The container shipping analyst’s latest Global Liner Performance (GLP) report, with schedule reliability figures up to and including July 2021, covers schedule reliability across 34 different trades lanes and 60+ carriers, and indicates that vessel schedule reliability fell month-on-month by 3.8 percentage points in July to 35.6%, down “a massive 39.7 percentage points” from last year

The average delay for late vessel arrivals continued to deteriorate in July 2021, increasing by a further 0.35 days M/M to 6.88 days. The level of delays in 2021 have been the highest across each month compared to previous years.

Maersk Line was the most reliable top-14 carrier in July 2021, with schedule reliability of 47.3%. Hamburg Süd was the only other carrier with schedule reliability higher than 40%, with only four carriers between 30%-40%, six between 20%-30%, and the remaining two under 20%.