Harbours, a place of haven for boats in stormy weather, can also provide some wonderful vistas. Here are our top ten Harbour views.
China- Shanghai Harbour
The port of Shanghai became the biggest port in the world with five areas. The port also being the source for great economic activity. That year alone, around 29 million TEUs were handled by the port of Shanghai which has both a sea as well as a river port.
It is formed in the year 2006 as a collaborative venture between the Ningbo port and the Zhoushan port. The Ningbo-Zhoushan port is the second-largest marine port in the world.
Totally three rivers are connecting such as the Yangtze, the Yong and the Qaintang, the port is expected to have a huge boost in the form of the construction of a new terminal.
Singapore –Singapore Harbour
Once rated as the world’s largest port, From the Singaporean economic perspective, the port of Singapore plays a very important role as it caters to the re-export market on a mammoth scale.
The Singapore port is connected to over 600 ports spread around more than a 100 countries. Transporting the 50% of crude oil through this port
The only European marine port listed, the Rotterdam port is ranked fourth in the list of biggest marine ports in the world.
It also served as the largest port in the world for 42-years between 1962 and 2004 before it was surpassed by Singapore and Shanghai, in that order. The Rotterdam port is the largest port in the whole of Europe.
Situated at the River Haihe, At present it is connected to over 400 ports in nearly 200 countries across the world, a figure which is expected to rise by the next four years. The Tianjin port is the third largest port in China and the single-largest port in the Northern part of the country.
The largest port in Southern China, the Guangzhou port enjoys connectivity with more than 300 ports in almost 100 countries. The port forms the mainstay for the industrial belt found in the Guangxi, Yunnan, Hunan and Jiangxi regions. The port of Huangpu also forms a part of the Guangzhou port.
China – Qingdao
Facing Japan and South Korea, the world leaders in the shipbuilding business, the Qingdao port is a natural harbour and has connectivity with over 450 ports in over 130 countries. Adjoining the Yellow Sea and located at the Shandong Peninsula, the Qingdao port is ranked seventh in the list of 10 biggest ship ports.
China – Qinhuangdao Port
The Qinhuangdao port is mainly known for its coal transportation in the country. Statistically at present, the port is the biggest coal lading port globally and internally, accounts for nearly 50% of the country’s coal transportation between the North and the South.
China-Hong Kong Harbour
A natural harbour, the Hong Kong port has been very instrumental in the economic furtherance of the city of Hong Kong. Ranked ninth in the list of the largest marine ports in the world, the Hong Kong port is situated in the South China Sea. In the year 2010, the port accounted for 23.7 million TEUs worth of container cargo.
South Korea- Busan
The Port of Busan, doubles as South Korea’s largest port and its second-largest city. The 10th biggest port in the world, the port of Busan is situated at the Naktong River and forms a major commercial getaway between the Pacific Ocean and the countries belonging to Eurasia.The construction of the new port is planned to be completed by 2015.