Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 18th October

by | Oct 18, 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 – One lane closed and queueing traffic for four miles due to broken down vehicle on A14 Westbound from J52 B1113 Bramford Road (Claydon) to J51 A140 Kettle Lane (Needham Market). Reports of accident on Mount Road at Sow Lane (Felixstowe / Ipswich turn). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound from J38 A11 / A1304 (Newmarket) to J37 A142 Fordham Road (Newmarket / Exning). Delays on Trumpington Road and Hauxton Road Northbound from M11 J11 and Trumpington to the centre of Cambridge. Usual slow traffic on Trumpington Road and Hauxton Road Southbound from the centre of Cambridge to Trumpington and the M11 J11. Very slow traffic on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Usual delays on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Accident cleared on Maldon Road near A12 J18 (Danbury). Reports of accident on A127 Southend Arterial Road at A127 (Billericay / Noak Bridge Turn Off).   

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

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

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Northam Road both ways closed due to earlier building fire between St Mary Street and Brintons Road. Delays on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M27 Westbound from J9 A27 Segensworth Link Road (Segensworth / Fareham) to J8 A3024 (Bursledon / Hamble). Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Heavy traffic on M275 Southbound at A3 (Rudmore Roundabout). Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – Xin Yan Tai (Complete), MOL Experience (Complete), Hanni (Complete), Spirit of New Delhi (Complete), HMM Mir (Working), EF Olivia (Working), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), AL Zubara (Inbound), AS Petronia (Inbound), America (Inbound),  APL Fullerton (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise closed, severe delays due to police incident between J31 A1306 (Thurrock / Lakeside) and J1A A206 (Dartford). Congestion to J29 A127 (Upminster), A13 queues either side back to Wennington and Tilbury, and queues through Purfleet, Thurrock and Grays. Also extra traffic on the A128 up to the A127, and each side at the Blackwall Tunnel. 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 queues back to Dartford Heath eastbound, back past Gravesend westbound (Seven miles), and queues back through Dartford, Greenhithe and South Darenth. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J9 A243 (Leatherhead) and J15 M4. Slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J22 A1081 (St Albans / London Colney) and J16 M40. Slow traffic due to earlier broken-down van on M25 clockwise after J23 A1(M) South Mimms. Congestion to J22 (London Colney). All lanes open, broken-down van removed on M25 anticlockwise before J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic due to accident on A13 London bound at A126 (Lakeside Turn Off). Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A1089 St Andrews Road Southbound from Dock Road (Asda roundabout) to Port of Tilbury entrance. Congestion to A126 Marshfoot Road.

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

Vessel – Emma Maersk (Working), MSC Carmen (Working), Colorado Express (Working), Kyoto Express (Inbound), Brooklyn Bridge (Inbound), Le Harve (Inbound), MSC Adelaide (Cancelled), YM Wreath (Inbound), CMA CGM America (Inbound), Santa Rita (Inbound), MSC Dorine (Inbound), Hungary (Inbound), Sven D (Cancelled), Seatrade Orange (Inbound), GSL Nicoletta (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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