Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 2nd November

by | Nov 2, 2021

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 all traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to car fire on A14 Westbound after J52 B1113 Bramford Road (Claydon), Congestion to almost J53 A1156 (Whitehouse Interchange / Ipswich). A12 southbound between the A14 and the junction with the A133, A12 southbound between B1029 and A120 near Colchester (east), A12 southbound between A120 near Colchester (east) and A133, Roadworks. A12 southbound between the junctions with the A120 Colchester West and the A130 Chelmsford North. Emergency roadworks. A12 northbound between the junctions with the A130 Chelmsford North and the A120 Colchester West. Emergency roadworks. A14 westbound between junctions J37 Newmarket West and J32 Histon. A14 westbound within J37, A14 westbound between J33 and J32, Roadworks.

Port – Port had some machinery breakdowns early hours of this morning, and this has had a knock-on effect to shunting operations. Lack of VBS bookings also caused some delays. At present port turn around times seems to be 60 to 75 minutes.

Vessel – Munkebo Maersk (Working), Ever Greet (Working), MSC Maria Saveria (Working), Gardiner (Working), MSC Soraya (Working), Vilnia Maersk (Inbound), Maersk Essen (Inbound),  OOCL Indonesia (Inbound), MSC Marianna (Inbound), MSC Melissa (Inbound), MSC Amsterdam (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report at present for today.

Southampton Port

Road – M3 eastbound at junction J14, Roadworks. M3 slip road to the M27 westbound, Roadworks. M3 eastbound between the M27 westbound and junction J14, Roadworks. A27 eastbound between the junctions with the A24 North and the A24 South, Congestion. A31 eastbound, Emergency roadworks.

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

Vessel – Al Zubara (Working), APL Changi (Working), Lotus A (Inbound), Spica J (Inbound), Alula (Inbound), MSC Busan (Inbound), Helmut (Inbound), CMA CGM Alcazar (Inbound), Maersk Bratan (Inbound).​

Weather – No issues to report at present for today.

London Gateway Port

Road – A2 eastbound between the M25 and the junction with the A2260, A2 eastbound access from M25/A282, A2 eastbound within the A2260 junction, Roadworks. M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J12, Congestion. M25 clockwise exit slip at junction J24, Congestion. M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J19, Congestion. M4 westbound between junctions J5 and J6, Road traffic collision.

Port – Had reports that Tilbury 2 have had no delays overnight or this morning. DP Gateway no Issues to report at present. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Tsingtao Express (Complete), Evelyn Maersk (Cancelled), Potomac Express (Working), W Klaipeda (Working), Molly Schulte (Working), ONE Cygnus (Inbound), Marchen Maersk (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort Fleur Depee (Inbound), APL Mexico City (Inbound), Valparaiso Express (Inbound), MSC Palak (Inbound), Seatrade Red (Cancelled), Wes Gesa (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report at present for today.

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