The 2M Alliance of Maersk and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) was the most reliable to the west coast, with 20 per cent of its vessels arriving on-time. THE Alliance of Ocean Network Express, Hapag-Lloyd, HMM and Yang Ming Line had an on-time performance of 16.9 per cent, while the Ocean Alliance of CMA CGM/APL, Cosco and Evergreen saw 13.4 per cent of its vessels arrive on time on the west coast.
The 2M Alliance was also the most dependable to the east coast at 28.2 per cent, followed by the Ocean Alliance at 18.3 per cent and THE Alliance at 10.1 per cent.
The included the first improvement for the Asia-US east coast trade in almost a year. The improvement came despite a slight decline in overall global on-time performance.
Vessels arrived on time at US west coast ports for 22.2 per cent of sailings during April, up from 13.8 per cent in March. Schedule reliability to the US east coast rose to 19.7 per cent from 10.1 per cent, the first monthly gain in reliability for east coast ports since June 2020, according to the latest figures from Sea-Intelligence Maritime Analysis.
But such improvements were offset by declines in other trade lanes, including Asia-Europe, which contributed to an overall drop in global on-time performance from 40.3 per cent in March to 39.2 per cent in April.
Sea-Intelligence, which tracks vessel on-time performance each month in its Global Liner Performance Report, noted that April was somewhat of a disappointment on a global level.