Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 20th February 2023

by | Feb 20, 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 – No issues on the A14 at present. Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Reports of heavy traffic due to traffic problem on A12 Northbound from J20A B1137 (Hatfield Peverel South) to The Vineyards (Hatfield Peverel North). Heavy traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A127 London bound from B148 West Mayne (Dunton Junction, Dunton Wayletts) to M25 J29 (Romford / Basildon, Upminster).

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

Vessel – MSC New York (Working), Cosco Shipping Star (Working), Cosco Japan (Working), Henrika Schulte (Working), Njord (Inbound), MSC Ronit R (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), MSC Flavia (Inbound), CSCL Brisbane (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. One lane blocked and heavy traffic due to lorry having a tyre changed on A31 Eastbound at M27 J1 (Cadnam). Heavy traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road Northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Usual congestion on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Westbound from Portfield Roundabout to Fishbourne Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – Barzan (Working), APL Salalah (Complete), Cosco Harmony (Working), Atlantis A (Inbound), GSL Ningbo (Inbound), Eli A (Complete), CMA CGM Georg Forster (Inbound), NYK Romulus (Inbound), CMA CGM Constanza (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from a couple of miles before J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) to J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 and J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to broken down vehicle on M25 clockwise before J6 A22 (Godstone). Congestion to a mile past Clacket Lane Services. Very slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Severe delays and queueing traffic for 12 miles due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M25 clockwise between J16 M40 and J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross). Congestion to J13 Staines, also tailing back both sides on the M40, travel time is 1 hour 30 minutes. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Congestion to Uxbridge, back along the M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Long delays due to earlier broken-down vehicle on M25 anticlockwise after J25 A10 (Enfield). Congestion to J27 M11, travel time is 40 minutes. 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 – Kyoto Express (Working), MSC Dorine (Complete), Conti Chivalry (Working), Nysted Maersk (Inbound), ONE Cygnus (Inbound), MSC Archimidis (Inbound), Vaga Maersk (Cancelled), GSL Nicoletta (Inbound), A La Marine (Inbound), Haris (Inbound), Cap San Sound (Inbound), Xin Lian yun Gang (Inbound), Puerto Limon Express (Inbound), CMA CGM America (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), MSC Nassau (Inbound), MSC Athens (Inbound).  

Weather – No issues to report.

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