Before the move

The Initial Consultation

TransGulf Maritime Service's representative will provide an initial telephone consultation and we will gladly give you advice and guidance, as well as an estimate of moving costs and ways in which you can minimize those costs. A trained representative will come to your home, if necessary, at your convenience for a free estimate. This is all without any obligation whatsoever on your part. We are one of the leading moving companies and we rely on air cargo, shipping and road transport to deliver our cargo. As one of the leading local removal firms in Bahrain, we take care to help you to make your move as simple as possible. Our large fleet of moving equipment enables us to undertake packing and removal services of any magnitude with relative ease.

Preliminary Packing

Prior to moving day, you will be involved in preliminary packing (the consolidation and packing of your belongings mostly unbreakable such as linens, books, pots, toys, etc.) into cartons, which TransGulf Maritime will supply. On moving day our professional team of movers and packers will arrive at your home with specially designed cartons, padded materials and, if necessary, custom-built boxes to safety pack your furniture, the remainder of goods, including breakables.

Secondary Packing

TransGulf will build heavy-duty "lift-vans" which are custom-made boxes designed to the size specifications of your shipment. These super-strong boxes resist all handling incurred in route to your new destination. All of your goods are packed into wooden, steel-strapped lifts, where they are safely kept until at your destination.

Arrival at the Destination

Off the Ship

Following the departure from your local port of exit, our services continue in the country of your destination. With over 500 agents worldwide and affiliates, our team of packers and movers in Bahrain are able to coordinate the move and pave the way for smooth customs clearance and expeditious service. Once the shipment is cleared, our agent and transportation companies will make arrangements for the delivery of your goods to your new home, office or venue.

Clearing Your Baggage

Depending upon the country you are moving to, you will need some or all of the following documents in order to clear customs:

  • Passport
  • Immigrant Certificate
  • Detailed packing list 
  • Receipts for appliances and new furniture
  • Tenancy contract or title for new house
  • Proper proof of tax exemption, it entitled
  • Copy of agreement with TransGulf Maritime
  • Delivery order notice


There are times when for reasons beyond our control (i.e. acts of God, fire, hijacking, etc.) when your goods may be damaged or lost. For this reason we suggest you always insure your goods with an " All Risk, Door to Door Marine insurance" policy which should take effect on the date which your goods arrive at our warehouse facilities. (Note: The All Risk Marine Insurance includes war insurance, which covers hijackings.) While the cost of insurance is not covered by our estimate, your TransGulf Maritime representative will be glad to guide you in the matter.

TransGulf Maritime provides shipment internationally from origin to destination. Our knowledge of port services and our reciprocal arrangements with trustworthy forwarders in every port enables us to move your cargo efficiently and safely. TransGulf provides both direct and consolidated air, sea rail and truck services. We take responsibility for ensuring that all the licenses and paperwork are in order and stay with your shipment until it has been accepted by the consignee.