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Reefer Benchmarking Club

With freight rates for refrigerated containers largely opaque, wide variations in commercial terms persist. Drewry’s Reefer Benchmarking Club aims to put its members in a position where they can confidently secure the best possible commercial contract terms for their cargo flows, supported by Drewry’s independent status and reputation as the trusted, authoritative industry reference.

Drewry Reefer Benchmarking Club

Drewry’s Reefer Benchmarking Club

  • Exclusive to shippers (importers / exporters) and freight forwarders/NVOCCs
  • Access to container contract rates as well as spot market rates
  • Individually tailored and customised reports for each member
  • Two annual webinars on the key trends in and forecasts for global reefer markets
  • Confidentiality assured

Key membership benefits and privileges

  • Benchmark your reefer freight rates against your peers and gain the ability to negotiate lower rates with confidence

  • Complimentary access to container spot market freight rate intelligence and market assessments - Drewry’s Container Freight Rate Insight (online service) provided you benchmark rates on over 500 port pairs

  • Use independent benchmark data to gain internal support and approval for transportation budgets and procurement strategies

  • 25% discount to Drewry’s Reefer Shipping Market Annual Review and Forecast 2020/21 (with membership package)

  • Access to Drewry’s freight cost benchmarking and forecasting consultancy team

Detailed, customised benchmarking reports covering:

  • TOTAL COST – including base ocean rate, THC’s, and surcharges
  • ANCILLARIES – including free time for detention, demurrage and storage
  • ROUTING – transit time and service type (direct or transhipment)
  • COMMODITY – different benchmarks for different commodity groups and carriage temperature

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.

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Track the spot market

Keep up to date with the movements of container spot market freight rates with our popular Container Freight Rate Insight service.

Benchmark contract rates

Join our exclusive Benchmarking Club and find out how your contract rates compare to your peers.

Monitor your carrier

Understand how your carriers are performing with our online Carrier Performance Insight service.
Drewry Benchmarking Club

Drewry Benchmarking Club


Customised Real Time Benchmarking · Latest release 01 Aug 2021


How do your container shipping costs compare with your peers...? Our Benchmarking Club allows participating members to confidentially benchmark their contract shipping costs against their peers based on genuine, shipper-only, buy rate comparisons. Combine benchmarks and market intelligence with unique rate forecasts to maximise your procurement results.

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