Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 4th August

by | Aug 4, 2022

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 both ways between J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange) and J30 B1029 Upper Street (Stratford St Mary), In the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. A14 westbound between junctions J39 Kentford and J36 A11 Junction, Road repairs. A12 southbound between the A14 and the junction with the A120 Colchester East, Barrier repairs. A12 southbound access from B1024 near Kelvedon (south), A12 southbound exit for B1137, Roadworks. A12 northbound access from B1137, A12 northbound exit for B1024 near Kelvedon (south), Roadworks. A12 northbound entry slip from the A130, Roadworks. A12 northbound between A1023 and B1002, A12 northbound between A414 near Chelmsford (west) and B1007, Roadworks. Traffic shift and speed restriction of 40 mph due to long-term construction on A11 both ways between B1135 and B1172 London Road. Expect delays. Reduced to one lane each way, Roadworks. Partially blocked due to fallen tree on Newmarket Road between The Street (The Walnut Tree) and A11 (Red Lodge Turn Off).

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

Vessel – MSC Isabella (working), MSC Melatilde (working), Volga Maersk (working), Ever Glory (working), MSC Gaia (inbound), Maersk Kotka (inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Westbound exit slip at junction J7, Roadworks. Slow traffic on A3057 both ways between Hoe Lane and A27, In the roadworks area. M27 westbound entry slip at junction J9, Roadworks. A36 northbound & southbound between the junctions with the A3090 and the A27, Emergency roadworks. A31 westbound at a minor junction between M27 and A338 near Ringwood (east), A31 westbound between A338 near Ringwood (east) and B3081, Roadworks. M3 eastbound between junctions J4 and J3, Emergency resurfacing.

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

Vessel – Koi Epic (working), Gardiner Colex (working), X Press Moy (inbound), Independent Horizon (inbound), Tubul (inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Delays on M25 clockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Severe delays of eleven minutes and delays increasing on M25 clockwise between M26 (Wrotham) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Average speed 20 mph. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Past Clacket Lane Services. Travel time is 20 minutes. Delays of four minutes and delays increasing on M25 clockwise between J9 A243 (Leatherhead) and J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Average speed 20 mph, roadworks. Delays of four minutes and delays easing on M25 anticlockwise between M25 and J16 M40 J1A. Average speed 20 mph. Speed restriction due to Operation Brock where all freight traffic heading for a channel crossing must go through the coned area on M20 coastbound between J8 (Leeds Castle / Maidstone Services) and J9 (Ashford). Detour in operation. Entry ramp closed due to construction on M20 coastbound at J8 A20 Ashford Road (Leeds Castle / Maidstone Services).

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

Vessel – APL Pheonix (working), Estelle Maersk (inbound), MSC Kim (inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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