Liner reliability improves in May
Liner carrier schedule reliability improved from 78 percent in April to 81 percent in May, according to the latest figures from maritime analyst SeaIntel in its monthly Global Liner Schedule Reliability report.
SeaIntel said the better performance has been driven primarily by improvement on the transpacific, transatlantic, and Asia-Europe trade.
“This might indicate that the somewhat lower performance seen in the last couple of months might have been related to the carriers' re-shuffling of networks as they were implementing their new alliances,” SeaIntel said. “If that is the case, the new-found improvement in reliability will indeed be good news to the shippers.”
In terms of top individual performers, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd share the honors in May. Maersk is the most reliable line when on time is measured as the same day or one day before. Hamburg Süd is the most reliable when on time is measured as within one day plus or minus.
APL has maintained its position in third.
Despite having the lowest reliability amongst the top 20 carriers, Mediterranean Shipping Co. is the carrier which is improving the fastest when comparing February to May. In this period, MSC has improved its reliability by 8 percent.
The report covers 9,400 vessel arrivals during the month of May, with vessels considered on time within a one-day window from the published arrival time.
The measurements are based on SeaIntel Maritime Analysis’ database of more than 86,000 arrivals from 2,300 vessels in 29 trade lanes and 52 carriers since July 2011.
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