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Many container ships arrived late in December

Container carriers across Asia-Europe, the Pacific and the Atlantic finished 2014 with the lowest schedule reliability rate since August last year. Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd remained on top, according to numbers from Drewry.

Photo: Hamburg Süd

December 2014 finished as the worst month for the major container carriers in terms of their ability to arrive at destinations on time. According to a new analysis of the carriers' reliability, performed by Drewry, the container carriers finished 2014 with the lowest schedule reliability since August last year.

The schedule reliability index, which tallies how often ships arrive on time, declined across Asia-Europe, the Pacific and the Atlantic combined, with ships arriving on schedule only 58 percent of the time. This number stood at 62 percent in November and 64 percent in October. December finished as the worst month since August last year, says Drewry.

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