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Global carrier reliability falls in Q1

Global carrier reliability has decreased sharply over the past year, with all 18 major container carriers seeing their reliability drop in the first quarter of 2017.

The combined fall averaging 10 percentage points.

Several of the largest carriers have declined considerably, with MSC dropping 11.1% and Maersk, who once had ambitions to be the world’s most reliable carrier, dropping 7.1% compared to the same period in 2016. Statistics show Maersk now ranks as the eighth most reliable container carrier.

The most reliable carrier in the world is Hamburg Sud, with vessels having arrived on time for 78.9% of its journeys.

Schedule reliability has been declining since the third quarter of 2016 and is now at its worst level since 2014. Many forwarders and shippers have expressed their concerns at the declining service levels, coupled with a lack of available information being provided by carriers regarding sailings and the status of particular consignments.



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