Joint Ventures

Inchcape Shipping Services

Inchcape Shipping Services Bahrain (ISS Bahrain) is a joint venture between BMMI and Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s leading marine services provider, with a proprietary network of over 200 offices worldwide.

ISS Bahrain provides a comprehensive range of port agency, vessel husbandry, container liner, freight-forwarding, marine survey, and project support services in the Kingdom.

Across its local network, the ISS Bahrain team provides a comprehensive range of services that includes:

Marine & Government Services

Port Agency services to vessels at all the following ports and terminals:

  • Khalifa Bin Salman Port (KBSP)
  • Mina Sulman Port (MSP)
  • Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY)
  • Bahrain Petroleum Co (BAPCO)
  • Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co (GPIC)
  • Aluminium Bahrain (ALBA)
  • Gulf Industrial Investment Co (GIIC)
  • Private jetties

Full vessel husbandry services are provided for all vessel types and cargo commodities, from wet to dry bulk to containerized and general cargoes as well as naval, offshore and dry-dock calls. All services are ISO 90001:2000 certified guaranteeing quality and consistency wherever and whenever you call into a Bahrain port.

P&I Services

As Lloyds Agents since 1862, ISS Bahrain acts as marine and cargo surveyors, loss adjusters, flag state inspectors and consultants, in addition to being correspondents to many international P&I Clubs.

Liner Services

The well-established Liner division provides representation, sales, documentation and container handling for several major lines including Hapag-Lloyd and PIL.


The Freight Forwarding division provides a comprehensive range of marine logistics services including full cargo import and export services by air and sea worldwide, local customs clearance facilities at all air, sea ports and land borders, as well as local haulage, distribution and warehousing facilities. Recently, ISS Bahrain saw the introduction of the Projects Division which has continued to grow into this key sector as well enabling Inchcape Shipping Services (Bahrain) to offer the complete in-house solution to all your shipping and marine requirements.

ISS Bahrain coordinates all stages of your supply chain, adapting their services to your needs and ensuring a prompt and efficient service delivery that consistently aims to exceed your expectations.