Container lines' schedule reliability fell to new low in August

Container ships have reached a new low in terms of their on-time arrivals, shows a new review from Sea-Intelligence. This happens at a time when rates have gone up and could create new tensions between shipping lines and customers, says analyst.

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While freight rates are soaring, the world's container ships have never been worse at arriving on time.

This is how renowned shipping analyst Lars Jensen summarizes a survey published by firm Sea-Intelligence, which has since 2011 been measuring container lines' schedule reliability - namely their ability to arrive on time in ports around the world.

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