Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 24th April 2023

by | Apr 24, 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 – Traffic easing on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound around J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound busy but moving before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Very slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). M6 both ways closed, queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry involved at M1 J19 / M6 / A14 (Catthorpe Interchange). M1 Southbound closed, long delays due to recovery work and earlier accident from J20 A4304 Lutterworth Road (Lutterworth) to J19 M6 (Catthorpe Interchange), congestion to A426 through Cotesbatch, there are 4 miles of queues on approach to the closure on the M1. Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J25 A120 (Marks Tey), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Slow traffic on A127 London bound from A128 (Halfway House roundabout, West Horndon) to M25 J29 (Upminster). 

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

Vessel – Vaga Maersk (Working), Estelle Maersk (Working), Skalar (Inbound), MSC Erica (Inbound), GSL Kalliopi (Inbound), Ever Apex (Inbound), MSC Tessa (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), MSC Poh Lin (Inbound), MSC Manya (Inbound), MSC Flavia (Inbound), OOCL United Kingdom (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Traffic light failure on A33 The Avenue at A35 Burgess Road, approach with care. Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Usual congestion on A31 at A341 (Merley Roundabout). Slow traffic on A32 Northbound at Alders Road. Usual congestion on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Queueing traffic on A27 Eastbound before A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout).

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

Vessel – ONE Tradition (Complete), APL Vanda (Inbound), Atlantis A (Inbound), NYK Daedalus (Cancelled), Tucapel (Inbound), BG Ruby (Inbound), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), EM Corfu (Inbound), APL Salalah (Inbound), HMM Nuri (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout) and J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from a mile before J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Usual congestion on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Very slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J13 A30 (Staines) to J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J19 A41 (Watford). Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Delays on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down horsebox on M25 clockwise before J23 A1(M) South Mimms. Congestion to before J22 London Colney / St Albans. Queueing 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 – MSC Nederland (Complete), MSC Elaine (Working), YM Wreath (Working), MSC Sofia Celeste (Inbound), Wes Gesa (Inbound), Tokyo Bay (Inbound), MSC Giulia (Void), MSC Anchorage (Inbound), Maersk Karlskrona (Inbound), CMA CGM Saint Laurent (Inbound), MSC Fairfield (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort de France (Inbound), MSC Cassandre (Inbound), MSC Cassandre (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), San Nicolas Maersk (Inbound), Maersk Cambridge (Inbound), Budapest Express (Inbound), Constantia (Inbound), Alexander B (Inbound), MSC Yokohama (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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