Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 23rd August 2023

by | Aug 23, 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 – Queueing traffic due to earlier traffic problem on A14 Orwell Bridge both ways from J56 A137 (Wherstead Interchange) to J57 A1189 Nacton Road (Nacton Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound at J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Queueing traffic due to a swan on road on A45 Nene Valley Way Westbound from A428 Bedford Road (Barnes Meadow Interchange) to A5076 Mereway (Queen Eleanor roundabout). Queueing traffic on The A5123 Southbound at M1 J15A (Towcester / Northampton Services). In the roadworks area. Reports of heavy traffic due to accident on Upper Street Northbound before J30 (Stratford St Mary). Usual congestion on A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound before A12 J25. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Slow traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Usual congestion on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Accident cleared on A127 Southend Arterial Road at A128 Tilbury Road (Halfway House roundabout).

Port – The port has had a major communications failure which started at 03:00 hours this morning. Currently the port is essentially closed as they are marshalling all traffic to be parked safely. We have had no updates as to when this will be resolved. Please expect major delays to inbound and out bound traffic. No issues to report. Further operational information can be found here.

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

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Slow traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Pinehurst Road both ways closed due to emergency repairs and gas main work from A31 to Uplands Road. Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved on M27 Westbound from J9 A27 Segensworth Link Road (Segensworth / Fareham) to J8 A3024 (Bursledon / Hamble). Usual slow traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Usual 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), Montreal Express (Working), NYK Delphinus (Complete), Maersk Newbury (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), Al Jmeliyah (Inbound), Zebra (Inbound), Cosco Development (Inbound), APL Salalah (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. A20 Swanley Bypass into town blocked, queueing traffic due to serious accident from the M25 / M20 (Swanley Interchange) to B2173 (McDonalds). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from Clacket Lane Services to J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, a few miles anticlockwise. A3 queues northbound from Ockham Park. In the roadworks area. M25 clockwise busy but moving before J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J16 M40. A405 North Orbital Road clear between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). Usual congestion on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station).

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

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

Weather – No issues to report

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