Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 11th July 2023

by | Jul 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 – Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). One lane closed due to broken down car on The A14 Eastbound from J22 (Brampton) to J23 (Godmanchester), traffic is coping well. A14 Eastbound closed, queueing traffic for four miles due to accident from J13 A45 (Thrapston) to J16 B660 Fox Road (Catworth / Kimbolton). Congestion to J11 Finedon. Queueing traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Reports of The A12 Southbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved from J22 (Witham North) to J21 (Witham South), congestion to before J23 (Kelvedon South). Chelmer Valley Road busy but moving between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Slow traffic on A127 London bound from A128 (Halfway House roundabout, West Horndon) to the M25 (Great Warley). 

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

Vessel – MSC Tessa (Working), MSC Leandra V (Working), JSP Mistral (Inbound), Vayenga Maersk (Inbound), Ever Act (Inbound), Cosco Japan (Inbound), OOCL Kobe (Inbound), MSC Michel Capellini (Inbound), CMA CGM Iskenderun (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Slow traffic on Winchester Road around A33 Bassett Avenue. Usual slow traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout.

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

Vessel – Rome Express (Working), CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Working), Maike D (Complete), NYK Remus (Complete), NYK Daedalus (Inbound), MSC Tianping (Inbound), CMA CGM Tarragona (Inbound), Hammonia Husum (Inbound), Independent Primero (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Traffic easing, earlier broken-down car on M25 anticlockwise before J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon). Long delays and queueing traffic for six miles due to earlier Police incident on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise from J31 A1306 to J1A A206 (Dartford). Congestion to a mile from J29 Romford, and 20 minutes on the A13 London bound from the A1012 Grays junction. Also queues on the Arterial Road past Lakeside in West Thurrock, travel time is 35 minutes. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise around J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Congestion to J2 A2 Darenth Interchange, in the roadworks area. Traffic easing on M25 clockwise from J4 (Orpington) to J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks). M26 London bound closed long delays, queueing traffic due to emergency water repairs from J2a A20 (Wrotham) to the M25. Congestion to J3 along the M20 with traffic diverting onto the M25, also very busy along the A25 Maidstone Road through Seal. Slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill), travel time is 20 minutes. A320 St Peters Way both ways closed due to burst water main from M25 J11 (Chertsey) to Ottershaw Roundabout. Delays on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Delays on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile after J16 M40, congestion to the M40 northbound, back to Swakeleys Roundabout on the A40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). Queueing traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Slow traffic on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Queueing 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 – Maersk Kotka (Working), Caucedo Express (Working), Edith Maersk (Working), Czech (Inbound), CMA CGM Marseille (Inbound), CMA CGM Sambhar (Inbound), Maike D (Inbound), MSC Yokohama (Inbound), Nysted Maersk (Inbound), YM Wholesome (Inbound), Seaspan Hamburg (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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