Container carriers less reliable ahead of the New Year

The major container carriers' reliability declined ahead of the New Year after rising through three consecutive months, according to a survey by SeaIntel.

The world's largest container carriers' schedule reliability improved through September, October and November, before decreasing in December. This development occurred alongside growing volumes of handled containers, according to a new analysis by SeaIntel.

Schedule reliability dropped to a level at which 71.1 percent of the container ships in the survey were sailing according to plan, while this number stood at 75.6 percent in November. The survey covers a total of 11,202 ships.

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