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Transport > Ports and terminals: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
COUNTRY DESCRIPTION
Afghanistan Kheyrabad, Shir Khan
Albania major seaport(s): Durres, Sarande, Shengjin, Vlore
Algeria major seaport(s): Algiers, Annaba, Arzew, Bejaia, Djendjene, Jijel, Mostaganem, Oran, Skikda
American Samoa major seaport(s): Pago Pago
Angola major seaport(s): Cabinda, Lobito, Luanda, Namibe
Anguilla major seaport(s): Blowing Point, Road Bay
Antarctica McMurdo Station; most coastal stations have sparse and intermittent offshore anchorages; a few stations have basic wharf facilities
Antigua and Barbuda major seaport(s): Saint John's
Arctic Ocean Churchill (Canada), Murmansk (Russia), Prudhoe Bay (US)
Argentina major seaport(s): Bahia Blanca, Buenos Aires, La Plata, Punta Colorada, Ushuaia
river port(s): Arroyo Seco, Rosario, San Lorenzo-San Martin (Parana)
Aruba major seaport(s): Barcadera, Oranjestad
oil terminal(s): Sint Nicolaas
cruise port(s): Oranjestad
Ashmore and Cartier Islands none; offshore anchorage only
Atlantic Ocean Alexandria (Egypt), Algiers (Algeria), Antwerp (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Casablanca (Morocco), Colon (Panama), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dakar (Senegal), Gdansk (Poland), Hamburg (Germany), Helsinki (Finland), Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain), Le Havre (France), Lisbon (Portugal), London (UK), Marseille (France), Montevideo (Uruguay), Montreal (Canada), Naples (Italy), New Orleans (US), New York (US), Oran (Algeria), Oslo (Norway), Peiraiefs or Piraeus (Greece), Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Saint Petersburg (Russia), Stockholm (Sweden)
Australia Brisbane, Cairns, Dampier, Darwin, Fremantle, Gladstone, Geelong, Hay Point, Hobart, Jervis Bay, Melbourne, Newcastle, Port Adelaide, Port Dalrymple, Port Hedland, Port Kembla, Port Lincoln, Port Walcott, Sydney
Austria river port(s): Enns, Krems, Linz, Vienna (Danube)
Azerbaijan major seaport(s): Baku (Baki) located on the Caspian Sea
Bahrain major seaport(s): Mina' Salman, Sitrah
Baker Island none; offshore anchorage only; note - there is one small boat landing area along the middle of the west coast
Bangladesh Chittagong, Mongla Port
Barbados major seaport(s): Bridgetown
Bassas da India none; offshore anchorage only
Belarus river port(s): Mazyr (Prypyats')
Belgium cargo ports (tonnage): Antwerp, Gent, Liege, Zeebrugge
container ports (TEUs): Antwerp (8,662,891), Zeebrugge (2,209,715)
Belize major seaport(s): Belize City, Big Creek
Benin major seaport(s): Cotonou
Bermuda major seaport(s): Hamilton, Ireland Island, Saint George
Bolivia river port(s): Puerto Aguirre (Paraguay/Parana)
Bosnia and Herzegovina river port(s): Bosanska Gradiska, Bosanski Brod, Bosanski Samac, Brcko, Orasje (Sava River)
Bouvet Island none; offshore anchorage only
Brazil major seaport(s): Belem, Paranagua, Rio Grande, Rio de Janeiro, Santos, Sao Sebastiao, Tubarao
river port(s): Manaus (Amazon)
dry bulk cargo port(s): Sepetiba ore terminal
container ports (TEUs): Santos (2,985,922), Itajai (983,985)(2011)
