Bahrain Logistics Zone

The BLZ was launched in 2008 and occupies 1 Km2 of prime real estate close by Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP) Bahrain’s newest and biggest port.

The Bahrain Logistics Zone (BLZ) is the region’s first boutique logistics area offering a high quality environment to companies that meet its tenancy requirements.

Operated by Ports and Maritime Affairs (PMA) at the Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications, the BLZ offers local, regional and international companies a base to operate in a bonded area to take advantage of Bahrain’s highly advantageous position to cater to the Northern Gulf market and to access GCC markets quickly and economically.

While logistics firms are the favoured candidates, the BLZ also welcomes retailers and distributors. Typical favoured logistics activities include component assembly, labelling, packaging and re-packaging and mixing, weighing and filling, kitting and palletizing, and testing and repair.

BLZ Proposition

BLZ is the ideal location for many businesses, and offers unique benefits that come with the zone’s integrated world-class services. The BLZ offers the most cost-effective base for doing business in the Northern Gulf. The main benefits of choosing the BLZ include:

  • 100% foreign company ownership allowed
  • Multimodal access by land sea and air
  • Flexible plot options with a range of plot sizes starting from 3000 m² onwards
  • Purpose-Built Infrastructure with an ample road network and plot entry allowances, designed for lorry traffic needs
  • Dedicated 24-hour customs services
  • Dedicated account managers providing one-stop-shop services to assist with licensing, registration and legal procedures
  • Seamless end-to-end services
  • Basic services such as facilities management and special waste management

Services

The BLZ offers customised and tailor-made services, ensuring there is a package to suit the operational needs of every business.

With dedicated customs, adaptable plot options and easy on-site government services, organisations will be equipped with everything needed to facilitate the movement of goods from the BLZ to the Gulf and beyond.

Land plots available for lease start from 3,000 square metres. Whatever the choice of land size or usage, all plots are equipped with full utilities, security and other management services.

In addition to packaging, repackaging, logistics, export and re-export services, the BLZ provides dedicated and experienced account managers, who offer a bespoke, personalised service and ensure the delivery of seamless end-to-end solutions. In coordination with related government and legal entities, these account managers can assist with licensing, registration, visa processing and other related procedures to establish operations in Bahrain.

Setting Up at the BLZ

Application Process

Application Package

  • 7,755Total Aircraft Movement, Feb 2017
  • 675,611Total Passengers, Feb 2017
  • 17,810Total Cargo and Mail, Feb 2017
  • 36,003Daily average ridership, December 2016
  • 18,266,871Total Passengers (Jan-Dec 2016)
  • 25,237General Cargo, Feb 2017
  • 27,074Container Throughput, Feb 2017
  • 72Total Vessels, Feb 2017
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network