Qatar, Oman to develop passenger ferry services

Qatar Ports Management Company (MWANI Qatar) and Oman Global Logistics Group (ASYAD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of developing logistics services, shipping and passenger ferry services, in the presence of Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al-Sulaiti and Oman’s Minister of Transport and Communications Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salem al Futaisi.
The MoU was signed in Doha by Captain Abdulla Al Khanji, CEO of MWANI Qatar, and Abdulrahman Salim al Hatmi, CEO of ASYAD.
The MoU aims to develop passenger ferry services between Qatar and Oman; starting which could be developed into a commercial. It also aims to develop a joint strategy to anchor cargo business to Hamad Port and Omani ports as well as develop joint logistic services between Hamad Port and Omani seaports.
On this occasion, HE the Minister emphasized the unique relations between the State of Qatar and the Sultanate of Oman thanks to the wise directives from HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani and His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman in service of mutual interests of the two brotherly nations. He said the two leaders are very keen to developing relations in all fields. There is also an active and close follow-up from HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Thani.

Cooperation continues between Qatar and Oman to create more cooperation opportunities and the bodies concerned in both countries always listen to what governmental and business organizations suggest to spot new ideas for cooperation in all fields, Al Futasi said.
The MoU builds up a close cooperation between MWANI Qatar and ASYAD for developing business in marine transport and seaports between Qatar and Oman and contributing to enhancing Hamad Port’s contribution to the national economy, thus supporting the Ministry’s plans toward achieving the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030, said Futaisi.
Al Khanji welcomed the signing of the MoU with ASYAD and said such a cooperation would “contribute to achieving MWANI Qatar’s objectives and plans that aim to boost its position locally and establish its presence regionally and globally as a leading company in the field of providing integrated seaport and logistic services.”
MWANI Qatar is keen to join strong and fruitful partnerships with various Omani companies and institutions as a gateway to developed and enhanced cooperation between the two brotherly countries, he added.