Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 24th February 2023

by | Feb 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 – Very slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A14 Orwell Bridge Westbound between J57 A1189 Nacton Road (Nacton Interchange) and J56 A137 (Wherstead Interchange). Usual congestion on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A142 both ways from Barway Road (Stuntney) to Stuntney Causeway (Ely), in the roadworks area. Heavy traffic on Trumpington Road and Hauxton Road Northbound from M11 J11 and Trumpington to the centre of Cambridge. A603 Barton Road inbound clear between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. One lane closed due to emergency repairs on A428 Westbound from M11 J14 (Girton / Cloverleaf Interchange, Girton) to A1198 Ermine Street South (Caxton Gibbet roundabout, Cambourne). A509 Kettering Road Southbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, three vehicles involved near Burton Latimer turn off. Very slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. 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.  

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

Vessel – MSC Mina (Inbound), MSC Kalina (Inbound), MSC Poh Lin (Inbound), Ever Arm (Inbound), Benedikt (Inbound), ZIM Atlantic (Inbound), Vaga Maersk (Inbound), Eleonora Maersk (Inbound), GSL Ningbo (Inbound), BG Ireland (Inbound), YM Evolution (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Galaxy (Inbound), Elbwave (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Heavy traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. Slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley Roundabout). Heavy traffic on A348 Ringwood Road between A341 Wimborne Road (Bear Cross Roundabout) and the Fire Station traffic lights in Ferndown. Eastern Road Northbound busy but moving at A27 Roundabout. Queueing traffic on A27 Eastbound before A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout). Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – Independent Primero (Working), Xin Yan Tai (Inbound), Tolten (Inbound), Robin 2 (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), Pantonio (Inbound), BG Emerald (Inbound), ONE Truth (Inbound), Eli A (Inbound), Atlantis A (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), MSC Aby (Inbound), Brussels Express (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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