Port conflict paralyzes container carriers' reliability

Container carriers' schedule reliability dropped to a record low in January. This development is mainly attributable to the effects of the US port conflict as well as the phasing-in of new big alliances, according to Drewry.


The effects of the massive port congestion on the US west coast can now be felt by shippers and importers. Along with the large alliances starting up in January, the conflict has contributed in putting big pressure on the container carriers' departure and arrival times.

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