Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 11th April 2023

by | Apr 11, 2023

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 – A12 northbound busy but moving before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 westbound from J49 (Stowmarket) to J47 A1088 (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic due to earlier broken-down car on the exit slip on A14 eastbound at J31 M11 J14 (Girton / Cloverleaf Interchange), all lanes have been re-opened. Heavy traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Heavy traffic on A1 Great North Road southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). One lane closed due to emergency barrier repairs on A421 northbound from A603 Cardington Road (Cardington Cross) to A4280 St Neots Road, traffic is coping well. Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on Chelmer Valley Road between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).

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

Vessel – MSC Deila (Working), Tongala (Working), Edith Maersk (Working), Hermann Schulte (Inbound), W Klaipeda (Inbound), CSCL Artic Ocean (Inbound), MSC Samira lii (Inbound), CMA CGM Lapis (Inbound), Vuoski Maersk (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Usual slow traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M3 southbound at J11 A3090 Hockley Link (Winchester South). Congestion to J12. Heavy traffic on A348 Ringwood Road between A341 Wimborne Road (Bear Cross Roundabout) and the Fire Station traffic lights in Ferndown. Slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley Roundabout). Usual slow traffic on A351 between A35 (Bakers Arms roundabout, Lytchett Minster) and Wareham. Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel.  

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

Vessel – ONE Freedom (Working), BG Emerald (Working), CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Arrived), Toronto Express (Inbound), Maersk Neston (Inbound), MSC Cagliari IV (Inbound), NYK Rumina (Inbound), Independent Horizon (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – A226 Galley Hill Road both ways closed due to landslip between High Street (Swanscombe Station) and Ebbsfleet United Football Club. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to broken down van on M23 southbound between J8 M25 J7 and J9 (Gatwick Airport). Usual congestion on A217 Reigate Hill southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. A3 northbound busy but moving before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J13 A30 (Staines) to J12 M3. M25 clockwise busy but moving before J15 M4. Long delays on M25 anticlockwise from J18 A404 Rickmansworth Road (Chorleywood) to J16 M40, travel time is 30 minutes. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Slow traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road southbound before M25 J25. Usual slow traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26.

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

Vessel – MSC Adelaide (Complete), GSL Christen (Working), MSC Geneva (Working), Conti Cortesia (Inbound), Haris (Inbound), Santa Viola (Inbound), Emma Maersk (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort Royal (Inbound), MSC Paris (Void), MSC Ingrid (Inbound), Maersk Gateshead (Inbound), ONE Ibis (Inbound), Cap San Lorenzo (Inbound), MSC Alma VII (Inbound), Nordpacific (Inbound), A La Marine (Inbound), MSC Ludovica (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), Delaware Express (Void).

Weather – No issues to report.

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