Container delays fell from January to May – particularly from Asia to US west coast

Delays on the container market were brought down in the months from January to May. The biggest improvement occurred between Asia and the US west coast, which, on the other hand, was hit hard by delays, according to analyst firm.

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Container carriers’ delays have decreased, according to analyst firm Sea-Intelligence, and progress has mainly taken place on the important route between Asia and the US west coast.

Globally, the average delay of container vessels fell from 9.95 days in January to 6.17 days in May, according to Sea-Intelligence, however, the numbers cover large differences among the world’s shipping routes.

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