Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 7th December 2023

by | Dec 7, 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 A134 Northbound from Griffin Gardens (Ingham) to Seven Hills Lane (Seven Hills). Heavy traffic on M11 Southbound from A14 (Cambridge Services / Boxworth, Boxworth) to J13 A1303 Madingley Road (Madingley / Cambridge, Cambridge). Usual slow traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Southbound from J27 A133 Cymbeline Way (Avenue Of Remembrance Roundabout) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange). Congestion to A12 J28. Queueing traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange).

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

Vessel – Ever Given (Working), Ranger (Working), Agios Dimitrios (Inbound), OOCL Japan (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), Budapest Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Traffic easing on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Slow traffic on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M27 Westbound from M275 to J11 A27 (Fareham / Gosport). Congestion to the A27 which is queuing back to Havant.

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

Vessel – Montreal Express (Complete), Maersk Newcastle (Arrived), CMA CGM Barracuda (Inbound), APL Changi (Inbound), Independent Quest (Inbound), Cosco Hope (Inbound), Marsa Pride (Inbound), APL Barcelona (Inbound), Aurora (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Delays and no right turn due to traffic light failure on A12 Eastern Avenue both ways at A125 North Street / Havering Road. Congestion to traffic heading into London, through to the next lights at Mawney Street. Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Reports of A13 Westbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to broken down vehicle from A1012 to M25 J30 (Lakeside / Purfleet). Traffic easing on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Very slow traffic on A2 London bound at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J6 A22 (Godstone). Queueing traffic on A243 Leatherhead Road around B280 Fairoak Lane. Queueing traffic on M25 both ways at J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 Leatherhead clockwise, to J12 M3 anticlockwise, and A3 queues either side from Cobham and Ripley Services, in the roadworks area. Queueing traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on A245 Portsmouth Road Westbound at A3 (Painshill). Usual congestion on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to accident, two cars involved on M4 Eastbound at J4b M25. Congestion to after J6 (Slough / Windsor). Queueing traffic on A312 The Parkway Southbound before M4 J3. Traffic light failure on A312 Church Road at A40 Western Avenue (Target Roundabout), approach with care. A40 into town exit slip road partially blocked, queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle at the A312 (Target Roundabout). Congestion to Hillingdon Circus, back past RAF Northolt. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) to J16 M40. Congestion to the M40 northbound, back along the A40 towards Hillingdon. Slow traffic on A404 Rickmansworth Road near St Clement Danes School. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J19 A41 (Watford). Usual queues on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Queueing traffic for three miles due to earlier broken-down vehicle on M25 anticlockwise before J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar). One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down lorry on M25 clockwise before J25 A10 (Enfield). Congestion to J24 Potters Bar. Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. 

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

Vessel – ONE Millau (Working), San Antonio Maersk (Working), MSC Lisbon (Complete), MSC Bianca (Inbound), CMA CGM Abu Dhabi (Inbound), Paris II (Inbound), Valparaiso Express (Inbound), Nagoya Express (Inbound), Bremerhaven Express (Inbound), Cape Altius (Inbound), MSC Laura (Inbound), Chacabuco (Inbound), Maersk Izmir (Inbound), Amina (Inbound), MSC Maritina V (Inbound), Sofia Express (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.


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