Leading the Formation of a Cooperative Data Centre

The Kingdom of Bahrain through MTT has extended an invitation to all GCC states to join the Cooperative Data Centre, which will enhance regional cooperation and increase maritime domain awareness.

Several members of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) have joined forces to form a Cooperative Data Centre for Long-Range Identification and Tracking (LRIT) in order to facilitate closer cooperation on maritime security in the region.

The Long-Range Identification and Tracking regulation provides for the global identification and tracking of ships and is mandatory for all SOLAS Contracting Governments as per V/19-1 of the 1974 SOLAS Convention. The Bahrain LRIT Data Centre now provides services to the State of Kuwait, the State of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

  • 8,420Total Aircraft Movement, Dec 2018
  • 847,556Total Passengers, Dec 2018
  • 19,267Total Cargo and Mail, Dec 2018
  • 978,580Monthly ridership, Jan 2019
  • 41,638,499Total Passengers (Feb 2015-Jan 2019)
  • 111,843General Cargo, July 2018
  • 38,432Container Throughput, July 2018
  • 61Total Vessels, July 2018
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network



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