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Top global container ports with the greatest potential for development

Based on three indicators (growth rate of container throughput, GDP growth of local economy and investment attracted by ports) Shanghai International Shipping Service Center ranks top 100 container terminals of 2012 with the greatest potential for development.

The results are listed as follows:

A bright future for container terminals in Circum-Bohai Bay

As China is the largest container transportation center among global container terminals, Chinese container terminals pose a bright future. In recent years, Bohai Economic Rim has achieved leapfrog development and port demands remain an ongoing growth, stimulating a new round of port investments.

African ports on the rise

With the prosperity of international trade in African countries, terminal operators pay more and more attention to the development of African container terminals, with increasing investments. Thus African container terminals pose huge development potential.

Latin ports to become a new engine for global port development

Under current glooming global trend, Latin American countries pose huge potential with increasing domestic demands and private investments. In addition, Panama Canal in the construction will bring more development opportunities for Latin American ports.

Baltic coastal ports on the right track

In recent years, Eastern Europe has become the fastest growing region for global container trade. With large-scale investment and development, this region has attracted many direct-route container vessels from the world to berth here.


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