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About us

About us

Maritime research and consulting services

Celebrating 50 years of independent thinking. We are a leading independent provider of research and consulting services to the maritime and shipping industry, employing over 100 professionals across an international network of offices in London, Delhi, Singapore and Shanghai.

Our Capabilities

Who we are

What sets us apart

Our heritage


Who we are

We provide our services through four business units: Maritime Research, Maritime Advisors, Supply Chain Advisors and Maritime Financial Research.

These divisions, combined, support the operational and strategic needs of an elite and diverse client base of maritime and shipping industry stakeholders.

Maritime Research

Our Maritime Research provides the robust analysis and balanced opinion those within shipping, finance and logistics need to make informed business decisions.
The comprehensive offering keeps our clients up to date on every key maritime sector, from dry bulk to chemicals and from LPG to containers, with detailed analysis and insightful commentary on past, present and future sector performance.
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Supply Chain Advisors

Our Supply Chain Advisors focus on advising users of international multi-modal transport services, taking our extensive understanding of the industry and applying it to all stages of the supply chain. We offer a range of cost benchmarking and ocean freight procurement support services that empower importers and exporters, providing them with the tools, resources and tailored advice they need to save cost and more effectively manage their transport service providers.
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Maritime Advisors

Our Maritime Advisors offer a wealth of experience across the maritime sectors and lead the industry in their respective areas of specialisation. Sector expertise covers; ports, bulk shipping, liner shipping, shipyards, RoRo and technical ship management.
Our combination of deep sector understanding, technical expertise and market leading insight enables us to be confident in our actions and ability to deliver the right results for our clients.
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Maritime Financial Research

Combining our market-leading resources with seasoned sector expertise we offer a highly differentiated and comprehensive range of investment and financial research services to institutional investors in maritime and shipping companies. We provide a full service offering comprising equity, credit and bespoke investment advice to an elite and diverse institutional client base.
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We serve our global client base from offices in London, Delhi, Singapore and Shanghai


The number of countries in which we have delivered advisory services since 2005


Leading industry publications featuring content from our Maritime Research reports (2020 monthly average)


Our Maritime Advisors have worked on more than 428 port assignments in the last 10 years

Why Drewry?

Our combination of sector knowledge, rich market insight and commercial awareness sets us apart and enables us to consistently deliver the performance, profitability and competitive advantage our clients seek.

Rich heritage

From our origins in 1970 London to a 21st century maritime and shipping consultancy, Drewry has established itself as one of the most widely used and respected sources of impartial market insight and analysis.

Combined intelligence

We combine timely and relevant market analysis with industry-leading technical expertise to provide our clients with real commercial value and competitive advantage. Our understanding comes not only from being close to the sectors we serve but also from working with our clients and giving them a balanced, highly practical and commercial perspective. 


Our voice is our own and is not defined or influenced by others. This impartiality and objectivity has cemented our reputation as an indispensable industry reference.

Insight and intelligence

Our depth of industry knowledge and market understanding provides the foundation for everything we do. It is in our DNA.

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Our heritage

We've been continuously charting and analysing the world's maritime markets since 1970. Here are some of the key milestones that defined the journey towards Drewry becoming the primary source of insight and advice to the global maritime and shipping industry.

Drewry established

Drewry established in London by George Drewry, a Paris based tanker broker, to provide independent market research services to the maritime and shipping industry. Learn More

Shipping Insight launched

Drewry launches ’Shipping Insight’, the original, monthly, independent analysis of the world’s shipping markets. Learn More

Container terminal 'bible' launched

Drewry launches the ’ARGCTO’. We were the first and remain the only company publishing an annual ‘industry bible’ for the container terminal sector. Learn More

Drewry launches advisory services division

Extends client offering to include bespoke research and advisory service capability with the launch of Drewry Maritime Advisors. Learn More

Container spot market freight rate index

The first to publish benchmark container spot market freight rates. Subsequently to evolve into our widely referenced online Container Freight Rate Insight service. Learn More

Drewry Supply Chain Advisors launched

Second advisory division opened, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors - offering support to ocean freight procurement and logistics teams within multinational retainers and manufacturers. Learn More

