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Through its multi-purpose and modern port facilities, APM Terminals Bahrain plays a key role in facilitating external trade and marine services through Container Terminal activities, General Cargo, RoRo, Cruise and related port services, thus contributing significantly to Bahrain’s economic growth.   

Managing one of the few multi-purpose ports in the region, APM Terminals Bahrain provides a wide range of  services  at KBSP, including the provision of container operations, General Cargo, RORO, break bulk projects, and passenger terminal services alongside its Marine and logistical services that are comparable to the highest international standards.

APM Terminals Bahrain also offers a whole range of Value Added Services, that have been built around customer needs. The objective is to ensure that customers receive a seamless experience by reducing complexity for them when purchasing different services in the market. 


  • Area: 900,000m2,
  • Quay: 1,800m
  • Max depth at quayside: 15m
  • LOA: 360m
  • Post Panamax Ship-to-Shore cranes: 4 (container outreach 18 rows)
  • Rubber Tire Gantries: 12
  • Initial annual capacity: 1 million TEU (potential 3 million TEU)
  • Max vessel handling size 14,000 TEU
  • Max vessel length: 360 meters (exceptions by prior arrangement)
  • Warehousing 63,500 sq.meters
  • ISPS and ISO 9001:2015 Certified
  • Reefer plugs: 840 (400 volts, 32 amperes, 3 phase)


Safety is an integral part of our core values at APM Terminals Bahrain. Our goal is to ensure we have safe operations. Through active participation and commitment of our staff, the success of our operations and safety of our workforce go hand in hand. We are committed, to provide a safe work environment for all port users including employees, labour, contractors, customers and members of public, who visit the facility. We seek continually to improve our safety performance, by constantly reducing our operational risks through proactive risk management, which is fundamental to our safety culture.

Our commitment to SAFETY

  1. Is our license to Operate
  2. Means no Compromise
  3. Has no Hierarchy
  4. Is not Optional


APM Terminals Bahrain’s Equipment Maintenance and Repair (EMR) department uses a Total Productive Maintenance program, designed to maximize equipment reliability and performance. In 2016, operators and maintenance teams were trained in new skill sets to reach the goal of reducing equipment breakdowns by 90% in three years. 


APM Terminals Bahrain’s employs a Differential Global Positioning System on terminal RTGs. The system ensures that container positions are updated automatically, eliminating the possibility of human error and creating a safer working environment. Reduced handling times will yield higher productivity.

  • Berth productivity (2021): 75 Moves Per Hour
  • Crane productivity (2021): 37 Moves Per Hour

A General Cargo Terminal Operation System with VGM functionality, reduces paperwork and make it easier for customers to see cargo activities through a more customer-friendly interface. Terminal customers have improved access to better reports, tracking and monitoring. The system also allows APM Terminals Bahrain to carry out sophisticated statistical analysis for optimum resource deployment.


APM Terminals Bahrain B.S.C. is a public listed company incorporate the Kingdom of Bahrain on 11 May 2006 and listed on Bahrain Bourse on 9 December 2018.  It’s the exclusive manager and operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP), the only general commercial port facility in Bahrain and handles all containerized cargo to and from Bahrain in addition to general cargo.

APM Terminals B.V. (Netherlands), part of A.P.Moller-Maersk is a global leader in the management and operation of ports and inland services. It owns majority (64%) of the Company. Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo (Holdings) Co. W.L.L. 16% of its shares and remaining 20% is owned by various corporate and individual shareholders.

The Company has an exclusive 25 years concession from the Bahrain Government to manage and operate KBSP effective from 1 April 2009. This Concession is renewable with mutual consent of the Company and the Bahrain Government.