The global schedule reliability figures have increased during the second half of 2022, according to the maritime data analysis company Sea-Intelligence’s latest monthly report.
The rapid increase in schedule reliability experienced in the second half of the year has somewhat abated, according to CEO of Sea-Intelligence, Alan Murphy.
The month-to-month increase in December was a mere 0.1 per cent, taking the total figure to 56.6 per cent.
On a year-to-year level, however, schedule reliability was up by 24.8 per cent.
The average delay for late vessel arrivals have been dropping consistently since the turn of the year.
In December 2022, average delay increased slightly, by 0.34 days month-to-month and reached 5.43 days.
MSC was the most reliable top 14 carrier in December with 63.3 per cent, followed by Maersk with 60.1 per cent.
The schedule reliability of the next 10 carriers ranges from 50 per cent to 60 per cent.
Only Yang Ming and ZIM recorded a schedule reliability of under 50 per cent, at 47.7 per cent and 47.2 per cent, respectively.
Some 10 of the top 14 carriers recorded a month-to-month improvement in schedule reliability in December 2022.
MSC recorded no change while three carriers recorded a decline.
Yang Ming recorded the largest increase of 5.3 per cent, while ZIM recorded the largest month-to-month decline of 6.1 per cent.
All carriers, nonetheless, recorded double-digit, year-on-year improvements.