Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 17th October

by | Oct 17, 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 – Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A14 Eastbound near J40 (Higham). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound from J39 B1506 (Kentford) to J37 A142 Fordham Road (Newmarket / Exning), In the roadworks area. Reports of accident on A14 Westbound near J36 A11 (Nine Mile Hill). Usual slow traffic on Trumpington Road and Hauxton Road Northbound from M11 J11 and Trumpington to the centre of Cambridge. Very slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Very slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). A14 eastbound between junctions J40 and J41, Roadworks. A12 northbound access from B1024 near Kelvedon (north), A12 northbound between A120 near Colchester (west) and A1124, Roadworks.  A12 northbound, Roadworks. A120 westbound between the A131 North and the junction with the M11, Roadworks.

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

Vessel – Ever Ace (Working), Edith Maersk (Working), MSC Leigh (Working), MSC Madhu B (Inbound), BG Ireland (Inbound), MSC Tuxpan (Inbound), MSC Laurence (Inbound), Vuoksi Maersk (Inbound), MSC Melissa (Inbound), Catherine C (Inbound), CSCL Artic Ocean (Inbound), MSC Paris (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Delays on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Heavy traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. A27 Westbound closed, queueing traffic due to recovery work and accident, a single vehicle involved between A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout, Chichester) and A3(M) J5 Bedhampton / Havant / Farlington (Havant). Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Very slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel. Queueing traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road Northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). M27 eastbound between J5 and J7, M27 eastbound within J8, Roadworks. M27 eastbound between junctions J11 and J12, Barrier repairs.

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

Vessel – Xin Yan Tai (Working), Spirit of New Delhi (Inbound), MOL Experience (Working), Elisabeth (Working), Hanni (Inbound), EF Olivia (Inbound), HMM Mir (Inbound), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), AL Zubara (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Two lanes closed and severe delays due to Police incident on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise from J1A A206 (Dartford) to J31 A1306 (Lakeside / Purfleet). Congestion to J3 M20 (Swanley Interchange). A2 delays west back past Gravesend, east from Dartford Heath, and heavy traffic through Dartford, Darenth and Greenhithe. M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise closed, severe delays due to police incident between J31 A1306 and J1A A206 (Dartford). Congestion to a mile from J29 A127 (Upminster). A13 queues either side back to Orsett and Wennington, and long delays through Purfleet, Thurrock and Grays. Also bad on the A127, M11 and via the Blackwall Tunnel. Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A1306 Eastbound from A1090 (Meads Corner, Purfleet) to M25 J31 (Lakeside / Purfleet, Thurrock Lakeside). One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down vehicle on M23 Southbound between J8 M25 J7 and J9 (Gatwick Airport). Heavy traffic on M25 both ways between J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J14 A3113 Airport Way (Heathrow). 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. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J20 A41 Watford Road (Kings Langley) and J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. 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. Two lanes closed, long delays and queueing traffic for seven miles due to overturned vehicle on M25 anticlockwise between J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J25 A10 (Enfield). Congestion to J27 (M11). 

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

Vessel – Emma Maersk (Working), Vuoksi Maersk (Working), Puerto Limon Express (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), MSC Carmen (Inbound), Colorado Express (Inbound), Hungary (Inbound), Kyoto Express (Inbound), Le Harve (Inbound), Brooklyn Bridge (Inbound), CMA CGM America (Inbound), GSL Nicoletta (Inbound), MSC Adelaide (Cancelled), Santa Rita (Inbound), MSC Dorine (Inbound), YM Wreath (Inbound), Cap San Nicolas (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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