Last month we looked at the 10 largest container ports in the world, through an infographic that compared the TEU capacity in 2020 vs. 2021. This infographic shows a close-up of the capacity handled by the Top 10 Container ports in Europe in 2021 vs. 2020.
With past infographics, we monitored the overall capacity increase in the past year, and In the last three quarters of 2021, the overall TEU capacity on the three major routes Trans-Atlantic, Trans-Pacific, and Feast-Europe has seen an increase of 12%, with a 17% capacity increase on the Trans-Pacific route, respectively a 6% increased volume on the Feast-Europe route.
Around 90% of the world’s goods are transported by sea. The throughput of ports is measured in TEU (20-foot containers) and the top 10 EU ports combined handled 67 million TEU in 2021 or 3% more than in 2020. The majority of the top 10 ports recorded positive growth figures in 2021 and the port of Rotterdam kept its rank as the 10th busiest port in the world and the busiest port in Europe, with a growth of 3% in the TEU capacity in 2021 after having faced a decline in 2020.
According to Shiphub, the port of Barcelona and the port of Le Havre have seen the most significant increase in the TEU capacity handled in 2021, as compared to 2020, 12.54% respectively 15.35%.