Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 25th January

by | Jan 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 – Heavy traffic on A137 Wherstead road northbound before A14. Very slow traffic on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock interchange). Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A14 eastbound from J53 West Meadows (Whitehouse interchange) to J54 Sproughton road (Sproughton). A11 northbound clear at A1101 / A1065 (Fiveways). Queueing traffic on A142 Soham road both ways from Stuntney Causeway (Ely) to Barway road (Stuntney), in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A142 Ely road southbound before Elean Business Park. Delays on Trumpington road and Hauxton road northbound from M11 J11 and Trumpington to the centre of Cambridge. Heavy traffic on A603 Gonville Place in the centre of Cambridge. Very slow traffic on A603 Barton road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. A43 partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved and debris on road at A14 J7 (Kettering), on the roundabout. Slow traffic on A14 eastbound at J4 B669 (Rothwell).

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

Vessel – Venta Maersk (Working), MSC Elma (Working), W Klaipeda (Inbound), MSC Topaz (Inbound), Mistral (Inbound), Stolt Cormorant (Inbound), Zapadnyy (Inbound), MSC Apolline (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), MSC Erica (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess road around A33 The Avenue. Queueing traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green road (Chilworth roundabout) and Winchester road roundabout. Slow traffic on A31 Poulner Hill westbound from The New Forest to A338 (Ringwood). Heavy traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur road northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath interchange). Delays on A32 Fareham road between Gosport and Fareham. Very slow traffic on M275 southbound at A3 (Rudmore roundabout). Queueing traffic on Eastern road northbound at A27 roundabout. 

Port – Port operations are slower than usual today, no VBS Bookings until 19:00 hours tonight. Please expect delays to inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MOL Treasure (Working), TS Singapore (Complete), APL Vanda (Working), BG Emerald (Working), AS Petronia (Inbound), Independent Primero (Inbound), HMM Daon (Inbound), Margarete Schulte (Inbound), Aurora (Inbound), Garfield (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Traffic easing, earlier accident on M25 anticlockwise between J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) and J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon). Traffic easing on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth interchange) to J3 M20 (Swanley interchange). Queueing traffic on A2 London bound from M25 J2 (Darenth interchange, Dartford) to A210 (Danson interchange, Bexley). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from Clacket Lane Services to J6 A22 (Godstone). Long delays due to earlier accident on M25 clockwise between J8 A217 Brighton road (Reigate) and J10 A3 (Wisley interchange). Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Very slow traffic on A3 northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley interchange). Queueing traffic on A245 Portsmouth road westbound at A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Usual queues on M4 eastbound from J3 A312 (Hayes) to the elevated section and J2 A4 (Brentford). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Long delays due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M25 anticlockwise after J19 (Watford). Congestion to a mile from J22 (London Colney / St Albans), and back along the A41 to Hunton Bridge roundabout. Usual delays on A41 southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge road southbound before M25 J25. 

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Sinnamary (Working), Cap San Maleas (Working), Robin 4 (Working), CMA CGM Sambhar (Inbound), MSC Adelaide (Inbound), Seatrade Orange (Inbound), YM Wreath (Inbound), Valparaiso Express (Inbound), Contship Gin (Inbound), Lisbon Express (Inbound), Cap San Raphael (Inbound), MSC Singapore (Inbound), AS Camellia (Inbound), Edith Maersk (Inbound), MSC Veracruz (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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