The latest report from Sea-Intelligence showed significant improvement in global ocean schedule reliability in 2022. Q4 2022 marked a turning point where reliability exceeded that of both 2020 and 2021 during the same period. Each of the top-14 carriers posted notable year-on-year improvements. Arrival delays also declined by nearly 3 days from January to December. This report comes as a welcome sign for shippers working to regain stability and predictability both in supply planning and delivery execution. What direction will these trendlines take in 2023? The easing of congestion and bottlenecks is a boon. But there are potential bogeys as well – as West Coast labor negotiations are at a standstill and carriers implement supply control practices, like service suspensions and blank sailings.