Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 22nd November

by | Nov 22, 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 – Heavy traffic on A137 Wherstead Road northbound before A14. Very slow traffic on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic due to obstruction on the road on A14 westbound from J47 A1088 (Woolpit) to J46 Thurston Road (Thurston / Beyton Green), congestion to J49 (Stowmarket). Very slow traffic on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Slow traffic on A12 southbound from J29 A120 (Crown interchange) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Reports of accident on A120 at B1024 Colne Road. Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).

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

Vessel – Ever Art (Working), MSC Aurora (Working), HSL Portsmouth (Inbound), MSC Pina (Inbound), Eleonora Maersk (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Star (Inbound), Maike D (Inbound), MSC Tamara (Inbound).

Weather – Expecting high winds this morning which may have some port disruption.

Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on A33 The Avenue inbound from Burgess Road to the city centre. Usual slow traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Queueing traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth roundabout) and Winchester Road roundabout. Delays on M271 northbound at M27 J3. A3025 Portsmouth Road both ways partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident from Itchen Toll Bridge to Station Road. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road northbound at A27 roundabout. Queueing traffic on A259 both ways at Marsh Lane, in the roadworks area. Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass eastbound from Fishbourne roundabout to Portfield roundabout. 

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

Vessel – One Trust (Working), Brussels Express (Working), Elisabeth (Complete), Robin 2 (Complete), Allegro (Inbound), CMA CGM Georg Forster (Inbound), UMM Qarn (Inbound), Aurora (Inbound), Hanni (Inbound), MSC Tianping (Inbound), Independent horizon (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – One lane closed due to emergency water burst repairs on A12 Colchester Road southbound at Harold Court Road. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Queueing traffic on A2 London bound between M25 J2 (Darenth Interchange, Dartford) and A223 Southwold Road (Black Prince Interchange, Bexley). Queueing traffic for two miles due to broken down recovery van on M25 clockwise before J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks), all lanes have been re-opened. Very slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill southbound from M25 J8 to the one way system. Severe delays, queueing traffic for nine miles and one lane closed due to broken down car and earlier accident on M25 clockwise between J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange) and J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey), congestion to J9 Leatherhead. Also, long delays via Oxshott, Esher and particularly through Walton on Thames, Weybridge, Addlestone and Chertsey. Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Delays cleared, earlier broken-down car on M25 clockwise between J16 M40 and J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J16 M40. Earlier broken-down car on M25 anticlockwise between J19 (Watford) and J18 A404 Rickmansworth Road (Chorleywood), cleared. Traffic easing on A41 southbound at M25 J20. Long delays, one lane closed and queueing traffic for 13 miles due to accident on M1 southbound before J6a M25. Congestion to J11 (Dunstable South / Luton). Stop-start traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell roundabout). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J22 A1081 (St Albans / London Colney) and J21a M1 South / A405 (St Albans). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J25 A10 (Enfield). 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 burst repairs on A12 Colchester Road southbound at Harold Court Road.

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

Vessel  Mehuin (Working), W Kampala (Working), Cape Corfu (Working), Ebba Maersk (Inbound), NYK Daedalus (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort St Charles (Inbound), MSC Illinois VII (Cancelled), Maike D (Inbound), Amoliani (Inbound), Cap San Raphael (Inbound), Nordpacific (Inbound), MSC Pina (Inbound), MSC Catherine VI (Inbound), CMA CGM Estelle (Inbound), Haris (Inbound), Marchen Maersk (Inbound), A La Marine (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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