Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 25th May 2023

by | May 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 – A1 Great North Road Southbound busy but moving at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Heavy traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Heavy traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A127 London bound from A128 (Halfway House roundabout, West Horndon) to the M25 (Upminster).  

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

Vessel – BG Ireland (Working), MSC Rifaya (Working), MSC Raya (Working), Cosco Shipping Galaxy (Inbound), MSC Carmen (Inbound), Cosco Indonesia (Inbound), Ever Acme (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Traffic easing on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Heavy traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Very slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel.

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

Vessel – Gardiner (Working), CMA CGM Georg Forster (Complete), Quebec Express (Complete), BG Emerald (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), Songa Puma (Inbound), Cosco Faith (Inbound), CMA CGM Gemini (Inbound), Maike D (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. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone), travel time is 30 minutes. Slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 (Watford). Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey).

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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