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Analysis: Corruption delays containers

The more corrupt a country, the less reliable container freight to the country. Thereby, shipping successes are bigger the more a country fights corruption, an analysis from SeaIntel shows.  

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The market analysis company SeaIntel has carried out an analysis of the interdependency between corruption and reliability in the container industry. The more corrupt a country, the bigger the probability of delays in the container freight, the analysis concludes.

Corruption results in less accuracy when it comes to deliveries, SeaIntel figures show. The figures combine reliability with on-time delivery of containers.  In the SeaIntel analysis, the most important thing about the concept of reliability “is the notion that cargo is delivered in accordance with the customers’ expectations”, whereas on-time delivery is defined as delivery in a time span of one day before or after the expected time of delivery. The data used for the analysis are from 2011.

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