Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 7th March 2023

by | Mar 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 A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic and lane closed on exit slip road to A14 due to broken down car and accident, a car and a lorry involved. Usual slow traffic on A130 Essex Regiment Way inbound from Little Waltham and Little Leighs to Chelmer Valley Road. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. Traffic easing 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 – Evelyn Maersk (Working), Ever Alp (Working), Vuoksi Maersk (Inbound), Elbstar (Inbound), OOCL Kobe (Inbound), BG Ireland (Inbound), MSC Paris (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), OOCL Japan (Inbound), MSC Rifaya (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), CMA CGM Iskenderun (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Traffic returned to normal on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. M3 Northbound lane closed on exit slip road, slow traffic due to broken down lorry at J13 A335 Leigh Road (Chandlers Ford). Delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Usual congestion on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. Very slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel. Heavy traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road Northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). Traffic returned to normal on A348 Ringwood Road between A341 Wimborne Road (Bear Cross Roundabout) and the Fire Station traffic lights in Ferndown. Slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley Roundabout).  

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

Vessel – Umm Qarn (Complete), NYK Constellation (Working), APL Lion City (Working), BG Emerald (Inbound), Hurst Point (Inbound), Torrente (Inbound), Toronto Express (Inbound), EM Corfu (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise after J28 A12 (Brentwood / Brook Street Roundabout). Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 (Swanley Interchange). Slow traffic on A2 Westbound before A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Queueing traffic due to earlier vehicle fire on A20 Swanley Bypass London bound between M25 / M20 (Swanley Interchange) and B2173 Maidstone Road (McDonalds). Very slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone), travel time is 40 minutes. Slow traffic on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Long delays due to broken down van, congestion to J9 Leatherhead, and J14 Heathrow. Matrix sign set to 40 mph on the roundabout. Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J15 M4. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Delays on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J21 M1 and J19 A41 (Watford). Heavy traffic on A111 Southbound between M25 J24 / A1005 (Potters Bar) and Chalk Lane (Cockfosters Station). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25, travel time is 30 minutes. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise around J27 M11.   

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

Vessel – Vuoksi Maersk (Void), Maersk Senang (Working), MSC Geneva (Working), Dimitra C (Working), Northern Justice (Working), Eleonora Maersk (Inbound), MSC Fairfield (Inbound), CMA CGM Saint Laurent (Inbound), CMA CGM Sambhar (Inbound), MSC Greenwich (Inbound), Elbstar (Inbound), Peyton Lynn C (Inbound), Robin 4 (Inbound), Mariner (Inbound), CMA CGM Arkansas (Void), Cap San Tainaro (Inbound), AS Camellia (Inbound), Delaware Express (Inbound), Chennai Express (Inbound). Kalahari Express (Inbound), MSC Cancun (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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