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Drewry Benchmarking Club

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November 2017

Drewry Benchmarking Club

Comprehensive freight rate package

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. As a participant of this closed user group, membership includes a subscription to Container Freight Rate Insight.

 

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We aggregate all the member information provided and use it to provide robust, anonymous benchmarks for you to compare your rates against.

 

Benefits of membership

  • Benchmark your contract freight rates against your peer group and negotiate lower rates with your service provider with greater confidence
  • Use independent benchmark data to gain internal support and approval for transportation budgets
  • Enjoy member privileges of exclusive container market outlook briefings and procurement best practice forums
  • Benchmark your spot freight rates with our Container Freight Rate Insight service

 

An introduction to Drewry’s online ocean freight cost benchmarking service:

 

 

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

Multipurpose shipping eyes recovery

Multipurpose shipping eyes recovery
Multipurpose shipping has started 2018 on a confident footing and is forecast to recover further on rising demand, according to Drewry’s latest Multipurpose Forecaster and Annual Review.

Slow and steady recovery for container shipping

The outlook for the container shipping market is a combination of healthy demand growth that will outpace the fleet; resulting in a better supply-demand balance, according to Drewry’s latest Container Forecaster.

Chainalytics and Drewry partner to create Ocean Buying Group for small and medium sized shippers

Chainalytics and Drewry announce the launch of Ocean Buying Group addressing the ocean freight procurement needs of small and
medium sized shippers.

Maritime Financial Model Portfolio Report - March 2018 - now available

Our model portfolio gained 2.8% between November 2017 and February 2018, outperforming its sector-specific benchmark – Bloomberg’s BI SHIP (down 4.5%)

Events

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.

International Pulp Week

Martin Dixon to discuss the outlook for shipping and freight costs.

Global Liner Shipping

Philippe Salles to discuss e-business in supply chains.