Because a drayage load can mean a few different things, confusion among carriers is common. Many carriers link drayage with going into a port, but that isn't always true. While all drayage loads typically originate from a port of entry, there are often several legs of a drayage journey before a container turns up at its final stop. Legs of a drayage load may include:
You may be thinking, what's so important about drayage? It's such a small step in the container storage transport process. In reality, it's an integral piece needed in the logistics industry and a crucial part of U.S. supply chain management.
To truly understand the importance of drayage, let's use flowers as an example. Most cut flower shipments enter the market from areas in South America until they end up at Dutch auction houses. Once there, wholesalers purchase flowers in bulk and send those products to retail outlets worldwide. Because flowers are perishable, they typically need to be refrigerated and are often shipped in reefer containers. These refrigerated vessels must maintain a certain temp to prevent loss.
Drayage companies like RelyEx allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services. Drayage companies allow flower shippers to send their products from Argentinian ports to airports in the Netherlands with peace of mind, because their products are protected. The only way to accomplish this feat is with the help of swift, meticulous port drayage services.
If port drayage is compromised, it can cause delays and even fines. You know the packages you get delivered to your front door from apps like Amazon? Without drayage and drayage brokers, one or two-day shipping times wouldn't even be possible.
As a multi-billion-dollar industry in the U.S. alone, it seems like drayage shipping issues shouldn't exist. But the fact is inefficiencies and congestion are still major problems at ports. Whether it's a lack of carriers, absent chassis, or overburdened terminals, delays lead to missed deadlines, lost revenue, and worse.
But anytime challenges exist, so too do innovative solutions.QUOTE REQUEST
At RelyEx, we like to consider ourselves problem solvers. The nature of the container drayage industry presents new challenges every day, but we're firm believers that there's a solution to every hurdle we encounter. And while some drayage businesses implement a reactive approach, RelyEx customers choose us for our proactive mindset. We take pride in solving your company's drayage challenges to help you avoid frustrating fees, missed expectations, and delayed shipments. We strive to make every transaction successful and streamlined by partnering with shippers who prioritize transparent, prompt, and accurate communication.
RelyEx approaches your business from the customer's perspective - a unique approach that helps us provide high-quality, effective drayage services. We've been in the customers' shoes, know their pain points, and because of that, provide first-hand solutions to stressful supply chain issues. With over 30 years of collective knowledge, our team excels in:
Our varied, high-level drayage shipping experience helps us achieve our overarching goal: expertly managing your freight movement needs. That way, you can direct your time and focus on growing the core aspects of your business while we handle the heavy lifting. Throw in proactive planning to avoid bottleneck situations and strong communication for transparent customer relations, and you can see why so many companies trust RelyEx.
When it comes to shipping logistics, it only takes one mistake by a mediocre worker to disrupt your business. That's why, at RelyEx, we pride ourselves on forming and nurturing relationships with carriers who match our standards of care. Our founding partner started his career transporting freight for companies as an on-demand carrier. He uses that knowledge to maximize the resources of our carriers so that our customer's expectations aren't just met - they're exceeded.
Based in the port city of Baltimore, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.
Customers choose RelyEx because:
Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.
Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.
Plus, RelyEx ensures your company's requirements are met by the carrier during loading and delivery and provide necessary documentation as fast as possible. With real-time tracking updates and access to our customer service professionals, your team has complete visibility throughout the shipping process.
Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.
With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.
Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.
As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.
Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.QUOTE REQUEST
Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.
If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.QUOTE REQUEST
Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.
Additional causes for demurrage fees can include:
At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.
When it comes to your business, don't settle for anything less than RelyEx. Contact our office today to learn more about how we make your shipping experience streamlined and stress-free.843-885-3082
MPT's Maryland State Ad Agency developed the campaign and relationship between the partiesMaryland Department of Health and Baltimore Ravens team up to address the stigma of addition.OWINGS MILLS, MD, Dec. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A multi-platform media campaign highlighted by a thirty-second TV spot featuring Baltimore Ravens player ...
MPT's Maryland State Ad Agency developed the campaign and relationship between the parties
Maryland Department of Health and Baltimore Ravens team up to address the stigma of addition.
OWINGS MILLS, MD, Dec. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A multi-platform media campaign highlighted by a thirty-second TV spot featuring Baltimore Ravens player Morgan Moses, produced by the Maryland State Ad Agency (MSAA) for the Maryland Department of Health’s Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), premiered this month on media outlets across the state.
The widely distributed message featuring Moses can be viewed at youtube.com/watch?v=duh0JWo-F0U.
The TV spot and its various iterations are part of a BHA campaign launched in mid-December and continuing through February 2024. The campaign is designed to build awareness about and provide access to information and support for individuals dealing with the stigma of addiction. Moses notes in the TV spot that the stigma associated with this chronic condition can prevent individuals from reaching out for help. He encourages people to find support and assistance by contacting StopOverdose.maryland.gov or calling or texting 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
Versions of the media spots are being distributed by MSAA on broadcast and cable TV stations and over-the-top (OTT) media services, broadcast radio, audio streaming services, digital and social platforms, and a version adapted for print media outlets.
