Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 19th December

by | Dec 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 – All traffic being temporarily held and queueing traffic due to accident on M11 southbound from J9A A11 (Saffron Walden) to J8 A120 (Bishops Stortford). Traffic easing on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. 

Port – Due to the high winds yesterday the port is working but no VBS Bookings until 09:00 this morning. Some delays are to be expected. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Paris (Inbound), MSC Cornelia (Inbound), Ever Grade (Inbound), Volga Maersk (Inbound), MSC Elbe (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), W Klaipeda (Inbound), OOCL Kobe (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. One lane closed due to broken down car on M27 eastbound from J8 A3024 (Bursledon / Hamble) to J9 A27 Segensworth Link Road (Segensworth / Fareham). Road cleared, fallen tree removed on A32 Wickham Road both ways between A334 Fareham Road and M27 J10 (Wickham). One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M27 westbound at J11 A27 (Fareham / Gosport). Usual congestion on The A27 around Grove Lodge roundabout.

Port – Shipside operations have been suspended since 00:15 due to high wind at the terminal. No VBS Bookings until 17:00 pm. Delays on inbound and outbound traffic will be expected. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – HMM Garam (Working), Orion (Complete), Halley (Working), Cosco Pride (Working), NYK Meteor (Arrived), Lucie Schulte (Inbound), Tubul (Inbound), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), Burgundy (Cancelled), Independent Horizon (Inbound), CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Inbound), Elisabeth (Inbound), Xin Yan Tai (Inbound), Ren Jian 23 (Inbound), Aurora (Inbound), Maersk Newbury (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street roundabout) and J27 M11. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. M20 westbound lane closed on exit slip road due to broken down car at J1 M25 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J6 A22 (Godstone). One lane closed due to broken down car on M23 southbound between J8 M25 J7 and J9 (Gatwick Airport). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Usual slow traffic on A41 southbound at M25 J20.

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

Vessel  Xin Lian Yun Gang (Working), MSC Alicante (Working), Burgundy (Inbound), Volga Maersk (Inbound), Evelyn Maersk (Inbound), Santa Marta Express (Inbound), Kyoto Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Kourou (Inbound), MSC Elodie (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort de France (Inbound), YM Wisdom (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), Cap San Marco (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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