Daily Ocean News Bulletin – 8th November

by | Nov 8, 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 – Heavy traffic on A137 Wherstead Road Northbound before A14. Reports of obstruction on the road on A14 Westbound before J46 Thurston Road (Thurston / Beyton Green). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound from J38 A11 / A1304 (Newmarket) to J37 A142 Fordham Road (Newmarket / Exning). In the roadworks area. Reports of obstruction on the road on A14 Eastbound from J36 A11 (Nine Mile Hill) to J37 A142 Fordham Road (Newmarket / Exning). Usual slow traffic on Trumpington Road and Hauxton Road Southbound from the centre of Cambridge to Trumpington and the M11 J11. Heavy traffic on A603 Gonville Place in the centre of Cambridge. Heavy traffic on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound between J29 A120 (Crown interchange) and J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), In the roadworks area. Slow traffic and one lane closed due to broken down lorry on A12 Southbound between J22 (Witham North) and J20B B1137 The Street (Hatfield Peverel North). Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout.  

Port – Despite the higher winds the port has had no major issues. VBS Bookings were limited, and some delays have occurred. Currently this morning operations are back to normal. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – MSC Amsterdam (Working), Cosco Belgium (Working), Vaga Maersk (Working), Phoenix J (Working), MSC Irene (Working), Jazan (Inbound), Paris Li (Inbound), Aurora (Inbound), MSC Sola (Inbound), Ever Aim (Inbound), MSC England (Inbound), MSC Deila (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

Southampton Port

Road – Usual slow traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Queueing traffic on A33 Bassett Avenue between Bassett Green Road (Chilworth Roundabout) and Winchester Road Roundabout. One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M27 Eastbound from J5 A335 Stoneham Way (Southampton Airport / Eastleigh) to J7 A334 Charles Watts Way (Hedge End). Reports of one lane blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on A31 Westbound at Poulner turn off, Congestion to Picket Post services. Queueing traffic on A32 Gosport Road Northbound from B3334 Rowner Road (Gosport) to A27 Eastern Way (Fareham). Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. 

Port – Port was closed from 21:00 to 02:45 Hours this morning. Now fully open and back to normal operations. Some inbound and outbound delays maybe expected. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Linah (Working), OOCL Atlanta (Complete), Hanni (Working), Maersk Numegen (Working), Ever Lucky (Arrived), Elisabeth (Inbound), NYK Rigel (Inbound), Elbwave (Inbound), CMA CGM Aliaga (Inbound), Tihama (Inbound), BG Ruby (Inbound), GSL Chateau D’if (Inbound), Gardiner (Inbound), Quebec Express (Cancelled).

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Long delays due to a protest opposite at J31 (Lakeside / Purfleet) on M25 clockwise before the QE2 Bridge. Congestion to a mile from J29 A127 (Upminster), and A13 queues from Grays, Travel time is 40 minutes. M25 anticlockwise blocked, severe delays due to demonstration between J1a A206 / Dartford Tunnel (Swanscombe / Erith) and J31 A1306 (Lakeside / Purfleet). Congestion to J3 M20 (Swanley Interchange), being held before the tunnels. Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) to J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate). M25 both ways blocked, delays due to demonstration between J7 M23 and J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate). One lane closed due to flooding on M25 anticlockwise before J9 A243 (Leatherhead). Slow traffic and speed restriction due to surface water on M25 clockwise between J9 A243 (Leatherhead) and J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). Very slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). M25 both ways blocked, delays due to demonstration from J12 M3 to J13 A30 (Staines). Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before 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. M25 anticlockwise blocked, queueing traffic due to demonstration between J21 M1 and J20 A41 Watford Road (Kings Langley). Congestion to 22 (London Colney / St Albans), also queueing on the A414 and M1 past St Albans, and clockwise queues from J19 (Watford) looking on. One lane closed and slow traffic due to emergency barrier repairs on M25 both ways between J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar) and J25 A10 (Enfield). Queueing traffic on A10 Great Cambridge Road Southbound before M25 J25. M25 both ways blocked, queueing traffic due to demonstration between J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J27 M11. Congestion to J25 A10 (Enfield) and three miles before J27.

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

Vessel  Buxcoast (Complete), MSC Annick (Complete), Estelle Maersk (Working), Nova (Working), America (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort De France (Inbound), One Cygnus (Inbound), APL Phoenix (Inbound), San Clemente (Inbound), MSC Vancouver (Cancelled), Cap San Augustin (Inbound), Sven D (Inbound), Alexander B (Inbound), Hudson Express (Inbound), MSC Cancun (Inbound).

Weather – No issues to report.

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