Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 18th July 2023

by | Jul 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 – A12 Northbound busy but moving before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on The A14 Westbound from J49 (Stowmarket) to J47 / A1088 / Kiln Lane (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. Reports of shed load of bricks on A43 at A14 J8 (Kettering / Broughton). On the roundabout. Note change of location, traffic is coping well. Queueing traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). The A12 Northbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, two cars involved from J32B / London Road (Belstead / Copdock Village) to J55 / A1214 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on The A12 Southbound at J26 (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual queues on A120 at Galley’s Corner. A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound busy but moving from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. 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. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass.

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

Vessel – CSCL Atlantic Ocean (Working), MSC Erica (Working), GSL Lalo (Inbound), Eugen Maersk (Inbound), Celsius London (Inbound), Teno (Inbound), Ever Golden (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), MSC Roshney V (Inbound)

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Slow traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Slow traffic on Winchester Road around A33 Bassett Avenue. M271 Northbound busy but moving at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A35 Totton Bypass and Redbridge Causeway Eastbound before M271 (Redbridge roundabout). in the roadworks area.

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

Vessel – Al Dahna Express (Working), APL Vanda (Working), Montreal Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), Einstein (Inbound), Maersk Neston (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), Torrente (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Heavy traffic on A2 Westbound before A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Long delays due to earlier broken down van on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Congestion to the A22 either side at J6, back into Godstone and Caterham, travel time is 35 minutes. A21 Sevenoaks Bypass Southbound entry slip road from the A25 closed due to emergency gas repairs at the A25 (Westerham / Sevenoaks Turn Off). Slow traffic on A25 Westerham Road both ways at B269 High Street, in the roadworks area. Traffic easing on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one way system. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound at M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to Ripley Services, short queues coming off southbound, and M25 delays from J9 Leatherhead and J11 Chertsey, in the roadworks area. Usual congestion on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Delays on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile after J16 M40. Congestion to the M40 northbound from J1 Denham. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Usual slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Traffic easing on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Slow traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Traffic returned to normal on M25 anticlockwise before J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Slow traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J27 M11.

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

Vessel – W Kyrenia (Working), Amalthea (Working), MSC Loretta (Complete), Chennai Express (Inbound), Maersk Izmir (Inbound), Mieke Schulte (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort de France (Inbound), MSC Cassandre (Inbound), Maersk Cambridge (Inbound), Cap San Augustin (Inbound), Seatrade Red (Inbound), Mastery D (Inbound), MSC Nerissa (Inbound), Nagoya Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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