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An optimal combination of factors for logistics

Bahrain offers a wide range of logistics business opportunities for international companies looking to establish a cost-effective distribution and fulfillment base in the region. Unrivalled access to GCC markets and high-quality customer service from EDB Bahrain maximises the impact of your investment.

  • 30-40% savings

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

  • Lower costs

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

  • Competitive 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 all other ports in the Gulf.

  • Government grants

    Subsidies and training grants for employees offered by Bahrain’s labor fund Tamkeen.

  • Favourable rates

    Subsidized interest rates on financing facilities offered by Bahrain’s labor fund Tamkeen.

  • Lower cost of living

    People who relocate to Bahrain can look forward to a lower overall cost of living than in most other countries in the GCC.

Strategic location

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

Strategically situated in the heart of the Gulf, Bahrain offers your transportation and logistics company unparalleled and efficient access to a growing regional customer base.

As the closest gateway in to Saudi Arabia, we offer the fastest routes to market with 75% of Saudi Arabia’s economy reachable within just a few hours.

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Favourable business environment

Your transport company can enjoy success from the very start in Bahrain thanks to the country’s business-friendly policies along with management and aftercare support from EDB Bahrain

  • 100% ownership

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

  • No taxation

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

  • Workforce flexibility

    Investors have the option to hire the appropriate local or international workforce that suits their company and business needs.

Full support and guidance

The 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

Whether you’re operating a small transport company or a global logistics business, Bahrain has talented employees ready to staff any role, from fulfillment to management.


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


Tamkeen offers international internship and apprenticeship programs for employees.


Access to government financial and training support for local employment.


Unlike elsewhere in the region, Bahrain permits 100% non-Bahraini force if necessary.


Availability of skilled, well-educated, and bilingual 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 freight turnaround times and procedures, this is an ideal location for your operations.

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

In Bahrain, you get free freight 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 customised 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 start and establish your transportation and logistics business with manufacturing, distribution and industrial services all 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.

Who’s Here

Many global logistics and transportation companies have already established a presence in Bahrain to support their supply, fulfillment or transport operations, including:

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

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Additional resources

A compilation of logistics business sector resources for further reading.

Manufacturing & Logistics in Bahrain

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

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KPMG Cost of Doing Business: Logistics

Learn why Bahrain is the most cost-effective option for realising logistics business opportunities.

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Meet the team

Our Logistics team is ready to help each entrepreneur or company pursue local, regional or global logistics business opportunities in Bahrain. Reach out to us today to start your journey!

Husain Rajab

Co Chief Investment Officer

Ali Al-Mudaifa

Senior Manager

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