Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 11th October 2023

by | Oct 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 Chevallier Street / Yarmouth Road around Bramford Road and Norwich Road. Queueing traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Usual slow traffic on Hauxton Road and the High Street Northbound in to Trumpington. Queueing traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Reports of queueing traffic due to accident on A12 Northbound from J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange) to J27 A133 Cymbeline Way (Avenue Of Remembrance Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Congestion to just after J30 (Lakeside / Purfleet). In the roadworks area. 

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

Vessel – MSC Erica (Working), Marie Maersk (Working), Ever Atop (Working), Cosco Indonesia (Working), Key West (Inbound), MSC Bhavya (Inbound), Navios Vermilion (Inbound), MSC Tessa (Inbound), Zapadnyy (Inbound), OOCL United Kingdom (Inbound), MSC Roshney V (Inbound), MSC Benedetta XIII (Inbound), Bernhard Schepers (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Slow traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. Delays on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Long delays and one lane closed due to accident, two cars and a van involved on M3 Northbound from J13 A335 Leigh Road (Chandlers Ford) to J12 A335 (Eastleigh). Possible delays on South Western Railway at Eastleigh due to points failure. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Usual congestion on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Slow traffic on A31 between A341 (Merley Roundabout) and B3073 (Canford Bottom).

Port – Port is very busy and earliest VBS Booking currently is 17:00. This is going to cause delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Berlin Express (Working), APL Temasek (Working), Quebec Express (Arrived), ONE Trust (Inbound), NYK Demeter (Inbound), Maersk Newbury (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), Zebra (Inbound), Aurora (Inbound), Cosco Development (Inbound), CSCL Jupiter (Inbound), Teno (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Very slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Congestion to just after J30 (Lakeside / Purfleet), in the roadworks area. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on A243 Leatherhead Road around B280 Fairoak Lane. Slow traffic on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Delays on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Queueing traffic on A312 The Parkway Southbound before M4 J3. Slow traffic on A404 Rickmansworth Road near St Clement Danes School. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Usual slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to accident, a car and a lorry involved on M25 anticlockwise from J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar) to J23 A1(M) J1 South Mimms. Congestion to J25 (Enfield). 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 – Prague Express (Working), CMA CGM Fort de France (Working), San Lorenzo Maersk (Inbound), Nordpacific (Inbound), Edith Maersk (Inbound), Santos Express (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound), ONE Meishan (Inbound), Santa Teresa (Inbound), Fenja (Inbound), MSC Vigo (Inbound), NYK Themis (Inbound), Helena Schepers (Inbound), MSC Nerissa (Inbound), MSC Fairfield (Inbound), MSC Madeleine (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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