For centuries, ports have played a critical role in global commerce, making it possible for different countries to acquire its much-needed resources and products that are impossible to transport through other means. For importers and exporters, ports provide them with benefits that come from foreign resources and investments, as well as the advantage of having access to larger and more open markets.
With such importance, there has been a steady support for constructing new ports around the world in the past recent years. According to World Port Source, there are more than 4,500 ports that are currently serving the global market.
That said, there are ports that are “busier” than others. In this post, we will present the top ten ports in the world in terms of container traffic passing through them.