The Daily Container Transport News Bulletin

Kemball Daily 31st May 2023

Felixstowe Port

Road –Slow traffic due to traffic heading to Suffolk Show on A1156 Felixstowe Road Eastbound between A1189 Ransomes Way and Murrills Road. Very slow traffic on A12 Northbound before J33 A1214 / A14 (Copdock Interchange). Slow traffic on A14 Westbound after J49 (Stowmarket), in the roadworks area. Heavy traffic on A421 Great Barford Bypass Eastbound before A1 Great North Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Usual slow traffic on A1 Great North Road Southbound at A421 Bedford Road (Black Cat Roundabout). Slow traffic on A12 Colchester Bypass Southbound between J28 A1341 (Colchester United Football Ground) and J26 A1124 Essex Yeomanry Way (Eight Ash Green / Tollgate interchange), in the roadworks area. Slow traffic on A120 at Galley’s Corner. Usual slow traffic on Chelmer Valley Road between Essex Regiment Way and Parkway. Queueing traffic on A130 Northbound at A12 Chelmsford Bypass. 

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

Vessel – MSC Loreto (Working), MSC Istanbul (Working), Vaga Maersk (Working), Ever Aria (Working), GSL Kalliopi (Working), Polonia (Inbound), MSC Benedetta (Inbound), MSC Daisy (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 – No issues to report.


Southampton Port

Road – Delays expected due to Three ships are in Port today arriving between 04:42 and 07:00 and depart between 13:30 and 19:00 on West Quay Road, Town Quay, and Canute Road in Southampton. Usual slow traffic on M271 Northbound at M27 J3. Queueing traffic on A35 Redbridge Causeway Eastbound at A36 Commercial Road, in the roadworks area. Usual slow traffic on A27 Chichester Bypass Eastbound from Fishbourne Roundabout to Portfield Roundabout. 

Port – Very busy at the port this morning, current turnaround time is 1 hour 45 minutes. This will cause major delays on inbound and outbound traffic. Further operational information can be found here.

Vessel – ONE Tribute (Working), APL Lion City (Working), OOCL Montreal (Inbound), Maersk Neston (Inbound), Independent Future (Inbound), HMM Le Harve (Inbound), Evridiki G (Inbound), Cosco Hope (Inbound), APL Barcelona (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 anticlockwise before J29 A127 Southend Arterial Road (Romford / Basildon). Heavy traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road Westbound before A1245 (Fairglen Interchange). Delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnels. Long delays and queueing traffic for nine miles due to earlier broken-down van on M25 clockwise at Clacket Lane Services. Congestion to J4 Orpington. All lanes have been re-opened. Queueing traffic on A23 Brighton Road Northbound from M23 J7 / A23 / London Road North to Star Lane (Hooley). Slow traffic on M25 clockwise between J8 A217 Brighton Road (Reigate) and J9 A243 (Leatherhead). Heavy traffic on M25 both ways around J10 A3 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to a couple of miles either side, and a 15 minute queue up the A3 from Ripley Services, in the roadworks area. Very slow traffic on A3 Northbound before M25 J10 (Wisley Interchange). Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before J12 M3 Slow traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J13 A30 (Staines) to J12 M3. Traffic easing on M25 clockwise before J15 M4. Queueing traffic on A41 Southbound at M25 J20. Slow traffic on A405 North Orbital Road between M1 J6 and B4630 Watford Road (Shell Roundabout). Heavy traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J21a M1 South / A405 (St Albans) to J18 A404 Rickmansworth Road (Chorleywood). 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 J27 M11 and J26 A121 (Waltham Abbey).

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

Vessel – MSC Caterina (Working), Minerva (Working), CMA CGM Sambhar (Working), Haris (Complete), Eleonora Maersk (Inbound), Lyme Bay (Inbound), Marielyst (Inbound), Cap San Raphael (Inbound), CMA CGM Abu Dhabi (Inbound), MSC Roshney V (Inbound), Esperance (Inbound), Santa Cruz (Inbound), Potomac Express (Inbound), Njord (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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