Carriers are getting more punctual according to Sea Intelligence’s latest report on the schedule reliability of global container lines
In March, schedule reliability rose to 35.9%, the best monthly figure so far this year. On the other hand, average vessel delays fell by 0.32 days, to 7.26 days.
According to the report, which covers 34 different links and over 60 lines, Maersk is the most reliable carrier , with a schedule reliability of 50%. Instead, seven shipping lines are halfway down the list, with a schedule reliability ranging between 30 and 40%. Five others have a lower on-time performance, between 20% and 30%. The worst was Wan Hai, at just 22.6%.
On a year-to-year basis, only three of the top 14 carriers showed improvement in schedule reliability in March.
However, the data highlights how the improved level of reliability last month is still well below 2021 levels. The average vessel delay is nearly seven times higher than in August 2021.
Translation by Giles Foster