Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 30th October 2023

by | Oct 30, 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 – Usual slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Queueing traffic on A14 both ways between J49 (Stowmarket) and J47 A1088 (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on Hauxton Road and the High Street Northbound in to Trumpington. Queueing traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A6 Burton Road / Irthlingborough Road both ways at A510 Thrapston Road / Wellingborough Road Roundabout. Queueing traffic on A509 Kettering Road around Station Road. A45 Nene Valley Way Westbound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident from A43 Lumbertubs Way (Riverside) to A428 Bedford Road (Barnes Meadow Interchange). Slow traffic on A421 Southbound at M1 J13. Long delays, queueing traffic for seven miles and one lane closed due to accident, a car and a lorry involved on M1 Southbound before J10 A1081 (Luton Airport Spur Road). Congestion to Toddington Services after J12 (Flitwick). Heavy traffic on A133 Colchester Road Westbound around the B1033. Heavy traffic on A12 London bound around J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange). Congestion to after J28 (Colchester United Football Ground), in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A120 Westbound around West Street. Usual slow traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Trains not stopping on C2C at Basildon due to emergency services dealing with an incident. Queueing traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road London bound between A127 (Billericay / Noak Bridge Turn Off, Basildon) and M25 J29 (Romford / Basildon, Upminster). Heavy traffic on A12 London bound at M25 J28 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout).

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

Vessel – OOCL Hong Kong (Working), MSC Greenwich (Working), Elly Maersk (Inbound), MSC Claude Girardet (Inbound), Budapest Express (Inbound), Ym Evolution (Inbound), Fenja (Inbound), CMA CGM Osaka (Inbound).  

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to three ships are in Port today arriving between 05:30 and 07:45 and depart between 16:45 and 20:30 on West Quay Road, Town Quay, and Canute Road in Southampton. Weston Parade both ways closed due to flooding between Weston Lane (Southampton) and Grange Road (Netley). Delays on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Usual slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Long delays and one lane closed due to accident; a single vehicle involved on M27 Westbound after J12 M275 (Portsmouth). Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – Helmut (Inbound), Al Nefud (Inbound), Ever Living (Inbound), APL Fullerton (Inbound), Montreal Express (Inbound).  

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Heavy traffic on A12 London bound at M25 J28 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A13 into town before M25 J30 (Lakeside / Purfleet). Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise from J1A A206 (Dartford) to J31 A1306 (Lakeside / Purfleet). Congestion to J3 M20 Swanley Interchange. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J4 (Orpington) to J6 A22 (Godstone). One lane blocked and queueing traffic due to broken down car on M25 anticlockwise from Clacket Lane Services to J5 M26 / A21. Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Slow traffic on A243 Leatherhead Road around B280 Fairoak Lane. Slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Slow traffic on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, J11 Chertsey anticlockwise. A3 queues northbound from Ockham Park, in the roadworks area. M25 anticlockwise busy but moving before J12 M3. Delays on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Delays on M4 onto the elevated section Eastbound from J3 A312 (Hayes) to J2 A4 (Brentford). Queueing traffic on A312 The Parkway Southbound before M4 J3. Slow traffic on A40 into town from A437 Long Lane (Hillingdon Circus, Hillingdon) to A4000 Horn Lane (Gypsy Corner, Acton). Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J16 M40. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J20 A41 Watford Road (Kings Langley) to J19 Watford. Slow traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Slow 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. Queueing traffic due to earlier broken-down vehicle on M25 anticlockwise after J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Congestion to the Bell Common Tunnel, two miles before J26. All traffic being temporarily held and queueing traffic due to accident, a van and a car transporter involved on M25 anticlockwise at J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Congestion to J27 M11. Queueing traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. 

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

Vessel – MSC Ellen (Working), MSC Yokohama (Working), ONE Mackinac (Working), GSL Eleni (Inbound), Le Harve Express (Inbound), APL Vancouver (Inbound), Maersk Izmir (Inbound), Douce France (Inbound), MSC Yashi B (Inbound), Estelle Maersk (Inbound). 

Weather – No issues to report.

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