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2015 archived information

Douglas Harbour  

December 2015 

2015 has been a year which has seen a marginal increase in total Isle of Man Harbours' passengers. Passenger numbers decreased in December by 11.4%, following a November increase of 10%, which produced an overall annual increase in 2015 of just under 1%.

Below is a summary of the Isle of Man passenger traffic statistics for the Island's Harbours for December 2015 and for the year 2015.

Overall passengers

  • A total 21,328 passengers used the Isle of Man Harbours in November 2015, an increase of 1,948, or 10.05%, over November 2014.
  • Scheduled passengers increased by 6.3%, and non-scheduled passengers saw a substantial leap of almost sevenfold, up from 106 passengers to 612.

2015 Annual Traffic Statistics

Overall passengers for year end 2015

  • A total of 592,739 passengers used the Isle of Man harbours during 2015, 5,405 or 0.9% more than in 2014.
  • 561,900 passengers passing trough the IOM harbours were travelling on scheduled ferry sailings, 94.8% of the total, the traffic sustaining a marginal fall of just 0.1%.
  • Non scheduled crews and passengers increased by almost 23% with 30,800 using the Island's harbours.
  • Scheduled service passenger vehicles in 2015 fell by over 16,700 or almost 10%.

Monthly Harbours traffic summary for December 2015

Schedules Passengers20152014change% change
Total Passengers for the month 18629 21193 -2564 -12.1%
Cumulative for the year so far 561900 562227 -327 -0.1%
Moving Annual total 561900 562227 -327 -0.1%
Scheduled Passengers by Route20152014change% change
Liverpool 3572 3595 -23 -0.6%
Heysham 14509 17292 -2783 -16.1%
Belfast 0 0 0 0.0%
Dublin 548 306 242 79.1%
Larne 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Scheduled 18629  21193 -2564 -12.1%
Non Scheduled Passengers20152014change% change
Marina 10 14 -4 -28.6%
Non Marina 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Marina and Non-Marina 10  14 -4 -28.6%
Commercial Vessel passengers20152014change% change
Cruise Ships 0 0 0 0.0%
Fishing 188 112 76 67.9%
Karina 0 0 0 0.0%
Pilots 0 23 -23 -100.0%
Royal Navy 0 0 0 0.0%
Support 98 6 92 1533.3%
Training Ship 0 0 0 0.0%
Tall Ship/Super yacht 0 0 0 0.0%
Total commercial passengers 286 141 145 102.8%
Total Non-Scheduled passengers 296 155 141 91.0%
Total Harbours Passengers 18925  21348 -2423  -11.4%
Scheduled Passenger Vehicles 6992  7507 -515 -6.9%
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