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Harbour Traffic Information

Douglas Harbour  

April 2017

Below is a summary of the Isle of Man passenger traffic statistics for the Island’s Harbours for April 2017. The movement of Easter from March in 2016, to April this year has had a massive impact upon passenger figures.  April saw a very substantial increase of almost 20,000 passengers or 46.3%, a much greater improvement than the decline seen in March.  In summary:

Overall passengers

  • A total of 62,980 passengers used the Isle of Man Harbours in April 2017, a huge increase of 46.3%, being 19,920 more than in April 2016.
  • Whilst the late Easter had a substantial impact, the additional traffic generated in April far outweighed the reduction in March, with both scheduled and non-scheduled doing very well.

Scheduled passengers and vehicles

  • Scheduled traffic was up by 18,500 - almost 44% - from 42,273 to 60,773.
  • Liverpool achieved a remarkable result with a 66.5% increase of over 14,000 passengers.
  • Heysham also did well with a 9.1% increase, up by over 1,800.
  • Both Belfast and Dublin contributed solidly with over 2,600 additional passengers added between them.
  • Overall, the increase in scheduled passengers was more than double the decrease in March.
  • The number of scheduled passenger vehicles also soared - by almost 70% - with 15,053 vehicles passing through the Port, 6,160 more than in April 2016.

Non-Scheduled passengers

  • Non-scheduled traffic also did very well.  Early season cruise passengers numbered over 800, the royal Navy added 428, and 78 trainees used the Port
  • Fishing crews increased by 200 and the Karina opened her season with 32 passengers
  • Support movements were down compared with 2016.

Harbours traffic April 2017

Monthly Harbours traffic summary for April 2017

Schedules Passengers20172016change% change
Total Passengers for the month 60773 42273 18500 43.8%
Cumulative for the year so far 110610 100066 10544 10.5%
Moving Annual total 575411 552669 22742 4.1%
Scheduled Passengers by Route20172016change% change
Liverpool 35160 21120 14040 66.5%
Heysham 21912 20081 1831 9.1%
Belfast 2510 1072 1438 134.1%
Dublin 1191 0 1191 100.0%
Larne 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Scheduled 60773 42273 18500 43.8%
Non Scheduled Passengers20172016change% change
Marina 117 68 49 72.1%
Non Marina 18 12 6 50.0%
Total Marina and Non-Marina 135 80 55 68.8%
Commercial Vessel passengers20172016change% change
Cruise Ships 814 0 814 100%
Fishing 578 380 198

52.1%

Karina 32 0 32 100.0%
Pilots 8 21 -13 --61.9%
Royal Navy 428 60 368 613.3%
Support 134 230 -96 41.7%
Training Ship 78 0 78 100.0%
Tall Ship/Super yacht 0 16 -16 100.0%
Total commercial passengers 2072 707 1365 193.1%
Total Non-Scheduled passengers 2207 787 1420 180.4%
Total Harbours Passengers 62980 43060 19920 46.3%
Scheduled Passenger Vehicles 15053 8893 6160 69.3%
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