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An optimal combination of factors for logistics

Bahrain provides numerous opportunities to establish a cost-effective distribution base whilst ensuring customer satisfaction through short times to markets and high quality customer service.

  • 30-40% savings

    Bahrain offers the lowest setup and operating costs for a logistics business in the GCC, with cost savings of 30-40% compared to our regional neighbors.

  • Lower costs

    We enjoy lower costs for utilities, accommodation, construction, manpower and other operating expenses as well.

  • Competitve leases

    Competitive and attractive land lease rates at the Bahrain Logistics Zone, with no additional fees or service charges.

  • Economical ports

    Lower port charges compared to other all other ports in the Gulf.

  • Government grants

    Subsidies and training grants for employees offered by the labor fund Tamkeen.

  • Favourable rates

    Subsidized interest rates on financing facilities offered by the labor fund Tamkeen.

  • Lower cost of living

    The overall cost of living in Bahrain is lower than in most GCC countries.

Strategic location

Strategically situated in the heart of the Gulf, Bahrain offers unparalleled timely and efficient access to the largest regional customer base.

As the closest gateway into Saudi Arabia, it offers the fastest access with 75% of Saudi Arabia’s economy reachable within a few hours.

Bahrain is an established hub for the Northern Gulf, and a gateway to the Middle East.

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Favorable business environment

  • 100% ownership

    Across warehousing, packaging, regional distribution and goods re-export.

  • No taxation

    0% corporate income tax and 0% personal income tax.

  • Workforce flexibility

    Bahrain allows full flexibility on nationalization and even a 100% foreign workforce.

Full support and guidance

Bahrain economic development board provides investors with full support and guidance through the decision-making process, as well as facilitation and aftercare services.

Skilled & affordable local workforce

Educated
workforce

Access to the most educated workforce in the GCC, with a 95% literacy rate.

Apprenticeship
programs

Tamkeen offers international internship and apprenticeship programs for employees.

Government
support

Access to government financial and training support for local employment.

Full
flexibility

Allowance for 100% non-Bahraini force if needed, by paying an extra fee.

Availability

Availability of skilled, well-educated, and bi-lingual local workforce in Bahrain at all levels.

World class logistics infrastructure

Bahrain offers the shortest transit time between seaport, airport and industrial zones within the GCC. With superior turnaround times and procedures, this is an ideal location for your operations.

Khalifa bin Salman Port is the most efficient port in the region, with less than 60 hours truck turnaround time and less than 3 hours container clearance time

In Bahrain, you get free storage time at Khalifa bin Salman Port for 11 days and free movement of capital for goods made in Bahrain.

Bahrain logistics zone is a customs-free logistics park strategically situated next to the Khalifa bin Salman Port, offering 24/7 dedicated Customs operations with customized solutions for tenants.

Bahrain ensures efficient customs processes and procedures, with accelerated reform initiatives to improve connectivity and accessibility at all points of entry: Bahrain International Airport, Khalifa bin Salman Port and King Fahad Causeway.

Advanced infrastructure

Bahrain has everything you need to set up manufacturing, distribution and industrial services in one place – Salman Industrial City. Bahrain continues to invest in its transport and logistics infrastructure as part of a USD 33-billion programme of investment across a number of sectors.

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Unrivalled connectivity, optimized trade facilitation, and a customer-centric approach positions Bahrain as the most efficient gateway into the GCC and the broader MENA region.

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Additional resources

A compilation of logistics sector resources to download and read at your convenience.

Manufacturing & Logistics in Bahrain

A clear advantage to setting up manufacturing and logistics operations in Bahrain.

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KPMG industrial services GCC costs report

Learn why Bahrain is the most cost-effective option.

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Meet the team

Hussain Rajab

Director

Ali Al-Mudaifa

Senior Executive

Ryaan Sharif

Manager

Tareq Noor

Executive

Dana Abdullah

Senior Executive

Maryam Haji

Coordinator

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