294 ferry trips since COVID-19 outbreak keep Musandam supplied

Energy Sunday 05/July/2020 16:36 PM
By: Times News Service
294 ferry trips since COVID-19 outbreak keep Musandam supplied

Muscat: As part of the concerted efforts to secure the needs of citizens and merchants to travel across the governorates of the Sultanate, Asyad Group’s Sinyar Oman operated 252 voyages to Musandam Governorate (out of a total of 294) since the outbreak of coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to ship commodities and building material, from March to June 2020.
Sinyar, which operated voyages at a regular rate of 16 a week, also helped 11,055 citizens and residents travel to and from the governorate.‬
In the meantime, Rashid Al Shuhi Establishment operated 42 voyages to Musandam (passing by ports of Shinas, Khasab and Daba) between 24 March and 30 June and shipped 8,172 tonnes of goods.
Its contribution comes as part of efforts exerted by the private sector to provide solutions for cargo operations and lend support to companies and establishments in Musandam.
Badr bin Mohammed Al Nadabai, Acting CEO of Sinyar, said that the company’s operations over the past three months included the transportation of 1,134 tonnes of commodities, trade supplies and building materials to Musandam.
It also transported 2,670 vehicles since the outbreak of the pandemic and facilitated the movement of citizens and residents.
He explained that the services were offered at 50 per cent discount prices, compared to pre-corona prices, to help alleviate the economic and social impacts of the pandemic.‬
Sinyar operates 16 voyages a week to the ports of Khasab, Daba and Lima to ensure the sustainability of business flow and assist citizens and residents to move without hurdles during all days of the week, Al Nadabi added.