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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.

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Philip Damas

Philip Damas

Director, Head Supply Chain Advisors

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Benchmarking against peers upheld among BCOs

International transport and logistics executives are increasingly benchmarking their companies’ costs and supplier terms in ocean transport contracts, according to data gathered by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.

Spot box rates rise above 5-year average

Spot container freight rates on the major East-West routes reached a 20-month high this week and have risen above the average of the last 5 years.
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.