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Ocean Ports

The terms "port" and "seaport" are used for different types of port facilities that handle ocean-going vessels. Global trade is largely dependent on maritime transportation into these destinations. There are major ports in six of the seven continents, from Port Said in Egypt to Australia’s Port of Melbourne, to the Port of Santos in Brazil. Asia is home to many of the world’s busiest seaports; the Port of Shanghai is the largest in the world in both cargo tonnage and activity, followed by the Ports of Singapore and Hong Kong.

The port of Long Beach in 2016 saw fewer shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.

Port of Long Beach Trade Dipped in 2016

Hanjin Bankruptcy Took Its Toll

Slowed by industry headwinds and challenges that included a major customer declaring bankruptcy, the Port of Long Beach still moved almost 6.8 million containers in 2016, its fifth best year ever. Overall cargo declined 5.8 percent in 2016 compared to 2015, as the port was impacted by new ocean carrier alliances and the August bankruptcy… Read More


China is enforcing emissions regulations at 11 ports for ships carrying shipments of export cargo and import cargo in international trade.











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