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Setting the standard for quality market insight and advisory support.

Our container shipping practice is widely respected in the industry. These sector specialists manage one of the most comprehensive sources of container shipping market data and freight rate benchmarking intelligence available.

A diverse and elite group of industry stakeholders from shippers to carriers, port authorities, investors and financial intermediaries rely on our research resources, sector expertise and commercial experience to help inform decisions, reduce costs and drive performance improvement. 

Our consultants regularly advise shipping lines on new trade lane market opportunities, review business plans for lenders, provide vessel investment appraisals to investors and commercial due diligence for container lessors. Meanwhile, our financial research specialists provide actionable insight on the top container shipping lines and equipment manufacturers. 

Whether you're seeking market forecasts, intelligence on benchmark container freight rates, historical data or a reliable appraisal of current market conditions, we have the breadth and depth of sector expertise and experience to meet your needs.

Key Contacts

Simon Heaney

Simon Heaney

Senior Manager, Container Research
Subrata Behera

Subrata Behera

Manager - Ports and Container Research

Key Contacts

Simon Heaney

Simon Heaney

Senior Manager, Container Research
Subrata Behera

Subrata Behera

Manager - Ports and Container Research

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Container Shipping Market & Freight Rate Trends

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1700 BST on Wednesday 2 May 2018 on the outlook for container shipping and freight rate trends. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.
Advisory expertise and experience

Advisory expertise and experience

We can support your strategic, operational planning and investment processes through the provision of tailored market analysis/appraisal, operational and technical due diligence services. As well as these we conduct market entry, feasibility studies and financial modelling exercises for shipping lines and owners, port authorities and terminal operators, government agencies and other organisations with interests in the container shipping sector.

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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).

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