Freight News, Sea

Ship timekeeping recovers

[ August 11, 2011   //   ]

There has been a steady improvement in container service on-time performance in the second quarter of 2011 according to the latest issue of Drewry’s Schedule Reliability Insight, published on 9 August. Drewry said that the percentage of ships arriving on time at selected ports rose to 56% in the second quarter of 2011, up from 51% in the first quarter. The overall figure for also compared well with the on-time reliability score of 52% in the same period of 2010, it added. Despite continued freight rate erosion, services are getting better on the east-west routes.

Maersk Line regained its position as the most reliable of the 20 largest fleets closely followed by APL and CSAV. Maersk was the best carrier in the Asia/Europe/Med trade, while APL and Hamburg Süd came out on top in the transpacific and transatlantic respectively