SeaIntel: Shipowners increasingly similar

Container carriers’ reliability grow bigger and bigger and the gap between their ability to reach their destination in time is getting smaller. In other words, it will become increasingly difficult to tell the carriers apart, a new SeaIntel analysis states.

In its recent Sunday Spotlight, SeaIntel has analysed more than 140,000 arrivals of the major container carriers in 200 ports during the period ranging from July 2011 to October 2012. The report shows that reliability in the shape of punctuality of the container carriers is steadily increasing. Furthermore, the gap between the most and least reliable carriers is diminishing.

The overall improved reliability of the container carriers has positive as well as negative effects, SeaIntel assesses.

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