Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 18th May 2023

by | May 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  Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Accident cleared on A14 Eastbound from J7 A43 (Kettering) to J8 A43 (Kettering / Broughton). Reports of accident on A14 Westbound from J1 A5199 (Welford) to M1 J19 (Catthorpe Interchange). One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down car on M1 Southbound at J19 M6 (Catthorpe Interchange). Slow traffic on A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound before A12 J25. Delays on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).  

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

Vessel – W Klaipeda (Working), MSC Mirella (Working), Ever Aim (Working), Cosco Shipping Star (Working), MSC Mina (Inbound), MSC Regulus (Inbound), Venta Maersk (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), Key West (Inbound), Kota Lagu (Inbound), OOCL Kobe (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Queueing traffic on A35 Redbridge Causeway Eastbound at A36 Commercial Road, in the roadworks area. Usual delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout.

Port – Port running very busy again today and no VBS Bookings until 17:00 Hours. Expect delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Maersk Newbury (Arrived), Independent Primero (Inbound), Cosco Fortune (Inbound), Zebra (Inbound), CSCL Neptune (Inbound), Maike D (Inbound), Tubul (Inbound), Pantonio (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) and J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). All traffic being temporarily held and queueing traffic for three miles due to accident on M25 anticlockwise before J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange). Congestion to J3 M20 Swanley Interchange. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one way system. Slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to accident, a car and a skip lorry involved on M25 anticlockwise before J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J13 Staines, adding to queues past the M3. Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile past J16 M40. Congestion to Uxbridge, back along the M40 and A40. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Stop-start traffic 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. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey).

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

Vessel – Cap San Augustin (Working), Seatrade Green (Working), Wes Gesa (Working), Valparaiso Express (Inbound), Santa Catarina (Inbound), Delaware Express (Inbound), ONE Manchester (Inbound), MSC Nederland III (Inbound), Contship Gin (Inbound), MSC Vancouver (Inbound), MSC Carolina (Inbound), Cap San Tainaro (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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