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Douglas Harbour - September 2005 Traffic Figures 19 October 2005

    Passenger figures compiled by the Harbours Division for September 2005 at 62,661 show an 8.1% increase on the figure for the same period in 2004 which was 57,981.

    The year to date figure at 507,470 passengers shows a 6.9% decrease over the same period in 2004 which was 545,119.

    During September, car and motorcycle traffic through Douglas Harbour increased by 8.6% from 17,298 vehicles to 18,778 vehicles.

    The year to date figure at 144,441 vehicles shows a 1.1% decrease over the same period in 2004 which was 146,034.

    Scheduled Routes show the following changes in passenger numbers for September:-

    Route ChangeFromTo
    BelfastMinus 46%2,7481,490
    DublinMinus 18%1,7431,424
    HeyshamMinus 10%25,72823,259
    LiverpoolPlus 32%26,56035,148

    Director of Harbours, Captain Michael Brew comments:

    “Passenger traffic shows growth for the first time since March and continues the positive signs seen in the last two months. Vehicle traffic has seen an increase for the last three months and the year to date total is similar to last years. The extra capacity provided by SuperSeacat 2 is likely to be the reason for this very welcome upturn.”

    19th October 2005

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