Global schedule reliability saw a small decline in April, following marginal month-to-month improvement in March.
According to Sea-Intelligence’s latest Global Liner Performance report, schedule reliability fell by 1.3 percentage points month-on-month and 4.7 percentage points year-on-year.
This means that the 2022 score has been slightly below the 2021 level in each of the first four months.
The average delay for late vessel arrivals decreased once again, this time by 1.04 days to 6.41 days in April. This is the first time the delay figure has dropped below the seven-day mark since August 2021.
Danish shipping line A.P. Moller – Maersk (Maersk) was reportedly the most reliable carrier in April with schedule reliability of 47.5 per cent, closely followed by Hamburg Süd at 42.5%.
Last month, there were six carriers with schedule reliability of 30-40 per cent, and a further six between 20-30 per cent.
Wan Hai Lines had the lowest schedule reliability at only 21.7 per cent.
On a year-on-year basis, only four of the top-14 carriers recorded an improvement in schedule reliability last month.