About Us

Philip Damas


Director, Head Supply Chain Advisors




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+44 20 7538 0191



Philip Damas

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



Philip heads up Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, the logistics arm of the Drewry Group and has more than 30 years experience in the international ocean transport sector and maritime supply chain design and optimisation.


Prior to joining Drewry in 2005, he worked for CMA CGM and the container shipping consortium Cobra in various management and financial control roles until 1990. He then spent the 1990s analysing the logistics policies of exporters/importers and of logistics service providers when working with American Shipper and Containerisation International.


In 1998, Philip became a founding director of the shipping research and database company ComPairData (now Blue Water Reporting). In 2007, he set up Drewry Supply Chain Advisors. In 2014 and 2016, respectively, he launched the BCO ocean contract “benchmarking club” of Drewry and the e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Solution outsourced tender execution service of Drewry.


Having spent a career in the international container shipping sector, he now advises retailers, manufacturers and investors on ocean freight strategy, freight rate benchmarking, network optimisation, logistics property investments/due diligence, carrier contracts and port competition.


Philip holds an MBA from the University of Bradford Management Centre and a B.Sc. and M.Sc. Finance from the University of Strasbourg.


Project Experience

e-sourcing global ocean tender management solution

e-sourcing global ocean tender management solution

Drewry Supply Chain Advisors was selected to manage the 2016 global ocean tender for a US-headquartered global producer of technology products combining procurement best practices, the latest technology and freight cost benchmarks in Drewry’s e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Solution (eSOFS).
Review of business plan to obtain refinancing

Review of business plan to obtain refinancing

To strengthen its negotiation position and obtain more favourable lending conditions, a top 5 global shipping line required an independent assessment from a reputable source of their future volumes, freight rates and revenues.
Seafreight strategy

Seafreight strategy

A Brazilian coal mining and power generation company, retained Drewry Supply Chain Advisors to recommend freight procurement options for importing coal (as feedstock) for its local thermal power plants.