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Container reliability inches up in July

Photo: Mary Bond World's largest containership Ever Alot berthed at Felixstowe
World's largest containership Ever Alot berthed at Felixstowe
Container line schedule reliability continued its recent upward trend in July 2022, with further positive indicators for the sector.

Sea-Intelligence’s latest Global Liner Performance (GLP) report showed a 0.5% improvement in schedule reliability month-on-month in July 2022, bringing overall reliability to 40.5%. Calculated from data across 34 trade lanes and over 60 carriers, the latest figure is the second time schedule reliability was up on-year since the start of the pandemic.

Further improvement was seen in the average delay for late vessel arrivals, falling 0.09 days on-month to below seven days. This time last year, delays were still rising, and so the latest data increased the year-on-year performance improvement established in June. "The average delay for late vessel arrivals have been dropping sharply so far this year, tapering off a little in the past few months," said Alan Murphy, CEO, Sea-Intelligence.

Of the top 14 carriers, 11 reported a year-on-year improvement in schedule reliability and seven of those saw double digit improvements.

Maersk retained its reliability crown with schedule reliability of 48.0%, followed by Evergreen at 44.3%,  and CMA CGM the only other line over 40%. At the bottom of the table, ZIM had the lowest schedule reliability in July 2022 of 26.6%.

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