oil/gas terminal(s): DTSE/Gegua oil terminal, Ilha Grande (Gebig), Guaiba Island terminal, Guamare oil terminal
British Indian Ocean Territory major seaport(s): Diego Garcia
British Virgin Islands seaport(s): Road Harbor
Brunei major seaport(s): Muara
oil/gas terminal(s): Lumut, Seria
Bulgaria major seaport(s): Burgas, Varna (Black Sea)
Burma major seaport(s): Moulmein, Sittwe
river port(s): Rangoon (Rangoon River)
Burundi lake port(s): Bujumbura (Lake Tanganyika)
Cambodia major seaport(s): Sihanoukville (Kampong Saom)
river port(s): Phnom Penh (Mekong)
Cameroon river port(s): Douala (Wouri); Garoua (Benoue)
oil/gas terminal(s): Limboh Terminal
Canada Fraser River Port, Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal, Port-Cartier, Quebec City, Saint John (New Brunswick), Sept-Isles, Vancouver
oil terminals: Lower Lakes terminal
Cape Verde major seaport(s): Porto Grande
Cayman Islands major seaport(s): Cayman Brac, George Town
Central African Republic river port(s): Bangui (Oubangui); Nola (Sangha)
Chile major seaport(s): Coronel, Huasco, Lirquen, Puerto Ventanas, San Antonio, San Vicente, Valparaiso
China Dalian, Guangzhou, Ningbo, Qingdao, Qinhuangdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin
Christmas Island major seaport(s): Flying Fish Cove
Clipperton Island none; offshore anchorage only
Cocos (Keeling) Islands major seaport(s): Port Refuge
Colombia major seaport(s): Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean) - Cartagena, Santa Marta, Turbo; Pacific Ocean - Buenaventura
river port(s): Barranquilla (Rio Magdalena)
oil/gas terminal(s): Covenas offshore terminal
dry bulk cargo port(s): Puerto Bolivar (coal)
Comoros major seaport(s): Moroni, Mutsamudu
Congo, Republic of the major seaport(s): Pointe-Noire
river port(s): Brazzaville (Congo); Impfondo (Oubangi); Ouesso (Sangha); Oyo (Alima)
oil/gas terminal(s): Djeno
Cook Islands major seaport(s): Avatiu
Coral Sea Islands none; offshore anchorage only
Costa Rica major seaport(s): Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean) Puerto Limon; Pacific Ocean - Caldera
Cote d'Ivoire major seaport(s): Abidjan, San-Pedro
oil/gas terminal(s): Espoir Offshore Terminal
Croatia major seaport(s): Ploce, Rijeka, Sibernik, Split
river port(s): Vukovar (Danube)
oil/gas terminal(s): Omisalj
Cuba major seaport(s): Antilla, Cienfuegos, Guantanamo, Havana, Matanzas, Mariel, Nuevitas Bay, Santiago de Cuba
Cyprus major seaport(s): area under government control: Larnaca, Limassol, Vasilikos; area administered by Turkish Cypriots: Famagusta, Kyrenia
Czech Republic river port(s): Prague (Vltava); Decin, Usti nad Labem (Elbe)
Democratic Republic of the Congo major seaport(s): Banana
river or lake port(s): Boma, Bumba, Kinshasa, Kisangani, Matadi, Mbandaka (Congo); Kindu (Lualaba); Bukavu, Goma (Lake Kivu); Kalemie (Lake Tanganyika)
Denmark major seaport(s): Baltic Sea - Aarhus, Copenhagen, Fredericia, Kalundborg; North Sea - Esbjerg,
river port(s): Aalborg (Langerak)
dry bulk cargo port(s): Ensted (coal)
cruise port(s): Copenhagen
Djibouti major seaport(s): Djibouti
Dominica major seaport(s): Portsmouth, Roseau
Dominican Republic major seaport(s): Puerto Haina, Puerto Plata, Santo Domingo
