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Harbour Traffic Information

Isle of Man Monthly Harbours’ Traffic Summary 

September 2017

Below is a summary of the Isle of Man passenger traffic statistics for the Island’s Harbours for September 2017. After a spectacular start to the summer in April and May, September reflected a result which has been a trend in recent months of only little variation over 2016.  In summary:

Overall passengers

  • A total of 64,352 passengers used the Isle of Man Harbours in September 2017, resulting in a decrease of just 1.5%, or 953 fewer passengers than in September 2016
  • Scheduled routes were responsible for the decrease in traffic, with a 1.9% reduction
  • Non-scheduled passenger traffic again did well with a 14.2% increase overall

Scheduled passengers and vehicles

  • Scheduled traffic decreased by 1,190 to 62,450 passengers, constituting 97% of passenger activity at IOM Harbours in September
  • Liverpool was once again down, this month by 1,457 passengers, or 4.3%
  • Heysham generated about the same number of passengers as in September 2016
  • Belfast was slightly down on last year’s passenger figure, a 3.4% reduction
  • The number of scheduled passenger vehicles also decreased - by 1.9% to 19,476

Non-Scheduled passengers

  • Non-scheduled traffic saw a solid 14.2% increase, helped by a buoyant cruise market and plenty of both marina and non-marina leisure craft activity compared with last year
  • Cruise traffic, totaled over 900 passengers, virtually doubling the September 2016 traffic level, and adding to a highly successful 2017 season
  • Both Marina and non-marina traffic also almost doubled the September 2016 figure
  • Fishing crews decreased by some 55% and the Karina also saw a 46.5% fall in traffic
  • However, support vessels had a busy month with 264 crew members passing through the ports, five times the September 2016 total
  • All other activities generated relatively insignificant passenger numbers

Harbours traffic September 2017

Monthly Harbours traffic summary for September 2017

Scheduled Passengers20172016change% change
Total Passengers for the month 62450 63640 -1190 -1.9%
Cumulative for the year so far 504482 485970 18512 3.8%
Moving Annual total 583379 560283 23096 4.1%
Scheduled Passengers by Route20172016change% change
Liverpool 33044 34511 -1467 -4.3%
Heysham 27064 26993 71 0.3%
Belfast 2063 2136 -73 -3.4%
Dublin 279 0 279 100.0%
Larne 0 0 0 0.0%
Total Scheduled 62450 63640 -1190 -1.9%
Non Scheduled Passengers20172016change% change
Marina 203 104 99 95.2%
Non Marina 29 15 14 93.3%
Total Marina and Non-Marina 1005 1176 -171 -14.5%
Commercial Vessel passengers20172016change% change
Cruise Ships 908 464 444 95.7%
Fishing 250 564 -314

-55.7%

Karina 244 456 -212 -46.5%
Pilots 4 8 -4 -50.0%
Royal Navy 0 0 0 0%
Support 264 54 210 388.9%
Training Ship 0 0 0 0%
Tall Ship/Super yacht 0 0 0 0.0%
Total commercial passengers 1670 1546 124 8.0%
Total Non-Scheduled passengers 1902 1665 237 14.2%
Total Harbours Passengers 64352 65305 -953 -1.5%
Cumulative Total Harbours Pax 534290 516971 17319 3.4%
Scheduled Passenger Vehicles 19476 19860 -384 -1.9%
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