Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 24th August 2023

by | Aug 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 – Usual slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). One lane closed due to emergency barrier repairs and earlier accident on M1 Southbound from J15 A45 (Northampton) to J14 A509 (Milton Keynes). Queueing traffic on The A5123 Southbound at M1 J15A (Towcester / Northampton Services), in the roadworks area. A1 Great North Road Southbound busy but moving at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). 

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

Vessel – MSC Diana (Working), Ever Acme (Working), Budapest Express (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), MSC Loreto (Inbound), Ever Aria (Inbound), MSC Lauren (Inbound), Celsius London (Inbound), MSC Kayley (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to three ships are in Port today arriving between 05:20 and 06:30 and depart between 17:00 and 21:00 on West Quay Road, Town Quay and Canute Road in Southampton. Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel. 

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

Vessel – Montreal Express (Complete), Maersk Newbury (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), Al Jmeliyah (Inbound), Zebra (Inbound), Cosco Development (Inbound), APL Salalah (Inbound), Torrente (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. One lane closed and the exit slip road is partially blocked and severe delays due to accident on M25 clockwise at J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate). Congestion to Clacket Lane Services, halfway back to J5 M26. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to the A3 either side, north from Ockham Park, south from Cobham, in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile after J16 M40. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J19 A41 (Watford).

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

Vessel – ONE Manhattan (Working), Cap San Sounio (Working), Eleonora Maersk (Inbound), Mathilde Schulte (Inbound), Guayaquil Express (Inbound), MSC Archimidis (Inbound), MSC Eugenia (Inbound), Nagoya Express (Inbound), ONE Triton (Inbound), MSC Maureen (Inbound), UASC Zam Zam (Inbound), Marielyst (Inbound), MSC Tracy V (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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