oil/gas terminal(s): Andres LNG terminal (Boca Chica), Punta Nizao oil terminal
East Timor Dili
Ecuador major seaport(s): Esmeraldas, Manta, Puerto Bolivar
river port(s): Guayaquil (Guayas)
Egypt major seaport(s): Mediterranean Sea - Alexandria, Damietta, El Dekheila, Port Said; Gulf of Suez - Suez
oil/gas terminal(s): Ain Sukhna terminal, Sidi Kerir terminal
El Salvador major seaport(s): Puerto Cutuco
oil/gas terminal(s): Acajutla offshore terminal
Equatorial Guinea major seaport(s): Bata, Luba, Malabo
Eritrea major seaport(s): Assab, Massawa
Estonia major seaport(s): Kuivastu, Kunda, Muuga, Parnu Reid, Sillamae, Tallinn
Ethiopia Ethiopia is landlocked and uses ports of Djibouti in Djibouti and Berbera in Somalia
Europa Island none; offshore anchorage only
European Union Antwerp (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain), Braila (Romania), Bremen (Germany), Burgas (Bulgaria), Constanta (Romania), Copenhagen (Denmark), Galati (Romania), Gdansk (Poland), Hamburg (Germany), Helsinki (Finland), Las Palmas (Canary Islands, Spain), Le Havre (France), Lisbon (Portugal), London (UK), Marseille (France), Naples (Italy), Peiraiefs or Piraeus (Greece), Riga (Latvia), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Stockholm (Sweden), Talinn (Estonia), Tulcea (Romania), Varna (Bulgaria)
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) major seaport(s): Stanley
Faroe Islands major seaport(s): Fuglafjordur, Torshavn, Vagur
Federated States of Micronesia Colonia (Tomil Harbor), Lele Harbor, Pohnepi Harbor
Fiji major seaport(s): Lautoka, Levuka, Suva
Finland major seaport(s): Helsinki, Kotka, Naantali, Porvoo, Raahe, Rauma
France major seaport(s): Brest, Calais, Dunkerque, Le Havre, Marseille, Nantes,
river port(s): Paris, Rouen (Seine); Strasbourg (Rhine); Bordeaux (Garronne)
container port(s): Le Havre (2,215,262)(2011)
cruise/ferry port(s): Calais, Cherbourg, Le Havre
French Guiana Degrad des Cannes
French Polynesia major seaport(s): Papeete
French Southern and Antarctic Lands none; offshore anchorage only
Gabon major seaport(s): Libreville, Owendo, Port-Gentil
oil/gas terminal(s): Gamba, Lucina
Gaza Strip major seaport(s): Gaza
Georgia major seaport(s): Black Sea - Bat'umi, P'ot'i
Germany Bremen, Bremerhaven, Duisburg, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Lubeck, Neuss-Dusseldorf, Rostock, Wilhemshaven
oil terminals: Brunsbuttel Canal terminals
Ghana major seaport(s): Takoradi, Tema
Gibraltar major seaport(s): Gibraltar
Glorioso Islands none; offshore anchorage only
Greece major seaport(s): Aspropyrgos, Pachi, Piraeus, Thessaloniki
oil/gas terminal(s): Agioi Theodoroi
Greenland major seaport(s): Sisimiut
Grenada major seaport(s): Saint George's
Guadeloupe Basse-Terre, Gustavia, Pointe-a-Pitre
Guam major seaport(s): Apra Harbor
Guatemala major seaport(s): Puerto Quetzal, Santo Tomas de Castilla
Guernsey major seaport(s): Braye Bay, Saint Peter Port
Guinea major seaport(s): Conakry, Kamsar
Guinea-Bissau major seaport(s): Bissau, Buba, Cacheu, Farim
Guyana major seaport(s): Georgetown
Haiti major seaport(s): Cap-Haitien, Gonaives, Jacmel, Port-au-Prince
