On Time Performance

Thursday, 04 May 2017

MOL Liner Ltd. Announces On-Time Arrival Performance Results for January 2017 to March 2017


May 4, 2017 – Hong Kong – MOL Liner Ltd. today announced the On-Time Arrival Performance quarterly results for January 2017 to March 2017 for the major trade lanes as an effort of upgrading and improving the quality of services MOL Liner offers.

 

During the past five 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.

                                                                                       

Measurement criteria are:

 

Ø  Scope of trade lanes is

East-West Trade:          Asia-U.S. West Coast

                                    Asia-U.S. East Coast

                                    Asia-Europe

                                    Asia-Mediterranean

 

North-South Trade:      Asia-East Coast South America

                                    Asia-Mexico/West Coast South America

                                    Europe-Africa

 

  Intra-Asia Trade:          Japan-Hong Kong/Straits

     Japan-Hong Kong/Straits/India/Pakistan

     Japan/Thailand 

 

Ø  When 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.

 

Ø  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 each service.


 

 

I.       East-West Trade

 

(Table 1)

MOL East-West Trades

On-Time Arrival Performance
(All vessels)
(Janaury 2016 – March 2017)

Trade Lane

(No. of services)

Jan - Mar

2016

Apr - Jun

2016

Jul - Sep

2016

Oct - Dec

2016

Jan - Mar

2017

Asia-U.S. West Coast (10)

79%

89%

90%

71%

61%

Asia-U.S. East Coast (8)

70%

78%

91%

75%

72%

Transatlantic (2)

60%

79%

88%

54%

31%

Asia-Europe (4)

82%

85%

93%

85%

55%

Asia-Mediterranean (4)

93%

81%

94%

89%

89%

 

The following performance criteria were used:

  • Measured 28 services on MOL’s East-West trade on all vessels.

 

(Table 2)

MOL East-West Trades On-Time Arrival Performance

(Vessels under MOL operation)

(Janaury 2016 – March 2017)

Trade Lane

(No. of services)

Jan - Mar

2016

Apr - Jun

2016

Jul - Sep

2016

Oct - Dec

2016

Jan - Mar

2016

Asia-U.S. West Coast (2)

94%

100%

98%

100%

100%

Asia-U.S. East Coast (2)

89%

97%

100%

79%

66%

Transatlantic (0)

No MOL vessels were deployed in Transatlantic service since January 2015.

Asia-Europe (2)

95%

100%

100%

90%

74%

Asia-Mediterranean (0)

100%

80%

100%

No MOL vessels were deployed in Asia-Mediterranean service.

 

 

The following performance criteria were used:

  • Measured 6 services on MOL’s East-West trade on MOL’s own vessels. 

 

 

Note:

The Asia to U.S. West Coast (JAS and SE2) under MOL operation continued to achieve a strong on-time arrival performance of 100% in January to March 2017.

 

Bad weather, berth congestion and rough sea conditions in North America, Pacific Ocean and Asia led to a drop in the on-time arrival performance of Asia to U.S. East Coast (CNY and NYX) from 79% in October to December 2016 to 66% in January to March 2017.

 

Berth congestion in Asian ports adversely affected the arrival schedule of Asia to Europe services (LP1 and LP7), causing a decline of the on-time arrival to 74% in January to March 2017, compared to the reults in October to December 2016.

 

 

II.      North-South Trade

Ø  The below services are measured:

Asia-ECSA (East Coast South America) (CSW)

Asia-Mexico/WCSA (West Coast South America) (CWL)

Europe-South Africa (SRX)

 

Ø  The measuring ports are as follows:

 

 

 

First Discharge port

Service

South Bound

(Asia-ECSA)

North Bound

(ECSA-Asia)

CSW (4/13)

Santos

Singapore

 

First Discharge port

Service

East Bound

(Asia-WCSA)

West Bound

(WCSA-Asia)

CWL (1/10)

Manzanillo, Mexico

Tokyo

 

First Discharge port

Service

South Bound

(Europe-South Africa)

North Bound

(South Africa-Europe)

SRX (4/14)

Cape Town

Rotterdam

Note: (number of MOL vessels / number of all vessels in a service)

 

 

 

 

(Table 1)

MOL North-South Trades

On Time Arrival Performance (All vessels)

(Janaury 2016 – March 2017)

Trade Lane

(No. of services)

Jan - Mar

2016

Apr - Jun

2016

Jul - Sep

2016

Oct - Dec

2016

Jan - Mar

2017

Asia-ECSA (CSW) (1)

100%

86%

74%

64%

65%

Asia-WCSA (CWL) (1)

70%

85%

100%

50%

92%

Europe-South Africa (SRX) (1)

70%

92%*

77%

50%

50%

*The on-time performance of SRX service has been rectified from 90% in April to June 2016 to 92%.

 

The following performance criteria were used:

  • Measured 3 services on MOL’s North – South trade on all vessels.

