Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 4th April 2023

by | Apr 4, 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 – A12 northbound busy but moving before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Reports of slow traffic due to obstruction on the road on A14 westbound from J52 B1113 Bramford Road (Claydon) to J51 A140 Kettle Lane (Needham Market). One lane closed due to broken down van on M1 northbound after J15A A43 (Towcester / Northampton Services), traffic is coping well. Very slow traffic on A1 Great North Road southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Heavy traffic on Chelmer Valley Road between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Heavy traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).

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

Vessel – MSC London (Working), Celsius London (Working), MSC Elaine (Inbound), OOCL Scandinavia (Inbound), MSC Mirja (Inbound), BG Ireland (Inbound), Jazan (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Heavy traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. All lanes open and traffic returned to normal, broken down car removed on M3 northbound between J12 A335 (Eastleigh) and J11 A3090 Hockley Link (Winchester South). Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout.

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

Vessel – APL Barcelona (Working), CMA CGM Barracuda (Complete), Eli A (Complete), Tolten (Complete), Atlantis A (Working), HMM Garam (Working), CMA CGM Bougainville (Inbound), MOL Experience (Inbound), Eddystone (Inbound), Montreal Express (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Gardiner (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Queueing traffic due to roadworks that overran earlier on M25 anticlockwise at J1a / A206 (Dartford Tunnel). Congestion to J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange), and back along the A2 link London bound. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Usual congestion on A217 Reigate Hill southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. A3 northbound busy but moving before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Usual slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J16 M40. A41 southbound busy but moving at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). M25 anticlockwise lane re-opened on exit slip road, broken down van removed at J23 A1(M) South Mimms. Traffic returned to normal on A111 southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Queueing traffic due to earlier Police incident on M25 anticlockwise before J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey). Congestion to J27 M11.

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

Vessel – APL Detroit (Complete), MSC Carmen (Working), Maersk Kleven (Working), Puerto Limon Express (Inbound), Peyton Lynn C (Inbound), CMA CGM Marseille (Inbound), Maersk Campton (Inbound), CMA CGM America (Inbound), Judith (Inbound), Maersk Izmir (Inbound), Cap San Artemissio (Inbound), Majestic (Inbound), CMA CGM Carl Antoine (Inbound), Frederik (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), MSC Vancouver (Inbound), Tsingtao Express (Void), Colorado Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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