Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 25th August

by | Aug 25, 2022

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 – Road cleared and traffic easing, accident cleared on A14 Westbound at J43 A134 Compiegne Way (Bury Central Interchange / Sugar Beet Roundabout). Obstruction removed on A134 near Culford Road. Queueing traffic on A11 Northbound at A1101 / A1065 (Fiveways). Heavy traffic on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Very slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Very slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Southbound around J23 B1024 London Road (Kelvedon South). Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 J17 (Howe Green). Slow traffic on A12 London bound around J12 A1023 Chelmsford Road (Mountnessing / Shenfield). Slow traffic on A127 London bound from B148 West Mayne (Dunton Junction, Dunton Wayletts) to M25 J29 (Romford / Basildon, Upminster). A14 westbound between junctions J58 Bucklesham and J56 Ipswich Docks, Roadworks. A14 eastbound between junctions J54 Ipswich West and J57 Ipswich East, Roadworks. 14 westbound between junctions J39 Kentford and J36 A11 Junction, Road repairs. A14 westbound between junctions J37 Newmarket West and J36 A11 Junction, Horticultural works. A428 eastbound between A1198 and A1303, Roadworks. A12 southbound at the junction with the A14, Barrier repairs. A12 southbound between the A14 and the junction with the A120 Colchester East, Barrier repairs. A12 southbound between the A120 Colchester West and the junction with the A130 Chelmsford North, Roadworks. A12 southbound between the A120 Colchester West and the junction with the A414 Chelmsford West, Roadworks. A12 northbound entry slip from the A130, Roadworks.  A12 northbound between the A130 Chelmsford North and the junction with the A120 Colchester West, Roadworks. A12 northbound between the A1023 and the junction with the A130 Chelmsford North, Roadworks.

Port – Please see statement release from the port. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Ever Alot (Working), George Washington Bridge (Working), RF Alice (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to several cruise ships in port today on West Quay Road around Southern Road. Delays on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Reports of Danes Road both ways blocked at A27. Heavy traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. M27 westbound within J8, M27 westbound within J7, Roadworks. M27 J8 eastbound access, Roadworks. M27 J7 eastbound access, Roadworks. M27 westbound exit slip at junction J7, Roadworks.

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

Vessel – HMM Helsinki (Working), CMA CGM Jacques Joseph (Complete), X Press Moy (Complete), JSP Mistral (Working), Hammonia Husum (Arrived), Henrika Schulte (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), AS Palina (Inbound), BF Fortaleza (Inbound), Thorco Basilisk (Inbound), CMA CGM Kerguelen (Inbound), NYK Deneb (Inbound), Montreal Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Traffic heavier than normal due to rain and surface water on M25 anticlockwise between J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) and J27 M11. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Long delays and queueing traffic due to earlier broken-down car on M25 clockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J6 A22 (Godstone). Congestion to the two-lane section before J5, and back onto the M26. No fuel available due to earlier protest incident on M25 both ways at Clacket Lane Services. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise between J9 A243 (Leatherhead) and J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J13 / A30 (Staines) to J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4.  Traffic returned to normal on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). M25 clockwise partially blocked, queueing traffic for three miles due to accident, one car involved and broken-down lorry after J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Congestion to the Holmesdale Tunnel, back towards J25 A10. Two lanes blocked and queueing traffic due to accident, two or three cars involved on M25 clockwise between J27 M11 and J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Congestion to both sides, with onlookers anticlockwise. M11 Southbound closed severe delays, queueing traffic due to emergency repairs, spillage of diesel and earlier lorry fire between J7 A414 Canes Lane (Harlow) and J6 M25. Congestion to almost back to J8 (Stansted), also on the A414 coming out of Harlow, and down London Road from J7 towards Epping.

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

Vessel – Northern Javelin (Working), Marchen Maersk (Working), MSC Dorine (Working), Seatrade Blue (Inbound), MSC Caterina (Inbound), Santa Teresa (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), Mediterranean Express (Inbound), MSC Carolina (Inbound), MSC Vancouver (Inbound), UASC Zamzam (Cancelled), CMA CGM Sinnamary (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Abidjan (Inbound), CMA CGM Arkansas (Inbound), MSC Alicante (Inbound), Sven D (Inbound), Ragna (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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