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'Grand Ferry' to Connect Bushehr to Qatar’s Hamad Port

'Grand Ferry' to Connect Bushehr to Qatar’s Hamad Port'Grand Ferry' to Connect Bushehr to Qatar’s Hamad Port

Iran is set to operate a 144-meter cruise ship “Grand Ferry” connecting the port of Bushehr to Hamad Port, Qatar’s main seaport, located south of Doha.
The vessel is expected to embark on its first voyage today, August 24. 
According to Director General of Ports and Maritime Directorate of Bushehr Province Siavash Arjmandzadeh, the shipping service will provide cargo transportation for pallets and various types of containers, including refrigerated ones. 
“Given the high costs of air transport, the Grand Ferry will facilitate transportation and open a new horizon for trade ties between Iran and Qatar,” Arjmandzadeh was quoted as saying by News.mrud.ir.
Some 678,000 tons of non-oil commodities worth $117 million were shipped from Iran’s Bushehr Province to Qatar during the last fiscal year (ended March 20, 2019).

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