Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 23rd February 2023

by | Feb 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 – A14 no issues to report at present. Delays of up to ten minutes on Greater Anglia Southbound between Ipswich and Manningtree due to engineering works that over ran earlier. Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A12 Southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground, Colchester) to J25 A120 (Marks Tey, Marks Tey). A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound clear before A12 J25. Delays on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Slow traffic on A12 Southbound after J12 A1023 Chelmsford Road (Mountnessing / Shenfield). Long delays and queueing traffic for eight miles due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M25 anticlockwise between J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout) and J27 M11. Congestion to a couple of miles before J29 (Romford / Upminster), travel time is 30 minutes. Very slow traffic on A406 North Circular Road Southbound at A12 Eastern Avenue (Redbridge Roundabout).

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

Vessel – MSC Mina (Inbound), Benedikt (Inbound), MSC Kalina (Inbound), Ever Arm (Inbound), MSC Poh Lin (Inbound), ZIM Atlantic (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. Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Very slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley Roundabout). Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham, travel time is 20 minutes. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout.

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Constanza (Working), Maersk Neston (Working), Independent Primero (Inbound), Xin Yan Tai (Inbound), Tolten (Inbound), Robin 2 (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), Pantonio (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) and J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). M25 anticlockwise closed, long delays due to accident investigation work from J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Congestion to halfway to J9 Leatherhead. Also 45 minutes clockwise from J5 M26. A23 queues both ways at Hooley, also queueing north on the M23 up to the M25, and A22 queues southbound from Caterham. Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy 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. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Stop-start traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Heavy traffic on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25.  

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

Vessel – Xin Lian yun Gang (Working), Cap San Marco (Working), CMA CGM Abu Dhabi (Cancelled), MSC Singapore (Inbound), Santos Express (Inbound), MSC Krystal (Inbound), Santa Isabel (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound), MSC Carolina (Inbound), MSC Veracruz (Cancelled), NYK Daedalus (Inbound), Contship Gin (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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