The current bulletin of National Ferries Company (NFC) shows that the organization carried 243,069 passengers on board its vessels in 2018 compared to 240,700 in 2017, reaching an occupancy price of 59 per cent and a development of 1 per cent.
Statistics also showed that 61,244 automobiles had been carried by NFC in the course of the exact same period compared to 62,014 in 2017, registering an occupancy price of 52 per cent and a decline by 1 per cent. The cargo visitors in the course of 2018 stood at 13,184 tonnes.
The statistics indicated that the index of departures for the outbound vessels (the Punctuality Index) was 96 per cent and the service reliability index was also 96 per cent.
NFC by means of its numerous operations methods and integrations of journeys has contributed to the scheduling of journeys according to the wants and demand in the course of 2018, permitting the quantity of passengers to boost though there was a decline in the quantity of journeys by nine per cent to attain three,348 compared to three,794 in 2017.
Information Source: Muscat Daily