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Supply Chain Advisors

The path to optimised ocean freight procurement

Be certain, be agile and don’t overpay: We deliver knowledge-based solutions to some of the world’s leading brands, helping them achieve better procurement outcomes and introduce more robust carrier management practices.

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The path to optimised ocean freight procurement

Transform your ocean freight procurement with our fact-based approach to tender and service provider management.

By combining robust, real-time freight cost benchmarks, market insights and forecasts with tools and best practices, we can help you reduce cost and bring visibility and control to the entire ocean freight procurement process.

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eSOFS™ - Ocean Freight Procurement Lead, Global Fortune Life Sciences

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

eSOFS™ - Head of Corporate Procurement Non-Fiber Materials, Delfort Group

"Our team was impressed by both the team appointed and the [eSOFS] solution presented - and very satisfied with the results achieved. I would be happy to recommend Drewry."

eSOFS™ - Vice President, Indirect procurement for US-HQ global technology company

"Drewry provided advisory RFI/RFQ services for our…complex Ocean Freight Global Procurement Event. Drewry met our requirements and provided a high level of expertise, advanced analytics and responsive communication."

CyberLogitec and Drewry

"As an experienced technology company with expertise in maritime technology, CyberLogitec, has cooperated with maritime industry consultant Drewry, who provided advice on customer needs related to product design and go-to-market expert support in the container shipping market. It is important for us to work with a neutral and well-connected advisor in this complex global market."

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Fact-based solutions to optimise ocean freight procurement

We provide market-leading research and advisory services to ocean freight procurement and logistics operations teams within multinational retailers and manufacturers. 

Our services include:

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

The path to optimised ocean freight procurement

Transform your ocean freight procurement with our fact-based approach to tender and service provider management.

By combining robust, real-time freight cost benchmarks, market insights and forecasts with tools and best practices, we can help you reduce cost and bring visibility and control to the entire ocean freight procurement process.

Download Ocean Freight Procurement Solutions Brochure






eSOFS™ - Ocean Freight Procurement Lead, Global Fortune Life Sciences

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

eSOFS™ - Head of Corporate Procurement Non-Fiber Materials, Delfort Group

"Our team was impressed by both the team appointed and the [eSOFS] solution presented - and very satisfied with the results achieved. I would be happy to recommend Drewry."

eSOFS™ - Vice President, Indirect procurement for US-HQ global technology company

"Drewry provided advisory RFI/RFQ services for our…complex Ocean Freight Global Procurement Event. Drewry met our requirements and provided a high level of expertise, advanced analytics and responsive communication."

CyberLogitec and Drewry

"As an experienced technology company with expertise in maritime technology, CyberLogitec, has cooperated with maritime industry consultant Drewry, who provided advice on customer needs related to product design and go-to-market expert support in the container shipping market. It is important for us to work with a neutral and well-connected advisor in this complex global market."

Browse recent projects


 

Fact-based solutions to optimise ocean freight procurement

We provide market-leading research and advisory services to ocean freight procurement and logistics operations teams within multinational retailers and manufacturers. 

Our services include:

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

Related News

Drewry and Freightender partner to bring all-in-one ocean freight procurement e-solution to medium sized shippers

Drewry and Freightender announce they have entered a value-add partnership, combining Drewry’s industry leading ocean freight cost benchmarking and procurement support services with Freightender’s cloud-based, next generation procurement technology platform.

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.

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.
Working with 5 of the top 10 global retailers (Dec 2020 - National Retail Federation)
The first independent consultancy to publish liner schedule reliability rankings in 2005
Access to an exclusive oceanfreight cost benchmarking club comparing costs on over 14 million teu of freight for more than $27bn of freight spend.
We were the first to publish benchmark container spot market freight rates in 2006.

Key Contacts

Kelly Buckley

Kelly Buckley

Principal Consultant, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors
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
  • Confidentiality and participant anonymity assured
  • Dedicated online portal

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

Kelly Buckley

Kelly Buckley

Principal Consultant, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors
Cath Earl

Cath Earl

Product Manager, Drewry Benchmarking Club

Related News

Drewry adds benchmarks on contract BAFs to its Benchmarking Club service

Ahead of the IMO 2020 low sulphur regulatory change, Drewry has begun providing members of its Benchmarking Club service with quarterly benchmarks on contract Bunker Adjustment Factors (BAFs).

Drewry Benchmarking Club welcomes new member, reaches milestone

Drewry Benchmarking Club welcomes one of the world’s leading automotive and energy companies to its exclusive, online ocean freight cost comparison service.

158

Blue-chip manufacturers, retailers and forwarders participating in our Benchmarking Clubs (Nov 2020)

32

The number of countries we have clients subscribing to our supply chain research products and services

62

Leading industry press articles featuring our supply chain insights (monthly average Jul-Dec 2020)

686

The number of port pairs for which we publish container spot market freight rates

Related Maritime Research

Track the spot market

Keep up to date with the movements of container spot market freight rates with our popular Container Freight Rate Insight service.

Benchmark contract rates

Join our exclusive Benchmarking Club and find out how your contract rates compare to your peers.

Monitor your carrier

Understand how your carriers are performing with our online Carrier Performance Insight service.
Drewry Benchmarking Club

Drewry Benchmarking Club


Customised Real Time Benchmarking · Latest release 01 Aug 2021


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. Combine benchmarks and market intelligence with unique rate forecasts to maximise your procurement results.

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Container Freight Rate Insight (Annual Subscription)

Container Freight Rate Insight (Annual Subscription)


Online Service · Latest release 01 Sep 2021


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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