Heard Island and McDonald Islands none; offshore anchorage only
Honduras major seaport(s): La Ceiba, Puerto Cortes, San Lorenzo, Tela
Hong Kong major seaport(s): Hong Kong
Howland Island none; offshore anchorage only
Hungary Budapest, Dunaujvaros, Gyor-Gonyu, Csepel, Baja, Mohacs
Iceland Grundartangi, Hafnarfjordur, Reykjavik
India Chennai, Jawaharal Nehru Port, Kandla, Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay), Sikka, Vishakhapatnam
Indian Ocean Chennai (Madras; India), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Durban (South Africa), Jakarta (Indonesia), Kolkata (Calcutta; India) Melbourne (Australia), Mumbai (Bombay; India), Richards Bay (South Africa)
Indonesia Banjarmasin, Belawan, Kotabaru, Krueg Geukueh, Palembang, Panjang, Sungai Pakning, Tanjung Perak, Tanjung Priok
Iran Bandar-e Asaluyeh, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Emam Khomeyni
Iraq Al Basrah, Khawr az Zubayr, Umm Qasr
Ireland Cork, Dublin, Shannon Foynes, Waterford
Isle of Man Douglas, Ramsey
Israel Ashdod, Elat (Eilat), Hadera, Haifa
Italy Augusta, Cagliari, Genoa, Livorno, Taranto, Trieste, Venice
oil terminals: Melilli (Santa Panagia) oil terminal, Sarroch oil terminal
Jamaica Discovery Bay (Port Rhoades), Kingston, Montego Bay, Port Antonio, Port Esquivel, Port Kaiser, Rocky Point
Jan Mayen none; offshore anchorage only
Japan Chiba, Kawasaki, Kobe, Mizushima, Moji, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo, Tomakomai, Yokohama
Jarvis Island none; offshore anchorage only
Jersey Gorey, Saint Aubin, Saint Helier
Johnston Atoll Johnston Island
Jordan Al 'Aqabah
Juan de Nova Island none; offshore anchorage only
Kazakhstan Aqtau (Shevchenko), Atyrau (Gur'yev), Oskemen (Ust-Kamenogorsk), Pavlodar, Semey (Semipalatinsk)
Kenya Kisumu, Mombasa
Kingman Reef none; offshore anchorage only
Kiribati Betio (Tarawa Atoll), Canton Island, English Harbor
Kuwait Ash Shu'aybah, Ash Shuwaykh, Az Zawr (Mina' Sa'ud), Mina' 'Abd Allah, Mina' al Ahmadi
Kyrgyzstan Balykchy (Ysyk-Kol or Rybach'ye)
Latvia Riga, Ventspils
Lebanon Beirut, Tripoli
Liberia Buchanan, Monrovia
Libya Az Zawiyah, Marsa al Burayqah (Marsa el Brega), Ra's Lanuf, Tripoli
Lithuania Klaipeda
oil terminals: Butinge oil terminal
Luxembourg Mertert
Macau Macau
Madagascar Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara (Tulear)
Malawi Chipoka, Monkey Bay, Nkhata Bay, Nkhotakota, Chilumba
Malaysia Bintulu, Johor Bahru, George Town (Penang), Port Kelang (Port Klang), Tanjung Pelepas
Maldives Male
Mali Koulikoro
Malta major seaports: Marsaxlokk (Malta Freeport), Valletta
container ports (TEUs): Marsaxlokk (2,360,000)
Marshall Islands Enitwetak Island, Kwajalein, Majuro
Martinique Fort-de-France, La Trinite, Marin
Mauritania Nouadhibou, Nouakchott
Mauritius Port Louis
Mayotte Dzaoudzi
Mexico Altamira, Coatzacoalcos, Lazaro Cardenas, Manzanillo, Salina Cruz, Veracruz
oil terminals: Cayo Arcas terminal, Dos Bocas terminal
Midway Islands Sand Island
Monaco Monaco
Montenegro Bar
Montserrat Little Bay, Plymouth
Morocco Casablanca, Jorf Lasfar, Mohammedia, Safi, Tangier
Mozambique Beira, Maputo, Nacala
Namibia Luderitz, Walvis Bay
Nauru Nauru
Navassa Island none; offshore anchorage only
