Lars Jensen, “Pacific’s reliability collapses”
Pacific’s reliability collapses: Lars Jensen: SeaIntel has released its monthly Container Shipment Reliability Report, and it is a sobering reading. Global reliability in September decreased to 67%. Only two months in the last 7 years have seen such low reliability, and they were in January and March of this year.
However, the worst development was observed in the transpacific trade from Asia to the west coast of the United States. As spot rates increased sharply at the Pacific peak, reliability has apparently been in free fall. For August / September, only 49.5% of all boat arrivals were made within 1 day of the scheduled arrival time. Last year, at the same time, the reliability was over 80%.
Only 7 of the 18 carriers managed to get more than 50% of their boats to arrive within a day of the scheduled arrival time on the west coast. All the main carriers of the alliance were below 55% performance in time
Of the 34 different operations monitored, only one had a reliability score lower than that of the Pacific to the west coast of the US. UU Even all African businesses had greater reliability.
It is likely that this development will serve to increase tensions between carriers and shippers, since we now have a situation in which the trade that has experienced the greatest increase in tariff levels is also the trade with the greatest decrease in quality of service, measured by reliability.