Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 20th December

by | Dec 20, 2021

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  A14 westbound exit slip at junction J25 Bar Hill, congestion. A14 westbound between junctions J44 Bury St Edmunds East and J42 Bury St Edmunds West, A14 westbound between J44 and J43, A14 westbound within J42, roadworks. A14 eastbound between junctions J37 Newmarket West and J44 Bury St Edmunds East, A14 eastbound between J37 and J38, A14 eastbound between J43 and J44, roadworks. A12 southbound between the A1124 and the junction with the A120 Colchester West, A12 southbound within the A1124 junction, A12 southbound within the A120 near Colchester (west) junction, roadworks.

Port – CMA are currently closed out of Felixstowe for container restitutions. No other issues to report at present for today.

Vessel – MSC Gaia (Working), Ever Aim (Working), MSC Ingrid (Working), Gardiner (Working), Pluto (Working), MSC Istanbul (Inbound), MSC Soraya (Inbound), Maersk Kleven (Inbound), Henneke Rainbow (Inbound), Volga Maersk (Inbound), OOCL Germany (Inbound), Cape Akritas (Inbound), BG Ireland (Inbound), Maersk Idaho (Inbound), MSC Carouge (Inbound).

Weather – According to MetOffice, there is a Yellow warning in Felixstowe for Fog, at around 20:00, however, for has already started rolling in, but is not yet affecting operations.

Southampton Port

Road – M27 westbound between junctions J3 and J2, Vehicle fire. M27 westbound at junction J3, congestion. M3 eastbound between junctions J14 and J13, M3 eastbound within J14, M3 eastbound between J14 and J13, roadworks. M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27, M3 westbound between J13 and J14, link road from M3 J14 westbound to M27 J4 eastbound, roadworks. M3 eastbound between the M27 westbound and junction J14, roadworks. M27 eastbound between junctions J4 and J5, M27 eastbound within J4, M27 eastbound within J5, roadworks. M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J8, M27 J8 eastbound access, roadworks.

Port – No issues to report at present for today. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – CMA CGM Iskenderun (Working), CMA CGM Kerguelen (Working), BG Ireland (Inbound), NYK Meteor (Inbound), Elisabeth (Inbound), HMM Hamburg (Inbound), CMA CGM Tosca (Inbound), Northern General (Inbound), Maersk Buton (Inbound), YM Efficiency (Inbound), Eli A (Inbound), AL Dahna Express (Inbound), Montreal Express (Inbound).

Weather – At present no issues to report for Southampton, that we believe would affect operations in any way.

London Gateway Port

Road – M4 westbound entry slip at junction J14, road traffic collision. A30 eastbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A308, congestion. M25 clockwise at junction J15, Emergency roadworks. M11 northbound between junctions J5 and J6, Barrier repairs. M1 northbound between junctions J1 and J5, roadworks. A2 westbound, roadworks. A2 eastbound between the junctions with the M25 and the A2260, roadworks.  

Port – Yang Ming have been shut off out of London Gateway quay and we will not have any space there until the next vessel, which is ONE BLUE JAY, arrives. Current ETA for the vessel is 23/12/21. Solent Gateway have very limited space and the empties will be booked into the depot on the first come, first served basis. As soon as our stock levels in the depot fall down, we will be able to direct more empties that way. To assist we can offer space in Felixstowe or Southampton. Tilbury 2 no issues to report at present but seems to become very slow operationally early afternoon. 40 Berth operating very well. 39 Berth no issues to report. 32 Berth operating well with a turnaround of 1 hour. 26 Berth Is operating well for empty containers being restituted. Pentalver LGW no problems to report. Solent Stevedores London Gateway no problems to report. Bullman Marine no issues to report. Fielding’s Containers no issues to report. LGW Is operating well this morning. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Spirit (Working), Pusan C (Working), Colorado Express (Working), Nordic Hamburg (Working), MSC Leanne (Inbound), Puerto Limon Express (Inbound), MSC Petra (Inbound), Buxcoast (Inbound), Dimitra C (Cancelled), Majestic (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort St. Charles (Inbound), MSC Florentina (Inbound), MSC Sarah (Cancelled), MSC Sofia Celeste (Inbound), Maersk Kalmar (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Volga (Inbound), Delaware Express (Inbound), MSC Chloe (Inbound).

Weather – At present no issues to report for Southampton, that we believe would affect operations in any way.

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