Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 15th November

by | Nov 15, 2022

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 A14 westbound from J38 A11 / A1304 (Newmarket) to J37 A142 Fordham Road (Newmarket / Exning), in the roadworks area. Very slow traffic on A1 Great North Road southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat roundabout). Usual slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat roundabout). Reports of traffic problem on A134 southbound at A11 / A1066 (Mundford Road roundabout), Traffic is coping well. Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J29 A120 (Crown interchange) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout.

Port – The port are expecting high winds from 09:00 to 16:00 today. VBS Bookings will be limited. Delays are expected for inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Loretta (Working), Henrika Schulte (Working), Ever Arm (Working), Maersk Camden (Working), Volga Maersk (Working), Paris Li (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), MSC Leigh (Inbound), MSC Brittany (Inbound), W Klaipeda (Inbound).

Weather – High winds are expected throughout the day.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Heavy traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth roundabout) and Winchester Road roundabout. One lane blocked and heavy traffic due to accident, two cars involved on M271 southbound between J1 Brownhill Way (Nursling) and A33 Redbridge Road (Redbridge roundabout). Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road northbound at A27 roundabout. 

Port – Port is operating a little slower than normal due to weather, delays on inbound and outbound traffic to be expected. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – CMA CGM Vasco De Gama (Complete), Tihama (Working), Songa Puma (Complete), Elisabeth (Complete), NYK Deneb (Working), Cosco Harmony (Working), Hanni (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Al Jmeliyah (Inbound), Burgundy (Inbound), Tucapel (Inbound), Ren Jian 25 (Inbound), Elbwave (Inbound), APL New York (Inbound), MSC Pina (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound).

Weather – Very heavy rain affecting port operations.

London Gateway Port

Road – All traffic being temporarily held and queueing traffic due to accident on M25 anticlockwise between J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street roundabout) and J27 M11, congestion to halfway back to J30 A13 (Lakeside). Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). All lanes open and traffic easing, surface water subsided on M25 clockwise between J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate) and J9 A243 (Leatherhead). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J9 A243 (Leatherhead) and J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). 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. M4 westbound lane closed on entry slip road, slow traffic due to accident at J4 (Heathrow / Uxbridge), congestion to the top of the Heathrow Spur. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Queueing traffic on A41 southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Stop-start traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell roundabout). All lanes open, broken-down car removed on M25 clockwise after J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road southbound before M25 J25.

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

Vessel  Volga Maersk (Working), AL Dahna Express (Working), HSL Porto (Working), Al Manamah (Working), HSL Nike (Inbound), Maersk Kimi (Inbound), MSC Alicante (Inbound), Guayaquil Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort Fleur Depee (Inbound), MSC Rania (Inbound), MSC Adelaide (Inbound), MSC Dorine (Inbound), MSC Rosaria (Inbound), Mathilde Schulte (Inbound), Northern Justice (Inbound), YM Wholesome (Inbound), Cartagena Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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