Deepening the Bahrain Approach Channel

An integral part of the strategic objective of establishing Bahrain as a transhipment hub and maximising the nation’s assets is expanding sea access to the country.

Subsequent to the completion of the first phase of the dredging of the main approach channel to Bahrain in 2010, in 2011 the initiation plan of Phase II was approve to deepen the channel to 15 metres.

The new channel will accommodate newer generation vessels with a deeper draught, allowing them to call in Bahrain, thus strengthening the Kingdom’s international status as a global hub and boosting prospects for local industry.

  • 8,519Total Aircraft Movement, March 2017
  • 718,214Total Passengers, March 2017
  • 20,747Total Cargo and Mail, March 2017
  • 36,003Daily average ridership, December 2016
  • 18,266,871Total Passengers (Jan-Dec 2016)
  • 69,442General Cargo, March 2017
  • 34,419Container Throughput, March 2017
  • 92Total Vessels, March 2017
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network