MUSCAT: The statistics released by the National Ferries Company (NFC) registered a growth in the number of passengers transported by the company’s fleet during January 2017 to reach 19,771 passengers, including 442 passengers were transported to the Iranian ports. The NFC statistics pointed out that the number of vehicles shipped on the company’s ferries during last January stood at 4,783 vehicles. The statistics showed that passengers at Khasab-Qeshm route stood at 195 during last January and Khasab-Bandar Abbas rout stood at 90 passengers while Muscat-Chabahar rout stood at 157 passengers.
Nabhan bin Mohammed al Nabhani, NFC Director of Media and Public Relations said in a statement that the regional routs witnessed a large turnout, such as Muscat-Chabahar rout, which witnessed last Tuesday 167 passengers. He stressed that the NFC is seeking to enhance and develop the maritime transportation system between the two countries through conducting regular weekly journeys that would contribute in enhancing tourist and trade communication between the Sultanate and the Islamic Republic of Iran. — ONA