Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 5th July 2023

by | Jul 5, 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). Slow traffic on The A14 Westbound from J49 (Stowmarket) to J47 A1088 (Woolpit), in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A142 Fordham Road Southbound at A14 J37 (Newmarket / Exning). Slow traffic on M11 Southbound at J13 A1303 Madingley Road (Madingley / Cambridge). A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound busy but moving 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. Slow traffic on The A12 Southbound at J26 (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound before A12 J25. Slow traffic on Chelmer Valley Road between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Traffic easing on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout) to J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar), travel time is 40 minutes.

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

Vessel – MSC Venice (Working), MSC Apolline (Working), MSC Ludovica (Working), CSCL Artic Ocean (Working), Zeugman (Working), GSL Kalliopi (Working), Ever Atop (Inbound), Ef Olivia (Inbound), MSC Hong Kong (Inbound), MSC Carmen (Inbound), Pirita (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – M271 Northbound busy but moving at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A35 Totton Bypass and Redbridge Causeway Eastbound before M271 (Redbridge roundabout), in the roadworks area. A338 Bournemouth Spur Road Northbound clear at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). Slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. A27 partially blocked, queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle at A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout), on the roundabout.  

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Bougainville (Working), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), MSC Atlantic III (Inbound), JSP Anna (Inbound), Maersk Newbury (Inbound), ONE Trust (Inbound), Independent Horizon (Inbound), Zebra (Inbound), Cosco Faith (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout) to J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar), travel time is 40 minutes. Slow traffic on A127 London bound from B148 West Mayne (Dunton Junction, Dunton Wayletts) to M25 J29 (Romford / Basildon, Great Warley). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from a mile before J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Heavy traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange), matrix sign set to 40 mph. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise around J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks). A217 Reigate Hill Southbound clear from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Severe delays and queueing traffic for four miles on A3 Northbound at M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to Burntcommon, also slow southbound from Cobham, and M25 delays back towards J9 Leatherhead and J12 M3. Travel time is 60 minutes, in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M3 Southbound from J2 M25 to J3 A322 (Lightwater / Bagshot), traffic is coping well. Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Queueing traffic on M40 Northbound from J1 A40 (Denham Roundabout) to J1a M25. Congestion to the A40 back to Swakeleys Roundabout at Uxbridge. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J18 A404 Rickmansworth Road (Chorleywood) to a mile after J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Queueing traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. 

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

Vessel – Cartagena Express (Working), MSC Vigo (Working), CMA CGM Kourou (Working), CMA CGM Fort Royal (Inbound), MSC Fairfield (Inbound), Emma Maersk (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), Cap San Antonio (Inbound), Majestic (Inbound), Xin Lian Yun Gang (Inbound), MSC Ingrid (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Volga (Inbound), Santa Isabel (Inbound), ONE Ibis (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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