TV and radio placements include spots in pre-game and game-day Ravens football coverage as granted by local broadcast stations, including WBAL-AM and WJZ-TV. Also included in the media plan are digital placements known as “homepage takeovers” on the Baltimore Ravens website.
“Too many Maryland families are impacted by the overdose and opioid crisis, and having this important message about drug and alcohol misuse and addiction delivered by a respected public figure normalizes the conversation and helps us reach new audiences,” said Maryland Department of Health Secretary Laura Herrera Scott. “We appreciate Mr. Moses and the Baltimore Ravens. As a result of their advocacy and leadership, more people will access needed, available, and life-saving resources.”
MARYLAND — Dreaming of a white Christmas in Maryland? It's a gift Mother Nature likely won't be giving us this year.Thursday was the first day of winter, but rather than snowflakes and frigid temperatures, NoVA residents can expect a little bit of sunshine, a lot of clouds and mild conditions heading into and through the holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service."Sunshine has a hard time dominating over clouds in the coming days, so try to enjoy (Friday's) rays," ...
MARYLAND — Dreaming of a white Christmas in Maryland? It's a gift Mother Nature likely won't be giving us this year.
Thursday was the first day of winter, but rather than snowflakes and frigid temperatures, NoVA residents can expect a little bit of sunshine, a lot of clouds and mild conditions heading into and through the holiday weekend, according to the National Weather Service.
"Sunshine has a hard time dominating over clouds in the coming days, so try to enjoy (Friday's) rays," according to the Capital Weather Gang. "They may be in the brightest skies we see until maybe Monday."
The forecast spells good news for holiday travelers. In fact, most of the eastern third of the nation can expect dry conditions through much of Christmas Day. There is, however a chance of rain overnight Saturday into Sunday morning, and again on Christmas night.
Here's a look at this weekend's forecast from the National Weather Service:
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 36. East wind 3 to 5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. East wind 3 to 6 mph.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of rain after 2 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday: A slight chance of rain before 2 p.m. Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Monday Night: A chance of rain after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 45. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Traveling Tuesday? According to the Capital Weather Gang, rainy conditions are possible, and the odds will increase throughout the say.
"A few spots of minor flooding could become possible late if rain turns heavier," according to the Capital Weather Gang's forecast. "We’ll keep an eye on this potential threat as it gets closer."
Only a few spots in the United States will likely see snow this Christmas. According to Accuweather, a massive storm will affect close to 1 million square miles of the nation's midsection with a 50/50 split between snow over the interior West and High Plains and rain over much of the Mississippi Valley through the holiday weekend.
As temperatures drop over the Rockies and northern High Plains, it will allow the storm to become an efficient snow producer, according to Accuweather.
For those heading on a cross-country road trip this weekend, motorists should expect wintry travel to develop as early as Friday night and Saturday along hundreds of miles of highways from northern New Mexico to the Dakotas.
Denver is the primary airport that may be adversely affected by the snowstorm from Saturday night to Sunday night. Expect delays and possible flight cancellations.
December 27, 2023 - The "Charm'tastic Mile" of Baltimore (CTMB-1.3) www.thecharmtasticmile.com. The chic & famed 1.3 mile corridor located in the heart of Charm City (Est.1975) that connects Dwtn-West, the Inner Harbor & Harbor East that is now liste...
December 27, 2023 - The "Charm'tastic Mile" of Baltimore (CTMB-1.3) www.thecharmtasticmile.com. The chic & famed 1.3 mile corridor located in the heart of Charm City (Est.1975) that connects Dwtn-West, the Inner Harbor & Harbor East that is now listed on Google search as one of the Top 10-15 Most Famous Streets in America is reporting that the "Charm City 50" USPTO Trademark will be the 1st and only numerical Charm City trademark in Baltimore history.
The "Charm'tastic Mile" on December 12, 2023 filed its Office Action Response (Amendment) for "Charm City 50" with the USPTO and it was accepted giving clearance for the mark to be published as a USPTO trademark, and making it the 1st and only numerical Charm City trademark in the history of Baltimore. "This is a big win for the Charm City nickname like the Ravens victory over the 49ers on Christmas night and the status of the Iconic 50th Anniversary for the business community, our citizens, and the visiting tourists to Baltimore for 2025", says Derrick E Vaughan of The "Charm'tastic Mile".
December 12th was the 4th Anniversary of the 2nd Iconic Street Sign being unveiled (S. Greene & W. Pratt Street) to the city & the 4th Anniversary of Lamar Jackson breaking Michael Vick's single-season QB rushing record vs the NY Jets on TNF back in 2019. The Ravens won the game 42-21.
This past Christmas Day, December 25th marked the 13th month countdown to "Charm City 50", the 50th Anniversary (1975-2025) of the Iconic nickname coined for Baltimore in 1975 by then Mayor William Donald Schaefer. The official start to "Charm City 50" will be on January 25, 2025 (1-25-25). This is something that's almost 50-years in the making. Visit the USPTO website and you will see there's been several attempts to trademark Charm City one-way or another. Some have been awarded the trademark, many have been denied and some have just left it on the table (abandoned).
