NFC carries 243,069 people, 61,244 vehicles in 2018
The recent bulletin of National Ferries Company (NFC) shows that the company carried 243,069 passengers on board its vessels in 2018 compared to 240,700 in 2017, achieving an occupancy rate of 59 per cent and a growth of one per cent.
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 per cent and a decline by one per cent. The cargo traffic during 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 through its various operations strategies and integrations of journeys has contributed to the scheduling of journeys according to the needs and demand during 2018, allowing the number of passengers to increase although there was a decline in the number of journeys by nine per cent to reach 3,348 compared to 3,794 in 2017.