A direct ferry line between Iran’s Chabahar port and Oman capital is planned to resume operation within a month
Ferries with the capacity
of transporting 240 people and 40 vehicles will operate in the mentioned line
which is going to be re-launched after a two-year hiatus, according to Hassan
After launching services
to Qeshm Island and Bandar Abbas in Iran in 2016, Oman’s National Ferries
Company (NFC) launched a direct ferry line from Muscat to the port of Chabahar,
located in southeastern Iran in the Sea of Oman, in November 2016.
Iran and Oman have also
launched four direct shipping lines between the two countries' ports.
Earlier this week, the
two countries signed a maritime cooperation agreement, aiming for boosting
maritime transportation between the two sides.
The agreement was signed
in a ceremony attended by senior officials from both sides including the
Iranian Minister of Transport and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami and Oman’s
Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, and heads of the
two countries’ ports and maritime organizations.
Under the agreement,
Iranian traders and businessmen interact constructively with their Omani
counterparts, and regular shipping lines will be established between the two
countries, while the two sides will also provide facilities for using each
Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy
traveled to Iran on top of a trade delegation to attend the 18th meeting of
Iran-Oman Joint Economic Committee in Tehran.