Liner consultancy agency SeaIntel revealed today that container shipping schedule reliability reached a year-high in April.

Maersk has taken 1sts place again at the top of the table with an on-time performance of 81.1%, having sat at the number two and three spots earlier this year, while Hamburg Süd and CSAV both dropped out of the top three, replaced by MOL and APL on 78.9% and 78.8% respectively.

The study found out that despite Maersk’s 2M partner MSC remaining rooted to the bottom of the league, with an on-time performance across all trades of around 67.5%, the two lines’ vessel-sharing agreement was the best performing alliance on the “combined East-West trades”, followed by the G6, CKYHE and lastly by O3.

Nevertheless , on the Asia-North Europe trade, CKYHE continued as the best-performing alliance, although individually its carriers lagged behind both Maersk and MSC.