Drewry’s origins date back to the 1960s when the late founder, George Drewry, recognised that the international shipping industry did not have an independent source of data, information and advice.
H.P Drewry Ltd, as it was then called, was established in London in 1970 as an independent and authoritative provider of data and information to the global maritime industry.
The initial focus was specialist maritime business publications. The first edition of the Drewry Monthly appeared in October 1970 followed in 1971 by the launch of the study series – ten individual market-related reports published each year.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s the publishing base was expanded as new products, such as single client consulting, were added to the portfolio. The company also expanded into other markets adding new sectors including containers, ports and shipbuilding.
During these formative years much work was undertaken to build the company’s information and knowledge bases and during this time the Drewry brand became well established.
In April 2000, a management buy-out took place. This allowed Drewry to diversify and to launch new businesses supporting client needs across a broader base of maritime activities including ports, terminals and logistics. We also opened offices in India and Singapore and with these, coupled with our network of associates across the World, Drewry now operates on a global platform.
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