Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 22nd August 2023

by | Aug 22, 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 no issues to report. Slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). M1 Northbound exit slip road closed two lanes closed, queueing traffic due to lorry fire at J18 A5 (Rugby). One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident, one van involved on M1 Northbound from J13 A421 Bedford Road (Bedford / Milton Keynes South) to J14 A509 (Milton Keynes). Slow traffic on A12 Southbound before J26 (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).

Vessel – MSC Diana (Working), Ever Acme (Working), Maersk Candor (Working), JSP Mistral (Working), MSC Leandra V (Inbound), CMA CGM Iskenderun (Inbound), MSC Loreto (Inbound), Budapest Express (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), Celsius London (Inbound), Ever Aria (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – A337 Romsey Road inbound busy but moving at High Street. A348 Ringwood Road both ways closed due to emergency repairs and accident between Glenmoor Road and Dudsbury Avenue. Reports of queueing traffic due to accident. Congestion to A3M J4 (Purbrook). Slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel. 

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

Vessel – APL Lion City (Working), Elbstar (Complete), NYK Delphinus (Inbound), Montreal Express (Inbound), Aurora (Inbound), Maersk Newbury (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), Al Jmeliyah (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, and three miles anticlockwise. A3 queues southbound from Cobham, northbound from Ripley Services, in the roadworks area. One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down car on M25 anticlockwise from J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey) to J25 A10 (Enfield). Two lanes closed and queueing traffic for two miles due to broken down vehicle on M11 Southbound from J5 A1168 Chigwell Lane (Loughton) to J4 A406 North Circular.

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

Vessel – W Kithira (Working), CMA CGM Kourou (Working), Maersk Izmir (Inbound), ONE Manhattan (Inbound), CMA CGM Sambhar (Inbound), YM Fountain (Inbound), MSC Yashi B (Inbound), Cap San Sounio (Inbound), Eleonora Maersk (Inbound), Mathilde Schulte (Inbound), Guayaquil Express (Inbound), MSC Archimidis (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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