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Box Line Reliability Reaches New Low

(Lloyd’s Loading List)

The start-up of new alliances and U.S. west coast port congestion conspired to push January’s container schedule reliability to an all-time low level.

Figures released by SeaIntel Maritime Analysis show that schedule reliability dropped to 67.8% in January from 71.2% in December. It is also lower than the reliability levels recorded in January 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Maersk Line was the most reliable individual carrier with an on-time performance of 80.2% for the month, Hamburg Süd was second with an 80% on-time rate and CSAV was third with 78.5%. The bottom three carriers were Yang Ming, United Arab Shipping Co and Evergreen, none of which managed an on-time level above 65%. Click here to read more (subscription required).