On Time Performance
Thursday, 28 April 2016
MOL Liner Ltd. Announces On-Time Arrival Performance Results for January to March 2016
Liner Ltd. today announced the On-Time
Arrival Performance quarterly results for January to March 2016 for the major
trade lanes as an effort of upgrading and improving the quality of services MOL
the past four years, MOL has continued to offer industry-leading transparency
to customers and showcase its strength as a carrier that
provides high quality service by working towards a set of goals for key
performance indicators (KPI), including on-time arrival performance.
of trade lanes is
Trade: Asia-U.S. West Coast, Asia-U.S. East Coast,
Transatlantic, Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean
Trade: Asia-East Coast South America,
Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America, Europe-Africa
Intra Asia Trade: Intra Asia
a vessel arrives at the first port of destination area for both directions,
eastbound and westbound, within 24 hours of scheduled time of arrival, the
voyage is regarded as On-Time Arrival.
In each trade, Table
1 covers all vessels in the above scope and Table 2 covers vessels under MOL
operations. Both results are weight-averaged based on MOL space allocation of
performance criteria were used:
- Measured 8 services
on MOL’s East-West trade route on MOL’s own
While attempting to maintain last quarter’s
performance level for all Asia-U.S. West Coast and Asia-U.S. East Coast
services, adverse weather interruptions in both the Pacific ocean and Atlantic
ocean together with dense fog and port closure in Ningbo, Qingdao, Shanghai and
Yantian resulted in reduced performance in January to March 2016.
On Asia to U.S. West Coast and Asia to U.S. East
Coast services, the construction work in the GCT Deltaport in Vancouver caused
berth congestion, which affected MOL’s vessels arrival at Vancouver. Additionally,
accumulated delays due to port closure in both U.S. and Asia during Christmas
holiday, New Year holiday and Chinese New Year holiday impacted MOL’s vessels performance
in two services. MOL operated vessels under Asia to U.S. West Coast slipped
slightly to from 98% in October to December 2015 to 94% in January to March
2016, while Asia to U.S. East Coast performance slipped to 89% in January to
March 2016, compared to 94% in October to December 2015.
Bad weather in the U.S. also impacted the
overall on-time performance of Transatlantic service. The performance slipped
from 75% in October to December 2015 to 60% in January to March 2016 as a
MOL operated vessels on the Asia to Europe
service remained at 95% in January to March 2016.
The Asia-Mediterranean services maintained a
high level of on-time reliability and vessels under MOL operation achieved 100%
on-time performance in January to March 2016.
Asia–ECSA and WCSA services under MOL
operation achieved a strong on-time performance result of 100% in January to
For the Europe-South Africa service, seasonal
wind bound affected MOL’s SRX on-time performance in January to March 2016. The
performance of SRX slipped from 100% in October to December 2015 to 67% in
January to March 2016.
III. Intra Asia Trade
The below services are measured:
Japan – Hong Kong/Straits
Japan – Thailand
The bad weather condition in Japan affected
the terminal operations and resulted in port congestion in Kobe, which affected
CHS’s on-time departure performance under MOL operation. The performance
slipped from 100% in October to December 2015 to 85% in January to March 2016.
For HS3 service, MOL remained a strong
performance at 95% in January to March 2016, despite
port congestion in Japan during the New Year holiday and bad weather in Qingdao.
The performance of CBE improved from 50%
in October to December 2015 to 65% in January to March 2016, while CBW on-time
performance remained at 76% in January to March 2016. Both CBE and CBW services
under MOL operation were continuously affected by worsening berth congestion
and low productivity at Manila, as well as berth unavailability in Laem
Chabang. Rough sea condition in Laem Chabang, Bangkok and Osaka also had some
impact on two services.
Additionally, Manila Port was closed due
to the Good Friday holiday which caused some delays on CBE and CBW.