Netherlands major ports: Amsterdam, IJmuiden, Moerdijk, Rotterdam, Terneuzen, Vlissingen
container ports: Rotterdam (11,876,920)
Netherlands Antilles Bopec Terminal, Willemstad
New Caledonia Noumea
New Zealand Auckland, Lyttelton, Manukau Harbor, Marsden Point, Tauranga, Wellington
Nicaragua Bluefields, Corinto
Nigeria Bonny Inshore Terminal, Calabar, Lagos
Niue Alofi
Norfolk Island Kingston
North Korea Ch'ongjin, Haeju, Hungnam (Hamhung), Namp'o, Senbong, Songnim, Sonbong (formerly Unggi), Wonsan
Northern Mariana Islands Saipan, Tinian, Rota
Norway Bergen, Haugesund, Maaloy, Mongstad, Narvik, Sture
Oman Mina' Qabus, Salalah, Suhar
Pacific Ocean Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong (China), Kao-hsiung (Taiwan), Los Angeles (US), Manila (Philippines), Pusan (South Korea), San Francisco (US), Seattle (US), Shanghai (China), Singapore, Sydney (Australia), Vladivostok (Russia), Wellington (NZ), Yokohama (Japan)
Pakistan Karachi, Port Muhammad Bin Qasim
Palau Koror
Palmyra Atoll West Lagoon
Panama Balboa, Colon, Cristobal
Papua New Guinea Kimbe, Lae, Madang, Rabaul, Wewak
Paracel Islands small Chinese port facilities on Woody Island and Duncan Island
Paraguay Asuncion, Villeta, San Antonio, Encarnacion
Peru Callao, Iquitos, Matarani, Paita, Pucallpa, Yurimaguas
Philippines Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Liman, Manila
Pitcairn Islands Adamstown (on Bounty Bay)
Poland Gdansk, Gdynia, Swinoujscie, Szczecin
Portugal Leixoes, Lisbon, Setubal, Sines
Puerto Rico Ensenada Honda, Mayaguez, Playa de Guayanilla, Playa de Ponce, San Juan
Qatar Doha, Mesaieed (Umaieed), Ra's Laffan
Reunion Le Port
Romania Braila, Constanta, Galati (Galatz), Mancanului (Giurgiu), Midia, Tulcea
Russia Kaliningrad, Kavkaz, Nakhodka, Novorossiysk, Primorsk, Saint Petersburg, Vostochnyy
Rwanda Cyangugu, Gisenyi, Kibuye
Saint Barthelemy Gustavia
Saint Helena Saint Helena: Jamestown
Ascension Island: Georgetown
Tristan da Cunha: Calshot Harbor (Edinburgh)
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Saint Helena: Jamestown
Ascension Island: Georgetown
Tristan da Cunha: Calshot Harbor (Edinburgh)
Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre, Charlestown
Saint Lucia Castries, Cul-de-Sac, Vieux-Fort
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Kingstown
Samoa Apia
Sao Tome and Principe Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia Ad Dammam, Al Jubayl, Jeddah, Yanbu al Bahr
Senegal Dakar
Serbia and Montenegro Bar
Seychelles Victoria
Sierra Leone Freetown, Pepel, Sherbro Islands
Singapore Singapore
Slovakia Bratislava, Komarno
Slovenia Koper
Solomon Islands Honiara, Malloco Bay, Viru Harbor, Tulaghi
Somalia Berbera, Kismaayo
South Africa Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Richards Bay, Saldanha Bay
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands Grytviken
South Korea major ports: Incheon, Pohang, Busan, Ulsan, Yeosu
container ports: Busan (16,163,842), Kwangyang (2,061,958), Incheon (1,924,644)
Spain Algeciras, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cartagena, Huelva, Tarragona, Valencia (Spain); Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands)
