Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 20th September 2023

by | Sep 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 – Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). A14 Eastbound lane closed on entry slip road, heavy traffic due to lorry having a tyre changed at J52 B1113 Bramford Road (Claydon). A14 Westbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident from A14 J38 (Waterhall) to J37 A142 Fordham Road (Newmarket / Exning). Congestion to the A1304 Bury Road as traffic looks to divert through Newmarket. Usual slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Usual slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A45 London Road Southbound at M1 J15. Slow traffic on A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound before A12 J25. Temporary traffic lights due to emergency gas main repairs on B1024 London Road at A12 (Kelvedon North). Usual 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). A13 Westbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident near A1089 (Tilbury / Baker Street Interchange).

Port – There is a weather warning in place for today and tomorrow. Currently the port is operational, but they have issued a high wind warning throughout the day. There may be delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Bianca Silvia (Working), Ever Arm (Working), Maersk Campton (Working), MSC United VIII (Working), BG Jade (Working), OOCL Scandinavia (Inbound), MSC Reef (Inbound), Cosco Japan (Inbound), MSC Margrit (Inbound), MSC Tianping (Inbound).

Weather – Warnings of high winds today and tomorrow

Southampton Port

Road – M271 Northbound busy but moving at M27 J3. A34 both ways closed, queueing traffic due to overturned lorry, recovery work and fuel spillage from M3 J9 (Winnal roundabout / Winchester North, Winchester) to A303 (Bullington Cross, Upper Bullington). Congestion to routes through Winchester as traffic looks to divert. Slow traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Usual slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Queueing traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel. 

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

Vessel – ONE Integrity (Working), APL Merlion (Inbound), Ontario Express (Arrived), MOL Experience (Inbound), Barzan (Inbound), EM Corfu (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), AS Palina (Inbound), CMA CGM Cassiopeia (Inbound), CSCL Neptune (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – 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 Clacket Lane Services to J6 A22 (Godstone). One lane closed and queueing traffic for three miles due to accident on M23 Southbound from J8 (M25 Interchange) to J9 (Gatwick Airport). Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Delays of up to ten minutes and some cancellations on Southern, Thameslink and Great Western Railway between Redhill and Gatwick Airport due to points failure at Gatwick Airport. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Queueing traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, from J11 Chertsey anticlockwise, and both ways on the A3 from Cobham and Ripley Services, in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Heavy traffic on M4 onto the elevated section Eastbound from J3 A312 (Hayes) to J2 A4 (Brentford). Usual slow traffic on A312 The Parkway Southbound before M4 J3. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). Congestion to Hunton Bridge, back along the J19 Spur. Slow 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). Usual slow traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Usual slow traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. One lane closed due to emergency water main repairs on B174 Havering Road Southbound at A12 Eastern Avenue.

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

Vessel – CMA CGM America (Working), Cape Corfu (Working), MSC Bianca (Inbound), Maersk Camden (Inbound), Nordamelia (Inbound), Cap San Artemissio (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound), Xin Chong Qing (Inbound), ONE Ibis (Inbound), MSC Cagliari IV (Inbound), CMA CGM Estelle (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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