Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 7th December

by | Dec 7, 2021

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 – A14 westbound between junctions J39 Kentford and J38 Newmarket East, Congestion. A1 southbound at the junction with the A428, Congestion. A421 southbound exit slip to the A4280, Congestion. A14 westbound between junctions J44 Bury St Edmunds East and J38 Newmarket East, A14 westbound between J44 and J43, A14 westbound between J39 and J38, Roadworks. A14 eastbound exit slip at junction J42 Bury St Edmunds West, A14 J42 eastbound exit, Roadworks. A1 southbound between the A428 and the junction with the A421, A1 southbound within the A428 junction, A1 southbound between A428 and A421, Roadworks. A120 westbound between the junctions with the A131 South and the A130, Broken down vehicle. A12 southbound between the A1023 and the junction with the M25, Congestion. A12 southbound between the A1124 and the junction with the A120 Colchester West, A12 southbound within the A1124 junction, A12 southbound within the A120 near Colchester (west) junction, Roadworks. A12 northbound between the junctions with the A1023 and the A414 Chelmsford West, Emergency barrier repairs.

Port – Port have issued a weather warning and operations will be affected from 14:00 hours til 21:00 hours. VBS bookings may be affected within this time period.

Vessel – Ever Ace (Working), Maersk Kotka (Working), Oramila (Working), MSC Geneva (Working), MSC Paloma (Working), FI Levante (Inbound), Seatrade Blue (Inbound), MSC Topaz (Inbound), Vilnia Maersk (Inbound), Leo C (Inbound), BG Ruby (Inbound), Lucie Schulte (Inbound), OOCL Japan (Inbound).

Weather – High winds are expected from 14:00 hours today.

Southampton Port

Road – No major road Issues to report. M3 eastbound between junctions J14 and J13, M3 eastbound within J14, M3 eastbound between J14 and J13, Roadworks. M3 eastbound between junctions M27 and J13, Roadworks. M3 slip road to the M27 westbound, Roadworks. M3 westbound between junction J14 and the M27, M3 westbound between J13 and J14, link road from M3 J14 westbound to M27 J4 eastbound, Roadworks. M3 eastbound between the M27 westbound and junction J14, Roadworks. M27 eastbound entry slip at junction J8, M27 J8 eastbound access, Roadworks. M27 westbound entry slip at junction J9, M27 J9 westbound access, Roadworks.

Port – Port had issues yesterday with a security barrier breaking and subsequently the sheer volume of traffic on the port has had a knock on affect this morning. Currently the port Is very busy but seems to be coping well with the situation albeit there are slightly longer delays on turnaround times. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – HMM Mir (Working), CGM CMA Gerog Forster (Working), BG Ruby (Complete), NYK Nebula (Inbound), CMA CGM Cendrillon (Inbound), CMA CGM Tosca (inbound), Barzan (Inbound), Angela (Inbound), HMM Daon (Inbound), CMA CGM Alcazar (Inbound), Maersk Batam (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report at present for today.

London Gateway Port

Road – M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J1B for A225, Congestion. M25 clockwise entry slip at junction J23, Broken down vehicle. M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J22, Congestion. M25 anticlockwise exit slip at junction J21A, Congestion. M25 anticlockwise between junctions J17 and J16, Congestion. M25 clockwise between junctions J15 and J16, Road traffic collision. M25 clockwise between junctions J13 and J14, Congestion. M25 anticlockwise entry slip at junction J12, Congestion. M25 clockwise between junctions J11 and J12, Road traffic collision. M25 clockwise between junctions J10 and J11, Congestion. Junction of the A2260 and the A2, Congestion. M23 northbound between junctions J8 and J7, Congestion. M25 clockwise at junction J15, Emergency roadworks. M11 northbound between junctions J5 and J6, Barrier repairs. M11 northbound between junctions J7 and J8, Roadworks. M11 southbound between junctions J8 and J7, Roadworks. M4 westbound between junctions J8 and J10, M4 J8 westbound access, M4 westbound within J10 after A329(M) eastbound access, Roadworks. M1 northbound between junctions J1 and J5, Roadworks.  

Port – Tilbury 2 from around 14:00 hours yesterday was exceedingly slow, and this has continued through the night up until 07:00 hours this morning, currently still very slow turnaround times. 40 Berth operating very well. 39 Berth no issues to report. 32 Berth operating well with a turnaround of 1 hour. 26 Berth Is operating well for empty containers being restituted. Pentalver LGW no problems to report. Solent Stevedores London Gateway no problems to report. Bullman Marine no Issues to report. Fielding’s Containers no issues to report. LGW Is operating well this morning. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Cap San Antonia (Complete), Potomac Express (Working), Sofia Express (Working), Tanja (Working), WES Gesa (Inbound), ONE Grus (Inbound), APL Miami (Inbound), MSC Krystal (Inbound), MSC Michela (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort de France (Inbound), MSC Athens (Inbound), Xin Tian Jin (Inbound), Marius (Inbound), Guayaquil Express (Inbound), Frederik (Inbound), W Kyrenia (Inbound), Emden (Inbound),  Alexander B (Inbound), MSC Lorena (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report at present for today. 

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