Vessel arrival reliability, i.e. reaching destinations on time, improved from 78 per cent to 81 per cent in May, according to a survey by SeaIntel Maritime Analysis, which covered 9,400 arrivals worldwide.
Maersk and Hamburg Süd were top performers in May, with Maersk Line taking first place. APL retained its No. 3 spot, and is the first carrier to have held that position for four consecutive months.
SeaIntel CEO, Mr Lars Jensen, said the improvements showed most were strongly on east-west trades. "This might indicate that the lower performance seen in the last couple of months might have been related to the carriers’ reshuffling of networks as they were implementing new alliances," Mr Jensen said. "If that is the case, the new-found improvement in reliability will be good news to the shippers."