Copenhagen: Liner analysts SeaIntel have analysed the development in carriers’ on-time performance from 2012 to 2013, with APL, part of the NOL Group, leading the pack and fellow Singapore line PIL among the most improved. The main conclusions from the analysis are that of the main east-west trades, only shippers on the transpacific trade lane have experienced improved performance in schedule reliability on an annual level, and that Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and APL were the most reliable carriers in both 2012 and 2013.
Global schedule reliability declined slightly from 2012 to 2013, as it decreased with 1.1 percentage points from 80.6% in 2012 to 79.5% in 2013. The decline was partially driven by lower performance on the majority of the main east-west trade lanes, with the exception of the Transpacific Eastbound trade lane.
Maersk Line, Hamburg Süd and APL were the most reliable carriers in both 2012 and 2013, even though all three carriers saw their performance decline with approximately 3 percentage points each.
The analysis also shows that MSC, CSCL and PIL are the three carriers that have improved their performance the most from 2012 to 2013. [04/02/14]