Busiest port for cargo volume

According to the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore, in 2009 a total of 472 million tonnes (1,040 billion lb) of cargo passed through the port of Singapore, making it the world’s busiest. Containerised cargo accounted for 263 million tonnes (580 billion lb), with oil (177 million tonnes or 390 billion lb) accounting for the second largest portion. The remainder consisted of ‘conventional’ and non-oil bulk cargo.