Ports and Maritime Affairs regulate and license all of Bahrain’s private jetties, in addition to carrying out inspections to ensure compliance with relevant national laws, ministerial resolutions, international safety, security and environmental regu
Industrial Private Jetties:
With over 30 licensed private jetties; Bahrain offers facilities required for businesses that rely on an accessible intermodal transportation network. Current private jetties in Bahrain serve a variety of industries including petrochemical, manufacturing, marine services, construction and shipping. These facilities are strategically located in Bahrain’s main industrial zones, including North Sitra Industrial Area, Mina Salman Industrial Area, Salman Industrial City and Ras-Zuwayad, thereby are perfectly located to serve different industries while being conveniently accessible to main transportation points providing smooth logistics and operations.
Passenger Transport Jetties:
The PMA is responsible for the licensing of all passenger transport jetties to ensure safety and security of passengers and facilities at all times. These jetties are concentrated in main touristic locations such as Bahrain Bay, Amwaj Islands, Manama, Al Dar Islands, etc.
Licenses for operating private jetties are issued by the PMA and are renewable every two years. To apply for a license, please click here.
or renew an existing one, please click here.
For a list of licensed industrial private jetties , please click here.
For a list of licensed private jetties for passengers, please click here.
In 2017, PMA introduced new regulations to govern the use and operations of private jetties. All licensed companies are now operating under these PMA Licensing Resolution. Private jetty regulations can be also viewed on the Laws and Regulations page.
PMA is responsible for setting and implementing the port tariff for all ports and Maritime services. For more information on Ports & maritime tariffs please click here.
As part of its regulatory function, PMA conducts regular inspections of all private jetties to ensure compliance with safety, security, environmental protection and other operational standards. To view the private jetty checklist please click here.
To report a violation, please contact:
Tel: +973 17337935/17337912/17337987
To report a violation or log a complaint for commercial related matters, please contact Commercial Affairs on the below email:
Last Updated Date:16-04-2023