Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 8th March 2023

by | Mar 8, 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 – Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Queueing traffic on M11 Southbound at J14 A14 J31 (Girton / Cloverleaf Interchange). Usual slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Very slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. 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 (Working), BG Ireland (Working), Elbstar (Working), OOCL Kobe (Working), MSC Paris (Inbound), OOCL Japan (Inbound), MSC Rifaya (Inbound), MSC Daisy (Inbound), CMA CGM Iskenderun (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Usual slow traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. One lane blocked and slow traffic due to accident, two vehicles involved on M27 Eastbound between J1 A31 (Cadnam) and J2 A36 (Romsey / Totton). Note change of direction. Usual delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. 

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

Vessel – APL Lion City (Working), BG Emerald (Complete), Hurst Point (Working), Torrente (Working), Torrente (Working), Toronto Express (Inbound), EM Corfu (Inbound), CMA CGM Columba (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), Al Dahna Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Fidelio (Inbound), As Palina (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange) to J3 M20 (Swanley Interchange). M25 anticlockwise lane closed on exit slip road to the A2 eastbound, slow traffic due to police incident at J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange). One lane blocked and queueing traffic due to broken down lorry on M20 London bound between J2 A20 / A227 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit) and J1 M25 (Swanley Interchange). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone). Traffic easing on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Very slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Slow traffic due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M25 anticlockwise after J13 A30 (Staines), congestion to J15 M4. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross) and J16 M40. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Delays on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). 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. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise between J25 A10 (Enfield) and J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar).       

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

Vessel – Eleonora Maersk (Working), MSC Fairfield (Working), CMA CGM Sambhar (Working), MSC Greenwich (Inbound), Elbstar (Inbound), Peyton Lynn C (Inbound), Robin 4 (Inbound), CMA CGM Arkansas (Void), Frederik (Inbound), AS Camellia (Inbound), Cap San Tainaro (Inbound), Delaware Express (Inbound), Chennai Express (Inbound), MSC Branka (Inbound), Mariner (Inbound), Santa Rita (Inbound). Kalahari Express (Inbound), MSC Cancun (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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