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Drewry Benchmarking Club

Custom Quarterly Reports

May 2018

Drewry Benchmarking Club

Comprehensive freight rate package

How do your contract container freight rates compare with your peers and the wider market?

 

Drewry’s Benchmarking Club provides members with the opportunity to confidentially benchmark their contract shipping costs against their peers – based on genuine, shipper-only, buy rate comparisons.

 

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Why Benchmarking Club?

  • Reliability and transparency through analysis of actual shipper buying rates

  • No dilution with carrier / freight forwarder rates

  • Millions of data points

  • Access to rate forecasts and indices for major trade routes

Why Drewry?

  • 50 years experience in ocean freight intelligence and benchmarking

  • Access a wealth of market intelligence

  • True buying rates comparisons and transparency of shipper-only membership

  • Easy to combine with other Drewry products and services

    • Container Freight Rate Insight (CFRI)

    • Tender/RFQ support (e-SOFS)

    • Container Forecaster (CF)

    • Airfreight Benchmarks (SASI)

    • Reefer Benchmarks (R-BMC)

    • Ocean Buying Group (OBG)

 

An introduction to Drewry Benchmarking Club

 

 

Contract Freight Rate Benchmarking

Quarterly Reports, individually tailored to your routes

Benchmark Rates & Comparison Report

  • Average, Lowest, Highest market rates
  • Spot Rates
  • Comparison by Shipper Size (S, M, L)
  • Transit time, Freetime and Rate Validity Comparison
  • Ranking

Benchmark Appraisal & Cost Savings Advice

  • Detailed analysis of your rates v benchmarks

Access to our interactive Online System

  • Overall Spend Analysis
  • Detailed Analysis by route
  • Historic Rate Evaluation
  • Indices, Forecasts
  • Rate Inconsistencies

More Information

Fast facts...

  • Membership is exclusive to shippers - importers and exporters only (not freight forwarders, carriers or NVOCCs)
  • Participants benefit from access to container contract rates, spot market rates, unique freight rate forecasts, indices, comprehensive market assessments and industry best practice information
  • Each member receives customised quarterly reports
  • Further information about the club and its membership profile
  • Exclusive Reefer Benchmarking Club now open (Sept 2017). Contact us for more information.

What people think

"The Benchmarking Club data allows us to see trends from both the market and Drewry point of view which provided strategic value on what to expect during the upcoming procurement process. The comparisons of our company’s position in transit times, rates, and shipment methods are of particular value."
Logistic Director, Large US FMCG - Retail company
Logistic Director
Large US FMCG - Retail company
"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, Fortune 500 US retailer
Vice president of global logistics & customs
Fortune 500 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
Logistics manager
Leading global electronics and home entertainment brand
"Drewry's Benchmarking Program provides us with the essential insights we need - like contract freight rate benchmarks, market and best practice intelligence, especially important given the volatile and potentially irrational nature of the container marketplace. The knowledge is used by our financial officers to validate and / or identify procurement efficiencies and gives us a toolkit to enter negotiations from a position of confidence and strength."
Senior Vice President Global Logistics, Global US FMCG company
Senior Vice President Global Logistics
Global US FMCG company
"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
Head freight procurement
Global high street retail brand

News

Challenges and opportunities for the global port and shipping industry

Challenges and opportunities for the global port and shipping industry
Presentation given by Neil Davidson, Drewry Senior Analyst Ports and Terminals at the China Maritime Day Forum, 11 July 2018.

Higher container equipment prices to squeeze leasing rate returns

Container equipment rental rates and cash investment returns remain weak, despite last year’s recovery, according to Drewry’s latest Container Census & Leasing annual.

Manning costs rising on trade recovery and officer supply shortage

Cost growth returned to seafaring in 2018 and is projected to accelerate moderately, according to Drewry’s latest Manning Annual.

Trade wars threaten to derail container revival

The risk to container shipping from US-led trade wars is currently low, but potentially very damaging, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

Events

Project Cargo Summit

Susan Oatway to discuss the heavy lift and MPV shipping markets.

TPM Asia

Drewry to discuss the growth of China as a buyer and the impact on freight rates, port infrastructure, and regional supply chains.

Maritime HR & Crew Management

Martin Dixon to discuss the outlook for crew costs and the implications of new technology.