COPENHAGEN: Despite a drop in reliability for the first quarter, Maersk Line remains in the top quartile position delivering a reliability score of 80.4%, the company said in its press release.
The first quarter reliability results by maritime analyst SeaIntel show Maersk Line slipping to second place while CSAV secures the top spot with a 0.6% point lead at 81%. Hamburg Süd comes in third with 80.2%. Comparing to the liner’s performance in the same quarter last year however, Maersk Line posted a slight increase of 0.8% points.Head of Operations Execution Keith Svendsen explains that the decline was largely due to congestion on the United States West Coast impacting January reliability.
The report also indicates a global decline of reliability from 73.7% in the last quarter of 2014 to 69.7% for the first quarter of 2015. A number of incidents around the word contributed to the dip in results. Keith Svendsen explains that the global performance fluctuates based on seasons and unforeseen events.