Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 14th July 2023

by | Jul 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 – Traffic easing on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on The A14 Westbound from J49 (Stowmarket) to J47 / A1088 / Kiln Lane (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. A603 Barton Road inbound clear between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Reports of traffic problem on The A14 at J56 / A137 / Bobbitt’s Lane (Wherstead Interchange). Queueing traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Slow traffic on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. 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 – Ever Act (Working), MSC Michel Capellini (Working), CMA CGM Iskenderun (Working), CSCL Atlantic Ocean (Inbound), MSC Sola (Inbound), TRF Partici (Inbound), CMA CGM Alcazar (Inbound), BG Jade (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), MSC Erica (Inbound), MSC Tianping (Inbound), Eugen Maersk (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to three ships are in Port today arriving between 04:50 and 06:45 and depart at 17:00 on West Quay Road, Town Quay, and Canute Road in Southampton. Slow traffic on Winchester Road around A33 Bassett Avenue. A33 Bassett Avenue busy but moving between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. Usual congestion on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A35 Totton Bypass and Redbridge Causeway Eastbound before M271 (Redbridge roundabout), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A31 between A341 (Merley Roundabout) and B3073 (Canford Bottom). A32 Fareham Road busy but moving 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 before A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout). Stop-start traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Delays due to event on Roads around Goodwood Motor Circuit. Congestion to East Lavant, coming from the Portfield roundabout, from Kennel Hill and along Stane Street.

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

Vessel – Songa Puma (Working), Independent Primero (Complete), Cosco Hope (Inbound), CMA CGM Pegasus (Inbound), Tolten (Inbound), Helmut (Inbound), Einstein (Inbound), Al Dahna Express (Inbound), APL Vanda (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down van on M25 anticlockwise before J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon). Slow traffic on A2 London bound at B255 Bean Lane (Bean Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). 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 from Clacket Lane Services to J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to Cobham Services clockwise, and a breakdown anticlockwise just before J10 adding to delays back to J12 M3. Heavy both ways coming off the A3, back to Wisley Gardens northbound, in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). Traffic easing on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. 

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

Vessel – YM Wholesome (Working), MSC Nederland III (Working), Hudson Express (Complete), 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), Pirita (Inbound), Niledutch Lion (Inbound), Cape Akritas (Inbound), Amalthea (Inbound), Northern Jubilee (Inbound), MSC Loretta (Inbound), W Kyrenia (Inbound), Chennai Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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