Statistics on the number of sea passengers which include all vehicle drivers, their passengers and foot passengers on ferries.
- international short sea passenger numbers decreased by 5% to 20.0 million
- Dover to Calais remained the busiest international short sea route, but declined by 7% to 9.1 million
- there were increases on domestic routes, including Cairnryan to Belfast which increased 8% to 1.2 million
Final sea passenger statistics will be published in autumn 2016, including data for passengers on international cruises, long sea journeys, domestic river crossings and inter-island domestic routes, which are currently not available for 2016.