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About the Club

Below is some background information on the club and aggregated statistics to help you understand the profile of members.


Drewry Benchmarking Club was founded in late 2014.



The Club currently has in excess of 60 exclusive 'shipper' members (2018)


Membership profile - Volumes and values

  • Largest: in excess of 150,000 teu per annum
  • Smallest: approx 3,000 teu per annum
  • Total vols moved by members per annum 2m teu (December 2017)
  • Total value per annum: In excess of $2bn USD (December 2017)


Membership profile - Number of routes

  • Largest/most complex: More than 4,500 routes in data table
  • Smallest: 15 routes


Sector representation (December 2017)

  • FMCG: 60%
  • Industrial (incl Paper and Pulp): 26%
  • Chemical: 14%

Key Contacts

Cath Earl

Cath Earl

Product Manager, Drewry Benchmarking Club

Recent News

Drewry spend analytics and benchmarking service move online

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Drewry has launched a new, dedicated Reefer Benchmarking Club to meet the growing concerns of shippers about rising freight rates and reduced service levels at a time of carrier consolidation.

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How do your container shipping costs compare with your peers...? Our Benchmarking Club allows participating members to confidentially benchmark their contract shipping costs against their peers based on genuine, shipper-only, buy rate comparisons. A complimentary subscription to Container Freight Rate Insight, our popular online spot rate checking service, is included in the membership package.

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