Schedule reliability improves, Maersk and Hamburg Süd top rankings

Date Added: 6 November 2023

Schedule reliability improves, Maersk and Hamburg Süd top rankings

With a comprehensive network of international container shipping services, including LCL and FCL import and export operations, Davies Turner notes that according to analysis by Sea-Intelligence, conducted in September 2023, global container service schedule reliability rose by 1.2% points month on month to 64.4%.

On a year to year basis, schedule reliability was 19% greater. The average late vessel arrival delay fell by 0.09 days month to month to 4.58 days. With the month to month drop, the average delay for late vessel arrivals is currently 1.30 days less than it was last year at this time.

In issue 146 of the Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, which includes schedule reliability figures from January to September 2023, Sea-Intelligence said that Maersk and its subsidiary Hamburg Süd were the most reliable carriers, with a 71.3% schedule reliability score in September, followed by MSC with 69.8%.

Six more carriers, along with MSC, achieved a schedule reliability of 60%-70%. Four other carriers had schedule reliability of 50%-60%, with HMM being the only carrier with less than 50%, at 45.9%.

In September, ten of the top fourteen carriers saw a month on month increase in schedule reliability score, with PIL achieving the largest gain of 7.3% points. On a year-over-year basis, 13 of the 14 carriers have been improved by double digits, with Hamburg Süd showing the largest growth of 26.8%.

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