Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 1st September

by | Sep 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 – Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Slow traffic on A127 London bound from A128 (Halfway House roundabout, West Horndon) to M25 J29 (Romford / Basildon, Upminster). M11 Southbound closed severe delays, stationary traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car transporter involved and fuel spillage between J10 A505 (Duxford) and J8 A120 (Bishops Stortford), Congestion to traffic back to J8 and J9, also queues approaching J10, and on London Road through Newport avoiding the motorway. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J27 M11 and J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). A14 westbound between junctions J58 Bucklesham and J56 Ipswich Docks, Roadworks. A12 southbound between the A14 and the junction with the A120 Colchester East, Barrier repairs. A14 eastbound between junctions J54 Ipswich West and J57 Ipswich East, Roadworks. A14 westbound between junctions J39 Kentford and J36 A11 Junction, Road repairs. A12 southbound between the A120 Colchester West and the junction with the A130 Chelmsford North, Roadworks. A12 southbound between the A120 Colchester West and the junction with the A414 Chelmsford West, Roadworks. A12 northbound entry slip from the A130, Roadworks. The A12 northbound between the A130 Chelmsford North and the junction with the A120 Colchester West, Roadworks. A12 northbound between the A1023 and the junction with the A130 Chelmsford North, Roadworks.

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

Vessel – Evelyn Maersk (Working), Cosco Shipping Star (Working), MSC Margrit (Working), Vaga Maersk (Working), Jazan (Inbound), Maersk Cambridge (Inbound), MSC Irene (Inbound), Ever Alp (Inbound), MSC Leigh (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Traffic easing on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. One lane closed due to overturned vehicle and shed load of wood on M3 Southbound between J8 A303 and J9 A34 (Winnal roundabout / Winchester North). M27 westbound between junctions J8 and J7, Roadworks. A31 westbound between the M27 and the junction with the A338 South, Roadworks. A31 westbound entry slip from the A338, Roadworks. A31 westbound access from A338 near Ringwood (east), A31 westbound exit for B3081, Roadworks. A31 eastbound / westbound Roadworks. A31 eastbound between the A338 South and the junction with the A338 North, Roadworks.

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

Vessel – Burgundy (Complete), CMA CGM Alcazar (Complete), UMM Qarn (Working), AS Petronia (Inbound), X Press Moy (Arrived), Independent Horizon (Inbound), OOCL Asia (Inbound), Margarete Schulte (Inbound), Cosco Malaysia (Inbound), MSC <aria Elena (Inbound), Tolten (Inbound), Atlantis A (Inbound), Al Muraykh (Inbound), Elisabeth (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – M25 anticlockwise lane blocked on entry slip road due to broken down lorry at J1b A296 (Dartford). One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M25 anticlockwise at J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Long delays and queueing traffic for six miles due to earlier accident on M25 anticlockwise between J16 M40 and J15 M4, Congestion to J17 Maple Cross, queues for over a mile from both sides on the M40, and clockwise queues from J14 Heathrow due to onlookers. Travel time is 45 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J20 A41 (Kings Langley) and J19 (Watford). Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic for seven miles due to two broken down vehicles on M25 anticlockwise between J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar). Traffic returned to normal on M25 anticlockwise between J27 M11 and J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). M25 clockwise at junction J15, Emergency roadworks.  M40 southbound between junctions J1A and J1, Emergency barrier repairs. M40 northbound between, junctions J1A and J2, Barrier repairs.

Port – Tilbury port are still busy with the lack of VBS Bookings, currently next available booking is 10:00 hours this morning, this will have a knock-on effect with imports and exports. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Cap San Nicolas (Working), MSC Kim (Inbound), Guayaquil Express (Inbound), Santa Cruz (Inbound), Maersk Izmir (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound), MSC Laura (Inbound), Eleonora Maersk (Inbound), MSC Krystal (Inbound), Mariner (Cancelled), MSC Flavia (Inbound), Ragna (Inbound), Douce France (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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