Port Health Services

Southampton Port Health Services is responsible for carrying out all the statutory functions of the Port Health Authority in Southampton sea port and airport.

We monitor over 1.2 million TEU (Twenty Equivalent Unit) container movements of cargo, over 79,000 shipping movements and 170 cruise ship arrivals annually, and have diverse environmental health control functions. We are a 24 hour/365 days a year service and operate from City Depot in Southampton. Our statutory boundary encompasses:

  • Southampton Water
  • East and West Solent
  • The Eastern Docks base for transatlantic liner operations, Western Docks
  • The Container Terminals
  • Marchwood Military Port
  • Marine Oil Terminals at Fawley
  • Hamble Grain Terminals, river wharfs and the city airport

PHILIS online facility

Southampton Port Health now accept PDD documents through the PHILIS online facility. Please note that we require the signed documents emailed to us at port.health@southampton.gov.uk

If you require help or assistance please contact us on 023 8022 6631 or port.health@southampton.gov.uk

Documentary requirements

Food sampling

More information on:

If you have any questions or need more information please contact us on:

+44 (0)23 8022 6631
Southampton Port Health Services,
City Depot,
First Avenue,
SO15 0LJ

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