Oman signs MoU with Qatar to develop shipping and passenger ferry services

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Oman Global Logistics Group (ASYAD) and Qatar Ports Management Company (MWANI Qatar) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for developing logistics services, shipping and passenger ferry services in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday.

The MoU was signed in the presence of H E Dr Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Salim al Futaisi, Minister of Transport and Communications and Jassim Saif Ahmed al Sulaiti, Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications.

Capt Abdulla al Khanji, CEO of MWANI Qatar and Abdulrahman Salim al Hatmi, CEO of ASYAD signed the pact.

The MoU will work on developing passenger ferry services between Qatar and Oman and develop a joint strategy to anchor cargo business to Hamad Port and Omani ports as well as develop joint logistic services between Hamad Port and Omani ports, the Qatari ministry said in a statement.

On this occasion, Qatari Minister emphasised the unique relations between Qatar and Oman.

He said that the pact builds up a close cooperation between MWANI Qatar and ASYAD for developing business in marine transport and ports between Qatar and Oman and contribute in enhancing Hamad Port’s contribution to the national economy, thus supporting the ministry’s plans towards achieving the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Capt Khanji also welcomed the signing of the pact and said such a cooperation would ‘contribute in achieving MWANI Qatar’s objectives and plans that aim to boost its position locally and establish its presence regionally and globally as a leading company in the field of providing integrated seaport and logistic services’.

MWANI Qatar is keen to join strong and fruitful partnerships with various Omani companies and institutions as a gateway to develop and enhance cooperation between the countries, he added.

ASYAD is wholly owned by Oman and was established in 2016 in order to implement the national logistics strategy and to manage government’s investment in the logistics sector.

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