Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 5th August

by | Aug 5, 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.

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

Vessel – MSC Melatilde (working), Ever glory (working), MSC Gaia (working, Maersk Kotka (inbound),MSC Ingrid (inbound), OOCL United Kingdom (inbound), Maersk Vigo (inbound), MSC London (inbound), MSC Loretta (inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Narrow lanes and speed restriction of 50 mph due to construction on M3 both ways between J11 A3090 (Winchester South) and J14 (M27 interchange). Work to replace the central barrier. Expect delays. Lane closed due to electricity work on A23 at M23 J11 (Pease Pottage).

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

Vessel – Independent Horizon (working), Tubul (working), X Press Moy (working), MSC Loretta (working), Songa Puma (inbound), Njord (cancelled), Ain Snan Express (inbound), Elisabeth (inbound), Buxcontact (inbound), BG Sapphire (inbound), Eli A (cancelled), Elbwave (inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Delays on M25 clockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. M25 running well currently. 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). 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.

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

Vessel – Estelle Maersk (working), MSC Kim (working), MSC Athens (inbound), Maipo (cancelled), Santa Viola (inbound), Maersk Izmir (inbound), MSC Maureen (inbound), Kalahari Express (inbound), CMA Cayenne (inbound), CMA Abu Dhabi (cancelled), Cap San Raphael (inbound), MSC Madrid (inbound), Santos Express (inbound)

Weather – No issues to report.

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