The liner carrier MOL (America) said this week that its on-time vessel arrival performance fell marginally from the third to fourth quarters on the transpacific trade, but rose in the transatlantic and Asia-Europe trades.
The on-time performance for Asia-U.S. West Coast services fell from 88 percent in the third quarter to 83 percent in the fourth. For Asia-U.S. East Coast services, on-time percentage fell from 67 percent to 62 percent. For transatlantic services, on-time arrivals improved from 65 percent to 67 percent.
In the Asia-North Europe trade, on-time arrivals rose from 45 percent to 47 percent, while on Asia-Med services, the rates increased from 49 percent to 84 percent.
The above figures note on-time performance for MOL and its partner vessels. The line said on-time performance for its own-operated vessels was higher across all the trades, including 100 percent figures in the Asia-U.S. West Coast and Asia-Med trades, and 92 percent on the Asia-U.S. East Coast trade.
MOL considers a vessel on-time if it arrives within 24 hours of the scheduled time of arrival.
MOL posts its on-time figures quarterly
Meanwhile, MOL also said it met or exceeded internal key performance indicator (KPI) targets for 11 of the 13 metrics it tracks in North America for December. The two metrics where MOL failed to meet its targets were U.S. to Asia Export Missed Vessel Connections Due to Rail Issues, where 7 percent missed connections (the internal target is less than 1 percent) and U.S. export bill of lading documentation completion rate, where 96.6 percent were complete (compared to a target of 98 percent 24 hours after vessel departure).
Of the 13 metrics, six improved from November to December, two stayed the same, and five worsened.
More details of MOL’s monthly KPIs
are available on the line’s website.