Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 20th November 2023

by | Nov 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 – A14 Eastbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to obstruction on the road from J50 A1120 (Stowupland) to J51 A140 Kettle Lane (Needham Market). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound at J49 A1308 Tot Hill (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. A134 Brandon Road both ways closed, slow traffic due to accident from A11 (Brandon Road roundabout) to Redcastle Road. Slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A1 Southbound at A421 Great Barford Bypass (Black Cat Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A5123 Southbound at M1 J15A (Towcester / Northampton Services), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A12 Southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Reports of accident on Shipwrights Drive both ways from B1014 Benfleet Road to A13 Kiln Road. 

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

Vessel – MSC Raya (Working), Ever Glory (Working), CMA CGM Alcazar (Working), Maersk Candor (Inbound), MSC Desiree (Inbound), Mogens Maersk (Inbound), JSP Rover (Inbound), BG Jade (Inbound), Venta Maersk (Inbound), OOCL Gdynia (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Slow traffic on M271 Northbound from J1 Brownhill Way (Nursling) to M27 J3 (Southampton Docks). Slow traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Slow traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road Northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). M27 Eastbound lane closed on exit slip road due to broken down van at J7 A334 Charles Watts Way (Hedge End). Queueing traffic for two miles on A32 Gosport Road Northbound from Forest Way (Gosport) to Salterns Lane (Fareham). Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout.  

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

Vessel – ONE Triumph (Working), CMA CGM Sydney (Working), MSC Yukta x (Inbound), APL Lion City (Inbound), Maike D (Inbound), Nordic Hamburg (Inbound), NYK Nebula (Inbound), OOCL Montreal (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) to J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Delays on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Stop-start traffic on M4 onto the elevated section Eastbound from J3 A312 (Hayes) to J2 A4 (Brentford). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J15 M4. Usual slow traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J20 A41 Watford Road (Kings Langley) to J18 A404 Rickmansworth Road (Chorleywood). Queueing traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Slow traffic on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25.  

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

Vessel – MSC Margarita (Working), Marchen Maersk (Working), MSC Fairfield (Complete), MSC Noa (Inbound), Conti Cortesia (Inbound), MSC Sofia Celeste (Inbound), W Kyrenia (Inbound), Seaspan Hamburg (Inbound), Penang Bridge (Inbound), Happy Buccaneer (Inbound), CMA CGM Cayenne (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort De France (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), MSC Eugenia (Inbound), MSC Carole (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.


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