Bahrain Transport Articles & Analysis

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A possible merger between the Kingdom’s two airlines, combined with increasing hotel occupancy rates and a rise in traffic at the Bahrain International Airport, are proving promising for the aviation industry’s expansion.

How can Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) become a transportation hub in the northern Gulf?

With modern ports, proximity to large neighbouring markets, and a liberal Customs regime, Bahrain has a strong bid to become one of the leading trans-shipment hubs in the Gulf region. While other leading ports, namely Dubai’s Jebel Ali, may have higher capacities, Bahrain’s relatively quick Customs clearance and various onward transport options make...

Capitalising on its geographical advantages, Bahrain invested in the sort of high-quality, efficient transport infrastructure demanded by international commerce well before its regional rivals. The country hosted the first airport in the Gulf and was an early leader in developing internationally competitive ports. Today, this first-mover advantage...

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...

Bahrain has weathered the effects of a difficult global economic period well, and its recovery has been solid, demonstrating the strength and flexibility of its economy. The government’s drive to diversify away from oil and gas dependence has been renewed, and a wealth of ambitious non-oil sector projects – from infrastructure to renewable energy technology – is now in the pipeline.