Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 19th August

by | Aug 19, 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 – Very slow traffic on A12 both ways between J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange) and J30 B1029 Upper Street (Stratford St Mary), In the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. At the junction of the A14 J60 and the A154 Dockspur Roundabout there is an overturned lorry. The event is expected to clear between 11:00 and 11:15, Slow movIng traffic on the A14 East bound between J38 & J37. A12 north partially blocked and queueing traffic due to crash from A14 J58 (Seven Hills) to Foxhall Road (Brightwell Corner). M11 Long delays, partially blocked, queueing traffic for two miles and traffic problem on northbound after J7 A414 Canes Lane (Harlow). Since 06:30. Lane three (of three) is closed, Delays of seven minutes and delays easing on M11 Northbound between J7 A414 Canes Lane (Harlow) and J8A. Average speed ten mph, Congestion on the A1 southbound between the junctions with the A6001 Biggleswade North and the A6001 Biggleswade South.

Port – Running slow. No VBS booking slots until this evening. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Ever A lot (working), Maersk Vigo (working), GSL Kalliopi (working), MSC Zlata (working), George Washington Bridge (working), TRF Partici (working), MSC Sarah (inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Slow traffic on M23 Southbound before J9 (Gatwick Airport). Holiday traffic. Traffic heading to the airport, not helped by an earlier breakdown. Narrow lanes and speed restriction of 50 mph due to construction on M3 both ways between J11 A3090 (Winchester South) and J14 (M27 interchange). Work to replace the central barrier.

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

Vessel –  MSC Adelaide (working), Maersk Niagara (working), Nordic Hamburg (working), Independent Quest (arrived), GSL Chateau D’if (working), Maersk Bahamas (inbound), Brussels Express (inbound), Tirua (inbound), MSC Melissa (inbound), CMA Georg Forster (inbound), BF Fortaleza (inbound), Elisabeth (inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Delays of nine minutes on M25 anticlockwise between J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar). Average speed 20 mph. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Travel time is 20 minutes.

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

Vessel – YM Wellness (working), Sofia Express (working), AS Camellia (working), MSC Lorena (inbound), MSC Florentina (inbound), Missouri Express (inbound), Cap San Lorenzo (inbound), CMA Marseille (inbound), X-Press Agility (inbound), MSC Guernsey (inbound), MSC Stella (inbound), Monaco Maersk (inbound), HSL Nike (inbound), MOL Presence (inbound), Vilnia Maersk (inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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