After being recognised as the UK's best Port of Call, the Port of Tyne is becoming one of Europe's most popular cruise ports, thanks to its connectivity, superb facilities and must-see attractions.

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Facilities at the Port of Tyne International Passenger Terminal include two RoRo berths, with covered walkways, a purpose built cruise berth, secure car parking and automated baggage handling. The passenger lounge provides seating for 700 with 6 cruise and 6 ferry check-in desks and capacity for 2,000 passengers in a turnaround call.

With high security (ISPS Restricted Area) including Customs and Immigration and just a short walk from Royal Quays shopping outlet with bars, restaurants and cash points, the Port's Passenger Terminal offers easy access into the centre of Newcastle.

In addition, excellent freight facilities are available including a transit shed, weighbridge, and 10 acre operational area.

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  • Water (On berth and also by water boat)
  • Stores: FLT, craneage, available
  • Fuel: All types of fuel available deliveries available to all berths
  • Garbage: 1 x 6m3 Skip included in standard port charges, and sewage collection
  • Repairs - from light engineering up to dry-docking for 250 metres plus vessels


  • 20 metres gangway; requires entrance 1.5 metres plus wide; heavy duty; useable up to 6 metres elevation
  • 14.5 metres gangway, requires entrance 1.15 metres plus wide; heavy duty; useable up to 4.5 metres elevation
  • 12 metres gangway, (lighter type)

Baggage Handling

  • Crane + Cages available, 500+ bags per hour achievable
  • Conveyor rates up to 750+ bags per hour achievable; Maximum elevation 4.5 - 5.0 metres
  • MAFI flat's and purpose built baggage wagons available for transport to / from terminal


  • Main channel maintained depth of 10.0 metres, this allows:
  • Vessels up to 9.0 metres to enter virtually without restriction
  • Vessels up to 11.0 metres will be tide dependent
  • Vessels up to 13.0 metres plus need high tide for entry


  • Vessels in excess of 350 metres have been handled on the Tyne, but the practical limit is the 360 metres diameter turning circle at Jarrow (3.5 miles from the sea) allowing:
  • Vessels up to 300 metres to swing with tugs
  • Vessels of around 160 metres may swing off the passenger berths

Key contact

Andy Foster - Commercial Manager
Tel: 0191 455 2671
Email: Andy Foster

Port of Tyne
Maritime House
Tyne Dock
South Shields
NE34 9PT


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