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Container carriers' reliability plummets in the US

The labor conflict on the US West Coast is now taking a clear toll on the container carriers' ability to arrive and depart on time in the major US ports. Good news for Maersk Line and future 2M partner MSC.

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Container carriers are having a more than hard time complying with promises to US customers concerning on-time deliveries, according to the latest schedule reliability survey performed by SeaIntel.

Though there is not necessarily a direct link between low schedule reliability and the labor conflicts on the US West Coast, SeaIntel assumes that the bottlenecks at Los Angeles and Long Beach resulting from the conflict represent the main cause of the latest monthly decline in schedule reliability.

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