Mina Salman (Manama, Bahrain)

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Mina Salman cruise port


Local Time
2021-01-19 18:37

min: 63 °F (17 °C) / max: 69 °F (21 °C) 67°F
Wind: 343°/ 5.5 m/s  Gust: 7.4 m/sWind: 343°/ 5.5 m/s  Gust: 7.4 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature69 °F / 21 °C
63 °F / 18 °C
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Mina Salman is a seaport located in Manama, Bahrain. The port was a natural harbour prior to its establishment in 1962. Covering an area of 80 hectares (0,8 km2 / 0,3 ml2), Mina Salman is Bahrain's primary cargo port and customs point. The port has a total of 15 containership berths and handles around 2,5 million tons of cargo annually.

Port Mina Salman (Manama, Bahrain) cruise port

Manama harbour (Port Mina Salman's location) was first mentioned in Islamic texts dated to 1345 AD. The harbour was not quite suitable for ocean liners, and some vessels had to anchor up to 6 km (4 ml) offshore. Approach channels were constructed in 1954; and a pier was built in 1956. In 1958, Manama became a free port (free economic zone); in 1962 was opened a deep-water wharf with 6 docking berths allowing for the first time cargo to be handled directly in the port. During the 1960s, the port had storage facilities, equipment and refrigeration for handling large vessels. In 1975, 1,5 million tons of shipped cargo was handled. In the next decade, Bahrain's government launched several port expansion projects, including the Mina Salman Container Terminal (inaugurated in 1979). Over 2/3 of the handled here cargo is containerised.

On December 6, 2014, was signed an agreement between UK and Bahrain for building a Royal Navy base (HMS Jufair) at Port Mina Salman to support UK military vessels deployed in the Persian Gulf. Construction works on the new naval base started in October 2015.

In 2018, the cruise port had scheduled a total of 33 ship calls with around 80,000 passengers.


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