Mastercard wanted to evaluate the readiness of the container freight industry to adopt a value proposition for procure-to-pay automation that would incorporate core Mastercard benefits such as payment guarantees.
Client: A US-headquartered global producer of technology products
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).
The customer is a large global chemical group, whose chemical compound salt business unit produces and exports over 1 million tonnes of products. The customer exports using container shipping, dry bulk and multipurpose shipping for bagged and loose product.
Client: A Chinese shipping and terminal development business
A Chinese shipping and terminal development business was seeking to transform itself into an independent global common user terminal operator and requested Drewry’s assistance to identify operational and commercial best practices and performance metrics.
The outlook for global container port demand is modest growth and numerous uncertainties, but in the face of this, capacity expansion plans are also muted, according to Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators report.
Manning costs have risen moderately over the past 12 months, checked by easing officer supply shortage, and are forecast to rise at a similar pace over the next five years, according to Drewry’s latest Manning Annual Review and Forecast.