SeaIntel Maritime Analysis, a container shipping industry intelligence provider, has found that container vessel arrival reliability has declined for the third consecutive month as over 72% of vessels were on time for September 2017.
Reliability measurements by SeaIntel for more than 12,000 vessels revealed that the statistics are also the lowest level seen in six years for the month of September.
It is also a large decline compared to same period last year when reliability was above 85%.
Hong Kong-based carrier OOCL was the top performer of the major carriers from a global perspective.
From the perspective of the three east-west alliances, Ocean Alliance has kept its spot as the best overall performer, a position they have held since their launch.
Lars Jensen, CEO, SeaIntelligence, recently forecasted the industry’s developments as far into the future as 2025 in his 'Liner Shipping in 2025' technical paper
Commenting on his Linkedin post about the report, Lars Jensen, CEO and Partner at SeaIntel, said: “The reality is that in an alliance it is, to an extent, “one for all and all for one” when it comes to reliability.
“The number of members also does not appear to be important.
“As an example, if you look at the period just before the alliance changed, CKHYE with five members performed best, G6 with six members were lowest and 2M and Ocean-3 with two and three members were in the middle.”