Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 25th August 2023

by | Aug 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 – A14 no issues to report. Queueing traffic on The A5123 Southbound at M1 J15A (Towcester / Northampton Services), in the roadworks area. One lane closed due to emergency barrier repairs on M1 Southbound from J15 A45 (Northampton) to J14 A509 (Milton Keynes). Traffic returned to normal on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road London bound from A128 Tilbury Road (Halfway House roundabout, West Horndon) to M25 J29 (Romford / Basildon, Great Warley).

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

Vessel – Budapest Express (Working), MSC Daisy (Working), MSC Loreto (Working), Ever Aria (Working), Celsius London (Inbound), MSC Lauren (Inbound), MSC Elaine (Inbound), MSC Kayley (Inbound), BG Jade (Inbound), OOCL Indonesia (Inbound), CMA CGM Alcazar (Inbound), Fenja (Inbound), OOCL Kobe (Inbound), MSC England (Inbound), Venta Maersk (Inbound), Seaspan New Delhi (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to four ships are in Port today arriving between 05:50 and 06:30 and depart between 16:00 and 17:00 on West Quay Road, Town Quay and Canute Road in Southampton. Traffic easing on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. One lane closed due to broken down lorry on M27 Eastbound from J9 A27 Segensworth Link Road (Segensworth / Fareham) to J10 A32 Wickham Road (Wickham). 

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

Vessel – Al Jmeliyah (Working), Independent Future (Working), Maersk Newbury (Complete), Zebra (Inbound), Cosco Development (Inbound), APL Salalah (Inbound), Torrente (Inbound), Helmut (Inbound), BG Sapphire (Inbound), ONE Tribute (Inbound), MSC United VIII (Inbound), APL Raffles (Inbound), NYK Romulus (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Traffic heavier than normal due to emergency repairs at J30 on M25 anticlockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon). Two lanes blocked due to emergency resurfacing repairs and earlier accident, a couple of lorries involved on A13 at M25 J30 (Lakeside / Purfleet), on the roundabout. M25 clockwise lane blocked on entry slip road due to broken down vehicle at J1a A206 (Swanscombe / Erith). Queueing traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to a couple of miles each side, and from both sides of the A3, in the roadworks area. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. A30 London Road both ways closed due to serious accident, a car and a van involved between M25 J13 (Staines) and A308 Staines Bypass (Crooked Billet).

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

Vessel – Eleonora Maersk (Working), Guayaquil Express (Working), MSC Archimidis (Working), Nagoya Express (Inbound), MSC Eugenia (Inbound), ONE Triton (Inbound), MSC Maureen (Inbound), UASC Zam Zam (Inbound), Marielyst (Inbound), MSC Channe (Inbound), MSC Tracy V (Inbound), APL Miami (Inbound), Fenja (Inbound), MSC Heidi (Inbound), MSC Jersey (Inbound), GSL Eleni (Inbound), Cape Altius (Inbound), MOL Presence (Inbound), Osaka Express (Inbound), MSC Geneva (Inbound), CMA CGM Marseille (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort de France (Inbound), AL Manamah (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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