 

(Table 2)

MOL North-South Trades

On-Time Arrival Performance (Vessels under MOL operation)

(Janaury 2016 – March 2017)

Trade Lane

(No. of services)

Jan - Mar

2016

Apr - Jun

2016

Jul - Sep

2016

Oct - Dec

2016

Jan - Mar

2017

Asia-ECSA (CSW) (1)

100%

100%

100%

50%

40%

Asia-WCSA (CWL) (1)

100%

100%

100%

67%

100%

Europe-South Africa (SRX) (1)

67%

100%

100%

75%

33%

The following performance criteria were used:

·         Measured 3 services on MOL’s North – South trade on MOL’s own vessels.

 

Note:

The Asia to West Coast South America service (CWL) under MOL operation experienced a great improvement. The on-time arrival performance jumped from 67% in October to December 2016 to 100% in January to March 2017.

 

MOL’s Asia to East Coast South America service (CSW) regressed from 50% to 40% due to serious dense fog and frequent port closures at Shanghai, Ningbo and Xiamen.

 

MOL-operated vessels in the Europe to South Africa service (SRX) slipped from 75% in October to December 2016 to 33% in January to March 2017. The schedule was delayed because of bad weather conditions in Algeciras and windbound at Cape Town. Stevedore actions in Algeciras also worsened the on-time arrival performance of the SRX service.

 

 Intra Asia Trade

 

Ø  The below services are measured:

Japan – Hong Kong/Straits/India/Pakistan (CHS/HSX)

Japan – Thailand (CBE/CBW)

 

Ø  The measuring ports are as follows:

Service

South Bound

North Bound

CHS (3/3)

Singapore

Tokyo

CBE (3/3)

Laem Chabang

Tokyo

CBW (3/3)

Laem Chabang

Osaka

 

Service

East Bound

West Bound

HSX (5/7)

Singapore

Osaka

 

Note: (number of MOL vessels / number of all vessels in a service)

 

(Table 1)

MOL Intra Asia Trades

On-Time Arrival Performance (All vessels)

(Janaury 2016 – March 2017)

Trade Lane

(No. of services)

Jan - Mar

2016

Apr - Jun

2016

Jul - Sep

2016

Oct - Dec

2016

Jan - Mar

2017

Japan-Hong Kong/Straits (CHS) (1)

85%

96%

85%

96%

88%

Japan – Thailand (CBE) (1)

65%

77%

65%

23%

42%

Japan – Thailand (CBW) (1)

76%

62%

58%

4%

25%

Japan-Hong Kong/Straits India/Pakistan (HSX) (1)

N/A

100%

100%

96%

96%

The following performance criteria were used:

  • Measured 4 services on MOL’s Intra Asia trade on all vessels.

 

 

(Table 2)

MOL Intra Asia Trades

On-Time Arrival Performance (Vessels under MOL operation)

(Janaury 2016 – March 2017)

Trade Lane

(No. of services)

Jan - Mar

2016

Apr - Jun

2016

Jul - Sep

2016

Oct - Dec

2016

Jan - Mar

2017

Japan-Hong Kong/Straits (CHS) (1)

85%

96%

85%

96%

88%

Japan-Thailand (CBE) (1)

65%

77%

65%

23%

42%

Japan-Thailand (CBW) (1)

76%

62%

58%

4%

25%

Japan-Hong Kong/Straits/

India/Pakistan (HSX) (1)

N/A

100%

100%

96%

94%

 

The following performance criteria were used:

·         Measured 4 services on MOL’s Intra Asia trade on MOL’s own vessels.

 

Note:

MOL’s CHS service was affected by berth congestion in Tokyo and Ningbo and hence, it dropped to 88% in January to March 2017. There was also a suspension of pilot services in Yokohama because of the strong winds.

 

Both the CBE and the CBW services under MOL operation recorded a significant improvement in the on-time arrival performance. Despite the berth congestion in Manila and Laem Chabang, the CBE’s on-time performance increased from 23% to 42%. CBW’s on-time arrival performance improved from 4% to 25%. It was affected by the berth congestion in Osaka, Kobe, Manila, Busan and Laem Chabang, rough sea condition in Osaka and Xiamen and tide restriction in Bangkok.

MOL operated vessels in Japan to Hong Kong/Straits/India/Pakistan service (HSX) remained steady at 94% in January to March 2017, compared to 96% in October to December 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

About MOL
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has the world’s largest ocean shipping fleet. Backed by experience and technologies developed over 133 years, MOL moves today’s global economy. MOL operates specialized bulk carriers for iron ore, coal, and woodchips; tankers that transport crude oil and LNG; car carriers; cruise ships; ferries and coastal liners; and containerships that deliver a variety of finished products as part of the largest and most diverse global network of liner and logistics services. MOL Liner Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MOL. The company transports a wide variety of cargoes in international standard containers. The MOL Liner containerships also cover a global network of routes. For more information, please visit www.molpower.com.

 

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Marvis Wong, Assistant  Manager, Global Marketing and Communications

MOL Liner Ltd.
Tel:
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Email: marvis.wong@mol-liner.com