The Daily Container Transport News Bulletin

Kemball Daily 16th November

Felixstowe Port

Road – Very slow traffic on A12 northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Usual slow traffic on Trumpington Road and Hauxton Road northbound from M11 J11 and Trumpington to the centre of Cambridge. Usual slow traffic on A603 Barton Road inbound between M11 J12 and The Fen Causeway. Slow traffic and lane closed due to accident on A14 eastbound from J24B to J25 B1050 Hattons Road (Bar Hill). Queueing traffic on A6 Burton Road / Irthlingborough Road both ways at A510 Thrapston Road / Wellingborough Road roundabout. A14 westbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to obstruction on the road before J1 A5199 (Welford). Slow traffic on A12 from J29 A120 (Crown interchange) to J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Queueing traffic on A1114 Great Baddow Bypass inbound at the Army and Navy roundabout.

Port – No issues to report but please note there is a weather warning for later this afternoon carrying on into Thursday morning. Further operational information can be found here.     

Vessel – Henrika Schulte (Working), Ever Arm (Working), Maersk Camden (Working), Volga Maersk (Working), Paris Li (Working), MSC Brittany (Inbound), W Klaipeda (Inbound), JSP Mistral (Inbound), OOCL Hong Kong (Inbound), MSC Leigh (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: JKBOOKINGS@KEMBALL.CO.UK.

Weather – High winds are expected throughout the day.

Southampton Port

Road – Usual slow traffic on Burgess Road around A33 The Avenue. Delays on M271 northbound at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A338 Bournemouth Spur Road northbound at A31 (Ashley Heath Interchange). Slow traffic on A31 at A341 (Merley roundabout). Reports of traffic problem on A35 at A351 (Bakers Arms roundabout), on the roundabout. Queueing traffic on Eastern Road northbound at A27 roundabout. 

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

Vessel – Tihama (Working), Cosco Harmony (Complete), Hanni (Complete), JSP Anna (Working), Burgundy (Working), Tucapel (Inbound), Ren Jian 25 (Inbound), Al Jmeliyah (Inbound), APL New York (Inbound), Elbwave (Inbound), MSC Pina (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), One Trust (Inbound).

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

Availability – For bookings contact: JKBOOKINGS@KEMBALL.CO.UK.

Weather – Very heavy rain affecting port operations.

London Gateway Port

Road – Severe delays, one lane closed and queueing traffic for seven miles due to broken down lorry on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise between J31 A1306 (Lakeside / Purfleet) and J1a A206 (Swanscombe / Erith). Congestion to J29 A127 (Upminster), A13 queues back to Tilbury, also eastbound back to Wennington, and heavy through Grays, Thurrock and Purfleet either side of J31. Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. A2 London bound partially blocked, queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle before B255 Bean Lane (Bean Interchange), congestion to Cobham. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise between J5 M26 / A21 (Sevenoaks) and J6 A22 (Godstone), congestion to three miles back along the M26. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise from J9 A243 (Leatherhead) to J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Slow traffic on A3 northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3. Heavy traffic on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Traffic easing, roadworks that overran earlier on M25 clockwise before J17 A412 Denham Way (Maple Cross). Queueing traffic on A41 southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21 M1 to J15 M4. One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down crane on M25 anticlockwise between J25 A10 (Enfield) and J24 A111 Stagg Hill (Potters Bar), congestion to the Bell Common Tunnel, almost back to J27 M11. Slow traffic on A121 Woodridden Hill between A104 Epping New Road / B1393 / B172 (Wake Arms roundabout) and M25 J26.

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

Vessel  AL Dahna Express (Working), MSC Alicante (Working), Maersk Kimi (Working), Guayaquil Express (Inbound), CMA CGM Fort Fleur Depee (Inbound), MSC Rania (Inbound), MSC Adelaide (Cancelled), MSC Dorine (Inbound), MSC Rosaria (Inbound), MSC Dorine (Inbound), Mathilde Schulte (Inbound), Northern Justice (Inbound), YM Wholesome (Inbound), Frederik (Inbound), Cartagena Express (Inbound), Colorado Express (Inbound), Mehuin (Cancelled), Lyme Bay (Inbound), Cap San Maleas (Inbound), Wes Gesa (Inbound), MSC Maureen (Inbound).

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

Availability – For bookings contact: JKBOOKINGS@KEMBALL.CO.UK.

Weather – No issues to report.

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