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Newcastle (International Ferry Terminal, North Shields)

DFDS Seaways sail from the International Ferry Terminal in North Shields, located just outside Newcastle city centre to Ijmuiden (near Amsterdam) in The Netherlands.

The terminal at Newcastle is open 24 hours a day seven days a week, with lift units available 07:00-18:00 on weekdays and 07:00 to 12:00 on Saturday.

Latest check-in times

  • Driver Accompanied/Trailers: 2 hours prior to departure.
  • Lift Units: 4 hours prior to departure.
  • IMO Units: 4 hours prior to departure.
  • Caravans/Cars/Machines: 4 hours prior to departure  

Waybill instructions

Booking details should be submitted (to Immingham) as soon as possible. Class and UN Number of any hazardous cargo should be advised at time of booking.

Hazardous documentation should be submitted as soon as possible in order that stowage can be planned. Dangerous goods notes must be legible and conform to IMDG regulations.

For driver accompanied units wherever possible full name, date of birth, town of birth, passport number and nationality should be advised in advance of arrival to port in order that authorities can be informed and tickets can be printed.

Driver facilities

A café and shop are open during check in hours.