Daily Ocean News Bulletin -1st November 2023

by | Nov 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 – Queueing traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). A142 Fordham Road Southbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident before A14 J37 (Newmarket / Exning). Queueing traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A6 Burton Road / Irthlingborough Road both ways at A510 Thrapston Road / Wellingborough Road Roundabout. Slow traffic on A43 Kettering Road at Sywell. Queueing traffic on A45 London Road Southbound at M1 J15. Queueing traffic on A45 Eastbound at M1 J15 (Northampton). Queueing traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. A12 Northbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to obstruction on the road from J18 A1060 (Danbury) to J19 A130 Colchester Road (Boreham Interchange), congestion to J17 (Howe Green) and the southbound side as traffic passes. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Queueing traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).

Port – No VBS Bookings on 8 & 9 Berth until 19:00 Hours. This may cause delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Elly Maersk (Working), MSC Claude Girardet (Working), Budapest Express (Working), Fenja (Inbound), CMA CGM Osaka (Inbound), CMA CGM Osaka (Inbound), MSC Roshney V (Inbound), BG Jade (Inbound), MSC Arina (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – M27 Westbound exit slip road to the M3 partially blocked, delays due to overturned lorry at J4 M3. Usual slow traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. Queueing traffic on Winchester Road around A33 Bassett Avenue. Queueing traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3 (Southampton Docks). Usual slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Heavy traffic on M275 Southbound at A3 (Rudmore Roundabout). Slow traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout.

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

Vessel – Al Nefud (Working), APL Fullerton (Working), Ever Living (Complete), Montreal Express (Inbound), Maersk Northwood (Inbound), Independent Primero (Inbound), NYK Meteor (Inbound), CMA CGM Fidelio (Inbound), NYK Constellation (Inbound), Cosco Glory (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 Westbound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Usual congestion on A2 Westbound between A221 Danson Road (Danson Interchange) and A2213 Kidbrooke Park Road (Kidbrooke Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J4 (Orpington) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic due to accident on A21 Farnborough Way both ways at B2158 High Street. Congestion to The Fantail junction southbound, heavy from Green Street Green northbound. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J8 Reigate clockwise, slow from J12 M3 anticlockwise, and A3 queues from Cobham and Ripley Services, in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Slow traffic on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Delays on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Queueing traffic on A312 The Parkway Southbound before M4 J3. Long delays on A40 into town from A437 Long Lane (Hillingdon Circus, Hillingdon) to A4000 Horn Lane (Gypsy Corner, Acton). Long delays on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 (Maple Cross) to J15 M4. Congestion to the M40 northbound back to the A40 at Uxbridge, and delays diverting via Denham. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Traffic easing, earlier broken-down vehicle on M25 clockwise before J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J25 A10 (Enfield). Queueing traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. 

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

Vessel – Maersk Izmir (Working), Douce France (Working), MSC Yashi B (Inbound), Estelle Maersk (Inbound), Seatrade Orange (Inbound), YM Fountain (Inbound), UASC Zamzam (Inbound), San Nicolas Maersk (Inbound), Xin Wei Hai (Inbound), Nagoya Express (Inbound), Guayaquil Express (Inbound), MSC Shanelle V (Inbound), HSL Nike (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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