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2016 archived information

Douglas Harbour  

December 2016 and Year end 2016

2016 has been a year which has seen an increase in passengers through Isle of Man harbours of a little under 1%. The solid 13.9% improvement in December significantly boosted the annual increase to just under 5,300 passengers by the close of 2016. A primary reason was the buoyant results of the cruise ship market, as well as solid scheduled services performances.

Overall passengers

  • In December 2016, 2,635 more passengers and crew passed through Isle of Man harbours than in December 2015, a 13.92% increase.
  • Scheduled service passengers constituted 97.7% of passengers passing through the harbours and were up by 13.1%, whilst non-scheduled numbers increased by two thirds.
  • Heysham sailings were responsible for the most of the increase.
  • Scheduled passenger vehicles were also up, by the same level, with a 13% increase.

Scheduled passengers and vehicles

  • 21,067 scheduled service passengers passed through the Port in December, an increase of 2,438 over December 2015.
  • The Heysham route accounted for 85% of the scheduled passengers and increased by 23.1% to 17,860 passengers.
  • The Liverpool route declined by 784 passengers, or 21.9% to just under 2,800 passengers.
  • Scheduled passenger vehicles were also up by 13% to 7,900 vehicles.

Non-Scheduled passengers

  • December saw a 66.6% increase in non-scheduled passengers to nearly 500, maintaining a trend of substantial increases during the month for the last 3 years.
  • Fishing and support vessels were responsible for the increase.

Monthly Harbours traffic summary for December 2016

Schedules Passengers20162015change% change
Total Passengers for the month 21067 18629 2438 13.1%
Cumulative for the year so far 564867 561900 2967 0.5%
Moving Annual total 564867 561900 2967 0.5%
Scheduled Passengers by Route20162015change% change
Liverpool 2788 3572 -784 -21.9%
Heysham 17860 14509 3351 23.1%
Belfast 0 0 0 0.0%
Dublin 419 548 -129 -23.5%
Larne 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Scheduled 21067 18629 -2438 13.1%
Non Scheduled Passengers20162015change% change
Marina 4 10 -6 -60.0%
Non Marina 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Marina and Non-Marina 4 10 -6 -60.0%
Commercial Vessel passengers20162015change% change
Cruise Ships 0 0 0 0.0%
Fishing 366 188 178

94.7%

Karina 0 0 0 0.0%
Pilots 1 0 1 100%
Royal Navy 32 0 32 100%
Support 90 98 -8 -8.2%
Training Ship 0 0 0 0.0%
Tall Ship/Super yacht 0 0 0 0.0%
Total commercial passengers 489 286 203 71.0%
Total Non-Scheduled passengers 493 296 197 66.6%
Total Harbours Passengers 21560 18925 2635 13.9%
Scheduled Passenger Vehicles 7900 6992 908 13.0%
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