Global schedule reliability increases
The ongoing congestion in the USA's Los Angeles/Long Beach port complex had a continued negative impact on schedule reliability in October for those trade lanes calling the Californian ports, e.g. Transpacific and Oceania-North America, Danish analyst Seaintel points out.
Transpacific EB and WB schedule reliability decreased by another 3 and 1 percentage points to an overall performance of 58% and 71%, respectively. The congestion also had a severe impact on schedule reliability in the North America-Oceania and Oceania-North America trade lane as performance decreased by 9 and 17 percentage points, respectively.
From a North European perspective, October was a good month as congestion eased in the main hubs in the region. This was also reflected in schedule reliability in the important trade lane between Asia and North Europe, as performance improved by 11 percentage points to 76% from September to October. The increase in schedule reliability is reflected across all the carriers engaged in the trade lane.
Finally, from a global perspective schedule reliability rose from 73% in September to 74.6% in October. Schedule reliability in October is based on 11,164 vessel arrivals. Data from Inttra shows that the timeliness of container deliveries improved too, as the measure jumped by 2.4 percentage points to 64.2%. Container delivery in October is based on nearly 3.4 million boxes. In October, the Danish carrier Maersk Line was the most reliable with a performance of 87.2%, followed by Hamburg Süd and CSAV that noted a performance of 85.7% and 84.7%, respectively.