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Major container lines boost schedule reliability, MSC and Maersk top rankings

Maritime data analysis company Sea-Intelligence said in its last report that the schedule reliability figures increased during the second quarter of 2022.

Source: Sea-Intelligence.com, GLP Report, issue 137

"The rapid increase in schedule reliability that we have been seeing in the second half of the year has abated somewhat, with the month-to-month increase in December of a marginal 0.1% points to 56.6%," noted Alan Murphy, CEO of Sea-Intelligence.

Source: Sea-Intelligence.com, GLP Report, issue 137

On a year-to-year level, however, schedule reliability was up by 24.8% points. The average delay for late vessel arrivals had been dropping consistently since the turn of the year. In December 2022, however, the average delay increased slightly, by 0.34 days M/M and reached 5.43 days.

Source: Sea-Intelligence.com, GLP Report, issue 137

MSC was the most reliable top-14 carrier in December with 63.3%, followed by Maersk with 60.1%. The next 10 carriers recorded schedule reliability between 50%-60%, with only Yang Ming and ZIM recording schedule reliability of under 50%, at 47.7% and 47.2%, respectively.

Moreover, 10 of the top-14 carriers recorded a month-to-month improvement in schedule reliability in December 2022, while MSC recorded no change, and three carriers recorded a decline.

Yang Ming recorded the largest increase of 5.3% points, while ZIM recorded the largest M/M decline of -6.1% points.

"All carriers recorded double-digit year-on-year improvements," highlighted Alan Murphy.

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