Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 6th December 2023

by | Dec 6, 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 – Slow traffic on M11 Southbound at J14 A14 J31 (Girton / Cloverleaf Interchange). Queueing traffic on A1 Southbound at A421 Great Barford Bypass (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on M1 Southbound from J11A A5 Dunstable Northern Bypass (Dunstable / Luton North) to J9 A5183 Dunstable Road (Redbourn). Queueing traffic on A46 Warwick Bypass Southbound from M40 J15 (Longbridge Island). Queueing traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass.

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

Vessel – Cosco Japan (Working), Ebba Maersk (Working), Seaspan New Delhi (Working), Ever Given (Inbound), OOCL Japan (Inbound), Ranger (Inbound), Agios Dimitrios (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Delays on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. M275 Southbound busy but moving at A3 (Rudmore Roundabout).

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

Vessel – HMM Le Havre (Complete), Tucapel (Complete), Montreal Express (Inbound), Maike D (Inbound), Maersk Newcastle (Inbound), APL Changi (Inbound), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), Cosco Hope (Inbound), Marsa Pride (Inbound), APL Barcelona (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Very slow traffic on A2 Westbound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). A20 Eastbound lane closed on exit slip road due to broken down car at M20 J1 (Swanley Interchange), traffic is coping well. A20 Eastbound lane re-opened on exit slip road, broken down car removed at the M25 J3 / M20 (Swanley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Queueing traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, J11 Chertsey anticlockwise, and A3 queues either side from Cobham and Ripley Services, in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Delays on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Usual slow traffic on A312 The Parkway Southbound before M4 J3. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J16 M40. Usual slow traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Queueing traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Slow traffic due to fog on M25 anticlockwise from J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar) to J23 A1(M) South Mimms, matrix sign set to 40 mph. Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Long delays and one lane closed due to recovery work, accident, a lorry involved and fuel spillage on M11 Southbound from J6 M25 to J5 A1168 Chigwell Lane (Loughton). Congestion to two miles before J7 Harlow. Also heavy diverting through Epping, and long delays down the A10 past Cheshunt into Enfield.

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Fort Saint Charles (Working), CMA CGM Marseille (Complete), ONE Millau (Inbound), MSC Lisbon (Inbound), Ranger (Inbound), San Antonio Maersk (Inbound), MSC Bianca (Inbound), CMA CGM Abu Dhabi (Inbound), Paris II (Inbound), Cape Altius (Inbound), Nagoya Express (Inbound), Evelyn Maersk (Inbound), Bremerhaven Express (Inbound), MSC Laura (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

 

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