Launches new investment research service

Our Maritime Equity Research division opens in London, offering an independent investment research service on listing companies in the maritime and shipping industry. Learn More

Drewry Benchmarking Club formed

Drewry launches Benchmarking Club, a closed user group for importers and exporters - allowing members to compare contract freight rates against their peers. Learn More

Launches eSOFS™

Drewry Supply Chain Advisors launches eSOFS™, an innovative e-sourcing and event management solution for ocean freight procurement teams. Learn More

50th anniversary

Drewry celebrates 50 years of independent thinking - charting and analysing the world’s maritime markets. Learn More

Key People

The Drewry leadership team
Tim Power Tim Power

Managing Director and Head of Maritime Advisors

Tim Power

Tim is Managing Director of Drewry, responsible for the implementation of company strategy and the operational Head of Maritime Advisors. He has more than 33 years’ strategic and operational experience in shipping, ports and supply chain management.

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Philip Damas Philip Damas

Director, Head of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors

Philip Damas

Philip is the founder and operational head of Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics arm of the Drewry Group and global leader in freight rate benchmarking. He is also a director of the Drewry group.

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Arjun Batra Arjun Batra

Group Managing Director

Arjun Batra

Arjun is a major shareholder and Group Managing Director of Drewry Group and has been instrumental in the growth of the company, including setting up offices in India, Shanghai and Singapore.

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Nigel Gardiner Nigel Gardiner

Group Managing Director

Nigel Gardiner

Nigel is a major shareholder and Group Managing Director of Drewry Group.  He joined Drewry in 1981 and was made a director and shareholder before becoming part of the management buy-out team that acquired the Drewry family interests in 2000.

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Martin Dixon Martin Dixon

Director, Head of Research Products

Martin Dixon

Martin is Head of Research Products within Drewry and is a director of Drewry Group. He has more than 30 years’ strategic and operational experience in shipping and supply chain management.

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Shailesh Garg Shailesh Garg

Director, General Manager India

Shailesh Garg

Shailesh heads Drewry’s operation in Delhi and is a Director of Drewry Maritime Advisors. He has 18 years research and consulting experience in shipping, ports and logistics.

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Han Ning Han Ning

Director - China, Drewry Maritime Advisors

Han Ning

Han Ning is a Director within Drewry Maritime Advisors business unit and is Country Manager for China. She has 10 years’ experience in shipping and ports sector.

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Dinesh Sharma Dinesh Sharma

Director, Drewry Maritime Advisors

Dinesh Sharma

Dinesh is a Director within Drewy Maritime Advisors and leads the London advisory team. He has more than 10 years’ operational experience in shipping and ports and more than 8 years’ experience in research and advisory project work.

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James Harley James Harley

Head of Marketing and Business Development

James Harley

James joined Drewry as Interim Head of Marketing in late 2014. On completing a six-month project assignment he assumed full-time responsibilities for Group Marketing and Business Development.

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Jayendu Krishna Jayendu Krishna

Director, Drewry Maritime Advisors

Jayendu Krishna

Jayendu leads the maritime advisory practice team in Singapore. He has more than 15 years’ research and advisory experience in shipping and ports.

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Simon Heaney Simon Heaney

Senior Manager, Container Research

Simon Heaney

A principal author of Drewry’s popular weekly update on the container shipping sector, Container Insight Weekly Simon has nearly two decades experience covering the container shipping market and works within our Container Research division.

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Navin Kumar Navin Kumar

Director, Drewry Maritime Research

Navin Kumar

Navin leads Drewry’s bulk shipping research team which covers dry bulk, tankers, LPG, LNG, Offshore and multipurpose shipping sectors. He also leads the vessel valuation practice.

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Global offices

United Kingdom

35-41 Folgate Street
London E1 6BX
United Kingdom
T +44 20 7538 0191


4th Floor, Tower C
Urban Square
Sector 62, Gurugram
Haryana - 122 098 India
T +91 124 497 4979


#17-01 Springleaf Tower
No. 3 Anson Road
Singapore 079909
T +65 6220 9890


Unit D01, Level 10,
Shinmay Union Square
Tower 2, 506 Shangcheng Road
Pudong, Shanghai, China 200120
T +86 (0)21 5081 0508

For further information call us on +44 20 7538 0191 or email

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