Container reliability hit new low at the end of 2021
Schedule reliability in the container industry set a new negative record in December 2021 with one route in particular hit hard with an on-time arrival rate of only 10 percent, show figures from Sea-Intelligence. Problems in supply chains are still ”a huge burden,” says Hapag-Lloyd.
Thursday’s board election at tanker operator Euronav may determine the fate of the large-scale merger with Frontline. The newly elected board will have to reconfirm the merger, states Euronav CEO to ShippingWatch.
Shanghai, which has been shut down for weeks and caused chaos in logistics chains, is heading for a gradual return to normal. But it could take significantly longer before container traffic sees stability return, says shipping analyst.
The technology available for carriers currently fits freight ships better than ferries, according to DFDS. The carrier thus expects to launch ’green’ freight vessels first and will soon choose which fuel to bank on, says top exec.