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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

 

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Drewry Benchmarking Club

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Customised Real Time Benchmarking · Latest release 01 Dec 2020


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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