Sharjah Ports Authority : Sharjah is home to three of the finest deep water harbours in the United Arab Emirates. The location of the ports of Sharjah offers strategic advantage to ships calling at the ports. Sharjah is unique among the United Arab Emirates ports in that it has ports in both the coasts. Sharjah Seaports Authority, with the support and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah has always focused on its Maritime needs and invested in facilities ahead of demand. In the recent past the Department has invested in increasing the berths in all its three major ports. The depth at five of the berths in Port Khalid is being increased to 12.0 M, while the cargo storage facilities in Hamriyah port have been extensively developed to increase the open yard storage in excess of 200,000 sq, m. The expansion work has been completed at Khorfakkan port which saw two new berths of 840 M in length commissioned in March 2010 with an alongside depth of 16 M capable of handling the biggest container vessels plying the high seas.