Drewry Report: Maersk Line continues to improve reliability
May 25, 2010
Despite adverse weather conditions and terminal congestion, Maersk Line was one of only three carriers able to improve schedule reliability performance during the first quarter of 2010 according to the recent Drewry Report.
Measured against the top 20 carriers, Maersk Line’s six and a half percent improvement to 69.2% schedule reliability not only maintains the number one position but increases the gap to the nearest rival.
Sharing agreements impact reliability Asger Lauritsen, Head of Operations Execution, says that the stand-out feature of the report is the low reliability performance of reputable alliances. “Overall, on our own strings, Maersk Line is a massive 36% better than the average.
However, on the main Asia to Europe routes, where Maersk Line scores 88% (excluding the slot charter with CMA on the FAL1 service), both the Grand Alliance and New World Alliance manage just 57%,” states Lauritsen.
In order to meet Maersk Line’s unmatched reliability ambitions, Lauritsen adds how these charter agreements are now a priority: “We need to work together with our vessel-sharing partners in order to ensure our commitments to our customers are upheld,” he says.
The key numbers in Q1 reliability • Maersk Line no.1 in top 20 carriers with 69.2%
• Industry average for same quarter of 50%
• No.1 in 7 out of last 8 quarters, with 71% average
• Maersk Line fully operated own strings at 86%
• Vessel-sharing and slot charters cost Maersk Line 11%