Port information

(c) Port of Tyne


The Port of Tyne is one of the UK’s most popular cruise and ferry ports. Located off the north east coast of England, the port is ideally located for itineraries to Northern Europe, Iceland, Round Britain, Eastern Mediterranean, the Baltic and positioning cruises. With two purpose built lock-free cruise berths, the port’s operational teams expertly handle both turnaround, overnight visits and transit calls at our award-winning International Passenger Terminal.

With continuous investment designed to enhance the passenger experience, including a project to increase capacity of the main cruise facility, Northumbrian Quay, the port is dedicated to providing an excellent customer experience. With a diverse range of attractions within a one hour drive time, the area offers the two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Durham Cathedral and Hadrian’s Wall, in addition to stunning coastlines, dramatic castles and vibrant, award-winning cities.

Port attractions

Port views

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Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
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Max. Air Draught, M:
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Tugs Available:
Tidal Movement/range, M:
Ships Tenders Allowed:
Garbage Disposal:
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City Centre Distance, Km:


Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
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LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
Supplying alternative fuels:
Reception Facilities for Contaminated Ballast Water:
Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
Connection Time
Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
Restrictions / Penalties / Insurance
Weather conditions/restrictions/other limitations for safe use of SSE
Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Kate O'Hara, Commercial Director
Maritime House Tyne Dock
NE34 9PT South Shields
United Kingdom
+44 (0)191 440 7403

Page last updated: 2020-12-02 16:18


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