With the easing of supply chain congestion container line schedule reliability is seeing dramatic improvements across the board.
SeaIntel’s Global Liner Performance Report showed a 7.7% increase in schedule reliability between January and February this year to reach 60.2%. Year-on-year schedule reliability was up 26% on the same month in 2022. The report covers over 60 lines on 34 different trades worldwide.
Of the top 14 carriers the most reliable were Maersk and MSC with 64.9% and 64.4% schedule reliability respectively. Hamburg Sud, a brand that is set to disappear and become a part of Maersk, was the only other carrier to manage schedule reliability of over 60%.
The remaining 11 top 14 carriers all had schedule reliability in the 50 – 60% range, with the least reliable line being ZIM with a 52% schedule reliability.
“On a year-on-year level, all carriers recorded double-digit improvements in schedule reliability in February 2023, with Wan Hai recording the largest improvement of 36.2 percentage points,” noted SeaIntel CEO Alan Murphy.
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