Friday, November 18, 2011

Interesting Fact of the Day: Busiest Seaports

Of the world's top 12 busiest container seaports in 2010, 7 are in China and 10 of the top 12 are in Asia.  

Update: Josh Barro counts 11 countries in Asia, if you include the UAE.  In that case I stand corrected.  In these International Macroeconomic databases from the USDA, they classify UAE in the "Middle East," and not in the "Asia and Oceania"  group. 

Comments welcome. 


At 11/18/2011 6:19 PM, Blogger rjs said...

"Comments welcome."

if you're looking for an opinion on asia, UAE would be included on the continent, and oceania would be on its own, but anyone can identify a region anyway they want for economic reporting purposes...

At 11/18/2011 6:38 PM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

Singapore has thriving entrepot, rather than economic entropy.

At 11/18/2011 7:36 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

"... 12 busiest container seaports in 2010, 10 are in Asia and 7 are in China."

10+7 = 12 ?


At 11/18/2011 9:07 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...

Whole lot of junk peddled by slave-driving thugs in China. Same thing for the most of Asia.

Buddy R Pacifico said...

But no freedom for non-business entities.

At 11/18/2011 9:13 PM, Blogger Larry G said...

at a typical WalMart - most groceries and drugs do not come from China.

I'm not sure if the day will ever come when China will sell us dirt cheap drugs...or blue cheese dressing but who knows



At 11/22/2011 5:35 PM, Blogger Bob said...

Interesting how many TEU's leave China ports. Where are they going? Has anyone done the math and figured out how you can have such high "outbound" numbers, and compare with the "inbound" numbers in the rest of the world?

Additional info from someone who has worked the port of Shanghai:

One billion dollars worth of cargo comes through Shanghai every day.

If you took the containers that move through Shanghai yearly and put them end to end they would circle the world 4.5 times a year.

A major ship arrives off Shanghai
port every 5 minutes. The pilot station has acommodations for 300 pilots to await their next ship.


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