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Container Market Forecast: 2020-21

Oct 2020: Our definitive annual market forecast is now available to purchase from the online store

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Simon Heaney

Simon Heaney

Senior Manager, Container Research
Subrata Behera

Subrata Behera

Manager - Ports and Container Research

Container Shipping


Container Market Latest Insight: 22 Jan 2020

Container Insight: Freight rates continue to spike as the box logjam worsens. Carriers tell Drewry how they plan to help repair the system.

15 Dec 20: Container equipment shortage due to logistics not fleet underinvestment
Container shipping remains disrupted by box equipment shortages which are restricting available capacity and so forcing freight rates to record highs. However, this is being driven by empty container repositioning issues rather than inadequate fleet.

16 Oct 2020: Container Insight: 'Riding the waves'
Container trade has been resilient during the pandemic as consumer confidence has been given a shot through government support.

14 May 2020: Post COVID-19 Container market outlook
Download the slides from our latest container market outlook webinar briefing. Contact us to find out more about our webinar programme.

07 Apr 2020: Cancelled Sailings and Port Waiting Times Trackers
We are now tracking and publishing weekly containership cancelled sailings and waiting times intelligence

01 Apr 2020: Coronavirus latest impact assessment
We publish our latest container shipping ’insight’ assessment - which coincides with the publication of our flagship Container Forecaster quarterly edition update.

04 Feb 2020: Time for a coronavirus contingency plan in container shipping
Logistics Executive Briefing: Health crises cannot be ignored by shippers. Exporters and importers have to deal with issues in the real world and need to activate contingency plans as the coronavirus effects spread.



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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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.

COVID-19 drives up ship operating costs

Vessel operating costs have risen at their fastest pace in over a decade this year, on higher insurance cover premiums and COVID-19 related expenses, but are expected to moderate in subsequent years as pandemic related spend unwinds, according to Drewry’s latest Ship Operating Costs Annual Review and Forecast.

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.
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.

Case Studies

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.

RFI/RFQ (eSOFS™) and direct carrier transition for Ansell

Ansell selected Drewry’s e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Solution (eSOFS™) to manage its ocean freight procurement event and advise on the direct carrier transition.

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