Maersk leads global schedule reliability, with a schedule reliability of 70.3%, according to the Global Liner Performance (GLP) report.
However, after a strong rebound earlier this year, there are now signs the return of improvement is slowing or even reversing for major carriers despite the continued lower volumes in recent months.
“Global schedule reliability has continued to improve month-over-month, although the strength of the improvements has declined with each proceeding month,” said Alan Murphy, CEO of Sea-Intelligence. The analytics firm tracks performance over more than 60 carriers on 34 different trade lanes.
“Only seven of the top-14 carriers recorded a month-over-month improvement in schedule reliability in April 2023,” highlights Murphy. Evergreen had the strongest improvement of more than 7% while Zim saw its reliability decline by more than 10% month-over-month. Maersk continues its position with the best schedule reliability while MSC is second after experiencing strong gains in 2023. Nine of the top 14 are now all above 60% schedule reliability versus a year ago when they were around 30% reliability.
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