Singapore: SeaIntel Maritime Analysis has released its Liner Performance Data for August, showing a sharp decline in container carrier on-time performance. However, Singapore’s APL was commended as one of the three most reliable lines.
July saw global schedule reliability peak at 83% following an extended period of monthly improvements. However, August saw these improvements eliminated as schedule reliability declined to just 77% across more than 10,000 vessel arrivals during August. This decline was also seen for the delivery of the individual containers, where global on-time performance declined from 68% in July to 64% in August based on data from INTTRA.
The declines were not confined to individual carriers, as all top 20 carriers saw a decline in global reliability in August, although some saw larger declines than others. The top three performers in August were Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and APL. They achieved this ranking by being amongst the carriers experiencing only relatively minor declines in schedule reliability in August. [26/09/12]