Courtesy of the Loadstar online platform, it was reported overnight by supply chain visibility provider Project44, that container roll-overs at major ocean ports around the world continue to climb.

“Carriers have been watching their rollover rates increase for over a year, and have so far failed to mitigate the situation” .

“Shippers need to accept this as the new reality. They are going to have to start making structural adjustments to their supply chains and enhance their visibility if they want to keep shelves stocked and factories running,” he added.

The research found CMA CGM was the carrier with the highest proportion of rolled containers last month, 56% of shipments, compared with 49% in April 2020.

It was closely followed by its Asia-Oceania subsidiary, Australian National Line (ANL), which saw 54% of container rolled, a 30% year-on-year increase.

The percentage of rolled containers per carrier broadly fitted to which alliance in they were operating – 2M partners MSC and Maersk were the best performers, with 28% and 34% of containers rolled, respectively.

Meanwhile, CMA CGM’s Ocean Alliance partners, Evergreen and Cosco, posted rollover rates of 47% and 44% respectively, and The Alliance partners Hapag-Lloyd and ONE had rollover rates of 51% and 53%, respectively.