Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 16th May 2023

by | May 16, 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 A14 Westbound from J49 (Stowmarket) to J47 A1088 (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. Very slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound around J27 A133 / Spring Lane (Avenue Of Remembrance Roundabout), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. One lane closed due to lorry having a tyre changed on M11 Northbound after J7A A1025 (Harlow North). 

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

Vessel – MSC Sveva (Working), Marchen Maersk (Working), Vuoksi Maersk (Working), MSC Charleston (Working), BG Ireland (Inbound), Hermann Schulte (Inbound), W Klaipeda (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Star (Inbound), Ever Aim (Inbound), MSC Mirella (Inbound), MSC Mina (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Traffic easing on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Queueing traffic on A35 Redbridge Causeway Eastbound at A36 Commercial Road, in the roadworks area. Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Westbound from Portfield Roundabout to Fishbourne Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – MSC Agamemnon (Working), APL Fullerton (Working), Elbstar (Working), Linah (Complete), NYK Romulus (Inbound), Toronto Express (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Maersk Newbury (Inbound), Independent Primero (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon). Slow traffic on A13 London bound from the A1012 (Grays) to the M25 (Lakeside / Purfleet, Thurrock). Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise from before J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 Westbound before A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Queueing traffic due to earlier broken-down car on M25 clockwise before J6 A22 (Godstone). Congestion to over a mile back along the M26. 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. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and a mile past J16 M40. Congestion to Uxbridge back along the M40 and A40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey).  

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Kourou (Working), San Clemente (Working), MSC Palak (Complete), A La Marine (Complete), Niledutch Lion (Inbound), Elly Maersk (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), CMA CGM America (Inbound), MSC Giulia (Inbound), Maersk Gateshead (Inbound), Cap San Augustin (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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