Global schedule reliability reversed its improving trend and decreased by 0.8 percentage points to reach 75.4% in July, according to SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.
The month-on-month decline in schedule reliability meant that on a year-on-year level, July on-time performance was 0.7 percentage points below the 76.1% recorded in July last year, based on on 13,525 vessel arrivals during the month.
ZIM, Hamburg Süd, and Hapag-Lloyd were the only three top-15 carriers with a month-on-month improvement in schedule reliability, of 3.1, 2.9, and 0.8 percentage points, respectively, while MSC recorded the same score as last month.
Of the rest, CMA CGM recorded the smallest monthly decline in schedule reliability of 0.4 percentage points, while PIL recorded the largest decline in schedule reliability of 5.1 percentage points.
OOCL was the most reliable carrier in July 2018, with on-time performance of 81.7%, followed by APL and Hamburg Süd with ontime performance of 81% and 80.2%, respectively.
Additionally, schedule reliability improved in both Asia-NAWC and Asia-NAEC by 1.8 and 6.1 percentage points from June to July 2019, to 78.2% and 73.4%, respectively. AsiaNEUR improved by 0.4, while Asia-MED was up by 4.1 percentage points to 84.6% and 80.9%, respectively.
Transatlantic Eastbound and Transatlantic Westbound recorded a rise of by 5.3 and 2.9 percentage points to 79.5% and 75.3%, respectively, while North America-Oceania recorded the largest monthly improvement of 12 percentage points, as Asia-ECSA recorded the largest decline at 8.9 percentage points.