Charm City 50" Fever and the much-anticipated one-year countdown to "Charm City 50" will begin on January 25, 2024 (1-25-24).
For more information or news media interview requests on "Charm City 50" historical USPTO trademark for 2025 please contact Derrick E Vaughan at 443-851-5244 or email: email@example.com.
Jimmy's Famous Seafood teamed up with McCormick and Co. to create the newest Old Bay-flavored craze: honey and garlic butter. Megan VerHelst, Patch StaffBALTIMORE, MD — From vodka to bagel chips to Goldfish crackers, it seems like McCormick and Co. has thought of all the best foods to pair with the company's iconic Old Bay seasoning — but it's simply not true.Last week, Jimmy's Famous Seafood revealed a col...
Megan VerHelst, Patch Staff
BALTIMORE, MD — From vodka to bagel chips to Goldfish crackers, it seems like McCormick and Co. has thought of all the best foods to pair with the company's iconic Old Bay seasoning — but it's simply not true.
Last week, Jimmy's Famous Seafood revealed a collaboration incorporating the Baltimore staple that is dipping and drizzling perfection: Old Bay butter.
"We're beyond thrilled to unveil our sizzling collaboration with @OLDBAYSeasoning, introducing our dynamic duo: OLD BAY Honey Butter and OLD BAY Garlic Butter," the restaurant posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.
We'll take 2o cases, please.
In all seriousness, Old Bay has teamed up with other companies in the past to create some unique and tasty collaborations.
In May, after fervent fan requests and pleas on Twitter, McCormick and Pepperidge Farm teamed up to re-release a Goldfish cracker featuring Old Bay's signature blend of 18 herbs and spices.
In 2022, the company also partnered with Maryland-based George's Beverage Company to create Old Bay vodka, a perfect pairing for their previous collab, Old Bay Bloody Mary mix.
In a news release obtained by the Baltimore Banner, Tony Minadakis, executive chef and co-owner of Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, said his goal is to keep Old Bay butter "as natural as possible."
On Jimmy's website, the garlic butter is described as "a flavorful blend that unites the iconic tastes of the East Coast with the savory richness of garlic." Meanwhile, the honey butter is a "sweet yet savory fusion."
Both products are currently for sale online for $6 each. They can also be found at select retailers across the Baltimore region.
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BALTIMORE - A former Maryland high school football star has come home to play for the Baltimore Ravens, and the timing is remarkable.Jake Funk signed with the Ravens on Wednesday.The former Damascus High School and University of Maryland star is back home for the holidays, and helping the Ravens during a playoff push.It's a Christmas gift that his mother could not have planned.He will wear No. 23 as he joins the practice squad.Funk's football journey has come full circle.At Damascus High in Montgomer...
BALTIMORE - A former Maryland high school football star has come home to play for the Baltimore Ravens, and the timing is remarkable.
Jake Funk signed with the Ravens on Wednesday.
The former Damascus High School and University of Maryland star is back home for the holidays, and helping the Ravens during a playoff push.
It's a Christmas gift that his mother could not have planned.
He will wear No. 23 as he joins the practice squad.
Funk's football journey has come full circle.
At Damascus High in Montgomery County, he was a prep legend. He scored a record seven touchdowns in leading his team to a state championship at M&T Bank Stadium in 2017.
From there, he played for the Terps in College Park for five seasons.
Funk was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams, and was a member of their Super Bowl team three years ago.
From there, he went to the Indianapolis Colts and the Miami practice squad.
Looking for a new team, Funk got the call to come home and play in Baltimore.
He explained to WJZ's Mark Viviano what it means to his family and how the call from the Ravens came about.
The call came after running back Keaton Mitchell suffered a season-ending knee injury in Jacksonville last weekend.
"Initially, it wasn't on the radar," Funk said. "I was heading out somewhere else to work out. Unfortunately, the injury to Keaton happened and they had to make some moves from the running back standpoint. So, I got an invitation to come work out and it was a no-brainer to come show what I could do and maybe get signed."
So, how did the family react?
"They were extremely happy," Funk said. "My mom, she was extremely, very joyful that I could be home for the holidays with her. My dad just recently passed away here this last summer, so being able to come home for her for the holidays, her first holidays home alone, is just super special to me and I'm very thankful for it."
Funk has had to grow up fast as a person and a football player.
"I've learned a lot of life lessons through this game -- the ups, the downs," Funk said. "Obviously, like I said earlier, winning a Super Bowl, getting cut, bouncing around different organizations - whether six weeks here, a year here. But, at the end of the day, I'm just truly blessed to be in this position, to come home, play for this organization. You know, I'm truly excited to be here."
Funk said he's excited to reunite with his former Rams teammate Odell Beckham Jr. They became friends during their Super Bowl run together in Los Angeles.
Viviano asked Funk what he sees as his role with the Ravens.
Funk said, "Whatever they want."
He sees the Ravens as a Super Bowl team and he's happy to be home to be part of their push for a championship.
The Ravens (11-3), the top team in the AFC, play at San Francisco, the top team in the NFC, on Christmas night.
Mark Viviano is sports director for WJZ.