One month in particular delayed liner companies in first six months

The liner shipping companies' delays increased significantly in the first quarter this year, where schedule reliability dropped to lowest level in several years. But the carriers were able to recover some of the lost time in them second quarter, writes SeaIntel.

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March became the worst month in years when looking at the liner companies' delays. In this month, schedule reliability dipped to the lowest level in several years, at 65.5 percent, which in turn made the average delays for all ships globally increase significantly, reports SeaIntel in a new analysis.

In the first quarter of 2018, liner shipping companies' average delays globally reached the highest level since the same quarter 2015, though the container carriers were able to turn the development around in the second quarter. The carriers made a comeback in June in particular, where reliability increased to 76.2 percent.

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