Bahrain Transport Articles & Analysis

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As part of its economic diversification strategy, Vision 2030, Bahrain is planning to develop an internal public transport network and to build rail connections to both Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Bahrain’s Ministry of Transport is in the process of finalising the country’s railway master plan, which was due to be completed by the end of 2012, but no...

With a growing number of ports throughout the region, how does Bahrain plan to maintain its competitive advantage as a trans-shipment centre?

Bahrain has remained largely insulated from international external risks and has weathered the global economic shocks of the recent past relatively well. At the height of the international financial downturn, for example, the kingdom avoided falling into recession and even achieved real GDP growth of more than 6% in 2008 and over 3% in 2009. 

The Gulf’s aviation sector had its start in Bahrain, and its national carrier, Gulf Air, still maintains the largest network in the region. However, the pace of the Middle Eastern aviation market’s expansion in recent years has brought unprecedented competition to the sector, and Bahrain’s airport, airlines and aviation services companies are being...

The Kingdom strengthened its role as a hub for trans-shipment services in the Northern Gulf markets last year, buoyed by Saudi Arabia’s growing market. However, while the expansion of these services spells good news, rising demand has also produced challenges.

Chapter | Transport & Logistics from The Report: Bahrain 2012

As one of the most modern and efficient shipping centres in the region, the transport and logistics facilities on Bahrain’s Muharraq Island continued to draw business to the Kingdom throughout 2011. The Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), which opened in 2009, showcases the government’s dedication to further developing the country’s transport offerings, which it sees as integral to its...