Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 1st December

by | Dec 1, 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 – Reports of obstruction on the road on A14 eastbound at J42 A1302 Newmarket Road (Westley Interchange). Usual slow traffic on Trumpington Road and Hauxton Road northbound from M11 J11 and Trumpington to the centre of Cambridge. Heavy traffic on A603 Gonville Place in the centre of Cambridge. One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on A14 westbound from J22 (Brampton) to J21 (Brampton Hut). Usual slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat roundabout). Very slow traffic on A1 Great North Road southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J29 A120 (Crown interchange) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual delays on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Delays on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Heavy 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 Kalina (Working), Venta Maersk (Working), GSL Kalliopi (Working), MSC Tuxpan (Working), Navos Vermillion (Inbound), MSC Lauren (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Galaxy (Inbound), MSC Sarah (Inbound), MSC Paloma (Inbound), CSCL Brisbane (Inbound), MSC Rayshmi (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Heavy traffic on Eastern Road northbound at A27 roundabout. Queueing traffic on A27 eastbound at A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne roundabout). Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass eastbound from Fishbourne roundabout to Portfield roundabout. Heavy traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange).

Port – Port is closed since 00:15 due to heavy fog, no updates as to when it will re-open. No VBS Bookings until 14:00 pm. Please expect delays of inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Al Nefud (Complete), Hanni (Working), Sheffield (Working), CMA CGM Kerguelen (Working), Maersk Bahamas (Inbound), MSC Roma (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Independent Primero (Inbound), BG Emerald (Inbound), CMA CGM Iskenderun (Inbound), HMM Gaon (Inbound), AS Palina (Inbound), Maersk Bratan (Inbound), Sven D (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), Toronto Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from three miles before J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) to just after J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street roundabout). One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31 A1306 and J1A A206 (Dartford). Congestion to two miles before J30 A13 (Lakeside), and A13 queues from Grays. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at B262 Hall Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J6 A22 (Godstone). Usual congestion on A217 Reigate Hill southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Long delays due to a lorry fire opposite on M25 clockwise between J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate) and J9 A243 (Leatherhead). Congestion to J7 M23, joining rush hour delays from J5 M26. Very slow traffic on A3 northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). M25 anticlockwise closed severe delays, queueing traffic for eight miles due to lorry fire and fuel spillage between J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate). Congestion to J12 M3. Also, both ways on the A3 back to Ripley and Cobham, from Byfleet to Cobham, and the A24 at Leatherhead. All lanes open, broken-down vehicle removed on M3 southbound between J2 M25 J12 and J3 A322 (Lightwater / Bagshot). Traffic easing on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic due to earlier accident on M25 anticlockwise at J14 A3113 Airport Way (Heathrow). Congestion to J17 (Maple Cross). Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Queueing traffic on A41 southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 (Watford). Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell roundabout). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road southbound before M25 J25.  

Port – No issues to report. Pentalver Gateway had technical issues with their heavy lifters overnight. Had an update this morning to say that operations are back to normal but please be aware that delays are expected to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel  APL Mexico City (Working), Cap San Artemissio (Working), Sealand Washington (Working), Contship Gin (Inbound), Seatrade Blue (Inbound), Seaspan Kobe (Inbound), Missouri Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Carl Antoine (Inbound), X-Press Agility (Inbound), Spirit (Inbound), One Manhattan (Inbound), MSC Leo VI (Inbound), Elbstar (Cancelled), MSC Florentina (Inbound), CMA CGM Saint Laurent (Inbound), Tsingtao Express (Inbound), MSC Desiree (Cancelled), MSC Oriane (Inbound), Maersk Brownsville (Inbound), MSC Cadiz (Cancelled).

Weather – No issues to report.

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