Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 17th August 2023

by | Aug 17, 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 – Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound at J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. B1106 both ways partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident between Fordham St Genevieve (Fordham St Genevieve) and Culford (Culford). A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound busy but moving before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). A426 Northbound busy but moving between M6 J1 and A5 (Gibbet Roundabout). A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound busy but moving before A12 J25. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Slow traffic on Roxwell Road and Bundick’s Hill Eastbound before Parkway. A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound busy but moving at the Army and Navy roundabout. Traffic returned to normal on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. 

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

Vessel – MSC Raya (Working), Eleonora Maersk (Working), Cosco Japan (Working), Kure (Working), MSC Vandya (Working), MSC Hong Kong V (Inbound), Mastery D (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Galaxy (Inbound), MSC Greenwich (Inbound), Felixstowe (Inbound), Henrika Schulte (Inbound), YM Evolution (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Slow traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Slow traffic on A348 Ringwood Road between A341 Wimborne Road (Bear Cross Roundabout) and the Fire Station traffic lights in Ferndown.

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

Vessel – ONE Triumph (Working), MSC Greenwich (Working), Independent Quest (Inbound), Halley (Inbound), Lucie Schulte (Inbound), OOCL Chongqing (Inbound), Tolten (Inbound), BG Sapphire (Inbound), CMA CGM Titan (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). A217 Reigate Hill Southbound busy but moving from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to Cobham Services clockwise, two miles anticlockwise, and A3 queues northbound from Ockham Park, in the roadworks area. M25 anticlockwise busy but moving before J12 M3. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile after J16 M40. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J19 (Watford). A1 Northbound partially blocked due to overturned lorry and recovery work at the M25 (South Mimms). On the roundabout, traffic is coping well. A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound clear before M25 J25.

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

Vessel – Seatrade Green (Working), MSC Nerissa (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound), MOL Proficiency (Inbound), Helena Schepers (Inbound), CMA CGM Carl Antoine (Inbound), MSC Yokohama (Inbound), George Washington Bridge (Inbound), MSC Alicante (Inbound), Dimitra C (Inbound), MSC Ellen (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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