Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 17th November

by | Nov 17, 2022

Your daily update for Felixstowe, Southampton and London Gateway Ports, with the latest news on road and weather conditions, port turnaround times and vessel arrivals.

Felixstowe Port

Road – Slow traffic on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Earlier flooding on A12 both ways between A1152 Woods Lane (Melton turn-off) and B1079 Grundisburgh Road (Shell Garage). Earlier flooding on A12 both ways between B1438 (Wickham Market) and Ufford Road (Bredfield). Slow traffic on A14 westbound from J38 A11 / A1304 (Newmarket) to J37 A142 Fordham Road (Newmarket / Exning), in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on Trumpington Road and Hauxton Road northbound from M11 J11 and Trumpington to the centre of Cambridge. Heavy traffic on A603 Gonville Place in the centre of Cambridge. Usual slow traffic on A1 Great North Road southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat roundabout). Very slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J29 A120 (Crown interchange) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange). Reports of queueing traffic due to accident on A1232 Ipswich Road both ways at Broadlands Way. Congestion to St Johns Road (Rovers Tye pub) heading into Colchester, and busy back to Cowdray Avenue (Waitrose) heading out of the town. Queueing traffic on A120 westbound between A131 (Marks Farm roundabout) and B1018 (Galley’s Corner), congestion to the A131 southbound at Marks Farm. Usual slow traffic on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. 

Port – At present there are only 7am VBS Bookings and then next available are at 21:00 Hours tonight, although the port is open and operational, please expect delays of inbound and out bound containers. Have had no reports of any container depots closing. Further operational information can be found here.    

Vessel – Ever Arm (Working), Maersk Camden (Working), Paris Li (Working), MSC Brittany (Inbound), W Klaipeda (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), OOCL Hong Kong (Inbound), MSC Leigh (Inbound), Tongala (Inbound).

Weather – Expecting high winds this morning which may have some port disruption.

Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Heavy traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth roundabout) and Winchester Road roundabout. Delays on M271 northbound at M27 J3. Two lanes closed and slow traffic due to emergency repairs on M27 eastbound between J8 A3024 (Bursledon / Hamble) and J9 A27 Segensworth Link Road (Segensworth / Fareham). Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road northbound at A27 roundabout. A27 Eastbound closed, queueing traffic due to flooding at A259 Havant Road (Emsworth Junction). Queueing traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). Very slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley roundabout).

Port – No issues to report. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Burgundy (Working), Al Jmeliyah (Working), Tucapel (Working), Ren Jian 25 (Arrived), APL New York (Inbound), MSC Pina (Inbound), Elbwave (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), Maersk Neston (Inbound), One Trust (Inbound), Brussels Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Lome (Inbound), EF Olivia (Cancelled).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) and J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Queueing traffic on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise from J31 A1306 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to J1a A206 (Swanscombe / Erith), congestion to a mile before J30 A13 (Lakeside). Slow traffic on A13 London bound from A1012 / North Stifford (Grays) to M25 J30 (Lakeside / Purfleet, Thurrock). Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Very slow traffic due to poor weather conditions on A2 London bound before B262 Hall Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off), Congestion to Cobham Turnoff. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic due to flooding and broken-down car on A22 Eastbourne Road both ways between Harcourt Way (South Godstone) and Bone Mill Lane (Godstone). Slow traffic on A245 Portsmouth Road westbound at A3 (Painshill). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Queueing traffic on M40 northbound from J1 A40 (Denham roundabout) to J1a M25. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Queueing traffic on A41 southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J18 A404 Rickmansworth Road (Chorleywood). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Slow traffic on A104 Epping New Road / B1393 Epping Road at A121 / B172 (Wake Arms roundabout). Slow traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms roundabout) and M25 J26.

Port – No issues to report. Pentalver Gateway has reported it is closed due to high winds but no other reports of other container depots closing. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel  Guayaquil Express (Working), MSC Rania (Working), MSC Dorine (Inbound), MSC Rosaria (Inbound), Northern Justice (Inbound), YM Wholesome (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), Mehuin (Cancelled), Cap San Maleas (Inbound), MSC Maureen (Inbound), Frederik (Inbound), CMA CGM Sinnamary (Cancelled), Cartagena Express (Inbound), Colorado Express (Inbound), Haris (Inbound), Nagoya Express (Inbound), Mehuin (Inbound), MSC Carmen (Inbound), Wes Gesa (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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