Global Sea-to-Air Logistics Hub Launched by Bahrain

The hub is the fastest in the Middle East and provides immense opportunities for global logistics brands and exports to leverage its services.

FREMONT, CA: The Kingdom of Bahrain recently launched the fastest region multi-model logistic hub with only two hours turnaround times for all containers, reducing the product delivery time by 50% and cost by 40%. The ‘Bahrain Global Sea-Air Hub’ leverages both the country’s strategic position between Europe and Asia as well as its proximity to regional markets by setting up the most efficient multimodal sea-air transshipment center in APAC. The hub will enable streamlined clearance processes, optimized logistics activities, and complete digitalization of operations to achieve an end-to-end lead time of just two hours, for transportation of goods from Bahrain International airport to Khalifa bin Salman Port and conversely. The center is of great benefit for manufacturers and freight forwarders, particularly considering the ongoing shipping crisis. The country will also provide partner status to all the global markets which will allow their nationally-based businesses an opportunity to become an authorized and trusted shipper at the Bahrain Global Sea-to-Air Logistics hub.

The hub is the fastest in the Middle East and provides immense opportunities for global logistics brands and exports to leverage its services. The hub will further diversity Bahrain’s economy, whose non-oil GDP reached 7.8% in the second quarter of 2021. The country’s Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications (MTT) is actively governing the development of the hub and forming guidelines for ensuring compliance with local and international regulations. MTT’s objectives regarding the enhancement of quality of life and facilitating the movement of people and goods, according to its Economic Vision 2030, has fostered innovation in Bahrain’s logistics sector. MTT is also tasked with streamlining and developing sustainable transportation and telecommunications solutions that will support the country’s economic growth. With support from neighboring nations and local innovators, Bahrain’s new sea-air freight hub will facilitate transportation between the world’s two largest economic regions while improving its economic competitiveness.

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