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June 30, 2022

Global schedule reliability seems to continue to follow the trend seen in 2021, according to a new report by Sea-Intelligence, with schedule reliability fluctuating within a small range but at a slightly lower base.


In May 2022, schedule reliability improved by 2.1 percentage points month/month (M/M) to 36.4%, albeit still down year/year (Y/Y) by -2.3 percentage points.


"This means that the 2022 score has been slightly below the 2021 level in each of the first five months," Sea-Intel said.


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The slight improvement comes after schedule reliability declined by -1.3 percentage points M/M in April and was down year-on-year by -4.7 percentage points. In March, schedule reliability improved to 35.9% which Sea-Intelligence said during that time was the "highest" seen this year.

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Meanwhile, the average delay for late vessel arrivals decreased once again, this time by –0.37 days to 6.17 days in May 2022.


Sea-Intel noted that the delay figure is now firmly below the 7-day mark, but it still continues to be the highest across each month when compared historically, albeit with the margin decreasing sharply.


Maersk most reliable in May


"With schedule reliability of 50.3%, Maersk was the most reliable carrier in May 2022, followed by Hamburg Süd with 43.7%," Flexport said. 
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It noted that there were six carriers with schedule reliability of 30%-40% and six with schedule reliability of 20%-30%.
It added that in May 2022, once again, a lot of the carriers were very close to each other in terms of schedule reliability, with 11 carriers within 7 percentage points of each other.
Sea-Intel said Wan Hai had the lowest schedule reliability in May 2022 at 22.1%.
On a Y/Y level, it added that only four of the top-14 carriers recorded an improvement in schedule reliability in May 2022, with the largest improvement by Maersk of 4.4 percentage points.
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