Facts & figures about the port

Containers drive throughput growth in port of Rotterdam

The port of Rotterdam achieved throughput of 240.7 million tonnes in the first six months of 2019. That is 3.4% more than in the first six months of 2018.

‘Facts and Figures’ leaflet available

The Facts and Figures leaflet tells you everything you need to know about last year’s throughput. Freight segments, total throughput, port infrastructure and the Top 20 European ports. The leaflet also tells you about our results on important themes; results we think show that the Port of Rotterdam is the best port.

The leaflet is available online here. The paper version of Facts and Figures can be ordered via the order form in three languages.

Top 10 ports of the World, 2018 - 2015

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      2018 2017 2016 2015
             
1 Ningbo & Zhoushan China 1080.0 1010.0 920 889.0
2 Shanghai China 730.5 750.5 701.8 717.4
3 Tangshan China 637.0 570.0 520.0 490.0
4 Singapore Singapore 630.1 627.7 593.3 575.8
5 Guangzhou China 613.0 590.0 543.6 519.9
6 Qingdao China 540.0 510.0 510.0 500.0
7 Suzhou 1 (river port) China 532.4 605.0 579.0 540.0
8 Port Hedland Australia 519.4 500.9 460.4 452.9
9 Tianjin China 508.0 501.0 551.0 541.0
10 Rotterdam The Netherlands 469.0 467.4 461.2 466.4

Figures of all Chinese ports include national transport and inland shipping

Top 10 container ports of the World

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      2018 2017 2016 2015
             
1 Shanghai China 42,010 40,230 37,124 36,540
2 Singapore Singapore 36,599 33,667 30,904 30,922
3 Ningbo & Zhoushan China 26,350 24,607 21,578 20,630
4 Shenzhen China 25,740 25,210 23,982 24,200
5 Guangzhou China 21,920 20,370 18,786 17,590
6 Busan South-Korea 21,660 20,493 19,428 19,467
7 Hongkong 1) China 19,600 20,770 19,839 20,100
8 Qingdao China 19,320 18,310 18,005 17,430
9 Tianjin China 16,010 15,070 14,519 14,110
10 Dubai Ports United Arab Emirates 14,950 15,440 14,779 15,590
11 Rotterdam The Netherlands 14,513 13,734 12,385 12,235

Port Statistics on your phone or tablet

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