zoom Carriers’ overall on-time schedule reliability improved 4.7%, increasing from 58.6% in April 2017 to 63.3% in May 2017, according to the latest data provided by intelligence provider CargoSmart.Regarding schedule reliability by trade, 10 of the 12 trades improved from April 2017 to May 2017. The trans-Atlantic trade experienced the largest improvement in reliability, rising by 21%, from 47.2% in April 2017 to 68.2% in May 2017.The North America-Oceania trade had the highest reliability in both April and May 2017, with 88.7% and 94.4% reliability respectively. The two trades with decreasing schedule reliability were Asia-Africa and Asia-Middle East, dropping by 6.5% and 0.9%, respectively.From the port of discharge by region perspective, the Oceania region continued to rank the highest with 85.6% reliability in May 2017. Africa had the lowest reliability, which descended dramatically by 20%, from 66.3% in April 2017 to 46.3% in May 2017.Most of the carriers experienced varying degrees of improved schedule reliability from April 2017 to May 2017. The top five most reliable carriers in May 2017 were: MCC, CCNI, Safmarine, ANL Container Line, and CMA CGM, with an average on-time performance of 78.1%, 74.7%, 71.7%, 68.5%, and 68.2%, respectively.NYK, OOCL, and Hapag-Lloyd showed the most improvement in schedule reliability with 12.4%, 12.3%, and 10.2% increases from April 2017 to May 2017.