Busiest Container Ports Quiz

Try to name the cities of the world that have the busiest container ports?
For the year 2017
Quiz by Quizmaster
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Last updated: December 12, 2019
First submittedSeptember 12, 2011
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Region
TEUs
Port
China
40.2 m
Shanghai
Southeast Asia
33.7 m
Singapore
China
25.2 m
Shenzhen
China
24.6 m
Ningbo
East Asia
21.4 m
Busan
China
20.8 m
Hong Kong
China
20.4 m
Guangzhou
China
18.3 m
Qingdao
Middle East
15.4 m
Dubai
China
15.2 m
Tianjin
Europe
13.6 m
Rotterdam
Southeast Asia
12.1 m
Port Klang
Region
TEUs
Port
Europe
10.5 m
Antwerp
China
10.4 m
Xiamen
East Asia
10.3 m
Kaohsiung
China
9.71 m
Dalian
North America
9.34 m
Los Angeles
Europe
9.00 m
Hamburg
Southeast Asia
8.33 m
Johor Bahru
Southeast Asia
7.76 m
Laem Chabang
North America
7.55 m
Long Beach
North America
6.71 m
New York
China
6.09 m
Yingkou
Southeast Asia
5.99 m
Ho Chi Minh City
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Level 61
Sep 12, 2011
i think it's fair to say this is one of those quizzes where you just guess everything and if you know more than about 20 then you're either chinese or you simply need to get out more
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Level 45
Aug 28, 2014
Not really. I knew 15 of them, because I just did some research on biggest ports yesterday. I guess 3-4 more.
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2017
That sounds exhilarating
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Level 83
Aug 17, 2017
TinklePork, are you really putting someone down for wanting to learn things, on a website devoted purely to quizzes?
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Level 65
Aug 17, 2017
ECon211: He was making a joke, and it was funny. Lighten up!
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Level 39
Aug 17, 2017
I like your comment. It made me chuckle
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Level 81
Sep 12, 2011
You should accept "Pusan" as a spelling for "Busan." That's how it's most commonly transliterated.
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Level ∞
Sep 12, 2011
Added that, although Pusan is outdated as of 2000.
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Level 80
Jan 29, 2013
They were still using Pusan more than Busan when I lived in Korea in 2007.
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Level 47
May 23, 2018
never heard 'pusan' only busan. but im american, so
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Level 62
Jul 12, 2018
Except for a few universities with the name in it, "busan" is the one that is used. I also was in korea when the changeover was happening. Thought kyongju and gyeongju were two different cities because i saw both in writing :)
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Level 58
Sep 12, 2011
nice quiz. very difficult!
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Level 58
Sep 13, 2011
I see I am one of the 1% who got Port Klang! But then, I live there. 13 right for a first try.
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Level 80
Oct 15, 2015
I've got it too. Always remember it as it has such a cool name. Maybe Kuala Lumpur should be allowed though. Technically incorrect but they're very close.
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Level 56
Mar 24, 2016
Haha, I might remember Port Klang from now on because of this comment
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Level 82
Jul 12, 2018
Me too. I thought Port Klang was on the Klingon home world.
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Level 80
Jan 29, 2013
This was tough. I managed to get 7 of the top 10 including the top 4, but only 12 overall. That was good enough to place me in the 93rd percentile, but there were so many I guessed that I was shocked didn't make the list. I feel dumb for missing Busan and Antwerp.. I knew those two.
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Level 80
Aug 28, 2014
Did better 1 year later, got 10 of the top 11. Guess every coastal city in China you know. :)
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Level 71
Aug 28, 2014
Only heard of 12 of these ports.
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Level 74
Aug 28, 2014
Hi, can you please also accept Klang for Port Klang. Thanks! :)
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Level ∞
Aug 28, 2014
Okay
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Level 82
Aug 28, 2014
Bremen. Whoa. That's a bit from the sea as well. Not Bremerhaven then?
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Level 80
Oct 15, 2015
Bremen and Bremerhaven are grouped together.
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Level 65
Aug 28, 2014
Amazing that none of Japanese ports made it on the list...
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Level 80
Oct 15, 2015
Tokyo is 28, so just of the list
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Level 55
Aug 30, 2014
Was surprised not to see Tientsin on the list, but now see it's spelled Tianjin rather that Tienxin as I tried.
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Level 51
Apr 7, 2015
Why not trying one of mine? I have the European version! :)
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Level 33
Aug 29, 2015
I got 12,but missed the obvious NYC, Ho Chi Min, Guangzhou, and Antwerp...
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Level 46
Feb 13, 2016
i got three and didn't know what the majority of the countries even were!!
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Level 72
Aug 24, 2016
Listing coastal cities in China gets you a long way in this.
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Level ∞
Mar 29, 2017
To put Shanghai's numbers in perspective, that single port gets almost as much traffic as every port in the United States put together.
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Level 68
Mar 29, 2017
I'm amazed the average score is 12, this is a tough quiz with a lot of not very famous cities on it.
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Level 75
Apr 4, 2017
Geographers on Jetpunk are ninjas.
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Level 68
Jul 14, 2018
15 months later and the exact same thought occurred to me, 'wow, how is the average that high!?'
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Level 77
Jul 18, 2018
It's just been reset, wait some time and it will drop
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Level 81
Mar 30, 2017
A career in shipping certainly helped. Savannah and Felixstowe can't be far off sneaking into this list. Good quiz.
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Level 74
Mar 30, 2017
Amazing how Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong are basically one giant urban area, and yet all three are near the top here.
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Level 82
Mar 31, 2017
The area has more people than many countries! It is just insane. I got 2/3 of those.
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Level 65
Mar 30, 2017
Wow I got Qingdao but forgot New York.... This was a surprisingly tough quiz overall
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Level 68
Apr 18, 2017
Please accept Gaoxiong for Kaohsiung. From Wiki: Kaohsiung City (Chinese: 高雄市; pinyin: Gāoxióng Shì)
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2017
Tanjung Priok is for Jakarta not Johor bahru
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Level 59
Aug 17, 2017
It's official! The 10 busiest container ports are all in Asia.
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Level 72
Aug 17, 2017
Wow, great quiz. How little I knew about the world's busiest ports, but I knew number one (and a few more).
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Level 43
Aug 18, 2017
i only guessed Shanghai,Hong kong,new york,Singapore And Los Angeles.
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Level 60
Sep 30, 2017
for some reason Ho Chi Minh didn't take.. otherwise I 'd had them all
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Level 47
May 23, 2018
wait, long beach? where is that?
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Level 80
Jun 15, 2018
Part of the Los Angeles metro area.
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Level 81
Jul 31, 2019
The port of Long Beach is directly beside the port of Los Angeles. Unless you're a satellite view border fanatic you will never know where the man made line is between the 2.
Why they're ranked separately is way beyond me.
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Level 70
Jul 11, 2018
Shouldn't Dalian be labeled as China rather than East Asia?
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Level ∞
Jul 12, 2018
Fixed
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Level 80
Nov 3, 2018
If you like this one, chances are you'll similarly enjoy countries with the most ports...but that's just a guess.
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Level 81
Jul 31, 2019
That source adds in a lot of random sailboater harbors just as an internet resource for English speaking pleasure boaters.
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Level 53
Feb 26, 2019
Can you accept Pelepas for Johor Bahru?