Schedule reliability: no surprises
According to the latest figures published by Copenhagen-based maritime consultancy Sea-Intelligence, big liners’ schedule reliability declined by -0.2 percentage points to 38.8% in May 2021. Compared to the same period last year, schedule reliability was down a drastic -36.0 percentage points. Yet, there is a spark of hope. The average delay for late vessel arrivals had been improving since March 2021. In May 2021, nevertheless, the average delay increased slightly by 0.05 days to 5.86 days.
The level of delays in 2021 have been the highest each single month when compared to the previous years. In comparison, Maersk Line, its affiliate Hamburg Süd, Hapag-Lloyd and Zim remained on top with an average schedule reliability above 40%.
Six carriers - MSC, CMA CGM, PIL, HMM, ONE and Cosco - kept their average between 30% to 40%; four stayed below 30%. None of the top-ranking 14 carriers recorded an improvement in schedule reliability in comparison to last year, with all carriers recording double-digit declines of over -33 percentage points. (cd)