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Harbour Traffic October 2003 18 November 2003

Passenger figures compiled by the Harbours Division for October 2003 at 42,688 show a 0.7% decrease on the figure for the same period in 2002 which was 42,996.

The year to date figure at 604,123 passengers shows a 0.4% increase over the same period in 2002 which was 601,804.

During October car and motorcycle traffic through Douglas Harbour increased by 0.9% from 11,058 vehicles to 11,154 vehicles.

The year to date figure at 159,039 vehicles shows a 1.6% increase over the same period in 2002 which was 156,587.

Scheduled Routes showed the following changes in passenger numbers for October:

City%age changeFromTo
Dublinminus 3%1,9131,857
Heyshamplus 4%19,35220,134
Liverpoolminus 4%20,30119,427
October commercial vehicles metreage increased by 1.2% from 41,275 metres to 41,752 metres.

Director of Harbours, Captain Michael Brew commented,

"Passenger figures are very close to last years record October figure and are still the second best ever figures for October. Car and Motorcycle traffic and freight traffic are however record figures for any October. The Lady of Mann is now providing a daily return service to Liverpool. This extra choice and capacity should encourage the continuing growth in the passenger market."

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