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Harbour Traffic Information

Isle of Man Monthly Harbours’ Traffic Summary 

October 2018

Below is a summary of the Isle of Man passenger traffic statistics for the Island’s Harbours for October 2018. The downward trend over the summer season has continued into October, with an overall decrease of 6% for the month. In summary:

Overall passengers

  • A total of 35,369 passengers used the Isle of Man Harbours in October 2018, down by 2,261 or 6.0%. Non-scheduled traffic constituted just 0.7% of the total passengers for the month, much lower than expected for October.
  • The fall in cumulative total Harbours’ traffic since the beginning of the year remains at around 6.0% below the cumulative for the same period for 2017, as does the 2017/18 moving annual total comparison with 2016/17.

Scheduled passengers and vehicles

  • Overall, scheduled service passengers were down by 1476 or 4%, with 35,128 passing through the Port of Douglas. Stormy weather early in the month resulted in severe disruption and cancellation of sailings as Storm Callum battered the Island.
  • Liverpool passenger numbers were particularly affected, down 5.2% to 14,057.
  • Heysham passengers were down by 3.2% to 21,071.
  • Scheduled passengers’ vehicles also saw a decrease - of 329 vehicles or 2.9%, with 10704 vehicles arriving, and departing from the Island.

Non-Scheduled passengers

  • Non-scheduled traffic took a real hit in October, down by a massive 76.5% to 241 passengers and crew, the weather again affecting activity.
  • Support vessels saw the biggest fall with just 26 passengers and crews using the Island’s Harbours, down by 95.7%.
  • Fishing activity was also down with a 44.8% reduction in crews and the withdrawal of the Karina again added to the severe fall.

Harbours Traffic Information September 2018

Scheduled Passengers20182017change% change
Total Passengers for the month 56193 62450 -6257 -10%
Cumulative for the year so far 476644 504482 -27838 -5.5%
Moving Annual total 556157 583379 -27222 -4.7%
Scheduled Passengers by Route20182017change% change
Liverpool 29667 33044 -3377 -10.2%
Heysham 24516 27064 -2548 -9.4%
Belfast 1480 2063 -583 -28.3%
Dublin 530 279 251 -90%
Larne 0 0 0 0%
Total Scheduled 56193 62450 -6257 -10%
Non Scheduled Passengers20182017change% change
Marina 115 203 -88 -43.3%
Non Marina 7 29 -22 -75.9%
Total Marina and Non-Marina 122 232 -110 -47.4%
Commercial Vessel passengers20182017change% change
Cruise Ships 1196 908 288 31.7%
Fishing 256 250 6

2.4%

Karina 0 244 -244 -100%
Pilots 5 4 1 25%
Royal Navy 120 0 120 100%
Support 66 264 -198 -75%
Training Ship 0 0 0 0%
Tall Ship/Super yacht 0 0 0 0%
Total commercial passengers 1643 1670 -27 -1.6%
Total Non-Scheduled passengers 1765 1902 -137 -7.2%
Total Harbours Passengers 57958 64352 -6394 -9.9%
Cumulative Total Harbours Pax 502104 534290 -32186 -6%
Scheduled Passenger Vehicles 17281 19476 -2195 -11.3%
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