Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 19th September 2023

by | Sep 19, 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 – A12 Northbound busy but moving before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound at J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A428 Cambridge Road Eastbound before the Croxton turn off. Reports of traffic problem on M1 from J17 M45 (Dunchurch / Coventry) to J16 A45 (Daventry). Slow traffic on The A5123 Southbound at M1 J15A (Towcester / Northampton Services), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A45 London Road Southbound 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. Usual congestion on A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound before A12 J25. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Usual congestion on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Traffic returned to normal on A12 Southbound at J15 A414 (Three Mile Hill). Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).

Port – There is a weather warning in place for today and tomorrow. Currently the port is operational but please be aware that delays on inbound and outbound traffic will be affected. Further operational information can be found here.

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

Weather – Warnings of high winds today and tomorrow

Southampton Port

Road – Usual congestion on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. A337 Romsey Road inbound busy but moving at High Street. M27 Westbound entry slip road blocked, heavy traffic due to accident at J7 A334 Charles Watts Way (Hedge End). Usual slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Reports of queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on A27 Eastbound from A27 (Emsworth Services, Emsworth) to A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout, Chichester). Usual congestion on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel. Queueing traffic on The A27 around Grove Lodge Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – ONE Integrity (Working), BG Sapphire (Complete), APL Merlion (Inbound), Ontario Express (Inbound), MOL Experience (Inbound), Barzan (Inbound), EM Corfu (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road London bound before M25 J29 (Romford / Basildon). Congestion to the Dunton junction. Heavy traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Usual congestion on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Queueing traffic on A244 Warren Lane Northbound from M25 J9 (Leatherhead) to B280 Fairoak Lane. 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. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Delays on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Delays on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Usual congestion on M4 onto the elevated section Eastbound from J3 A312 (Hayes) to J2 A4 (Brentford). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile after J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Usual 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 Watford. Traffic returned to normal on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Traffic easing, earlier broken down van on M25 clockwise from J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar) to J25 A10 (Enfield) Enfield. Usual congestion on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Emergency water repairs on A10 out of town from A110 Southbury Road to Carterhatch Lane. Expect delays. Slow traffic on A104 Epping New Road / B1393 Epping Road at A121 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout). 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 – W Kyrenia (Working), Nysted Maersk (Working), Fenja (Inbound), CMA CGM Saint Laurent (Inbound), Cape Corfu (Inbound), CMA CGM America (Inbound), MSC Bianca (Inbound), Maersk Camden (Inbound), ONE Ibis (Inbound), Nordamelia (Inbound), Cap San Artemissio (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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