HeadlinesMaritime BusinessPorts Management 10.5% of containership fleet remains unavailable due to delays By maritimemag June 6, 2022 ShareTweet 0 The number of containerships delayed at ports has started to improve, however 10.5% of the global fleet capacity remains unavailable. As global supply chain disruption continues, there has been a significant improvement in the number of containerships waiting at port for berths according to analysis by Sea-Intelligence. Since between January and April, the percentage of the global fleet unavailable due to delays fell from 13.8% to 10.5%. “This means that 3.3% of the global fleet has been released back into operation from January to April,” commented Alan Murphy, CEO of Sea-Intelligence. While a marked improvement it still equates to effective 10% cut in global capacity at time when demand remains extremely high. Looking to the landside a terminal congestion index calculated by Sea-Intelligence shows considerable improvement. The index has fallen from 95% earlier in the year to under 50%, although much of the improvement has been seen in the Med rather the largest ports in North Europe. “On a port level, distinct improvements are seen in Spain, Italy, and Greece, whereas at the other end of the scale there is not much improvement in Rotterdam and Hamburg,” Murphy said. © 2022, maritimemag. All rights reserved.