Taiwanese Container carrier Wan Hai was the most reliable carrier in 2017, with schedule reliability of 81.0%
LONDON: Global schedule reliability deteriorated to 74.5% in 2017, dropping by 8.4 points from 82.9% in 2016, SeaIntel Maritime Analysis said.
Taiwanese container carrier Wan Hai was the most reliable carrier in 2017, with schedule reliability of 81.0%. Hamburg Süd and Evergreen followed close behind with on-time performance of 79.7% and 79.1%, respectively.
Looking at the major East/West trade lanes, Asia to North America West Coast saw a 9.3 percentage point drop in schedule reliability to 72.1% in 2017. Matson was the most reliable carrier on this trade lane with on-time performance of 93.3%, followed by Evergreen with 81.0%.
Asia to North America East Coast saw a significant drop in on-time performance, from 80.4% in 2016 to 66.3% in 2017. Evergreen was the most reliable carrier here in 2017, with schedule reliability of 72.3%, followed by Maersk Line and MSC with 70.5%.
Schedule reliability on Asia to North Europe and Asia to Mediterranean dropped by 3.0 and 9.3 percentage points, reaching 76.4% and 74.6%, respectively. Evergren was the most reliable carrier on Asia to North Europe with on-time performance of 82.6%, followed by COSCO with 82.5%.
On Asia to Mediterranean, Safmarine was the most reliable carrier with on-time performance of 95.5%, followed by Evergreen with 79.8%.
Both the Translatlantic trades saw drops in on-time performance of larger than 10.0 percentage points, with Transatlantic Westbound declining by 10.5 percentage points to 67.4%, and Transatlantic Eastbound decreasing by 10.6 percentage points to 70.2% in 2017.
Niche carriers ICL and Marfret had the highest schedule reliability on the Transatlantic Westbound and Eastbound trade lanes, recording on-time scores of 97.5% and 98.7%, according to SeaIntel.