Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 17th May 2023

by | May 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 – Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Queueing traffic on M11 Southbound at J10 A505 (Duxford). Heavy traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Heavy traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound between J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) and J26 A1124 (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Usual congestion on Chelmer Valley Road between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway.

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

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

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A35 Redbridge Causeway Eastbound at A36 Commercial Road, in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A31 between A341 (Merley Roundabout) and B3073 (Canford Bottom). Heavy traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Heavy traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout.

Port – Reports of the port being very busy and no VBS Bookings until 17:00 Hours. Expect delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – APL Fullerton (Working), NYK Romulus (Arrived), Toronto Express (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Maersk Newbury (Inbound), Independent Primero (Inbound), Cosco Fortune (Inbound), Zebra (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) to a mile after J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to accident on M23 Southbound from J8 M25 J7 to J9 (Gatwick Airport). Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M25 clockwise between J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate) and J9 A243 (Leatherhead). Congestion to J7 M23, all lanes have been re-opened. 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 J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Delays 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. Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to recovery work and accident, two vans and a car involved on M25 anticlockwise before J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Congestion to J28 A12 Romford. travel time is 40 minutes. 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 – Elly Maersk (Working), Njord (Working), CMA CGM America (Working), MSC Giulia (Inbound), Maersk Gateshead (Inbound), Cap San Augustin (Inbound), Seatrade Green (Inbound), Valparaiso Express (Inbound), Wes Gesa (Inbound), Santa Catarina (Inbound), ONE Manchester (Inbound), Delaware Express (Inbound), MSC Nederland III (Inbound), Contship Gin (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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