Drewry Supply Chain Advisors, a division of Drewry Shipping Consultants, has released a free whitepaper entitled ‘A Best-Route’; a market study for containerised imports to South Germany’.
The paper articulates how exporters and importers (shippers) in South Germany can now use new port and routing options that take advantage of increased competition between ports, maritime carriers and rail operators.
For shippers, a best route is the route that has the best mix of cost, transit time and resilience.
Drewry state that best routes are not static as they can change due to fluctuations in relative freight rates or more fundamental changes in the wider transport context. For South Germany, both are happening now.
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