Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 21st September

by | Sep 21, 2022

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 closed, delays due to serious accident, a lorry and a motorbike involved between J54 (Sproughton) and J55 A12 / Ipswich (Copdock Interchange). Congestion to J53 Whitehouse Interchange. A1071 both ways closed due to accident, two vehicles involved between Duke Street (Hintlesham) and B1070 Lady Lane (Hadleigh), Expect delays. Queueing traffic on A12 London bound from J12 A1023 Chelmsford Road (Mountnessing / Shenfield, Mountnessing) to M25 J28 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout, Brentwood). Very slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Very slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). A14 westbound between junctions J58 Bucklesham and J56 Ipswich Docks, Roadworks. A12 southbound at the junction with the A14, Barrier repairs. A14 westbound between junctions J2 Kelmarsh and M1 Catthorpe Interchange, Emergency barrier repairs. A428 eastbound between the junctions with the A1 and the A1198, Emergency roadworks. A428 westbound between the junctions with the A1198 and the A1, Emergency roadworks. A12 southbound between the A14 and the junction with the A120 Colchester East, Barrier repairs. M11 southbound between junctions J11 and J7A, Roadworks. A12 southbound between the A120 Colchester West and the junction with the A414 Chelmsford East, Roadworks. A12 northbound entry slip from the A130, Roadworks. A12 northbound between the A414 Chelmsford East and the junction with the A120 Colchester West, Roadworks. A12 northbound exit slip to the A414, Road repairs.

Port – With imminent strikes due please see notices above. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Paloma (Working),  MSC Allegra (Working), Venta Maersk (Working), Ever Grade (Working), GSL Kalliopi (Working), JSP Mistral (Inbound), MSC Bhavya (Inbound), MSC Cancun (Inbound), BG Ireland (Inbound), Sven D (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Heavy traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Working), Sven D (Complete), MOL Treasure (Working), BF Fortaleza (Inbound), OOCL Montreal (Working), Gardiner (Inbound), Atlantis A (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), Buxcontact (Inbound), Songa Puma (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), Montreal Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from two miles before J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Traffic returned to normal on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Reports of queueing traffic due to accident, a car and a motorbike involved on A25 Bradbourne Vale Road at Lambarde Road. One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down van on M25 clockwise before J6 A22 (Godstone). Congestion to before J5 M26. Very slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Stop-start traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Queueing traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. Slow traffic on A2 London bound before B262 Hall Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off).   

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

Vessel – MSC Hamburg (Working), W Kampala (Working), MSC Dorine (Inbound), CMA CGM Sambhar (Inbound), MSC Aino (Inbound), MSC Sofia Celeste (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), MSC Oriane (Inbound), MSC Amalfi (Inbound), MSC Florentina (Inbound), Sven D (Cancelled).

Weather – No issues to report.

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