Q2 Schedule Reliability Climbed to 74.3%

July 16, 2019

 |  Insights

CargoSmart analyzes schedule reliability each month to provide shippers and logistics service providers with insights about their ocean carriers’ performance. We reviewed the schedule reliability of 20 ocean carriers across 25 trade lanes for the second quarter of 2019.

Overall, the average schedule reliability for the second quarter of 2019 was 74.3%. The on-time schedule reliability increased from 68.8% in April 2019 to 74.1% in May 2019, and then further rose to 79.8% in June 2019.

Comparing 2019 and 2018, the monthly reliability was higher in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter of 2018. The results are shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1: Monthly schedule reliability from January 2018 to June 2019

Intra Oceania Routes Had the Highest Schedule Reliability in Q2

Next, we reviewed schedule reliability on 25 trade lanes. Overall, Intra Oceania, Intra South America, and Asia-Oceania had the highest schedule reliability in the second quarter of 2019, with average reliability of 89.6%, 86.3%, and 84.1% respectively.

When comparing the schedule reliability to the first quarter of 2019, 19 of the 25 trade lanes improved. Intra Oceania, Intra South America, and Asia-Oceania remained in the top 3 in both the first and second quarters of 2019. The Intra North America, Transpacific, and Transatlantic trades had the biggest increases of over 25%. Intra Africa, Asia-Africa, and Europe-Africa dropped the most with Intra Africa continuing to have the lowest quarterly reliability of 12.5%.

Figure 2: Average schedule reliability by trade lane in Q1 2019 and Q2 2019

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