Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 13th July 2023

by | Jul 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 – Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Reports of debris on road on The A14 Eastbound at J50 / A1120 (Stowupland), traffic is coping well. A14 Westbound lane closed on exit slip road due to recovery work and lorry having a tyre changed at J47 A1088 (Woolpit). Note change of location, traffic is coping well. Usual slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Reports of The A14 Eastbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to overturned car and debris on road from J9 / A509 (Kettering) to J10 / A6 (Burton Latimer). A426 Northbound busy but moving between M6 J1 and A5 (Gibbet Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Southbound from J27 A133 / Spring Lane (Avenue Of Remembrance Roundabout) to J26 A1124 (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound busy but moving before A12 J25. Usual queues on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Slow 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 Tessa (Working), Ever Act (Working), Cosco Japan (Working), OOCL Kobe (Working), MSC Michel Capellini (Inbound), CMA CGM Iskenderun (Inbound), CSCL Atlantic Ocean (Inbound), MSC Sola (Inbound), TRF Partici (Inbound), BG Jade (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Usual congestion on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. Slow traffic on Winchester Road around A33 Bassett Avenue. M271 Northbound busy but moving at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A35 Totton Bypass and Redbridge Causeway Eastbound before M271 (Redbridge roundabout), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road Northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). Queueing traffic due to traffic light failure on A31 both ways at B3073 (Canford Bottom Roundabout), on the roundabout. Slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Slow traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Queueing traffic due to additional travellers heading to Goodwood Festival of Speed on A27 Eastbound at A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout). A27 Chichester By-Pass partially blocked, queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle at B2145 Whyke Road (Whyke Roundabout), on the roundabout.

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Tarragona (Complete), Hammonia Husum (Arrived), Independent Primero (Inbound), Songa Puma (Inbound), Cosco Hope (Inbound), CMA CGM Pegasus (Inbound), Tolten (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Severe delays and queueing traffic for five miles due to earlier accident on entry slip road from J2 A2 (Dartford) on M25 clockwise before the QE2 Bridge. Congestion to J29 Romford, and 40 minutes back along the A13 to Grays, travel time is 60 minutes. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from J1A A206 (Dartford) to J31 A1306 (Lakeside / Purfleet). Congestion to J2 A2 Darenth Interchange. Queueing traffic due to roadworks at J3, and M20 traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Long delays due to traffic avoiding M20 queues from the M26 closure on A2 London bound from the M26 closure on A2 London bound (Strood) to M25 J2 / A2 / B260 (Darenth Interchange, Dartford), travel time is 40 minutes. A21 Sevenoaks Bypass Southbound entry slip road from the A25 closed due to emergency gas repairs at the A25 (Westerham / Sevenoaks Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise before J6 A22 (Godstone). Congestion to the A22 either side, especially northbound from Godstone. Long delays, queueing traffic for four miles and two lanes closed due to broken down crane on M23 Northbound before J8 M25, travel time is around 35 minutes. Queueing traffic on A3 both ways at M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to Ockham Park northbound, and M25 delays either side from Cobham Services and J11 Chertsey, in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Usual congestion on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic for six miles and one lane closed due to accident, two cars and a van involved on M25 anticlockwise at J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Congestion to J13 Staines, and a mile clockwise with onlookers, travel time is 25 minutes. Delays on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). A405 North Orbital Road busy but moving 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). One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident, one car involved on M25 anticlockwise from J25 A10 (Enfield) to J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar), congestion to a mile before J26 Waltham Abbey.

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

Vessel – MSC Yokohama (Working), YM Wholesome (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound), MSC Nederland III (Inbound), MSC Maeva (Inbound), Seaspan Hamburg (Inbound), MSC Maria Elena (Inbound), MSC Maureen (Inbound), MSC Yokohama (Inbound), ONE Triton (Inbound), WES Gesa (Inbound), Cap San Tainaro (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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