Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 13th January

by | Jan 13, 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 – A421 Great Barford bypass eastbound busy but moving before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat roundabout). Heavy traffic on A1 Great North Road southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat roundabout). Very slow traffic on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock interchange). Slow traffic on A120 Coggeshall Road eastbound before A12 J25. Usual 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.

Port – Landside and shipside operations were suspended last night due to high winds. VBS Bookings were re-instated at 06:00 hours this morning as operations resumed, please expect delays on inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Nela (Working), Ever Act (Working), BG Ireland (Working), MSC Irene (Working), CSCL Brisbane (Working), MSC Cornelia (Working), CSCL Artic Ocean (Inbound), Cosco Japan (Inbound), MSC Eloane (Inbound), Edmy (Inbound), Kota Lagu (Inbound), Edith Maersk (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), Zapadnyy (Inbound), Ever Apex (Inbound).

Weather – Moderate to high winds are expected throughout the day and the weekend.  

Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down car on M3 northbound from J13 A335 Leigh Road (Chandlers Ford) to J12 A335 (Eastleigh). One lane blocked and slow traffic due to broken down car on M3 northbound at J12 A335 (Eastleigh). One lane closed due to broken down car on M3 southbound at J11 A3090 Hockley Link (Winchester South), traffic is coping well. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road northbound at A27 roundabout.

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

Vessel – APL Raffles (Working), BG Emerald (Working), HMM Nuri (Working), Sheffield (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), Myny (Inbound), ONE Triumph (Inbound), Elisabeth (Inbound), Tampa Triumph (Inbound), Maersk Bahamas (Inbound), Eli A (Inbound), Hanni (Inbound), MSC Asya (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Queueing traffic on A41 southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell roundabout). Queueing traffic due to earlier broken-down car on M25 anticlockwise before J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road southbound before M25 J25. 

Port – No issues to report at Gateway port. Pentalver’s are currently closed due to high winds. Other container depots may be affected. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Matz Maersk (Working), Frederik (Working), Guayaquil Express (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound), Santa Cruz (Inbound), WES Gesa (Inbound), Yeoman Bridge (Inbound), Prague Express (Inbound), MSC Lily (Inbound), Caucedo Express (Inbound), MSC Krystal (Inbound), APL Miami (Inbound), UASC Zamzam (Inbound), AL Manamah (Inbound), ONE Ibis (Inbound), Vaga Maersk (Inbound), Maersk Kimi (Inbound), Dimitra C (Inbound), MSC Vancouver (Inbound).

Weather – Moderate to high winds expected throughout the day.

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