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Harbour Traffic Information

Isle of Man Monthly Harbours’ Traffic Summary 

February 2018

Below is a summary of the Isle of Man passenger traffic statistics for the Island’s Harbours for February 2018. The month saw a small increase of 350 passengers or 2.1% over February 2017. Unusually, the increase was due to the relatively large increase in non-scheduled passengers. 

Overall passengers

  • A total of 16,635 passengers used the Isle of Man Harbours in February 2018, 350 more than in February 2017, and up by just 2.1%, continuing a positive start to 2018.
  • Scheduled passenger traffic stayed about the same as in February 2017, but non-scheduled was in percentage terms, substantially up.
  • Whilst the month did not have unusually stormy weather, the intensely cold weather (the “Beast from the East”) doubtless affected travel, reducing numbers of scheduled passengers.

Scheduled passengers and vehicles

  • Overall, scheduled service passengers were down by just 37 passengers with just under 16,000 passing through the Port of Douglas.
  • The Liverpool routes saw a 2.8% increase, to just under 4,000 passengers.
  • Heysham decreased by 147 passengers, or 1.2% with just over 12,000 passengers using the route.
  • Scheduled passengers’ vehicles were again about the same as last year and around 6,000 vehicles, the difference between February 2018 and February 2017 being just 13 vehicles. 

Non-Scheduled passengers

  • Overall non-scheduled traffic was up by 146% from 265 to 652 crew members.
  • Fishing crews helped to drive a notable increase in non-scheduled passenger and crew traffic.  474 fishing crews used the harbours, 84% more than last year.
  • Support vessels also generated a numerically huge increase in crews – from four to 154.  Pilot activity also increased.

Isle of Man Monthly Harbours’ Traffic Summary February 2018

Scheduled Passengers20182017change% change
Total Passengers for the month 15983 16020 -37 -0.2%
Cumulative for the year so far 30014 28908 1106 3.8%
Moving Annual total 585101 566024 19077 3.4%
Scheduled Passengers by Route20182017change% change
Liverpool 3971 3861 110 2.8%
Heysham 12012 12159 -147 -1.2%
Belfast 0 0 0 0%
Dublin 0 0 0 0%
Larne 0 0 0 0%
Total Scheduled 15983 16020 -37 -0.2%
Non Scheduled Passengers20182017change% change
Marina 4 0 4 100%
Non Marina 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Marina and Non-Marina 4 0 4 100%
Commercial Vessel passengers20182017change% change
Cruise Ships 0 0 0 0.0%
Fishing 474 258 216

83.7%

Karina 0 0 0 0.0%
Pilots 20 3 17 566.7%
Royal Navy 0 0 0 0%
Support 154 4 150 100%
Training Ship 0 0 0 0%
Tall Ship/Super yacht 0 0 0 0%
Total commercial passengers 648 265 383 144.5%
Total Non-Scheduled passengers 652 265 387 146.0%
Total Harbours Passengers 16635 16285 350 2.1%
Cumulative Total Harbours Pax 30734 29339 1395 4.8%
Scheduled Passenger Vehicles 6011 6024 -13 -0.2%
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