account for 80% of the UK’s imports.
The Port of London has three quaysides: Royal Docks, India and Miller Wharf, and Tilbury Docks.

6. Yokohama is located on the southeastern coast of Honshu (HONSHU), on the west side of Tokyo (TOKY0) Bay. It is the second largest port in Japan, one of the world’s largest ports of 100 million tons, and one of the top ten container ports in the world. Yokohama, the third largest city in Japan, opened its port more than 130 years ago. Its development is similar to that of Shanghai in my country. It was originally a small fishing village and was turned into a free port after the Western powers used gunboat diplomacy.

7. Pusan ​​Port is located on the southeast coast of South Korea (full name: REPUBLIC OF KOREA), bordering the South Korean (KOREA) Strait in the southeast, and the Naktong River in the west, facing the Japanese island of Tsushima (TSUSHIMA). The largest port and the fifth largest container port in the world. Founded in 1876, it developed rapidly in the early 20th century due to the opening of the Gyeongbu Railway. It is the hub of South Korea’s sea, land and air transportation, as well as the financial and commercial center, and plays an important role in South Korea’s foreign trade.

8. New York
It is the largest city in the United States, with an area of ​​830 square kilometers and a population of 11 million. New York is an important international trade port and economic and financial center in the United States and the world.

9. Houston
It is one of the major ports of the United States for exporting wheat and importing steel.
The main import and export goods of the port are: crude oil, petroleum products, steel products, paper, sugar, coffee, cotton, wheat, etc.

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