MAERSK LINE is the Most Reliable Carrier

By Finance

Technical error revealed that MAERSK never left the number No1 position in Q4-2012, still remaining the most reliable carrier for the 12th time in 13 quarters.
Drewry has now released its Carrier Performance Insight report for the 1st quarter of 2013. The Drewry shipping consultants have “become aware of a technical error relating to the results for vessel reliability dating back to the 3rd quarter of 2011.”
The report change means that unlike what was released in February 2013 by Drewry, the company of Maersk Line remains “the most reliable major carrier for the 12th time in 13 quarters (amongst shipping carriers with a minimum of 100 voyage counts in a quarter). The biggest international shipping carrier achieved an all-trades on-time average of 89.1 per cent in the 1st quarter, down fractionally on its revised score of 89.3 per cent in the 4th quarter.”
The schedule reliability of Maersk Line on the Asia to Europe trade is 100 per cent. Asked what MAERSK does differently to maintain reliability, Anders Lund Kristensen, Head of the Northern European Liner Operations Team, answers: “There seems to be a general belief that reliability comes at a (much higher) cost. This is undoubtedly true if it is achieved without an end-to-end approach, i.e. if the network is not both designed and operated reliably. Our view in the company of Maersk Line is that reliability and cost effectiveness are 2 sides of the same coin, and we design and operate our network as such. Our efforts go into reducing waste while being the most reliable international carrier. This also enables our clients to reduce waste in their own supply chains.”