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Supply Chain Advisors

Service Expertise

Detention and Demurrage Support

Detention and demurrage fees represent an increasingly significant and concerning cost burden to international shippers with costs in some cases so punitive they exceed negotiated freight rates.

The challenges of managing and controlling these costs are all too often exacerbated by poor visibility of free time and excess time data and insufficient processes to monitor and identify problem areas.


Our new detention and demurrage services help overcome these challenges. By giving shippers the insights and tools they need to quantify, assess and manage their cost exposure we can help enable a more pro-active carrier policy and effective business processes to improve cost and exception management.


We combine relevant data points with best practice insights and apply these in a three step process of scoping, discovery and action to give your organisation the visibility it needs to confidently and effectively manage these costs.

Detention and Demurrage Support Services: Approach

Detention and Demurrage Support Services: Approach

Key Contacts

Chantal McRoberts

Chantal McRoberts

Head of Advisory, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors

Recent 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 ocean freight cost benchmarking club comparing costs on over 14 million teu of freight for more than US$ 27bn of freight spend.
We were the first to publish benchmark container spot market freight rates in 2006.