Despite a challenging year with extreme weather and adverse conditions in some ports, Maersk Line remains the most reliable carrier in 2014 as revealed by the latest SeaIntel report, the company said in its press release.
The 2014 global reliability results by maritime analyst SeaIntel shows that Maersk Line remained the number one carrier amidst an industry-wide dip in scores.
Maersk Line delivered a score of 83.7% against an industry average (top 20 carriers) of 72.2%.
“We are pleased that Maersk Line retained its position and performed with significant industry gap.,” says Head of Operations Execution Keith Svendsen.
Maersk Line is followed by Hamburg Süd at 82.2% and CSAV coming in third at 77.8%.
A 4.1 percent drop in reliability compared to 2013 was noted for Maersk Line as the rest of the industry experienced a substantial dip in scores.
Heavy winter storms in the US east coast and in the North Atlantic Ocean, congestions of port hubs in Northern Europe, the United States and in Asia all contributed to the global schedule reliability decline of 7.6%.
In the Asia-North Europe trade, Maersk Line maintained leadership with a schedule reliability of 96.2%. Maersk Line only comes in second for the Asia-Mediterranean trade lane and fourth in the Transpacific Eastbound.
SeaIntel will report on the vessel-sharing agreement between Maersk Line and MSC on all East-West trades (2M) when all vessels are phased in and the 2M network is stable. After that, the quarterly report will include other alliances.
The next SeaIntel report will be available right after Maersk Line Q1 financial results on 13 May.
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