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Sea Transport Services

Sea Transport Services

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

It operates multi-purpose and freight roll-on/roll-off vessels providing daily services for passengers, cars and freight vehicles.  During the winter there are scheduled services to Liverpool and Heysham, and in the summer months additional routes are operated to Birkenhead, Dublin and Belfast (as well as extra sailings to Liverpool).

For sailing times click here.

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The Isle of Man's principal port is Douglas, which has deep-water berths and facilities for handling passengers, roll-on/roll-offcars and freight vehicles, general cargoes, bulk oil and gas cargoes, and is a regular port of call for cruise liners. 


Peel, on the west coast, has a deep water berth and facilities for handling limited passenger traffic, general and bulk oil cargoes.


Ramsey, in the northeast is a drying harbour, with a busy trade in general and bulk cargoes. 

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Mezeron Ltd operates a fleet of two coasters carrying containers, general and bulk cargoes trading mainly to Manx ports from Glasson Dock in northwest England and Carrickfergus in Belfast Lough. 

For a more detailed overview of sea links to and from the Isle of Man, along with contact details, click here.