Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 24th May 2023

by | May 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 – Slow traffic on A14 Westbound from J49 (Stowmarket) to J47 A1088 (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A14 both ways from J49 (Stowmarket) to J47 A1088 (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. Long delays and queueing traffic for three miles due to overrunning roadworks and burst water main on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound at J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground). Congestion to a mile before J29 A120 / Ardleigh (Crown Interchange), and a mile back along the A120, travel time is 35 minutes. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Usual slow traffic on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Usual congestion on Chelmer Valley Road between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Heavy traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout).

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

Vessel – BG Ireland (Working), MSC Ivana (Working), MSC Rifaya (Working), MSC Raya (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Galaxy (Inbound), Cosco Indonesia (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A35 Redbridge Causeway Eastbound at A36 Commercial Road, in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A31 between A341 (Merley Roundabout) and B3073 (Canford Bottom). Heavy traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Westbound from Portfield Roundabout to Fishbourne Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Georg Forster (Working), NYK Constellation (Working), Helmut (Arrived), Quebec Express (Inbound), Gardiner (Inbound), BG Emerald (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), Songa Puma (Inbound), Cosco Faith (Inbound), CMA CGM Gemini (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from before J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Stop-start traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Heavy traffic due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M25 anticlockwise before J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange). Congestion to J3 M20 Swanley Interchange. Slow traffic on A2 Westbound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). M26 London bound partially blocked, queueing traffic for four miles due to accident, two vehicles involved from J2A A20 London Road (Wrotham) to M25 J5. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from Clacket Lane Services to J6 A22 (Godstone). 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. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to a mile past J16 M40. Congestion to the M40 northbound from J1 Denham. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Delays on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout).

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

Vessel – Marchen Maersk (Working), CMA CGM Fort Royal (Working), MSC Elodie (Working), Maersk Brownsville (Inbound), Al Manamah (Inbound), Cap San Maleas (Inbound), Svendborg (Inbound), Buenos Aires Express (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), Missouri Express (Inbound), Alexander B (Inbound), Mehuin (Inbound), MSC Aby (Inbound), MSC Ludovica (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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