Top 10: The busiest container ports in Europe

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A big number of European ports constitute major gateways for international transportation. Apart from the giant container port trio Rotterdam – Antwerp – Hamburg, there are several European hubs which are also developing, achieving to be considered as key hubs for European and global supply chain.

The following list includes the busiest box ports in Europe, according to 2020 data:

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  1. Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands – More than 14.3 million TEU in 2020 (-3.2% compared with 2019)
  2. Port of Antwerp, Belgium – More than 12 million TEU in 2020 (+1.4% compared with 2021)
  3. Port of Hamburg, Germany – More than 8.5 million TEU in 2020 (-7.9% compared with 2019)
  4. Port of Piraeus, Greece – More than 5.4 million TEU in 2020 (-3.8% compared with 2019)
  5. ValenciaPort, Spain – More than 5.4 million TEU in 2020 (-0.5% compared with 2019)
  6. Algeciras Port, Spain – More than 5.1 million TEU in 2020 (-0.4% compared with 2019)
  7. Bremen – Bremerhaven Ports, Germany – More than 4.7 million TEU in 2020 (-1.8% compared with 2019)
  8. Port of Felixstowe, United Kingdom – More than 3.7 million TEU in 2019 (2020 figures not available)
  9. Port of Gioia Tauro, Italy – More than 3.1 million TEU in 2020 (+26.6% compared with 2019)
  10. Barcelona Port, Spain – More than 2.9 million TEU in 2020 (-11% compared with 2019)

Source: container-news.com