This chapter includes the following articles.
As one of the most modern and efficient shipping centres in the region, the transport and logistics facilities on Bahrain’s Muharraq Island continued to draw business to the Kingdom throughout 2011. The Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), which opened in 2009, showcases the government’s dedication to further developing the country’s transport offerings, which it sees as integral to its diversification push. On the roads, although traffic in Bahrain has increased and can be acute at rush hour and on weekends, a variety of upgrades are planned or are under way which should substantially alleviate existing congestion problems. The Ministry of Works (MoW), which oversees road design and construction projects, is in the process of implementing a comprehensive plan for the nation’s road and highway system. This chapter includes an interview with Hassan Ali Al Majed, Director-General, General Organisation of Sea Ports.