6 of the most beautiful ports in the world
1. Port of Rotterdam, Europe's largest seaport
Located in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), the port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. Prior to 2004, Rotterdam was named one of the world's largest seaports and one of the cradles of the world's maritime industry.
The port of Rotterdam is considered as the "logistic hub of Europe" in general as well as the country of the tulip in particular. Strategically located on the tributaries of the Meuse and the Rhine rivers, and adjacent to the North Sea, Rotterdam is the ideal seaport and cargo exchange hub for the UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and Luxembourg.
2. Port of Shanghai
Located at the mouth of the Changjiang River in China, the port of Shanghai is at the top of the scale of the world's most famous seaports today. With a total area of 3,619 square kilometers, Shanghai Port receives and processes cargo more than 33.62 million container loads per day. The import and export of 700 million tons of goods in the Shanghai Port area account for about a quarter of China's total trade value each year.
3. Port of Hong Kong
Victoria Harbor is a great destination for young people who want to explore the world's fourth-largest seaport. Victoria Harbor is divided into two zones, tourist area and cargo area in large volume. Located between the peninsula of Hong Kong and the Kowloon Peninsula, Victoria is likened to the breath of this country. The Port of Hong Kong annually carries over 20 million TEUs of containerized cargo, the world's largest natural deepwater port.
4. Port of Singapore
Singapore seaport - the largest freight forwarder in Southeast Asia, was awarded the Goods, Logistics and Supply Chain of Asia Award in 2017 for its high-quality standards in the shipping industry. Every year the port of Singapore handles about 500 million tons of cargo, welcoming an average of 140,000 ships a year.
5. Port of Busan, South Korea
Located at the Naktong River in Korea, Busan Port is the fifth largest in the world based on the number of cargo handled each year. According to statistics in 2013, Busan Port handled about 298 million tons of cargo and 17.69 units of the container. With an area of 840,000 m2, Busan contributes 40% of the total ocean freight for export, 42% of aquaculture production and 80% of container shipping.
6. Port of Qingdao
Located on the Yellow Sea in the vicinity of Qingdao, the Qingdao Seaport is considered an important center of international commerce and shipping in China. Currently, the port has more than 70 wharves production and more than 20 deep-water wharves for vessels with a tonnage of 10,000 DWT or more. The port area near the city center is served for tourism purposes with the type of boat racing, yachts, and canoe. The offshore section is served for commercial shipping purposes.
By: Gitta Russell