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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  • 21 August 2017

    Announcement with Regard to Licensing of Marine Activities

    The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Ports and Maritime Affairs Announcement with Regard to Licensing of Marine Activities

  • 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

39Announcement with Regard to Licensing of Marine Activities

Endorsement Certificates

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


  • 7,771Total Aircraft Movement, October 2017
  • 594,121Total Passengers, October 2017
  • 19,553Total Cargo and Mail, October 2017
  • 36,000Daily average ridership, April 2017
  • 22,414,514Total Passengers (Feb 2015-Apr 2017)
  • 35,838General Cargo, May2017
  • 37,520Container Throughput, May 2017
  • 83Total Vessels, May 2017
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network