Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 21st October

by | Oct 21, 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 –  A12 Northbound Colchester J28/J29 delays 10 minutes.  A12  Bury St. Edmunds (Moreton Hall Interchange) J44 roundabout lane closure.

Port – Poor turnarounds experienced yesterday throughout the day and night due to high winds, as well as, partial Port closures throughout the night caused by wind speeds increasing periodically.  Further to this, we have also experienced delays today due to minor flooding across the Port.

Vessel – OOCL United Kingdom (Working), Songa Puma (Working).

Weather – No issues to report at present for today/tonight.  

Southampton Port

Road – No issues to report at present.

Port – As advised yesterday, poor turn arounds experienced across the board, due to the high winds, unfortunately although there has been some improvement in the general area, 32 Berth are still seeing an increased volume of empty returns, which is causing delays of up to 4hrs. Operational information can be found here.

Vessel – APL Detroit (Working), Cosco Shipping Volga (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report at present for today/tonight.   

London Gateway Port

Road  A1 road closure at Biggleswade until 23rd Oct. Heavy traffic on the M1 between J12 and J13.

Port – Slower than usual turnaround at London Gateway and Tilbury Port due to high winds, however, at present it is not causing an issue. Unfortunately at this time the same cannot be said for 32 Berth and Tilbury 2, where drivers have experienced delays of up to 2.5hrs, with the quickest turnaround having been 1hr 15minutes, this is of course causing major impact on what is achievable out of London area. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Sofia Celeste (Working), Athens Glory (Inbound), Budapest Express (inbound), APL Detroit (Inbound), COSCO Shipping Volga (Inbound), Monte Verde (Inbound), Maira XL (Inbound).

Weather – Yellow warning of rain in place. According to the Met Office this is due to start around 21:00 tonight and last up to 04:00 tomorrow morning.

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