Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 6th September 2023

by | Sep 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 – A12 Northbound busy but moving before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound at J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A142 Ely Road both ways at Barcham Road, in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A142 Mepal Road Eastbound before Elean Business Park. Slow traffic on M11 Southbound at J14 A14 J31 (Girton / Cloverleaf Interchange). Slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Queueing traffic on The A5123 Southbound at M1 J15A (Towcester / Northampton Services), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A45 London Road Southbound at M1 J15. Very slow traffic on A12 Southbound from J28 (Colchester United Football Ground) to J26 (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Usual congestion on A120 Coggeshall Road Eastbound before A12 J25. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Usual congestion on Waterhouse Lane and Rainsford Lane inbound before Parkway. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Slow traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A12 Southbound at J15 A414 (Three Mile Hill), in the roadworks area.

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

Vessel – Ebba Maersk (Working), Cosco Indonesia (Working), GSL Chateau D’if (Inbound), MSC Ambra (Inbound), Cosco Shipping Pisces (Inbound), MSC Hong Kong V (Inbound), MSC Maria Elena (Inbound), MSC Ivana (Inbound), MSC Flavia (Inbound), Vilnia Maersk (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report


Southampton Port

Road – M271 Northbound busy but moving at M27 J3. A35 both ways closed, slow traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved from Lyndhurst Road (Lyndhurst) to Station Road (Brockenhurst). Slow traffic on A31 between A341 (Merley Roundabout) and B3073 (Canford Bottom). Usual slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. 

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

Vessel – APL Changi (Working), ONE Infinity (Working), Quebec Express (Inbound), Maersk Neston (Inbound), GSL Susan (Inbound), Independent Primero (Inbound), Ever Fame (Inbound), Evridiki G (Inbound), Tucapel (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

London Gateway Port

Road – Usual slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A225 Shoreham Road both ways at Pilgrims Way East. One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down lorry on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to Clacket Lane Services. Congestion to J4 Orpington. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise before J6 A22 (Godstone). Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one way system. Usual congestion on A217 Bell Street / Cockshot Hill into town before High Street (Market Hotel). Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise. Delays anticlockwise from J12 M3, and A3 queues either side back to Ripley Services and Cobham, in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A245 Byfleet Road Eastbound before A3 (Painshill). Queueing traffic on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Traffic easing on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on A312 The Parkway Southbound before M4 J3. Usual congestion on M4 onto the elevated section Eastbound from J3 A312 (Hayes) to J2 A4 (Brentford). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to just after J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Usual slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Slow traffic on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Usual congestion on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Slow traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. Slow traffic on A104 Epping New Road / B1393 Epping Road at A121 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J27 M11 to J25 A10 (Enfield).

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

Vessel – CMA CGM Fort Fleur Depee (Working), Mieke Schulte (Complete), Xin Lian Yun Gang (Inbound), Cap San Antonio (Inbound), Seatrade Blue (Inbound), Missouri Express (Inbound), Evelyn Maersk (Inbound), Callao Express (Inbound), MSC Fairfield (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report

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