US West Coast drove container reliability down in 2014

Congestion problems in ports on the US West Coast were the main factor driving down container carrier's schedule reliability in 2014 compared to 2013, says SeaIntel in a new analysis.

Container carriers struggled to arrive on time in 2015. In fact, the carriers were less reliable last year than in 2013, according to a survey performed by analysts SeaIntel.

Several factors helped drive schedule reliability down 7.6 percent from 2013 to 2014, to an overall on-time arrival rate of 72.2 percent across all container voyages in 2014.

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