Container handling in ports worldwide

The statistic depcits the total volume of container throughput at ports worldwide measured in twenty-foot equivalent units from 1996 to 2006 and forecast handling volume from 2007 to 2012. In 1999, 205 million TEUs were handled at ports worldwide.

Volume of container handling in ports worldwide from 1996 to 2012 (in million TEUs)*

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Survey time period

1996 to 2012

Supplementary notes

* According to the source the figures for 2007 to 2012 are forecasts.
Twenty foot equivalent unit (TEU) - Standard unit for counting containers of various capacities and for describing the capacities of container ships or terminals. One 20 Foot ISO container equals 1 TEU.

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