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Port of Khor Fakkan, Sharjah

Port of Khor Fakkan Sharjah information


The Port of Khor Fakkan Sharjah is one of the world’s leading container transshipment ports. Also known as the port of Khawr Fakkan, it is situated along the Gulf of Oman on the East Coast of the UAE. Its strategic location along the Emirate of Sharjah’s Indian Ocean Coast makes it one of the obvious choices for shipping lines with huge trans-shipment volumes that also require quick and easy access to the UAE hinterland.

The Khorfakkan port’s geographic location also makes it very popular among both importers and exporters in the neighboring region including the Indian Sub-continent, the East African as well as the Gulf of Oman markets. One more advantage is that the container terminal offers cost-effective as well as value for time to mega-containerships. A number of times, the Khor Al Fakkan port has been listed as one of the most efficient performing terminals across the globe. 

Recently, the second phase of a very extensive expansion has been completed – giving the Khor Fakkan port Six Super Post-Panamax gantries and Four Mega-max Tandem-Lift cranes on an extra 800 meters of berths that have over Sixteen meters of draft alongside.

Some facts about the Port of Khor Fakkan, Sharjah:


  • The port Khor Al Fakkan has 6 quays that are about 2,000 meters in length, whereas the depth alongside is 16m at MLW
  • The port Khor Fakkan has a storage area of 450,000 square meters 
  • It has 20 Container Gantry Cranes that include Super Post Panamax
  • It comprises of equipment such as 26 Yard Gantries, 30 Container Handlers and 116 Terminal Tractors
  • The Khor Al Fakkan port has a capability to accommodate in excess of 1000 reefer containers at the facility

Port of Khor Fakkan Sharjah details: Historical background


The port of Khor Fakkan and its modern Khor Fakkan Container Terminal were inaugurated late in the year 1979. The port is considered as one of the Emirates top ports for unloading of shipping containers. This was an expensive project, costing nearly $81.75 million and involved reclaiming over 150,000 square meters of land to boost the storage capacity. This upgrade also helped to facilitate extremely large cranes and Sixteen Meter deep quays that can accommodate major vessels over 400 meters in length. As late as 2004, the port of Khor Fakkan handled in excess of 1,600,000 TEU’s.