Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 5th May 2023

by | May 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  Traffic returned to normal on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to broken down lorry on A14 Westbound at J53 West Meadows (Whitehouse Interchange). Heavy traffic on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Heavy traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). A120 busy but moving at Galley’s Corner. Chelmer Valley Road busy but moving between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Queueing 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 Ditte (Working), OOCL Germany (Working), MSC Allegra (Working), MSC Nerissa (Inbound), Rena P (Inbound), Skalar (Inbound), Key Bay (Inbound), Oakland (Inbound), Elly Maersk (Inbound), Ever Ace (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), MSC New York (Inbound), Celsius London (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to Three ships are in Port today arriving between 06:00 and 22:15 and depart between 18:00 this evening and 16:00 tomorrow on West Quay Road, Town Quay, and Canute Road in Southampton. Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Usual congestion on Winchester Road around A33 Bassett Avenue. Heavy traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. A35 Totton By-Pass Eastbound closed due to overturned lorry and recovery work from A326 Marchwood By-Pass (Rushington Roundabout) to B3076 High Street. Queueing traffic on A27 Eastbound before A259 Cathedral Way (Fishbourne Roundabout). Heavy traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. 

Port – No VBS Booking’s until 17:00 Hours this afternoon, port is very busy so there may be some delays on inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – AS Petronia (Complete), Independent Future (Working), Margarete Schulte (Working), CMA CGM Pegasus (Inbound), Tolten (Inbound), CMA CGM Alcazar (Void), Pantonio (Inbound), Helmut (Inbound), Elbsky (Inbound), MSC Aby (Inbound), Atlantis A (Inbound), NYK Demeter (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), CMA CGM Vasco de Gama (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Queueing traffic due to earlier shed load on M25 clockwise at J1b A296 (Dartford). Congestion to the QE2 Bridge, all lanes have been re-opened. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between Clacket Lane Services and J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic on A22 Eastbourne Road both ways at Woodham Nursery, in the roadworks area. A217 Reigate Hill Southbound busy but moving from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Delays 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. Queueing traffic on A121 Honey Lane both ways near Woodgreen Road (The Woodbine Inn). Congestion to Woodridden Hill, almost back to the Wake Arms Roundabout, in the roadworks area. 

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

Vessel – Seatrade Orange (Working), YM Winner (Working), Kalahari Express (Working), Frederik (Inbound), MSC Domitille (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Volga (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound), MSC Madrid (Inbound), MSC Maria Elena (Inbound), Chacabuco (Inbound), Cape Akritas (Inbound), APL Miami (Inbound), MSC Brittany (Inbound), NYK Themis (Void), MSC Archimidis (Inbound), Seaspan Hamburg (Inbound), ONE Cygnus (Void), Njord (Inbound), Maersk Kotka (Inbound), MSC Loretta (Inbound), Colombo Express (Inbound), Cape Corfu (Inbound), CMA CGM Cayenne (Inbound), MSC Annick (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort St Charles (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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