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Container schedule reliability improves in March

Alexander Kliem - Pixabay View of a containership at sea
In some rare good news about the state of the global supply chain container shipping line schedule reliability showed some small improvement in March.

Analysts Sea Intelligence said that container line schedule reliability continue to “creep” upwards month-on-month in March to 35.9%.

However, reliability is still lower than a year earlier. “Despite being the highest 2022 reliability figure so far, the March 2022 score is still slightly below the 2021 level,” commented Alan Murphy, CEO of Sea-Intelligence.

The analyst surveys schedule reliability of over 60 lines across 34 different trades.

The only line to record a schedule reliability above 50% was Maersk with a 50.3% rating. Next highest was Maersk subsidiary Hamburg Sud with a schedule reliability of 45.9%. Wan Hai Lines had the lowest schedule reliability in March of 22.6%.

“On a year-on-year level, only three of the top-14 carriers recorded an improvement in schedule reliability in March 2022, with the largest improvement of just 1.6 percentage points,” Murphy said.

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