Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 7th November

by | Nov 7, 2022

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 A14 Westbound from J39 B1506 (Kentford) to J37 A142 Fordham Road (Newmarket / Exning). In the roadworks area. Queueing traffic for four miles and one lane closed due to accident on A14 Westbound between J13 A45 (Thrapston) and J12 A6116 (Islip) Congestion to Bythorn, also queueing north on the A45 from Raunds, south on the A605 down to J13, and east with onlookers. Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Very slow traffic on A12 Southbound from J29 A120 (Crown interchange) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Very slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout.

Port – The VBS Booking system had a software update between 06:00 / 07:00 this morning, currently this has not affected operations within the port. VBS Bookings were re-instated 07:05 hours. No delays have been reported. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Amsterdam (Working), MSC Ingrid (Working), Ebba Maersk (Working), Cosco Belgium (Working), MSC London (Inbound), Leo C (Inbound), Phoenix J (Inbound), Vaga Maersk (Inbound), MSC Irene (Inbound), MSC Aino (Inbound), Jazan (Inbound), MSC Sola (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Queueing traffic on A337 Romsey Road inbound at High Street. Queueing traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road Northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). Heavy traffic 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). Delays 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 – Phoenix J (Working), Tubul (Complete), Linah (Working), OOCL Atlanta (Working), Hanni (Inbound), Maersk Numegen (Inbound), Ever Lucky (Inbound), CMA CGM Aliaga (Inbound), Burgundy (Inbound), Tihama (Inbound), Elisabeth (Inbound), NYK Rigel (Inbound), Elbwave (Inbound), OOCL Asia (Inbound), BG Ruby (Inbound), GSL Chateau D’if (Inbound), CMA CGM Vasco De Gama (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from two miles before J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). A2 London bound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to accident, a car and a lorry involved at A2260 Southfleet Road (Northfleet / Ebbsfleet Turn Off). Congestion to Cobham Services. Queueing traffic and one lane closed due to accident, a van and a car involved on A20 Swanley Bypass into town from M25 / M20 (Swanley Interchange) to B2173 (McDonalds). Queueing traffic on A23 Brighton Road Northbound from M23 J7 / A23 / London Road North to Star Lane (Hooley). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J9 A243 (Leatherhead) and J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Queueing traffic on M40 Northbound from J1 A40 (Denham Roundabout) to J1a M25, Congestion to the A40 back to Swakeleys Roundabout (Uxbridge). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J16 M40. Heavy traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Queueing traffic for four miles due to earlier accident on M25 clockwise before J22 A1081 (St Albans / London Colney). Congestion to J21 M1, all lanes have been re-opened. One lane closed due to emergency barrier repairs on M25 both ways between J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar) and J25 A10 (Enfield). Traffic easing on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. Traffic easing on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms Roundabout) and M25 J26. M25 anticlockwise closed, severe delays due to overturned car between J27 M11 and J25 A10 (Enfield). Congestion to J29 A127 (Upminster), onlookers clockwise back to J25, Long queues down the M11 to the North Circular, and heavy on the A12 and A127 into London, and via Epping Forest and Waltham Abbey.

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

Vessel – Yeoman Bridge (Inbound), Santa Teresa (Working), Potomac Express (Working), Vaga Maersk (Working), Buxcoast (Inbound), Njord (Inbound), MSC Annick (Inbound), Estelle Maersk (Inbound), Nova (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort De France (Inbound), San Clemente (Inbound), America (Inbound), One Cygnus (Inbound), MSC Rosaria (Inbound), APL Phoenix (Inbound), MSC Vancouver (Cancelled), Cap San Augustin (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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