Global box line time table reliability plunged to simply 34.9% in January 2021 as box vendors keep to grapple with a mixture of a pointy surge in demand, scarcity of gadget and port congestion at the US West Coast.

The SeaIntel schedule reliability record covers 34 exclusive trades and extra than 60 traces and for the ultimate six months has been at its lowest degrees because the index turned into delivered in 2011. Schedule reliability in January 2021 turned into 33.five percent factors decrease than the equal month in 2020.

The common put off for overdue arrival of vessels reached 6.forty two days in January 2021.

In January this 12 months the maximum dependable line in phrases of time table reliability turned into Hamburg Sud at 46.five%, whilst the worst performer turned into HMM at simply 20%, a 53.three percent factors decline from the equal month a 12 months earlier.

Looking in advance SeaIntel does now no longer see any short-time period development in box line time table reliability.

“With persevered substantial port congestion, and with vendors nonetheless now no longer letting off capacity-wise (mainly at the fundamental trades) now no longer even for Chinese New Year, shippers may not see enhancing time table reliability whenever soon,” commented Alan Murphy, ceo of SeaIntel.