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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

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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