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Network Design and Optimisation

Our advisory capabilities in this highly specialised area include transport network strategy, design and optimisation to maximise cost efficiency, productivity and exploit market opportunities. Through supply chain mapping, analysis and modelling we help pinpoint where efficiencies can be built into existing processes. 

We can help you assess and validate the optimal international shipping routes (both at sea and inland), the optimal transport mode (bulk, containerised, multipurpose) and optimal ports of loading and discharge to meet your supply chain objectives.

We are experienced in finding and assessing alternative international backup routes to reduce supply chain risk. We are also experienced in assessing and recommending transhipment possibilities for larger bulk vessels whose cargoes are containerised at a port hub for final shipment to smaller ports.

Customers use Drewry because we have industry experience, a track record of practical recommendations and unrivalled access to real comparative logistics costs and actual freight rates for all realistic routes and network options.

Key Contacts

Philip Damas

Philip Damas

Director, Head Supply Chain Advisors

Recent Updates

Satisfaction survey in container transport: Customers rate service quality of ocean carriers “poor to average”

The service provided by container shipping lines is rated as poor to average and has deteriorated in the past year, according to a survey of exporters, importers and freight forwarders conducted jointly by Drewry and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC).

Spot freight rates soar from North Europe to Asia

Spot container freight rates from North Europe to China increased by 45% this week, reaching a four-year high.

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Container Trade Europe

Come and see Drewry share its latest maritime research insights at JOC Container Trade Europe Event
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 ocean freight 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.