APL announced it was deemed the most reliable carrier in May 2015, with a global on-time performance of 85.5 percent, citing the latest Global Liner Performance Report by SeaIntel Maritime Analysis.
The report, which ranks the performance of the top 20 carriers, says that there was a global improvement in container lines’ schedule reliability from April to May 2015. It noted that schedule reliability increased considerably in May to a global performance of 78.3 percent compared to 72.8 percent in the previous month, the statement said.
"APL has been working hard to improve the reliability of our product," said Nathaniel Seeds, COO of APL. "Our performance improvement is a gratifying result for APL's dedicated team of onshore and seafaring professionals who work tirelessly each day to earn the trust of our customers."
Based on the figures published in June, APL’s
schedule reliability in its key trade lanes has shown an improving trend over the first five months of the year.
For example, APL said its on-time performance in the head-haul Asia-US West Coast and Asia-US East Coast trades rose to 65 percent and 74 percent respectively in May. The results are 41 percent and 15 percent higher than its performance in the respective trades in January when port congestion, particularly in the U.S. West Coast, impacted global schedule reliability, the statement said.