Deepening the Bahrain Approach Channel

An integral part of the strategic objective of establishing Bahrain as a transhipment hub and maximising the nation’s assets is expanding sea access to the country.

Subsequent to the completion of the first phase of the dredging of the main approach channel to Bahrain in 2010, in 2011 the initiation plan of Phase II was approve to deepen the channel to 15 metres.

The new channel will accommodate newer generation vessels with a deeper draught, allowing them to call in Bahrain, thus strengthening the Kingdom’s international status as a global hub and boosting prospects for local industry.

  • 7,762Total Aircraft Movement, Apr 2019
  • 857,489Total Passengers, Apr 2019
  • 19,046Total Cargo and Mail, Apr 2019
  • 972,962Monthly ridership, June 2019
  • 46,421,603Total Passengers (Feb 2015-June 2019)
  • 65,329General Cargo, June 2019
  • 32,368Container Throughput, June 2019
  • 55Total Vessels, June 2019
  • 99Percent Mobile network coverage
  • 57Percent of households passed by fiber-optic broadband network
  • 90Percent of businesses passed by fiber-optic broadband network

 

 

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