Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 12th December

by | Dec 12, 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 – All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to broken down van on A14 eastbound after J12 A6116 (Islip). Very slow traffic on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J29 A120 (Crown interchange) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 Coggeshall Road eastbound before A12 J25. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Delays on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Heavy traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. 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 Genova (Working), Ever Alot (Working), Cape Kortia (Working), MSC Gaia (Inbound), Elly Maersk (Inbound), MSC Rifaya (Inbound), Vaga Maersk (Inbound), Jazan (Inbound), Ever Atop (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Delays on M271 northbound at M27 J3. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road northbound at A27 roundabout. Accident, two cars involved on A285 Westhampnett Road both ways from A27 to Westhampnett Road.

Port – No VBS Bookings until 17:00 this afternoon, expect delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – ONE Freedom (Working), Aurora (Inbound), CMA CGM Constanza (Working), Elisabeth (Working), Quebec Express (Inbound), NYK Romulus (Inbound), AL Mashrab (Inbound), Beate (Inbound), Cosco Vietnam (Inbound), Koi (Inbound), CMA CGM Bougainville (Inbound), BG Emerald (Inbound), Hanni (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J3 M20 (Swanley Interchange) and J4 (Orpington), Matrix sign set to 40 mph. Two lanes blocked and queueing traffic due to broken down lorry on M25 clockwise at Clacket Lane Services, congestion to J5 M26. Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. M25 both ways closed, severe delays due to snow between J23 A1(M) South Mimms (Hertfordshire) and J25 A10 (Enfield, Waltham Cross). Congestion to J22 (London Colney / St Albans), and back past J27 M11. Usual slow traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road southbound before M25 J25.

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

Vessel  Potomac Express (Working), Eleonora Maersk (Working), MSC Carolina (Working), Njord (Inbound), Le Harve Express (Inbound), Sofia Express (Inbound), MSC Krystal (Inbound), Santa Isabel (Inbound), Tokyo Bay (Inbound), MSC Domitille (Inbound), Vaga Maersk (Inbound), Eugen Maersk (Inbound), CMA CGM Cayenne (Inbound), CMA CGM Sambhar (Inbound), MSC Tianping (Inbound), APL Detroit (Inbound), Robin 4 (Inbound), Cap San Nicolas (Inbound), Orion (Cancelled), Wes Gesa (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.​

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