Bahrain's main maritime facility, the Khalifa bin Salman port, is set to continue posting solid growth figuresin 2015, especially in terms of container throughput. Volumes at the facility are rising as a result of themassive hike in demand at Saudi Arabian ports.
Our outlook for the facility is a reflection of our forecasts for the Bahraini shipping industry as a whole. Thecountry's domestic consumer demand outlook bodes well for its ports sector over the medium-term. Theport of Mina Salman should see tonnage volumes rise as well, on the back of demand from an extensivehousebuilding programme under way in Bahrain.
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Growth in KBSP total tonnage throughput is forecast at 13.1% in 2015, with average annual growthof 10.6% between 2015 and 2019.