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Drewry: More container ships arrive late

The reliability of the global container fleet suffered another hit in the 2nd quarter of the year. An analysis by Drewry shows that reliability declined to 70.5 percent.

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A strike in Hong Kong is touted as the main reason why global container shipping in the second quarter 2013 achieved a reliability of just 70.5 percent.

The development marks a decline compared to the first quarter of the year, where reliability was at 72.8 percent, and the figure is only marginally better than the low point in the first quarter of 2012, where containers only arrived on schedule 69.3 percent of the time.

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