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Harbour Traffic Information

Douglas Harbour  

June 2017

Below is a summary of the Isle of Man passenger traffic statistics for the Island’s Harbours for June 2017. A very good start to TT created an increase of over 7,400 passengers in May, and June continued to record a rise in traffic, albeit at a much lower level of increase of 1.8%.  In summary: 

Overall passengers

  • A total of 94,588 passengers used the Isle of Man Harbours in June 2017, a solid result with an increase of 1.79%, or 1,664 more than in June 2016.
  • Scheduled routes actually showed a marginal decrease, but a 51% surge in non-scheduled passenger traffic boosted the total to the overall 1.8% increase.
  • It was reassuring to see an overall increase in June, despite the earlier start to TT.

Scheduled passengers and vehicles

  • Scheduled traffic decreased by just 0.16%, with 145 fewer passengers, to 89,215.
  • Liverpool continued to set the pace with an increase of nearly 3,500 passengers, or 8.6%.
  • Heysham decreased by over 3,700 or 8.9%.
  • Belfast was slightly down on last year, whilst Dublin increased by 9% to almost 1,400.
  • The number of scheduled passenger vehicles was slightly down, as 36,729 vehicles were carried, 2.9% fewer than in June 2016.

Non-Scheduled passengers

  • Non-scheduled traffic saw a very substantial 51% increase with cruise passengers and marina traffic responsible for much of the increase.
  • Cruise passengers totaled 1,822, 1,674 more than in June 2016, more than doubling the number of cruise passengers so far this year.
  • Non Manx fishing crews recorded no movements during June 2017.
  • Karina saw a small decrease in passengers over June 2016.
  • A tall ship visited the Island in June, generating 110 passenger movements.

Harbours traffic April 2017

Monthly Harbours traffic summary for June 2017

Schedules Passengers20172016change% change
Total Passengers for the month 89215 89360 -145 -0.2%
Cumulative for the year so far 262389 244381 18008 7.4%
Moving Annual total 582875 548096 34779 6.3%
Scheduled Passengers by Route20172016change% change
Liverpool 43968 40480 3488 8.6%
Heysham 37985 41702 -3717 -8.9%
Belfast 5873 5904 -31 -0.5%
Dublin 1389 1274 115 9.0%
Larne 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Scheduled 89215 89360 -145 -0.2%
Non Scheduled Passengers20172016change% change
Marina 1503 1141 362 31.7%
Non Marina 177 269 -92 -34.2%
Total Marina and Non-Marina 1680 1410 270 19.1%
Commercial Vessel passengers20172016change% change
Cruise Ships 1822 148 1674 1131.1%
Fishing 0 128 -128

-100.0%

Karina 1620 1728 -108 -6.3%
Pilots 7 0 7 100.0%
Royal Navy 106 48 58 120.8%
Support 28 52 -24 -46.2%
Training Ship 0 0 0 0.0%
Tall Ship/Super yacht 110 50 60 120.0%
Total commercial passengers 3693 2154 1539 71.4%
Total Non-Scheduled passengers 5373 3564 1809 50.8%
Total Harbours Passengers 94588 92924 1664 1.8%
Cumulative Total Harbours Pax 273795 252886 20909 8.3%
Scheduled Passenger Vehicles 36729 37830 -1101 -2.9%
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