The Daily Container Transport News Bulletin

Kemball Daily 13th March 2023

Felixstowe Port

Road Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Queueing traffic on A10 Ely Road Southbound at Denny End Road, in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on M11 Southbound at J14 A14 J31 (Girton / Cloverleaf Interchange). Reports of slow traffic due to accident on A605 Northbound at The Fox Inn Pub. Usual slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic 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 – High winds are affecting the port today. VBS Bookings have been restricted from 05:00 to 17:00 hours this afternoon. Port is advising hauliers to avoid the port between 09:00 to 15:00 this afternoon as windspeeds will be highest. Container depots are open at present but with higher winds expected these will close for safety reasons. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – Ever Govern (Working), Zapadnyy (Working), Cosco Indonesia (Working), MSC Diana (Inbound), MSC Cristina (Inbound), MSC Manya (Inbound), GSL Kalliopi (Inbound), Vilnia Maersk (Inbound), Seaspan New Delhi (Inbound).

JK Depots – The Felixstowe based Holding Centre has scope for any laden storage requirements including un-cleared full container loads under our ETSF customs agreement. We also offer competitive pricing for any devan, repacks and de-rigging for GOH containers. Loaded Reefer storage available please email:

Availability – For bookings contact:

Weather – Port has issued a high wind weather warning for today between 08:00 and 14:00 hours. VBS Bookings have been restricted between these times. Delays are expected on inbound and out bound traffic.

Southampton Port


Road – Heavy traffic on A35 Redbridge Causeway Eastbound at A36 Commercial Road, in the roadworks area. Very slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley Roundabout). Usual delays on A32 Fareham Road between Gosport and Fareham. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road Northbound at A27 Roundabout. Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Westbound from Portfield Roundabout to Fishbourne Roundabout. Very slow traffic on A27 Chichester Road around and past Arundel.

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

Vessel – Al Dahna Express (Working), Eli A (Complete), Atlantis A (Working), NYK Meteor (Inbound), Tubul (Inbound), CMA CGM Jacques Joseph (Inbound), MSC Lisbon (Inbound), Quebec Express (Inbound).

JK Depots – We are open 24/7 on our haulage operation.

Availability – For bookings contact:

Weather – No issues to report.

London Gateway Port

Road – Slow traffic on M25 clockwise from J30 A13 (Lakeside / Purfleet) to the QE2 Bridge. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Long delays, queueing traffic for eight miles and one lane closed due to broken down lorry and earlier accident on M25 clockwise after Clacket Lane Services. Congestion to the two-lane section before J5 M26, and over two miles back along the M26, travel time is 30 minutes. Usual congestion on A217 Reigate Hill Southbound from M25 J8 to the one-way system. Slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). M25 clockwise lane closed on entry slip road due to accident, a lorry and a car involved at J11 A320 St Peters Way (Chertsey). One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down van on M3 Southbound from J2 M25 J12 to J3 A322 (Lightwater / Bagshot). Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J13 A30 (Staines) to J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). 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. 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, travel time is 35 minutes. Two lanes blocked and severe delays due to accident, two lorries involved on M25 anticlockwise between J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey) and J25 A10 (Enfield). Congestion to J27 M11, and heavy through Waltham Abbey, travel time is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Port – No reports of any issues this morning but DP Gateway VBS system is having technical issues. Container depots are being affected by wind this morning and are currently operational. Further operational information can be found here.  

Vessel – MSC Branka (Working), APL Vancouver (Complete), Santa Marta Express (Inbound), MSC Maureen (Inbound), Volga Maersk (Void), SAN Clemente (Inbound), Hermann Schulte (Inbound), GSL Ningbo (Inbound), CMA CGM Sinnamary (Inbound), ONE Manhattan (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort de France (Inbound), MSC Lily (Void), Buxcoast (Inbound), MSC Cadiz (Inbound), Evelyn Maersk (Inbound), Cap San Augustin (Inbound). Kalahari Express (Inbound), MSC Cancun (Inbound).

JK Depots – We are open 24/7 on our haulage operation.

Availability – For bookings contact:

Weather – No issues to report.

Container Transport

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