The Port of Tyne confirmed there is an on-going incident at the South Shields site.
No-one has been injured and there was no explosion.
There has been an incident, we're working with the fire brigade at the minute.
More top news
31-year-old Abdulrahman Alcharbati, of Westholme Gardens in Benwell, has been charged with eight offences.
Hartlepool sisters Olivia and Georgia Crawford, who perform as LIV'n'G, have revealed the video to their song for Bradley Lowery
Our run of disappointing weather continues - but for how long?