Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 23rd November

by | Nov 23, 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). Reports of slow traffic due to obstruction on the road on A14 westbound from J49 (Stowmarket) to J47 A1088 (Woolpit). Heavy traffic on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. One lane closed due to broken down lorry on A14 westbound between J22 A1 (Brampton) and J21 A141 (Huntingdon). Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass southbound from J29 A120 (Crown interchange) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Reports of slow traffic due to traffic problem on A12 southbound from J22 (Witham North) to J21 B1389 Hatfield Road (Witham South). Very slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Slow traffic on A129 Southend Road westbound at A132 Golden Jubilee Way, in the roadworks area.

Port – Although a weather warning has been issued the port currently remains operational. Further operational information can be found here.

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

Weather – Reports of high winds this morning which may disrupt port operations.

Southampton Port

Road – Heavy 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. Heavy traffic on A348 Ringwood Road between A341 Wimborne Road (Bear Cross roundabout) and the Fire Station traffic lights in Ferndown. Slow traffic on A31 both ways around A349 (Merley roundabout). One lane closed and queueing traffic due to emergency bridge repairs on M27 eastbound from J8 A3024 (Bursledon / Hamble) to J9 A27 Segensworth Link Road (Segensworth / Fareham). Slow traffic due to demonstration on A326 Hythe By-Pass at Fawley Road (Hardley roundabout), in the roadworks area. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic due to flooding on M27 westbound at J12 M275 (Portsmouth), congestion to A3(M) J3, A27 Langstone roundabout. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road northbound at A27 roundabout. A27 partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, a motorbike and a van involved at A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne roundabout), on the roundabout.

Port – Port have no VBS Bookings until 18:00 Hours, this may result in traffic delays in and out of the port. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – One Trust (Working), Allegro (Inbound), CMA CGM Georg Forster (Working), Aurora (Inbound), UMM Qarn (Inbound), Hanni (Inbound), MSC Tianping (Inbound), Independent horizon (Inbound), Montreal Express (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Tirua (Inbound), AL Nefud (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Queueing traffic due to earlier accident, three cars involved on A2 London bound after A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off), all lanes have been re-opened. A2 London bound lane re-opened on entry slip road, broken down van removed at M25 J2 (Darenth Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill nouthbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Very slow traffic on A3 northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident, a car and a van involved on M4 London bound between J4 (Heathrow / Uxbridge) and J3 A312 The Parkway (Hayes / Heston). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J20 A41 Watford Road (Kings Langley) and J18 A404 Rickmansworth Road (Chorleywood). Queueing traffic on A41 southbound at M25 J20. One lane closed due to broken down van on M25 clockwise between J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar) and J25 A10 (Enfield). 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). Traffic heavier than normal due to an accident on the other side on A13 into town from before Ferry Lane (Ferry Lane Interchange, Rainham) to River Road (Movers Lane, Barking).  

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

Vessel  NYK Daedalus (Complete), Ebba Maersk (Working), CMA CGM Fort St Charles (Working), Maike D (Inbound), Amoliani (Inbound), Haris (Inbound), Nordpacific (Inbound), CMA CGM Estelle (Inbound), Valparaiso Express (Inbound), Cap San Raphael (Inbound), Marchen Maersk (Inbound), MSC Pina (Inbound), MSC Kim (Inbound), Nysted Maersk (Inbound), MSC Sofia Celeste (Inbound), Santa Clara (Inbound), MSC Catherine VI (Inbound), MSC Madrid (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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