April 2011 saw Hong Kong Port handle 2,020,000 TEU. This is a 4 per cent increase on April 2010 throughput of 2,000,00 TEU. The port of Singapore registered  impressive growth of nearly 6 percent to 2.5 million TEUin April 2011 from 2.4 million in April 2010

Currently the worlds top 10 ports stand as follows (Approx figures based on industry sources)

1- Singapore in 2010 handled around 25.8 MILLION TEU

2 – Shanghai in 2010 handled around 25 MILLION TEU

3 – Hong Kong in 2010 handled around 21 MILLION TEU

4 -Shenzhen in 2010 handled around 18 MILLION TEU

5 -Busan, South Korea in 2010 handled almost 12 MILLION TEU

6 -Guangzhou in 2010 handled just over 11.1 MILLION TEU

7-Dubai UAE in 2010 handled around 11.1 MILLION TEU

8- Ningbo in 2010 handled around 10.5 MILLION TEU

9- Qingdao in 2010 handled around 10.2 MILLION TEU

10- Rotterdam, the only port in EUROPE in the top 10 in 2010 handled around 10 Million TEU

SIX of the top 10 ports in 2010 are located in China, which goes to show the growth and strength of the Chinese economy, Singapore and Shanghai are set to slog it out for the TOP Port of 2011 with Shanghai narrowly leading the race!

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