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P3 partner finishes last on reliability

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), one of the partners in the planned P3 alliance with Maersk Line and CMA CGM, is the least reliable container carrier among the world's Top 20 carriers, according to a new analysis by SeaIntel.

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MSC, the 2nd largest container carrier in the world and partner in the announced P3 alliance with Maersk Line and French CMA CGM, achieved the lowest rate of schedule reliability among the Top 20 container carriers in the world, according to an analysis by SeaIntel, which measures carriers' ability to arrive on time in terms of their schedules in 2013 compared 2012.

Maersk Line is at the other end of the scale, ranked as the most reliable of all the Top 20 carriers, with a performance rating of 88 percent, while CMA CGM with 80.1 percent finished in the middle of field, ranking 10th. MSC, Mediterranean Shipping Company, finished last, at 20th, with 74.4 percent in 2013, though the carrier improved compared to last year, up from 71 percent.

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