Spratly Islands none; offshore anchorage only
Sri Lanka Colombo
Sudan Port Sudan
Suriname Paramaribo, Wageningen
Svalbard Barentsburg, Longyearbyen, Ny-Alesund, Pyramiden
Sweden Brofjorden, Goteborg, Helsingborg, Karlshamn, Lulea, Malmo, Stockholm, Trelleborg, Visby
Switzerland Basel
Syria Baniyas, Latakia, Tartus
Taiwan Chilung (Keelung), Kaohsiung, Hualian, Taichung
Tanzania Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
Thailand Bangkok, Laem Chabang, Map Ta Phut, Prachuap Port, Si Racha
The Bahamas major seaport(s): Freeport, Nassau, South Riding Point
container port(s) (TEUs): Freeport (1,116,272)(2011)
cruise port(s): Nassau
The Gambia major seaport(s): Banjul
Togo Kpeme, Lome
Tokelau none; offshore anchorage only
Tonga Nuku'alofa, Neiafu, Pangai
Trinidad and Tobago Point Fortin, Point Lisas, Port of Spain, Scarborough
oil terminals: Galeota Point terminal
Tromelin Island none; offshore anchorage only
Tunisia Bizerte, Gabes, Rades, Sfax, Skhira
Turkey Aliaga, Ambarli, Diliskelesi, Eregli, Izmir, Kocaeli (Izmit), Mersin (Icel), Limani, Yarimca
Turkmenistan Turkmenbasy
Turks and Caicos Islands Cockburn Harbour, Grand Turk, Providenciales
Tuvalu Funafuti
Uganda Entebbe, Jinja, Port Bell
Ukraine Feodosiya (Theodosia), Illichivsk, Mariupol', Mykolayiv, Odesa, Yuzhnyy
United Arab Emirates Al Fujayrah, Mina' Jabal 'Ali (Dubai), Khor Fakkan (Khawr Fakkan), Mubarraz Island, Mina' Rashid (Dubai), Mina' Saqr (Ra's al Khaymah)
United Kingdom Dover, Felixstowe, Immingham, Liverpool, London, Southampton, Teesport (England); Forth Ports (Scotland); Milford Haven (Wales)
oil terminals: Fawley Marine terminal, Liverpool Bay terminal (England); Braefoot Bay terminal, Finnart oil terminal, Hound Point terminal (Scotland)
United States cargo ports (tonnage): Baton Rouge, Corpus Christi, Hampton Roads, Houston, Long Beach, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Plaquemines, Tampa, Texas City
container ports (TEUs): Los Angeles (7,849,985), Long Beach (6,350,125), New York/New Jersey (5,265,058), Savannah (2,616,126), Oakland (2,236,244), Hampton Roads (2,083,278) (2008)
cruise departure ports (passengers): Miami (2,032,000), Port Everglades (1,277,000), Port Canaveral (1,189,000), Seattle (430,000), Long Beach (415,000) (2009)
oil terminals: LOOP terminal, Haymark terminal
Uruguay Montevideo
Uzbekistan Termiz (Amu Darya)
Vanuatu Forari Bay, Luganville (Santo, Espiritu Santo), Port-Vila
Venezuela La Guaira, Maracaibo, Puerto Cabello, Punta Cardon
oil terminals: Jose terminal
Vietnam Cam Pha Port, Da Nang, Haiphong, Ho Chi Minh, Phu My, Quy Nhon
Virgin Islands Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Cruz Bay, Frederiksted, Limetree Bay
Wake Island none; two offshore anchorages for large ships
Wallis and Futuna Leava, Mata-Utu
Western Sahara Ad Dakhla, Laayoune (El Aaiun)
Yemen Aden, Al Hudaydah, Al Mukalla
Zambia Mpulungu
Zimbabwe Binga, Kariba

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"Countries Compared by Transport > Ports and terminals. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Transport/Ports-and-terminals

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