Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 1st August 2023

by | Aug 1, 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  Slow traffic on A14 Westbound after J49 (Stowmarket). A1 Great North Road Southbound clear at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Reports of accident on A45 Nene Valley Way Westbound from Grendon Road (Earls Barton) to A5076 Great Billing Way (Great Billing Interchange, Northampton), approach with care. Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound before J26 A1124 (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. A120 busy but moving at Galley’s Corner. A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound clear at the Army and Navy roundabout. A130 Northbound busy but moving at A12 Chelmsford Bypass.

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

Vessel – Ever Apex (Working), Elly Maersk (Working), MSC Agamemnon (Working), Navios Vermilion (Working), MSC Jersey (Inbound), MSC Arina (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), MSC Yamuna VI (Inbound), Ever Ace (Inbound), Key Marmara (Inbound), Vilnia Maersk (Inbound), MSC Regulus (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), MSC Sariska V (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.


Southampton Port

Road – Slow traffic on Winchester Road between St James’s Road and Hill Lane. Slow traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Slow traffic on A348 Ringwood Road between A341 Wimborne Road (Bear Cross Roundabout) and the Fire Station traffic lights in Ferndown. Vehicle ferry not operating due to technical issues on Cowes Chain Ferry in Cowes. Traffic returned to normal on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham.

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

Vessel – Aurora (Complete), CMA CGM Vasco De Gama (Inbound), Al Nefud (Inbound), Quebec Express (Inbound), EM Corfu (Inbound), Independent Horizon (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 J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic due to earlier broken-down van on M25 anticlockwise from Clacket Lane Services to J5 M26 / A21, all lanes are open after a rolling roadblock earlier. Slow traffic on A243 Leatherhead Road around B280 Fairoak Lane. Heavy traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, J11 Chertsey anticlockwise, A3 queues northbound from Ockham Park, in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound busy but moving before A3 (Painshill). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile after J16 M40. A41 Southbound busy but moving at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident, two cars and a van involved on A1(M) Southbound from J4 A414 (Hertford / Welwyn Garden City) to J3 A414 / A1001 (St Albans / South Hatfield). A111 Southbound busy but moving between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound clear before M25 J25. Lane closed due to barrier repairs on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound between Turkey Street and Hoe Lane.

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

Vessel – ONE Meishan (Working), Mastery D (Working), Northern Magnitude (Working), Yeoman Bridge (Inbound), Maersk Brownsville (Inbound), CMA CGM Saint Laurent (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort St Charles (Inbound), Estelle Maersk (Inbound), Cap San Raphael (Inbound), Seatrade Orange (Inbound), MSC Nitya B (Inbound), Santos Express (Inbound), Missouri Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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