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Drewry: 2015 was most reliable year for carriers yet

After a first half of the year characterized by new alliances and the aftermath of port strikes on the US West Coast, 2015 still finished as the best year ever for container carriers' reliability. But can the carrier's maintain the positive beats, asks Drewry.

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There are not many positive news flowing out of the container market these days. But 2015 became the year in which the major liner carriers achieved their best ever schedule reliability performance, according to a new analysis from Drewry. This was done in spite of irregularities in the first six months of the year, stemming from the launch of the new and increased alliances as well as lingering congestions on the US West Coast in the wake of the large scale port strikes.

This is evident from Drewry's latest Carrier Performance Insight newsletter, in which the analysts add that a slight setback in the fourth quarter was unable to derail the positive development.

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