ISL Monthly Container Port Monitor (MCPM)

Our Monthly Container Port Monitor (MCPM) offers a comprehensive overview of recent developments regarding container throughput in major ports worldwide. The MCPM provides a benchmark for both ports and ship owners, enabling comparison of own business developments with regional and global trends to evaluate your performance.

The MCPM is based on data from 90 major global container ports, which jointly handle more than half of the total global container throughput. Components of the MCPM include:

The growth rates of container traffic are determined based on monthly comparison as well as in comparison to the corresponding month of the previous year, per trading area. Following trading areas are considered:


  • North America, West Coast
  • Central and South America
  • China
  • Japan/South Korea/Taiwan
  • South-East Asia
  • Middle East
  • Baltic Sea
  • Southern Europe
Container throughput in TEU per quarter and port. Currently included ports:
Africa (7)
Alexandria/El Dekheila (Egypt)
Cape Town (South Africa)
Casablanca (Morocco)
Durban (South Africa)
Ngqura (South Africa)
Port Said East (Egypt)
Tanger Med (Morocco)
Central & South America (14)
Balboa (Panama)
Buenos Aires (Argentia)
Callao (Peru)
Cartagena (Colombiea)
Itajai (Brazil)
Lazaro Cardenas (Mexico)
Manzanillo (Mexico)
Manzanillo (Panama)
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Paranagua (Brazil)
Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
San Antonio (Chile)
Santos (Brazil)
Veracruz (Mexico)
North America (East Coast) (7)
Baltimore (US)
Charleston (US)
Houston (US)
Montreal (Canada)
New York/New Jersey (US)
Port of Virginia (US)
Savannah (US)
North America (West Coast) (6)
Long Beach (US)
Los Angeles (US)
Oakland (US)
Prince Rupert (Canada)
Tacoma/Seattle (US)
Vancouver (Canada)
Near and Middle East (11)
Aden (Yemen)
Ashdod (Israel)
Bandar Abbas (Iran)
Beirut (Lebanon)
Dammam (Saudi Arabia)
Haifa (Israel)
Jebel Ali (UAE)
Jeddah (Saudi Arabia)
Koaceli (Turkey)
Mersin (Turkey)
Salalah (Oman)
China (8)
Guangzhou (China)
Hong Kong (China)
Ningbo (China)
Qingdao (China)
Shanghai (China)
Shenzhen (China)
Tianjin (China)
Xiamen (China)
Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (11)
Busan (South Korea)
Inchon (South Korea)
Kaohsiung (Taiwan)
Keelung (Taiwan)
Kobe (Japan)
Kwangyang (South Korea)
Nagoya (Japan)
Osaka (Japan)
Taichung (Taiwan)
Tokyo (Japan)
Yokohama (Japan)
Southeast Asia (8)
Bangkok (Thailand)
Chennai (India)
Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Laem Chabang (Thailand)
Manila (Philippines)
Nhava Sheva (India)
Port Klang (Malaysia)
Singapore (Singapore)
Baltic Sea (5)
Gdansk (Poland)
Gdynia (Poland)
Helsinki (Finland)
Kotka (Finland)
Tallinn (Estonia)
North Sea (6)
Antwerp-Bruges (Belgium)
Bremen/Bremerhaven (Germany)
Dublin (Ireland)
Hamburg (Germany)
Rotterdam (Netherlands)
Wilhelmshaven (Germany)
South Europe (10)
Algeciras (Spain)
Ambarli (Turkey)
Barcelona (Spain)
Genua (Italy)
Lissabon (Portugal)
Neapel (Italy)
Piraeus (Greece)
Salerno (Italy)
Sines (Portugal)
Valencia (Spain)
Oceania (6)
Brisbane (Australia)
Fremantle (Australia)
Melbourne (Australia)
Ports of Auckland (New Zealand)
Sydney (Australia)
Tauranga (New Zealand)