Ports and Maritime Affairs

The Ports and Maritime Affairs (PMA) plays a pivotal role in regulating, developing, and promoting the ports and maritime.

Ship Registry Portal

Significant steps were taken towards achieving MTT’s goal of establishing Bahrain as an open ship registry, thus opening up new levels of convenience and access. To this end, a fully-automated Ship Registry Portal (SRP) has been developed, and is scheduled to be launched shortly.

Khalifa Bin Salman Port

Khalifa bin Salman Port (KBSP) which opened for business on April 1, 2009 is well positioned to be the premier transhipment hub for the Northern Gulf.

Vessel Schedule

View the latest Schedule for Ships

Ports and Maritime Projects

Have a look at Ports and Maritime Projects.

In the News
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  • 19 May 2016

    Agreement signed between Bahrain Logistics Zone and Multicom Real Estate Company W.L.L

    His Excellency Engineer Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications signed a contract between the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications

  • 20 November 2012

    Bahrain’s Ministry of Transportation Ports and Maritime Affairs hosts leading Middle East trade conference

    HE Minister of Transportation Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed today opened the 8th Trans Middle East Exhibition and Conference

Endorsement Certificates

List of Endorsements issued by the Bahrain Administration to Seafarers working on board Bahraini ships

Classification Societies

See full list of approved Classification Societies here


  • 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