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Harbour Traffic Information

Isle of Man Monthly Harbours’ Traffic Summary 

February 2019

Below is a summary of the Isle of Man passenger traffic statistics for the Island's Harbours for February 2019. The percentage decrease for February was slightly less than that for January at 2.58%. Thus the recent trend seems to be a slowing down of the reduction in traffic. In summary:

Overall passengers

  • A total of 16,207 passengers used the Isle of Man Harbours in February 2019, down by 428 or 2.6% on February 2018. Scheduled traffic constituted 97.1% of the total passengers for the month.
  • The moving annual total (March 2018 to January 2019) was 576,300, a decrease over the previous 12 months of 6.58%. 

Scheduled passengers and vehicles

  • Overall, scheduled service passenger numbers were down by just 246, or 1.5%, with a total from the two routes of 15,737 during February.
  • The Liverpool route saw an 8.4% decrease with 3,638 passengers travelling to Merseyside.
  • Heysham, however benefitted from a slight increase of 87 passengers or 0.7%.  Just under 12,100 passengers travelled on the route.
  • Scheduled passengers’ vehicles also saw a small decrease - of 98 vehicles or 1.6%, with 5,926 vehicles using ferry services.

Non-Scheduled passengers

  • After a large increase in January, non-scheduled passenger numbers were significantly down in February, with 470 passengers and crews using the Island’s Harbours, a 28% decrease.
  • This was because there were virtually no support crews using the Island during the month.  Fishing activity was about the same as for February 2018, with just 12 crew fewer.
Monthly Harbours traffic summary February 2019

Schedules Passengers20192018change% change
Total Passengers for the month 15737 15983 -246 -1.5%
Cumulative for the year so far 28609 30014 -1405 -4.7%
Moving Annual total 549819 565831 -16012 -2.8%
Scheduled Passengers by Route20192018change% change
Liverpool 3638 3971 -333 -8.43%
Heysham 12099 12012 -87 0.7%
Belfast 0 0 0 0.0%
Dublin 0 0 0 0.0%
Larne 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Scheduled 15737 15983 -246 -1.5%
Non Scheduled Passengers20192018change% change
Marina 0 4 -4 -100.0%
Non Marina 4 0 4 100.0%
Total Marina and Non-Marina 4 4 0 100.0%
Commercial Vessel passengers20192018change% change
Cruise Ships 0 0 0 0.0%
Fishing 462 474 -12 -2.5%
Pilots 0 20 -20 100.0%
Royal Navy 0 0 0 0.0%
Support 4 154 -150 -97.4%
Training Ship 0 0 0 0.0%
Tall Ship/Super yacht 0 0 0 0.0%
Total commercial passengers 466 648 -182 -28.1%
Total Non-Scheduled passengers 470 652 -182 -27.9%
Total Harbours Passengers 16207 16635 -428 -2.6%
Cumulative 29928 30734 -806 -2.62%
Scheduled Passenger Vehicles 5926 6024 -98 -1.6%
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