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New reliability survey produces unexpected top performers in shipping

ISRAEL's Zim emerged as the top performing carrier in 2019's Schedule Reliability Report with the Dominican Republic's Port of Rio Haina topping all in port reliability, according to eeSea, a Copenhagen maritime intelligence company

28 January 2020 - 19:00

ISRAEL's Zim emerged as the top performing carrier in 2019's Schedule Reliability Report with the Dominican Republic's Port of Rio Haina topping all in port reliability, according to eeSea, a Copenhagen maritime intelligence company.

Overall, global liner schedule on-time performance ended the year at 43 per cent reliability in December, down from the full year average of 47 per cent. This corresponds to 1.6 days delay on average across 2019.



In the world of container alliances, 2M topped the table at 56 per cent of services on time across 2019, but dropped to 44 per cent in December, below Ocean Alliance.



The eeSea 2019 Schedule Reliability Report is the most comprehensive and accurate report published into global container shipping reliability. It is based on over 400,000 data points, currently reporting on the three major east-west trade routes and all underlying container lines and ports.



The report has been developed by eeSea, a maritime and supply chain intelligence company, focused on visibility and predictive analysis for the global container shipping industry.



The report finds that Zim Integrated was the best performing global carrier in 2019, with 65 per cent of all their vessels arriving on time, followed by Evergreen at 58 per cent and Maersk Line at 57 per cent. Meanwhile, Hapag-Lloyd, Wan Hai and ONE occupied the last three spots, with ONE posting an on-time percentage of just 27 per cent.



Of the regional carriers, Independent Container Lines, with their TA1 service, posted an impressive 93 per cent on-time percentage over 2019.



A vessel is deemed to be 'on-time' if a vessel reaches port within eight hours of their standard scheduled arrival.



The results are based on a total of 140,000 matched port arrival and departure events in 2019, across more than 130 services on the three main east-west liner trades. Some 12,000 events are being added each month, and trade scope will increase in 2020 to incorporate Middle East, Oceania and South America trades.



The survey also examined the reliability performance of over 150 global liner ports. Most impressive was the Dominican Republic's Port of Rio Haina, with 92 per cent of all arrivals and departures at their scheduled time.



The United Kingdom's Tilbury Port and Slovenia's Port of Koper topped the rankings for their respective regions, at 90 per cent and 86 per cent of services departing on time respectively.


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