Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 25th April 2023

by | Apr 25, 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 on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound after J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. Very slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Heavy traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound around J27 A133 / Spring Lane (Avenue Of Remembrance Roundabout). Congestion to J28 (Colchester United Football Ground, in the roadworks area. Usual congestion on A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound before A12 J25. Queueing traffic on A120 Westbound from A131 (Marks Farm Roundabout) to B1018 (Galley’s Corner). Usual delays on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound before A12 J17 (Howe Green). Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).  

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

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

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Usual congestion on Winchester Road around A33 Bassett Avenue. Usual slow traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Usual congestion on A31 at A341 (Merley Roundabout). Heavy traffic on A351 between A35 (Bakers Arms roundabout, Lytchett Minster) and Wareham. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Usual congestion on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Westbound from Portfield Roundabout to Fishbourne Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – APL Vanda (Working), Atlantis A (Complete), Tucapel (Working), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), BG Ruby (Inbound), EM Corfu (Inbound), APL Salalah (Inbound), HMM Nuri (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), AS Palina (Inbound), CMA CGM Columba (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 London bound before A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Queueing traffic for five miles due to earlier broken-down car on M25 clockwise after J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks). Congestion to J4 Orpington, and for three miles back along the M26. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J9 A243 (Leatherhead) to J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Very slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Usual slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J16 M40. Usual slow 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). Heavy traffic on A1 Southbound from Galley Lane / Trotters Bottom (Borehamwood) to A5100 The Broadway (Mill Hill Circus, Mill Hill). 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. Usual congestion on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26.  

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

Vessel – YM Wreath (Working), MSC Giulia (Void), MSC Sofia Celeste (Working), Tokyo Bay (Working), MSC Anchorage (Inbound), Maersk Karlskrona (Inbound), CMA CGM Saint Laurent (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort de France (Inbound), MSC Fairfield (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), MSC Cassandre (Inbound), Maersk Cambridge (Inbound), San Nicolas Maersk (Inbound), Constantia (Inbound), Budapest Express (Inbound), Alexander B (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound), MSC Yokohama (Inbound), MSC Sasha (Inbound), Santa Marta Express (Inbound), Santa Isabel (Inbound), MSC Carmen (Inbound), Svendborg (Inbound), MSC Charleston (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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