Muscat, The recent statistical bulletin of National Ferries Company (NFC) shows that the company carried 243,069 passengers onboard its vessels in 2018 compared to 240,700 in 2017, achieving an occupancy rate of 59 percent and a growth of 1 percent.

The statistics also showed that 61,244 vehicles were carried by NFC during the same period compared to 62,014 in 2017, registering an occupancy rate of 52 percent and a decline by 1 percent. The cargo traffic during 2018 stood at 13,184 tonnes.

The statistics indicated that the index of departures for the outbound flights (the Punctuality Index) was 96 percent and the service reliability index was also 96 percent.

As part of the NFC operations strategy through the arrangement and integrations of journeys, this has contributed to the scheduling of journeys according to the needs and demand during 2018, allowing the number of passengers to increase although the decline in the number of journeys by 9% to reach 3,348 journeys compared to 3,794 in 2017.

Source: Oman News Agency