NFC transports 32,000 passengers - Sunday, 07 September 2014

The number of vehicles shipped on the company ferries as of the end of August 2014 stood at 5,335 compared to 3,494 vehicles during the same period last year, a growth by 53 per cent. August 2014 witnessed the biggest increase in the number of passengers and vehicles transported by the company. The number of passengers stood at 9,641 during August 2014 compared to 2,348 during August 2013, a growth by 310 per cent. The number of vehicles shipped during the month stood at 1954 compared to 355 during August 2013, a growth by 450 per cent.

 

 

This increase is attributed to the launch of Masirah — Shannah route mid of August. The route contributed by 17 per cent of the increase in the number of passengers and 22 per cent in the number of vehicles.

 

The commodity transported by the company during the first eight months of 2014 declined by 5 per cent from 1,179 tonnes to 1,113 tonnes

 

The transportation of goods during last August witnessed an 87.9 per cent increase to 186 tonnes compared to 99 tonnes in the same month last year. — ONA