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Supply Chain Advisors

Service Expertise

Benefits of Membership

Reduce your Shipping Costs

  • Benchmark your contract freight rates against your peer groups
  • Identify trade lanes where savings could be made
  • Quantify potential savings
  • Market knowledge for confident negotiations
  • Potential leverage to obtain lower costs from carriers/freight forwarders

Procurement Success through insight-led market benchmarking

  • Access to Drewry’s online Container Freight Rate Insight (spot market rates)
  • Receive quarterly reports reflecting latest contract rates updates
  • Individually customised commentary on your own trade lanes
  • Access to Drewry Outlook Briefings
  • Access to Best Practice Forums
  • Internal stakeholder support & approval

Continuous Benchmarking

  • Quarterly cycle
  • Lower overall shipping & supply chain costs
  • Potential for mid term negotiations
  • Add additional routes anytime
  • Understand cyclical trends to optimise timing of annual contract negotiations
  • Includes quarterly contract BAF benchmarks on the major East/West routes


In their own words

What other say about Benchmarking Club

"Drewry has been very helpful to us in benchmarking our shipping costs and in developing strategies to improve our shipping efficiency and effectiveness."

Head freight procurement, global high street retail brand


"Drewry’s Benchmarking Club enables us to ensure that we secure competitive freight rates with carriers and identify lanes where we could possibly further lower our costs."

Vice president of global logistics & customs at Fortune 1,000 US retailer


"We selected Drewry’s Benchmarking Club to benchmark our ocean rates with other retail industry leaders and to gain insight into container shipping market trends, forecasts and best practices through webinars provided to Club members by Drewry."

Logistics manager, leading global electronics and home entertainment brand


“The Drewry Benchmark Program has provided us with the insights - like Contract Freight Rate Benchmarks, Market and Best Practice Intelligence - to understand how one is positioned given the volatile and potentially irrational nature of the container marketplace.

This knowledge has been used for validation and / or identification of efficient procurement activities to our financial officers and has given us a toolkit to enter negotiations from a position of confidence and strength."

Senior Vice President Global Logistics of a global US FMCG company


"The Drewry Benchmark Club is helping us structure and organise historical benchmarks on our priority lanes globally. The feedback coupled with market specific intelligence gives us a good platform to evaluate our carrier strategy and procurement against peer shippers. We combine the Benchmark Club’s historical perspective with current market rate visibility using Drewry’s CFRI to know where we stand at any given point in time. The Benchmark Club benefits us both in terms of peace of mind as well as being an active tool for procurement."

Director of Logistics, Anonymous (Primary Products Industry)

Key Contacts

Cath Earl

Cath Earl

Product Manager, Drewry Benchmarking Club

Recent News

Drewry and Freightender partner to bring all-in-one ocean freight procurement e-solution to medium sized shippers

Drewry and Freightender announce they have entered a value-add partnership, combining Drewry’s industry leading ocean freight cost benchmarking and procurement support services with Freightender’s cloud-based, next generation procurement technology platform.

Drewry extends spot market ocean freight rate service coverage and Benchmarking Club participation numbers

Drewry is pleased to announce a series of enhancements to its spot market and contract ocean freight rate benchmarking services and new participation milestones in its flagship, ocean freight cost comparison service, Benchmarking Club.

Recent Projects

Standardised KPI / QBR program implementation

Feb 21: A global food manufacturer was seeking to create a central contract management business unit, and standardise logistics contracts and logistic service provider management (LSP) in Northern Europe, initially across 8 LSPs.

Assisting with identifying Carrier KPI’s and target setting

Feb 21: The client contacted Drewry for advice regarding which KPIs and target values to set their shipping line providers as part of the RFP process.
Working with 5 of the top 10 global retailers (Dec 2020 - National Retail Federation)
The first independent consultancy to publish liner schedule reliability rankings in 2005
Access to an exclusive ocean freight cost benchmarking club comparing costs on over 14 million teu of freight for more than US$ 27bn of freight spend.
We were the first to publish benchmark container spot market freight rates in 2006.

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Track the spot market

Keep up to date with the movements of container spot market freight rates with our popular Container Freight Rate Insight service.

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Monitor your carrier

Understand how your carriers are performing with our online Carrier Performance Insight service.
Drewry Benchmarking Club

Drewry Benchmarking Club

Customised Real Time Benchmarking · Latest release 01 Jul 2021

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. Combine benchmarks and market intelligence with unique rate forecasts to maximise your procurement results.

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