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Forwarder Benchmarking Club

Drewry’s Forwarder Benchmarking Club is designed to meet the specific needs of freight forwarders and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs). It provides members with the opportunity to confidentially benchmark their ocean carrier buy rates against their peers.

 

NB The service is FREE to early adopters. Some of the forwarders we are currently working with:

Some of the forwarders we are currently working with: June 2019
Some of the forwarders we are currently working with: June 2019

Drewry Forwarder Benchmarking Club

Drewry’s Forwarder Benchmarking Club

  • Exclusive to freight forwarders and NVOCCs
  • Access to market rates based on genuine buy rate comparisons
  • Worldwide coverage including all the main deep sea trade routes
  • Individually tailored and customised reports for each member
  • Confidentiality assured

Key membership benefits and privileges

  • Benchmark carrier buy rates against your peers and gain the ability to negotiate lower rates with confidence
  • Identify the margin opportunity between your carrier buy-rates and BCO sell rates
  • Use independent benchmark data to demonstrate the competitiveness of your rates with customers and prospects
  • Complimentary access to World Container Index, an online service providing weekly benchmarks for 8 key head- and backhaul port pairs between China, the United States and Europe to keep finger on the pulse of the dry spot markets
  • Discretionary access to spot market container freight rate intelligence and market assessments - Drewry Container Freight Rate Insight (online service)
  • Access to Drewry’s freight rate benchmarking and forecasting consultancy team

Detailed, customised benchmarking reports covering:

  • TOTAL COST – including base ocean rate, THC’s, and surcharges
  • RANGE – average, lowest, highest market rates
  • SCALE – comparison by shipper size (S, M, L)
  • RANKING – how you rank against your peers

 

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