Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 11th August 2023

by | Aug 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 – Buses run instead of trains on Greater Anglia between Manningtree and Harwich Town due to electrical supply problems and problems with the signals. A1 Great North Road Southbound clear at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Chelmer Valley Road clear between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Earlier accident on A127 both ways between Ardleigh Green Road / Squirrels Heath Road (Hornchurch ) and Hall Lane (Upminster). 

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

Vessel – MSC Mina (Working), MSC Roshney V (Working), MSC Benedetta XIII (Working), Industrial Emma (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Star (Inbound), Ever Aim (Inbound), Vaga Maersk (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), MSC Lisbon (Inbound), Tongala (Inbound), MSC Poh Lin (Inbound), BG Jade (Inbound), MSC Raya (Inbound), Containerships VIII (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to Four ships are in Port today arriving between 06:00 and 06:45 and depart between 16:00 and 18:00 on West Quay Road, Town Quay, and Canute Road in Southampton. Traffic returned to normal on Winchester Road between St James’s Road and Hill Lane. Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Slow traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Kingston Road busy but moving between Lake Road and Kingston Crescent. Traffic easing on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout.

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

Vessel – AL Muraykh (Working), Independent Primero (Working), BG Sapphire (Working), APL Fullerton (Complete), Anita (Complete), AS Petronia (Complete), Margarete Schulte (Inbound), CMA CGM Cassiopeia (Inbound), NYK Constellation (Inbound), CSCL Jupiter (Inbound), Aurora (Inbound), Tirua (Inbound), Linah (Inbound), Helmut (Inbound), CMA CGM Tarragona (Inbound), ONE Triumph (Inbound), CMA CGM Georg Forster (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – All lanes open and traffic easing, broken down car removed on M25 anticlockwise at J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange). Fuel supply restored on M25 anticlockwise at Clacket Lane Services. A217 Reigate Hill Southbound busy but moving from M25 J8 to the one-way system. A3 Northbound busy but moving before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to over a mile either side, back to Cobham Services clockwise. Minor delays from each side of the A3, in the roadworks area. A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound clear at A3 (Painshill). Usual congestion on M4 Heathrow Spur Road Southbound before the tunnels into the terminals. A405 North Orbital Road clear between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic for four miles due to emergency water repairs on A1 Southbound after the M25 (South Mimms). Congestion to the A1M back to J2 Welham Green, and the M25 anticlockwise for five miles, halfway back to J25 A10 Enfield. Traffic easing on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Traffic easing on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Lane closed due to barrier repairs on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound between Turkey Street and Hoe Lane. Traffic returned to normal 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 – Elly Maersk (Working), Montevideo Express (Working), Delaware Express (Working), MSC Azov (Inbound), Wes Gesa (Inbound), Prague Express (Inbound), Santa Viola (Inbound), MSC Carolina (Inbound), MSC Lisbon (Inbound), Sofia Express (Inbound), MSC Nederland III (Inbound), ONE Milano (Inbound), MSC Chloe (Inbound), Santa Cruz (Inbound), Brooklyn Bridge (Inbound), GSL Christen (Inbound), Hubert Schulte (Inbound), MSC Anchorage (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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