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Our innovative new e-Sourcing Ocean Freight Procurement Solution eSOFS™ can help put you in control.

"Drewry’s advisory team brought professionalism to all stages of the RFI and RFQ process.." Global Life Sciences, Fortune 1000

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 Find out more about our ocean freight e-Sourcing solution, eSOFS™




eSOFS™ global ocean freight e-sourcing from Drewry

"Drewry’s advisory team brought professionalism and invaluable insight to all stages of the RFI and RFQ process..."
 

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Robust spot market and contract freight benchmarks, leading-edge technology and tailored advice to support every stage of the ocean freight procurement process.

We provide market-leading research and advisory services to global ocean freight procurement and logistics teams within multinational retailers and manufacturers. We offer a complete procurement support service to importers and exporters, combining robust freight rate benchmarking intelligence, seasoned industry expertise with leading-edge technology to bring speed and efficiency to ocean freight sourcing events.

By combining rich market insight, sector experience and the latest tools we can help you reduce costs and more effectively manage your transport service providers and international supply chain infrastructure.

Our services include:
  • eSourcing and management of ocean freight procurement events - eSOFS™
  • Strategic evaluations and optimisation of ocean freight networks
  • Benchmarking of container spot market freight rates - Container Freight Rate Index
  • Confidential benchmarking of contract freight rates - Benchmarking Club
Our clients include:
  • Exporters/Importers who require mapping, evaluation and improvement of international supply chains and/or carrier pricing and contract support
  • Logistics Service Providers who require additional and independent project resources and independent verification/support relating to evolving developments in international, integrated supply chains. This includes secondary distribution operators seeking to add an international dimension to their process
  • Port authorities and terminal operators who need advice on port-based distribution centres and logistics
  • Finance and Legal companies working on due diligence/acquisitions of logistics service providers or other specific projects

Key Contacts

Philip Damas

Philip Damas

Director, Head Supply Chain Advisors
Stijn Rubens

Stijn Rubens

Senior Advisor, Supply Chain Advisors

Ocean freight procurement solutions

 Find out more about our ocean freight e-Sourcing solution, eSOFS™




eSOFS™ global ocean freight e-sourcing from Drewry

"Drewry’s advisory team brought professionalism and invaluable insight to all stages of the RFI and RFQ process..."
 

Global Fortune Life Sciences

Browse recent projects


 

Robust spot market and contract freight benchmarks, leading-edge technology and tailored advice to support every stage of the ocean freight procurement process.

We provide market-leading research and advisory services to global ocean freight procurement and logistics teams within multinational retailers and manufacturers. We offer a complete procurement support service to importers and exporters, combining robust freight rate benchmarking intelligence, seasoned industry expertise with leading-edge technology to bring speed and efficiency to ocean freight sourcing events.

By combining rich market insight, sector experience and the latest tools we can help you reduce costs and more effectively manage your transport service providers and international supply chain infrastructure.

Our services include:
  • eSourcing and management of ocean freight procurement events - eSOFS™
  • Strategic evaluations and optimisation of ocean freight networks
  • Benchmarking of container spot market freight rates - Container Freight Rate Index
  • Confidential benchmarking of contract freight rates - Benchmarking Club
Our clients include:
  • Exporters/Importers who require mapping, evaluation and improvement of international supply chains and/or carrier pricing and contract support
  • Logistics Service Providers who require additional and independent project resources and independent verification/support relating to evolving developments in international, integrated supply chains. This includes secondary distribution operators seeking to add an international dimension to their process
  • Port authorities and terminal operators who need advice on port-based distribution centres and logistics
  • Finance and Legal companies working on due diligence/acquisitions of logistics service providers or other specific projects

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Contract freight rates paid by Beneficial Cargo Owners to move their products by container have increased for a 4th consecutive quarter, according to actual contract rate data from the Drewry Benchmarking Club.

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Container Freight Rates & Shipping Market Outlook

Join us for a FREE Drewry online briefing at 0900 or 1700 BST on Tues 24 Oct 2017 on the outlook for ocean freight rates. Hosted by Simon Heaney, Senior Manager, Container Research and Martin Dixon, Head of Research Products.
The first company to provide detailed and regular slow-steaming analysis for the container industry (Container Forecaster)
The first independent consultancy to publish liner schedule reliability rankings in 2005
Access to an exclusive seafreight cost benchmarking club comparing costs on over 2 million teu of freight for more than $2.3bn of freight spend.
We were the first to publish benchmark container spot market freight rates in 2006.

Key Contacts

Cath Earl

Cath Earl

Product Manager, Drewry Benchmarking Club
Drewry Benchmarking Club


Confidential contract freight rate intelligence from the market leader in freight cost benchmarking

Exclusive to shippers, our Benchmarking Club allows participating members to confidentially compare their contract shipping costs against their peers based on genuine, shipper-only, buy-rate comparisons.



Membership features

  • Membership is exclusive to shippers (importers and exporters only - not freight forwarders, carriers or NVOCCs)
  • Access container contract and spot market rate insights, freight rate forecasts and comprehensive market assessments
  • Receive a detailed and fully customised report from our lead analyst every quarter
  • Confidentaility and participant anonymity assured

Benefits of membership

Some of the benefits from being able to confidentially benchmark your contract freight rates against your peers:
  • Be confident with your negotiating position with prospective and existing carriers
  • Demonstrate to internal stakeholders current contract rates are competitive
  • Gain internal support and approval for transportation budgets
  • Enjoy numerous member privileges, including access to Drewry's Container Freight Rate Insight service as part of the package and container market outlook briefings and best practice forums

Key Contacts

Cath Earl

Cath Earl

Product Manager, Drewry Benchmarking Club

Related News

Benchmarking against peers upheld among BCOs

International transport and logistics executives are increasingly benchmarking their companies’ costs and supplier terms in ocean transport contracts, according to data gathered by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

East-West shippers see first increase in contract rates

Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West trade routes saw a reversal of trend in 4Q 2016, according to Drewry’s Benchmarking Club.

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Drewry Benchmarking Club

Drewry Benchmarking Club


Custom Quarterly Reports · Latest release 01 Jun 2017


How do your container shipping costs compare with your peers...? Our Benchmarking Club allows participating members to confidentially benchmark their contract shipping costs against their peers based on genuine, shipper-only, buy rate comparisons. A complimentary subscription to Container Freight Rate Insight, our popular online spot rate checking service, is included in the membership package.

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Container Freight Rate Insight (Annual Subscription)

Container Freight Rate Insight (Annual Subscription)


Online Service · Latest release 31 Aug 2017


The world’s first and only global source of container spot market freight rates on all the major routes. An essential reference for importers, exporters, freight forwarders and other industry stakeholders requiring up-to-date and independently researched container shipping cost benchmarks.

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