Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 18th September 2023

by | Sep 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 – Usual slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Usual slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). A141 Spittals Way both ways closed, slow traffic due to accident from Washingley Road to Stonehill. One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down car on A45 Nene Valley Way Westbound at A43 Lumbertubs Way (Riverside). Queueing traffic on A5123 Southbound at M1 J15A (Towcester / Northampton Services), in the roadworks area. A45 London Road Southbound busy but moving at M1 J15. Slow traffic on A12 Southbound between J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) and J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Temporary traffic lights due to emergency gas main repairs on B1024 London Road at A12 (Kelvedon North). Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Slow traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A12 Southbound at J15 B1002 (Three Mile Hill), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).

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

Vessel – MSC Bianca Silvia (Working), Ever Arm (Working), Henrika Schulte (Inbound), Fenja (Inbound), Maersk Campton (Inbound), Elbstar (Inbound), MSC United VIII (Inbound), MSC Reef (Inbound), BG Jade (Inbound), Cosco Japan (Inbound), OOCL Scandinavia (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

Southampton Port

Road – Delays on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Heavy traffic on M271 Southbound at A33 (Redbridge Roundabout). Traffic easing and traffic returned to normal on A31 Eastbound from The Mount (Ringwood) to M27 J1 (Cadnam, Cadnam). Slow traffic on A348 Ringwood Road between A341 Wimborne Road (Bear Cross Roundabout) and the Fire Station traffic lights in Ferndown. Usual slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel.

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

Vessel – Please be advised we cannot get an accurate vessel schedule at this time. Website down.  CMA CGM Sydney (Working), Independent Quest (Working), Maersk Bahamas (Inbound), CMA CGM Fidelio (Inbound), Tirua (Inbound), CMA CGM Pegasus (Inbound), Helmut (Inbound), CMA CGM Tarragona (Inbound), BG Sapphire (Inbound), MSC Tianping (Inbound), ONE Integrity (Inbound), APL Merlion (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one way system. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Queueing traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, from J11 Chertsey anticlockwise, and A3 queues northbound from Ripley Services, in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Service suspended on Southwestern Railway between Shepperton and Fulwell due to fallen tree on the line at Sunbury. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J16 M40. Slow traffic on A404 Rickmansworth Road near St Clement Danes School. Traffic easing 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 from J21a M1 South / A405 (St Albans) to J19 A41 (Watford). Usual congestion 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. Queueing traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J27 M11 to J25 A10 (Enfield).

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

Vessel – Chennai Express (Working), APL Boston (Working), MSC Vilda X (Complete), NYK Vesta (Inbound), W Kyrenia (Inbound), Nysted Maersk (Inbound), Fenja (Inbound), Cape Corfu (Inbound), CMA CGM Saint Laurent (Inbound), CMA CGM America (Inbound), MSC Bianca (Inbound), Maersk Camden (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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