Tyne Port Health

Tyne Port Health Authority is hosted by North Tyneside Council and it is responsible for a range of functions connected with the Port of Tyne and all shipping that enters the port.

The main responsibilities of Tyne Port Health Authority include:

  • ensuring minimum standards of hygiene in relation to galleys, and water supplies on board ships
  • checking on crew welfare and pest control on vessels
  • carrying out Ship Sanitation inspection
  • carrying out routine checks on imported foods passing through the port
  • sampling ships water supplies from vessels and quayside supplies
  • ensuring all controls are in place to prevent the entry of infectious diseases through the port

Tyne Port Health Authority is approved to issue:

  • Ship Sanitation Control and Ship Sanitation Control Exemption Certificates
  • Common Entry Documents for imported foods not of animal origin

The authority charges for some of its services and the schedule of fees and charges are included below.


Environmental Health
Public Protection Services
Quadrant (East)
Silverlink North
Cobalt Business Park
North Tyneside 
NE27 0BY

Tel: (0191) 643 6100
Out of hours: 07816 931413
Fax: 0191 643 2016
Email: tyne.port.health@northtyneside.gov.uk