Reliability: tide not turning yet
Global schedule reliability in February 2016 fell by 2.6 percentage points to a global average on-time performance score of 76.6. The decrease continued the marked pattern of declining reliability that began in January. Nevertheless, global schedule reliability was still 4.7 percentage points higher than the 71.9% level recorded one year earlier.
Schedule reliability in February 2016 was based on 11,620 vessel arrivals. While global schedule reliability declined, the average delay for late vessel arrivals showed an improvement to 3.04 days in February from 3.21 days in January, more than two days lower compared to the average delay of 5.33 days as seen in the same period in 2015.
The February decline in global schedule reliability is reflected in the performance decreases of nearly all top 20 carriers, with the only exception being Zim. The carriers with the smallest declines were MSC, Wan Hai and NYK. They noted decreases of 0.6, 0.8 and 0.9 percentage points, respectively, compared to the January 2016 scores.
CSCL, Cosco, UASC and Hanjin’s schedule reliability in February noted the biggest declines of 8.5, 7.2, 6.8 and 6.2 percentage points respectively, compared to January.
MSC and Maersk Line were the most reliable carriers with a schedule reliability of 82.6% and 81.8%, respectively, and followed by five of the G6 partners, APL, HMM, MOL, NYK and OOCL, all performing at 76.9%.