THE RAPID increase in global schedule reliability toward the end of 2022 has abated, according to shipping analyst Sea-Intelligence.

Sea-Intelligence’s latest Global Liner Performance report features schedule reliability data for 14 carriers in December last year.

Global schedule reliability improved by 0.1% month-on-month in December, to 56.6%. However, it was up 24.8% year-on-year.

The average delay for late vessel arrivals had been dropping consistently since the turn of the year, Sea-Intelligence said.

But, in December 2022, the average delay increased slightly, by 0.34 days month-on-month to reach 5.43 days.

Sea-Intelligence said MSC was the most reliable carrier in December last year, with a schedule reliability of 63.3%.

Maersk was the second-most reliable carrier, with a reliability of 60.1%.

Wan Hai, CMA CGM, Evergreen, HMM, Hamburg Süd, COSCO, ONE, PIL, OOCL and Hapag-Lloyd each recorded a schedule reliability of between 50% and 60%.

Only Yang Ming and Zim recorded schedule reliability of less than 50%, reaching 47.7% and 47.2% respectively.

Sea-Intelligence said 10 of the top-14 carriers recorded a month-on-month improvement in schedule reliability in December 2022.

Three carrier recorded a month-on-month decline in reliability, and MSC recorded no change.

Yang Ming recorded the largest month-on-month increase (5.3%), while Zim recorded the largest month-on-month decline (-6.1%).

However, Sea-Intelligence noted all carriers recorded double-digit year-on-year improvements in reliability.