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Industrial real estate firm ranks top global container ports

Industrial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield has issued a list of the top global container ports by volume in year 2011, with Shanghai and Singapore taking the two spots, respectively.

The top ten ports in the world are Shanghai, China at 31.74 million TEUs; Singapore at 29.94 million TEUs; Hong Kong, China at 24.38 million TEUs; Shenzhen, China at 22.57 million TEUs; Busan, South Korea at 16.17 million TEUs; Ningbo-Zhoushan, China at 14.72 million TEUs; Guangzhou Harbor, China at 14.26 million TEUs; Qingdao, China at 13.02 million TEUs; Jebel Ali, Dubai at 13.02 million TEUs; and Rotterdam, Netherlands at number 10 in the world with 11.88 million TEUs.

U.S. ports that made the top 25 global list include Los Angeles, number 16, at 7.94 TEUs; Long Beach, number 21, at 6.06 TEUs; and New York-New Jersey, number 25, at 5.50.

The top ten U.S. container ports, according to Cushman & Wakefield, were based on 2011 volumes, factoring in year-to-date 2012 information. In order, they are Los Angeles, Long Beach, New York-New Jersey, Savannah at 2.94 million TEUs for 2011, Oakland at 2.34 million TEUs, Hampton Roads at 1.92 million TEUs, Seattle at 2.03 million TEUs, Houston at 1.87 million TEUs, Tacoma at 1.48 million TEUs and Charleston at 1.38 TEUs.

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