The overall results reflect the uneven reliability metrics that ocean carriers saw over the same time with some seeing better performance and some worse. 

Global schedule reliability reached 34.4 percent in April 2022, per Sea-Intelligence. The reading is little changed from the 35.8 percent reading seen in March. But it is still 4 percentage points above the global reliability nadir of 30.4 percent reached in January 2022. 

Both the US West and East Coast trade lanes saw relatively better on-time performance in April. Sea-Intelligence said the vessels coming from Asia were 21 percent and 21.7 percent on-time, respectively, for the US West Coast and East Coast in April. Both lanes had a 19.7 percent reliability reading in March. 

European trade lanes from Asia also saw better on-time performance in April with the North Europe reliability rising to 19.2 percent from 14.3 percent in March, and the Asia-Mediterranean route rising to 31.8 percent from 30.5 percent in March. 

The lack of any big change from March can, in part, be attributed to performance differences among individual ocean carriers, according to Sea-Intelligence data. Cosco Shipping saw a 4.1 percentage point drop from last month with its April on-time performance hitting 27.4 percent. CMA CGM and Evergreen Marine saw a 2.4 percentage drop from March with their respective April on-time performance reaching 33.1 and 27.7 percent.