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