Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 14th February 2023

by | Feb 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  Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A10 Ely Road Southbound from Denny End Road to Car Dyke Road, in the roadworks area. Heavy traffic on A603 Gonville Place in the centre of Cambridge. Heavy traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to traffic problem after A128 Tilbury Road (Halfway House roundabout). Queueing traffic on A1023 Brook Street Westbound from Spital Lane to The Shell Garage, in the roadworks area.

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

Vessel – MSC Jade (Working), OOCL Hong Kong (Working), Vilnia Maersk (Inbound), MSC Rosa M (Inbound), Ever Acme (Inbound), Navios Vermilion (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Usual delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Usual congestion on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout.   

Port – Port was closed at 01:15 am to 05:30 am this morning due to heavy fog. VBS Bookings are intermittent. Please allow for delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Eli A (Complete), MSC Fairfield (Working), Al Jmeliyah (Working), CMA CGM Vasco De Gama (Inbound), OOCL Montreal (Cancelled), NYK Deneb (Inbound), Gardiner (Inbound), BG Emerald (Inbound), Independent Horizon (Inbound), NYK Demeter (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Very slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. M25 clockwise entry slip road closed, queueing traffic due to vehicle fire at J20 A41 Watford Road (Kings Langley). Congestion to the Hemel Hempstead turn-off back along the A41. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21A A405 North Orbital Road (St Albans) and J18 A404 Rickmansworth Road (Chorleywood). Delays on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Usual slow traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J27 M11 to J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar).

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

Vessel – Maersk Karachi (Working), MSC Anchorage (Working), Cape Corfu (Working), Tokyo Bay (Inbound), Santa Clara (Inbound), CMA CGM Marseillle (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort St Charles (Inbound), MSC Aurora (Cancelled), Mathilde Schulte (Cancelled), CMA CGM Ohio (Inbound), A La Marine (Inbound), MSC Guernsey (Inbound), Peyton Lynn C (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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