Maersk Line and Hamburg Sud are ranked as the two most reliable container shipping carriers, according to performance rankings published in the new online version of the Carrier Performance Insight published by Drewry Maritime Research.

In the three months to October 2014, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd registered overall on-time performances of 80.4% and 78.5% respectively. The next best performing carrier was Cosco at 69.9%, with its CKYHE Alliance partners, Evergreen, K Line, Hanjin Shipping and Yang Ming, not too far behind in that order.

Drewry has developed the new online version of its Carrier Performance Insight in collaboration with shipment management software solutions provider CargoSmart, using Automatic Identification System (AIS) data to measure on-time port arrivals against schedules on 350 different port pair combinations.

The service provides carrier performance benchmarking on a port-to-port, trade lane, service and industry-wide basis, and is updated every month. Industry-wide containership reliability improved gradually in the three-month period to October. The latest data shows that aggregate on-time performance for the Asia-Europe, Transpacific and Transatlantic trades improved to 64% in October, up from 63% in September and 55% in August.

This report is an independent report and in no way represents the views of Ensign Shipping

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