Steam Packet Company has announced changes to four sailings during the Isle of Man TT 2024.

The journeys, initially set to take place between Douglas and Liverpool between June 2 and June 3, have been moved to the Heysham terminal.

The change comes after Global Ports Holding (GPH), the new operator at Pier Head, told the company that a previously agreed usage of the landing stage on those days will prevent Manannan from using the berth.

Brian Thomson, Steam Packet managing director, said: ‘We have sought to reduce the inconvenience to our customers by securing as much use of the Pier Head landing stage as possible, especially during the busiest time of our year’.

‘We’re grateful to GPH for their efforts to accommodate our schedule as far as possible and minimize impact on our operations.’

Manannan will continue to operate the rescheduled sailings.

Those journeys will keep the same departure times and the crossing will now last two and a half hours rather than the usual three hours from Liverpool.

Manxman’s regular Heysham schedule will be unaffected by the changes on those dates..

A spokesperson for the Steam Packet said its reservations team will make necessary changes to travel information and contact affected passengers via email or phone.

Coaches will be laid on to take foot passengers from Liverpool to Heysham and vice versa and information about this will be provided by the reservations team.

Affected passengers may also move their booking to another sailing, subject to availability.

The affected sailings are:

●             Sunday, June 2 - Isle of Man to Liverpool - 02:00hrs ●             Sunday, June 2 - Liverpool to Isle of Man - 06.15am ●             Monday, June 3 - Isle of Man to Liverpool - 2pm ●             Monday, June 3 - Liverpool to Isle of Man - 6.15pm

The above sailings will now operate to and from Heysham Port.