reliability improves in Sept. despite heavy congestion
Despite continuing congestion
issues in North America, North Europe and Asia, global schedule reliability
increased in September 2014, according to SeaIntel’s latest Global Liner
Performance report covering vessel arrivals for the month. The schedule
reliability improved from 71 per cent in August to 73.1 per cent in September.
Data from INTTRA shows that global container delivery increased from 55 per cent
to 58.8 per cent.
The global schedule reliability
in September is based on 11,009 vessel arrivals, while global container delivery
is based on nearly 3.3 million containers.
SeaIntel’s global ranking for
September shows that Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and CSAV remain the most reliable
Top 20 carriers, recording a global performance of 84.5 per cent, 80.8 per cent
and 77.4 per cent, respectively. The improvement in schedule reliability is
clearly visible across carriers, as all Top 20 carriers have recorded an
increase in their global performance from August to September. Evergreen Line,
COSCO and MOL witnessed the largest increases during the period, with
performance improving by 5, 4.5 and 4.2 percentage points, respectively.
From the trade lane perspective,
the Transpacific EB trade lane was the only one of the major East-West trade
lanes to show lower schedule reliability from August to September, by 5.4
percentage points to 61.3 per cent. The Asia-North Europe and Asia-Mediterranean
trade lanes saw improved schedule reliability performance for the first time
since April. This was also the case for container delivery in the Asia-North
Europe trade lane.
In the Transatlantic EB trade
lane, schedule reliability increased for the seventh consecutive month, which
means that the performance improved by 26 percentage points over the seven month
period. In the Transatlantic WB trade lane, container delivery year-on-year
decreased by 19 percentage points. This significant fall is partly linked to the
rail congestion issues in New York and Norfolk.
Outside the main East-West trade
lanes, SeaIntel noted that the South America to North America trade lane reached
an all-time record high schedule reliability of 89.9 per cent. It also found
that the congestion issues in the Los Angeles and Long Beach port complex
impacted schedule reliability in the North America-Oceania trade lane.
CEO and Partner in SeaIntel, Mr Alan Murphy,
says: "In August and September, schedule reliability has declined by 16.5
percentage points in the Oceania-North America trade lane, which is linked to
the congestion issues we have seen in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
The significant decline in the performance is happening despite some carriers
sailing at full speed in the south-bound leg to make up for the delays in
Source : Exim
News Service - London, Nov. 4