New statistics released by leading shipping group Maersk Line have outlined that nearly half of customers utilising its flagship Daily Maersk service between Asia and northern Europe have made direct savings on logistics costs.
In 2011, Maersk Line launched Daily Maersk, providing customers with what it describes as a conveyor belt service between selected ports in Asia and northern Europe.A year on, the company has said that customers using the service have been able to optimise their transportation chain, with 42 per cent of those interviewed in a recent survey of 175 customers saving money on logistics costs as a direct result of using Daily Maersk.
'Daily Maersk has definitely helped us improve efficiency and speed when it comes to planning and scheduling of our shipments,' explained arepresentative from Inter Globe Services.
Ole Pradsgaard, head of the Daily Maersk team at Maersk Line, said that the positive reports made for encouraging news.
'It is great to see that delivering absolute reliability is making such a difference to our customers, and that they value having a unique and reliable service like Daily Maersk,' he noted.
'We designed the Daily Maersk network in a way that allows for a high degree of flexibility,' Pradsgaard added. 'So even in today’s market situation, we have the capability to scale capacity and still deliver what customers expect. Our customers are telling us that this product carries a tangible value to them, and we will of course continue to offer Daily Maersk as long as it makes sense to do so.'
The Daily Maersk network sees an average of 98 per cent of cargo arriving on time, according to Maersk Line, and during the period following Chinese New Year – where ocean carriers traditionally have manynetwork changes and low reliability – performance on the Daily Maersk network remained at 98.5 per cent.