Container shipping reaches a new low in schedule reliability

Container shipping companies kicked-off 2015 by offering their customers all-time record low schedule reliability, according to the Global Liner Performance report prepared by the consulting firm SeaIntel with data from INTTRA. The report attributed poor performance to both congestion at ports on the U.S. West Coast and implementation of new alliance networks.    On-time performance, based on when a ship arrives at berth, decreased to 67.8 percent in January on 10,762 vessel arrivals, from 71.2 percent in December, according to SeaIntel. Container delivery, a metric based on the “gate out” time when a container leaves a terminal, declined to 49.1 percent on nearly 3 million container arrivals.

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