Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 22nd September

by | Sep 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).  Queueing traffic on A142 Fordham Road both ways at A14 J37 (Newmarket / Exning). Very slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Very slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Road cleared and traffic returned to normal, accident cleared on A12 Southbound from J23 B1024 London Road (Kelvedon South) to J22 (Witham North). Queueing traffic on A120 Westbound between A131 (Marks Farm Roundabout) and B1018 (Galley’s Corner). Congestion to the A131 near Thistley Green Roundabout. Road cleared and traffic returned to normal, accident cleared on A12 Southbound from J23 B1024 London Road (Kelvedon South) to J22 (Witham North). Reports of slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on A12 Northbound at J20B B1137 The Street (Hatfield Peverel North). Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Slow traffic on A12 Southbound at J12 A1023 Chelmsford Road (Mountnessing / Shenfield). Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road London bound from B148 West Mayne (Dunton Junction, Basildon) to M25 J29 (Romford / Basildon, Brentwood). 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), Ever Grade (Working), GSL Kalliopi (Working), JSP Mistral (Working), MSC Bhavya (Working), MSC Cancun (Inbound), BG Ireland (Inbound), Sven D (Inbound), OOCL Germany (Inbound), CSCL Brisbane (Inbound), Seaspan Felixstowe (Inbound), Matz Maersk (Inbound), MSC Leigh (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 M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Long delays of 50 minutes and slow traffic on A3023 Northbound from Esso garage (Stoke) to Langstone High Street (Langstone), Congestion to Fleet, In the roadworks area.

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Complete), MOL Treasure (Working), OOCL Montreal (Complete), BF Fortaleza (Working), Gardiner (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), Buxcontact (Inbound), Atlantis A (Inbound), Songa Puma (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), Montreal Express (Inbound), Tubul (Inbound), OOCL Seoul (Inbound), Elisabeth (Inbound), Phoenix J (Inbound), Eli A (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Long delays and queueing traffic for six miles due to earlier broken-down van on M25 clockwise at J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Congestion to the QE2 Bridge. All lanes have been re-opened. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between M25 (Cobham Services) and J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Stop-start traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Long delays due to earlier broken-down van on M25 anticlockwise after J25 A10 (Enfield). Congestion to J28 A12 (Romford), plus queues on the A10 from Cheshunt, and heavy through Loughton, Epping Forest and Waltham Cross.

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

Vessel – MSC Hamburg (Working), W Kampala (Complete), MSC Aino (Inbound), MSC Dorine (Inbound), CMA CGM Sambhar (Inbound), MSC Sofia Celeste (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), MSC Oriane (Inbound), MSC Amalfi (Cancelled), Sven D (Cancelled), MSC Florentina (Inbound), Cap San Maleas (Inbound), CMA CGM Kourou (Inbound), Santa Viola (Inbound), CMA CGM Carl Antoine (Inbound), MSC Guernsey (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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