The project will entail adding possibly another two deepwater berths, each with four gantries, to the port’s existing capacity. The project will more than double Khor Fakkan’s existing handling capacity. The port presently handles throughput of about 1.7 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Major shipping lines using Khor Fakkan include the US-registered Global Container Line, the Danish Maersk Sealand and Swiss-registered Mediterranean Shipping Company. Total project costs are estimated in the region of $150 million. Sharjah Ports & Customs Authority is the client.