MV GRAND FERRY, that can carry up to 870 passengers and 670 vehicles, was recently unveiled to the media in Qatar in the presence of Jassim Seif Ahmed al Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, Qatar. Faisal al Sulaiti, spokesperson for MV GRAND FERRY, said this would be the first-of-its-kind ferry service in the Gulf. ‘We want to contribute to strengthening the relationship between countries by transporting more people. It has not been done in the Gulf before. It will be the first such service in the region.’ This comes after Oman and Qatar signed a pact in September 2017 to develop logistics services, shipping and passenger ferry services. It will provide an alternate means to travel within the three countries.