Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 18th August 2023

by | Aug 18, 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 – A14 no issues to report. A1088 Thetford Road both ways closed due to accident investigation work between A1066 Hurth Way / Castle Street (Thetford) and Rushford Road (Euston), traffic is coping well. A1 Great North Road Southbound busy but moving at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). A602 both ways closed, slow traffic due to accident investigation work between A1(M) J8 Stevenage / Hitchin and Ashbrook Lane. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Slow traffic on Chelmer Valley Road between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Traffic easing on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass.

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

Vessel – MSC Raya (Working), MSC Vandya (Working), MSC Hong Kong V (Working), Mastery D (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Galaxy (Inbound), Felixstowe (Inbound), Henrika Schulte (Inbound), MSC Greenwich (Inbound), YM Evolution (Inbound), BG Jade (Inbound), MSC Diana (Inbound), EF Olivia (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), Ever Acme (Inbound), Maersk Candor (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to recovery work and accident on M27 Eastbound at J5 A335 Stoneham Way (Southampton Airport / Eastleigh). Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Usual congestion on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout.

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

Vessel – Halley (Working), Lucie Schulte (Working), ONE Triumph (Complete), Independent Quest (Complete), OOCL Chongqing (Inbound), Tolten (Inbound), BG Sapphire (Inbound), CMA CGM Titan (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), Helmut (Inbound), MSC Elaine (Inbound), APL Lion City (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on A2 London bound from B255 / Bluewater (Bean Interchange, Bean) to the M25 (Darenth Interchange, Darenth). In the roadworks area. M25 anticlockwise lane blocked on exit slip road due to broken down car at J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange), traffic is coping well. Slow traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to Cobham Services clockwise, a mile anticlockwise, and the A3 northbound from Wisley Gardens, in the roadworks area. Traffic easing on M4 Heathrow Spur Road Southbound before the tunnels into the terminals. Usual congestion on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. 

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

Vessel – Hudson Express (Working), MOL Proficiency (Working), MSC Nerissa (Complete), Helena Schepers (Inbound), CMA CGM Carl Antoine (Inbound), MSC Yokohama (Inbound), MSC Ellen (Inbound), George Washington Bridge (Inbound), Dimitra C (Inbound), MSC Alicante (Inbound), MSC Eugenia (Inbound), San Marco Maersk (Inbound), Caucedo Express (Inbound), Fenja (Inbound), W Kithira (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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