Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 28th February 2023

by | Feb 28, 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 – No issues to report on the A14 at present. Slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). 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. Delays on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Heavy traffic on Chelmer Valley Road between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Heavy traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J29 A127 (Romford / Basildon) to J1a A206 (Swanscombe / Erith), travel time is 25 minutes.

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

Vessel – MSC Kalina (Working), Cosco Shipping Galaxy (Working), Elbwave (Working), Njord (Inbound), Myny (Inbound), Venta Maersk (Inbound), Jazan (Inbound), MSC Sveva (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound),  MSC Gaia (Inbound), MSC England (Inbound), Ever Art (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Very slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley Roundabout). Heavy traffic on A348 Ringwood Road between A341 Wimborne Road (Bear Cross Roundabout) and the Fire Station traffic lights in Ferndown. Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Usual congestion on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. One lane blocked and queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on A3 Northbound at A3 (Buriton Turn Off). Congestion to Horndean.

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

Vessel – ONE Truth (Working), MSC Aby (Complete), Brussels Express (Working), Montreal Express (Inbound), Tihama (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 (Swanley Interchange). Slow traffic on A2 London bound before B262 Hall Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Queueing traffic on A25 both ways at A225 Otford Road, in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Earlier broken down lorry on M25 clockwise before Clacket Lane Services. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Services at a stand on South Western Railway Eastbound between Virginia Water and Staines due to faulty train at Egham. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to just after J16 M40. Congestion to Uxbridge, back along the M40 and A40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Stop-start 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). Slow traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. One lane closed and delays due to broken down vehicle on M25 anticlockwise before J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey), congestion to a mile before J27 M11. 

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

Vessel – Marchen Maersk (Working), Maersk Kalmar (Working), Seaspan Hamburg (Working), Douce France (Inbound), YM Wholesome (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort Royal (Inbound), MSC Maria Elena (Inbound), MSC Ludovica (Inbound), MSC Anzu (Inbound), Seatrade Blue (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Volga (Inbound), Budapest Express (Inbound), Alexander B (Inbound), Caucedo Express (Inbound), Cap San Antonio (Inbound), Maersk Izmir (Inbound), Colorado Express (Inbound), Njord (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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