Container reliability worsened in June

Schedule reliability continues to worsen for container vessels, and delays in 2021 have generally been the worst so far compared to previous years, writes Sea-Intelligence.

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The container industry's schedule reliability has worsened in June, and delays are more prominent than ever in 2021 compared to previous years, writes analyst firm Sea-Intelligence.

The delays for container vessels worsened by 0.38 days in June to 6.41 days in total. On an annual basis, reliability among container vessels has gone down by 38.2 percent, writes Sea-Intelligence.

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