Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 14th August 2023

by | Aug 14, 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 – Queueing traffic on The A14 Westbound at J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on The A1307 both ways at Bartlow Road, in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Queueing traffic on The A5123 Southbound at M1 J15A (Towcester / Northampton Services), in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to accident, a car and a van involved on M1 Southbound from J10 A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road) to J9 A5183 Dunstable Road (Redbourn). Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Reports of slow traffic due to accident on B1389 Hatfield Road Southbound at Maltings Lane. The A12 Northbound partially blocked due to accident, a van involved between J19 A130 / Chelmsford (Boreham Interchange) and J20A B1137 (Hatfield Peverel South). A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound busy but moving at the Army and Navy roundabout. Traffic easing on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. 

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

Vessel – Cosco Shipping Star (Working), Ever Aim (Working), BG Jade (Working), MSC Raya (Working), Containerships VIII (Inbound), Eleonora Maersk (Inbound), Vayenga Maersk (Inbound), Cosco Japan (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – A33 The Avenue inbound busy but moving from Burgess Road to the city centre. Portswood Road both ways closed due to serious accident, one vehicle involved between Sainsburys supermarket and Kent Road. M271 Northbound busy but moving at M27 J3. Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to accident on A31 Eastbound at A338 Salisbury Road. Queueing traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road Northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). Slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham.

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

Vessel – Linah (Working), Helmut (Complete), CMA CGM Tarragona (Arrived), ONE Triumph (Inbound), CMA CGM Georg Forster (Inbound), NYK Meteor (Inbound), Ontario Express (Inbound), MSC Greenwich (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Delays due to faulty temporary traffic lights on A225 Princes Road at Darenth Road. Temporary traffic lights due to emergency gas repairs on A225 Princes Road both ways at Darenth Road, expect delays. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to Cobham Services clockwise, a mile anticlockwise, and the A3 northbound from Ockham Park, in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile after J16 M40. Usual congestion on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A1 Southbound after the A1M / M25 (South Mimms), in the roadworks area. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey).

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

Vessel – ONE Milano (Working), GSL Christen (Working), MSC Chloe (Working), Santa Cruz (Inbound), MSC Anchorage (Inbound), Brooklyn Bridge (Inbound), Nysted Maersk (Inbound), CMA CGM Cayenne (Inbound), Hubert Schulte (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort Royal (Inbound), Puerto Limon Express (Inbound), Marchen Maersk (Inbound), San Marco Maersk (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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