Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 27th April 2023

by | Apr 27, 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 – Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound after J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. Heavy traffic on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Reports of one lane blocked due to animals on road on A45 Daventry Road Eastbound from A4071 (Rugby) to M45 (Dunchurch), traffic is coping well. Slow traffic on A12 Southbound from J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound busy but moving before A12 J25. A120 busy but moving at Galley’s Corner. Usual slow traffic on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) and J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout).

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

Vessel – MSC Erica (Working), Ever Apex (Working), MSC Tessa (Working), MSC Poh Lin (Inbound), MSC Manya (Working), GSL Chateau D If (Inbound), OOCL United Kingdom (Inbound), Navios Vermilion (Inbound), Bach (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to three ships are in Port today arriving between 06:25 and 06:30 and depart between 16:30 and 20:00 on West Quay Road, Town Quay and Canute Road in Southampton. Heavy traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Usual congestion on Winchester Road around A33 Bassett Avenue. Queueing traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Heavy traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Heavy traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – OOCL Montreal (Complete), EM Corfu (Inbound), APL Salalah (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), HMM Nuri (Inbound), AS Palina (Inbound), BG Emerald (Inbound), CMA CGM Columba (Inbound), Cosco Glory (Inbound), Tirua (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Pantonio (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Queueing traffic for five miles due to earlier accident on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31 A1306 and J1A A206 (Dartford). Congestion to almost J29 A127 Upminster, travel time is 35 minutes. Stop-start traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels, travel time is 30 minutes. Slow traffic on A2 Westbound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). A217 Reigate Hill Southbound busy but moving from M25 J8 to the one way system. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J9 A243 (Leatherhead) and J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). A3 Northbound busy but moving before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. M4 London bound entry slip road partially blocked due to accident at J4b M25. Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4, travel time is 25 minutes. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow 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). 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. 

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

Vessel – MSC Fairfield (Working), MSC Cassandre (Complete), Maersk Cambridge (Working), San Nicolas Maersk (Inbound), Constantia (Inbound), Budapest Express (Inbound), MSC Sasha (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound), MSC Yokohama (Inbound), Santa Isabel (Inbound), Alexander B (Inbound), Santa Marta Express (Inbound), MSC Charleston (Inbound), MSC Margarita (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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