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PUBLISHER: Freight News (www.freightnews.co.za)

The numbers are in, and it’s not a pretty picture.

The latest Global Liner Performance (GLP) report published by maritime consultancy Sea-Intelligence, with schedule reliability figures up to and including December 2021, reveals that reliability dropped by -1.2 percentage points month-on-month to 32.0% in December, the lowest-ever global schedule reliability since the consultancy started the measurement in 2011.

On a year-on-year level, reliability was -12.5 percentage points lower. “But despite the low reliability in 2021, there hasn’t been much fluctuation, with the global scores hovering between 32%-40% for the most part,” says Sea-Intelligence CEO Alan Murphy.

The average delay for late vessel arrivals increased to 7.33 days, the fifth consecutive month with the delay figure above seven days.

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