NFC has joined forces with the UK-based Direct Ferries portal to make ferry travel in Oman accessible to travellers around the world. Direct Ferries ( provides bookings for ferry crossings in over 211 countries and islands..

Read more: NFC ties up with UK-based portal for service bookings

(NFC) announced on Monday that it will start operations to Bandar Abbas and Qeshm Island in Iran from July 28. Mehdi bin Mohammed al Abdawani, CEO of NFC said that the launch will be held to mark sultanate’s celebrations of the Renaissance Day.

Read more: NFC to launch Iran services on July 28

The number of passengers through ferries till the end of February 2016 grew by 24%, compared to the corresponding period in 2015.

The statistics issued by the National Ferries Company (NFC) pointed out that the number of passengers reached more than 37,000 passengers, while vehicles transportation registered a growth by 19% during the same period.


Read more: Passenger Traffic Through NFC Grows 24 percent

Ferry trips registered a rise in passengers to 51,824 during the first quarter of 2016, an increase of 15.23 per cent,

compared with 42,083 passengers in the same period of 2015

Read more: NFC transports 51,000 passengers, 12,000 vehicles

A pilot voyage from Sultan Qaboos Port to Chabahar Port in the Islamic Republic of Iran on board the ferryboat “Hormuz” was operated by the National Ferries Company (NFC).

Read more: NFC operates pilot voyage to ChabaharPort in Iran