An Optimal Combination of Factors for Successful Logistics Companies

Along with so many business opportunities, Bahrain offers a wide range of transportation and logistics business opportunities for international companies looking to establish a cost-effective distribution and fulfillment base in the region. Unrivaled access to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets and high-quality customer service from Bahrain EDB maximises the impact of your investment.

  • 50-72% savings

    With the lowest setup and operating costs for transportation and logistics business opportunities in the GCC, Bahrain offers the region’s most competitive operating costs for a transportation and logistics business in comparison to its select GCC peers.

  • Lower

    You’ll find lower costs for utilities, accommodation, construction, manpower, and other operating expenses for your transportation and logistics business.

  • 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.

  • Lower cost of living

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

Strategic location

Strategically situated in the heart of the Gulf, Bahrain offers your transportation and logistics business unparalleled access to a growing regional customer base throughout the Middle East. Bahrain offers the shortest transit time between seaport, airport and industrial zones within the GCC, allowing for superior freight turnaround times and procedures.

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

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Favourable business environment

Your logistics company can enjoy success from the very start thanks to our business-friendly policies along with management and aftercare support from Bahrain EDB.

  • 100% ownership

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

  • No

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

  • Workforce flexibility

    Investors have the option to hire the appropriate local or international workforce that best suits their 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. When your transportation and logistics business plans to move to the Kingdom, we are here to help.

Skilled and 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.

Apprenticeship programs

Tamkeen, a local, government-funded agency, offers training, international internship, and apprenticeship programs for employees.

Government support

Bahrain offers government financial and training support for local employment for your new company.

Full flexibility

Authorization to use a 100% foreign workforce if wanted, unlike elsewhere in the region.

Talent Availability

Availability of skilled, well-educated, and bilingual local workforce in Bahrain at all levels with different skills and backgrounds.

Advanced logistics infrastructure

Bahrain has everything you need to start and establish your transportation and logistics company with all relevant services in one place – Salman Industrial City. Bahrain continues to invest in its manufacturing, transport and logistics infrastructure as part of a USD 32-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 chain operations, including:

Learn why Bahrain International Airport has been DHL’s regional hub for MENA and Eastern Europe for 40 years, with more than 1,200 employees based in Bahrain.

Unrivalled business facilitation, favourable tax benefits, and an established infrastructure network: BIIP is the leading industrial park in the region for both local and international businesses.

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Additional resources

A compilation of logistics business sector resources for further reading.

KPMG Cost of Doing Business: Logistics

Why Bahrain is the most cost-effective option for realising logistics business ideas and opportunities.

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Ali Al-Mudaifa


Mohammed Al Madani


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