Schedule reliability dropped again, this time by 0.9 percentage points, month-to-month to 30.9%. This is the lowest ever global schedule reliability since the Danish research and analysis company Sea-Intelligence started the measure in 2011.
On a year-to-year level, schedule reliability was down by 3.8 percentage points, according to Sea-Intelligence's report.
"Despite the low schedule reliability since January 2021, there hasn’t been much fluctuation, with the global scores largely between 30%-40%," said CEO of Sea-Intelligence, Alan Murphy, who added that the average delay for late vessel arrivals decreased slightly to 7.38 days, the sixth consecutive month with the delay figure above 7 days.
According to the latest issue of Sea-Intelligence's Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, Maersk was once again the most reliable top-14 carrier in January 2022, with schedule reliability of 46.9%, followed by its subsidiary Hamburg Süd with 42.8%.
MSC and HMM had schedule reliability between 30%-40%, with six carriers recording schedule reliability of 20%-30%.
The remaining four carriers had schedule reliability of under 20%, with Evergreen recording the lowest January 2022 schedule reliability figure of 15%.
At the same time, ten carriers recorded a month-to-month improvement in schedule reliability, while five carriers recorded a year-to-year improvement in schedule reliability, with only three carriers recording double-digit Y/Y declines.