Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 22nd October

by | Oct 22, 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 – Lane closed at Bury St. Edmunds J44 roundabout (Moreton Hall Interchange). Heavy traffic on A12 between J24/J23 at Kelvedon.

Port – After some issues experienced yesterday due to high winds and minor flooding, a vast improvement has been noted with Port turnarounds throughout the night and this morning, with no issues to report.

Vessel – Manila Maersk (Working), Maersk Edmonton (Working), Vaga Maersk (Working), OOCL United Kingdom (Working), Songa Puma (Working), Alinda (Inbound), Maersk Kalmar (Inbound), Maersk Emerald (Inbound), Spica J (Inbound), Catherine C (Inbound), MP The Brady (Inbound), Ever Act (Inbound), MSC Benedetta (Inbound), Vuoksi Maersk (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report at present for Today/Tonight.

Southampton Port

Road – Various roadworks taking place on the M27 around Southampton, as follows:- M27 J3 leading to M271, M27 between J4 and J5, furthermore, heavy traffic also noted between J7 and J9 of M27, furthermore, it is also noted that there is heavy traffic on M271 between J1 and J3.

Port – No issues to report at present. Operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MOL Emissary (Working), Malik Al Ashtar (Inbound), Spica J (Working), Independent Horizon (Inbound), MSC Pegasus (Inbound), CMA CGM Tosca (Inbound), Torrente (Inbound), Bjorg (Inbound), APL Lion City (Inbound), Einstein (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report at present for Today/Tonight.

London Gateway Port

Road  Heavy traffic on the M25 due to an accident between J30 and J27, heavy traffic between J30 and J1A (Dartford Tunnel), further heavy traffic on the M25 Between J15 and J13.

Port – Unfortunately, as has been the case throughout the week, due to the increased volume of empty containers being taken to 32 Berth and their operating hours, drivers are still experiencing delays when getting their empty containers off, this has now started to have a knock on effect on Tilbury 2 where drivers have reported waiting times of around 2hours to get a loaded container on trailer. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – APL Detroit (Working), Monte Verde (Inbound), Maira XL (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Volga (Inbound), MSC Sarah (Inbound), Helena Schepers (Inbound), MSC Maureen (Inbound), CMA CGM Kourou (Inbound), Ebba Maersk (Inbound), MSC Hamburg (Cancelled), MSC Carolina (Inbound), Santa Viola (Inbound), ONE Columba (Inbound), HSL Nike (Inbound), Prague Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report at present for Today/Tonight.   

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