Friday, August 19, 2011

Top 10 Most Beautiful Ports in the World

Some ports are too busy but they are surely among the ports of the most progressive countries in the world. Some ports are uniquely beautiful due to their strategic location and systematic maintenance.

Here are the most beautiful ports from around the world.

1.) Port of Montreal – Canada

Port of Montreal is not just beautiful; it is the world’s largest inland port too and the 2nd busiest port of Canada. This port is located in Montreal, Quebec on the St. Lawrence River. It is also the entry point to other major cities such as Toronto, Detroit and Cleveland and handles 26 million tonnes of cargo annually.

2.) Port of Kobe – Japan

Another beautiful port is the Port of Kobe in Kobe, Osaka, Japan. This maritime port is located at a foothill of the range of Mount Rokko.

3.) Port of Barcelona – Spain

The beautiful Port of Barcelona is one of the oldest ports in the world. Its name in Spanish is Puerto de Barcelona and has a 2000-year history. This port with great commercial importance to the country is Catalonia’s largest port and the 9th largest container port in Europe with a trade volume of 2.57 million TEU's in 2008.

4.) Port of Miami – USA

The Port of Miami is the largest cruise ship port in the world and is the headquarters of many of the largest cruise companies in the world. This lucrative port is located in Biscayne Bayon Dodge Island in Miami, Florida, USA. The port is connected to Downtown Miami by Pot Boulevard, a bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway.

As of 2011, the Port of Miami accounts for 176,000 jobs and has an annual economic impact in Miami of $18 billion. It is the 11th largest cargo container port in the United States. In 2010, a record 4.33 million passengers traveled through the Port of Miami. One in seven of all the world’s cruise passengers start from Miami

5.) Port of Vancouver – Canada

Another beautiful port located in Canada is the Port of Vancouver. By metric tons of total cargo, it was named the largest port in Canada, the largest in the Pacific Northwest, and the largest port on the West Coast of North America with 76.5 million metric tons.

6.) Visakhapatnam Port – India

Visakhapatnam Port is a beautiful port located in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is a major sea port on the south east coast of India. Beautiful virgin beaches can be found near this port.

7.) Port of Hamburg – Germany

The Port of Hamburg is located on the Elbe River in Hamburg, Germany. It is named Germany's "Gateway to the World" and is the largest port in Germany. This port is the2nd busiest port in Europe in terms of cargo tonnage and 11th-largest worldwide.

8.) Port of Dover – United Kingdom

The beautiful Port of Dover is located in Dover, England, UK. It is one of the largest passenger ports in Europe with 14 million travelers, 2.1 million Lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. The port claims to be the world's busiest passenger port.

9.) Port of Piraeus – Italy

The Port of Piraeus is located in Piraeus, a city in the periphery of Attica, Greece. The port lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.

10.) Port Of Hilo – USA

The captivating Port of Hilo is a cargo port in Hilo Bay, Hilo, Hawaii. The city, where the port is situated, is the second-largest CDP in Hawaii and the largest settlement on the island of Hawaii.

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port5 said...

I believe you should check out the Port of Valletta, Malta. It is a natural harbour full of history, surrounded by 500 yr old fortifications. It was the most heavily bombed area in World War 2. All the major ancient civilizations in Europe (Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, etc) passed through this port

michael jordan said...

There are so many ports which are giving good service.In the top 10 biggest ports major ports are in China nearly seven and remaining three are in Netherlands and Singapore,South Korea.Port of Singapore is the 2nd biggest port which is able to handle 537.6million tones of cargo.For more info :