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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. The service is FREE to early adopters.

"Drewry’s Forwarder Benchmarking Club is great for gaining insights about freight rate trends in the industry... it’s a great mix of contributors."   Meg Yim, Regional Director Unionpower

Forwarder participants we are currently working with include:

FBMC Participants Nov 2020
FBMC Participants Nov 2020

Associate Members

Associate Members

Forwarder Benchmarking Club: Features

  • 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

 

Recent News

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.

Fedespedi and Drewry to collaborate in forwarder freight rate benchmarking

Italian forwarder association Fedespedi has entered into a collaborative agreement with Drewry to raise awareness of Drewry’s Forwarder Benchmarking Club amongst its freight forwarder membership.

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.