Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 14th September 2023

by | Sep 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 – A14 Westbound partially blocked due to overturned lorry and recovery work at A154 Candlet Road (Dock Spur Roundabout), on the roundabout. A12 Northbound busy but moving before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Broken down vehicle removed on A14 at J54 Sproughton Road (Sproughton). Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to broken down lorry on A14 Westbound from J47 A1088 (Woolpit) to J46 Thurston Road (Thurston / Beyton Green). Queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to debris on road and multi-vehicle accident on A14 Westbound from J31 M11 J14 (Girton / Cloverleaf Interchange, Girton) to J25 B1050 Hattons Road (Bar Hill, Bar Hill), congestion to M11 J13 (Cambridge / Madingley). Usual congestion on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Queueing traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Usual slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Reports of traffic problem on A120 Themhall Avenue at Bassingbourn Road (Stansted Airport). Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. 

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

Vessel – MSC London (Working), MSC Livorno (Working), Gsl Christen (Working), OOCL Japan (Working), MSC Mirja (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), CSCL Brisbane (Inbound), Vaga Maersk (Inbound), MSC Sola (Inbound), MSC Yukta X (Inbound), MSC Bianca Silvia (Inbound), Ever Arm (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

Southampton Port

Road – Delays on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. A337 Romsey Road inbound busy but moving at High Street. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel. Slow traffic on The A27 around Grove Lodge Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – AL Zubara (Working), CMA CGM Kerguelen (Working), OOCL Montreal (Complete), Maersk Northwood (Arrived), CMA CGM Sydney (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), Maersk Bahamas (Inbound), CMA CGM Fidelio (Inbound), Tirua (Inbound), CMA CGM Pegasus (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Traffic easing on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. M2 Medway Viaduct London bound exit slip road closed, slow traffic due to emergency bridge repairs at J2 A228 Sundridge Hill (Strood / Rochester). Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise at J5 M26. Congestion to J4 Orpington. A217 Reigate Hill Southbound clear from M25 J8 to the one way system. Queueing traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, three miles anticlockwise, and A3 queues northbound from Ripley Services, in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Usual slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on A312 The Parkway Southbound before M4 J3. Heavy traffic on M4 onto the elevated section Eastbound from J3 A312 (Hayes) to J2 A4 (Brentford). Queueing traffic on M40 Northbound from J1 A40 (Denham Roundabout) to J1a M25. Congestion to the A40 back to Swakeleys Roundabout (Uxbridge). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile after J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road 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). Queueing traffic due to accident on A1055 Bullsmore Lane Westbound from Lea Valley Academy to the A10. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Usual slow traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. 

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

Vessel – Cap San Tainaro (Working), Mariner (Working), ZIM Alabama (Inbound), MSC Nerissa (Inbound), Ebba Maersk (Inbound), Santa Isabel (Inbound), Delaware Express (Inbound), MSC Denmark VI (Inbound), Le Harve Express (Inbound), MSC Agamemnon (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Volga (Inbound), HSL Nike (Inbound), Helena Schepers (Inbound).  

Weather – No issues to report

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