The River Humber is the busiest estuary in the country......Our foremost objective is the protection of public, animal and environmental health.
Trade is booming with more than 80 million tonnes of cargo annually and our ports have seen a transformation with major investment by Associated British Ports (www.humber.com) and others.
Ships arrive from around the world with an infinite variety of cargoes, many of which are of interest to our highly trained officers who enforce the relevant legislation. They are also available to offer advice or refer enquiries to other agencies.
We aim to provide an effective, professional and highly efficient service without placing undue burdens on business. We recognise that shipping is a dynamic and global business which requires a high level of expertise and practical understanding in applying legislative controls and checks. Our foremost objective is the protection of public, animal and environmental health. We will be open and accountable in everything we do. Please refer to our Enforcement Policies which can be found on this website.
The Humber Emergency Planning Service web-link is
We maintain close links with the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) through the Port Health Special Interest Group (SIG):-
Latest weekly news can be seen at
Our Annual Service Plan can be found on the "Our Service" page.
If you are not satisfied with our standard of service please refer to our Service Complaints Policy (on the Our Service webpage) and contact the Chief Port Health Inspector at the Hull Office.
The Authority is a "Category 1 Responder" under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. This places our officers in the front line of Emergency Planning and response. Please use this link for further information
The Authority is a member of the Humber Local Resilience Forum.