Maersk Line drops to 2nd place with reliability score of 80.4%
Despite a drop in reliability for the first quarter, Maersk Line remains in the top quartile position delivering a reliability score of 80.4%, the company said in its press release.
The first quarter reliability results by maritime analyst SeaIntel show Maersk Line slipping to second place while CSAV secures the top spot with a 0.6% point lead at 81%. Hamburg Süd comes in third with 80.2%. Comparing to the liner’s performance in the same quarter last year however, Maersk Line posted a slight increase of 0.8% points.
Head of Operations Execution Keith Svendsen explains that the decline was largely due to congestion on the United States West Coast impacting January reliability.
The report also indicates a global decline of reliability from 73.7% in the last quarter of 2014 to 69.7% for the first quarter of 2015. A number of incidents around the word contributed to the dip in results.
Keith Svendsen explains that the global performance fluctuates based on seasons and unforeseen events.
On the Asia-North Europe trade lane now operated in a vessel-sharing agreement (VSA) with MSC, Maersk line posted an overall schedule reliability of 91.1%, putting the carrier in the top spot. In the Asia-Mediterranean trade lane Maersk Line comes in second to CSAV with a recorded schedule reliability of 76.2%.
2M posted a schedule reliability score of 79.3% in February but declined in March with an average of 67.5%. Despite the dip, 2M is still the most reliable alliance in the East-West trade lane, followed by Ocean Three and CKYHE.