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 Columbus, 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
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A Columbus man claims to have received more than a meal during a recent stop at a local fast food chain, prompting an investigation by city health officials.Columbus Public Health temporarily shut down the McDonald’s on 619 Harrisburg Pike after filing a food inspection report on Wednesday. The department conducted the inspection after a Columbus man reported finding a crack pipe in his meal. In an additional inspection on Thursday, the store was cleared to re-open.Luther Tibbs told NBC4 he w...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A Columbus man claims to have received more than a meal during a recent stop at a local fast food chain, prompting an investigation by city health officials.
Columbus Public Health temporarily shut down the McDonald’s on 619 Harrisburg Pike after filing a food inspection report on Wednesday. The department conducted the inspection after a Columbus man reported finding a crack pipe in his meal. In an additional inspection on Thursday, the store was cleared to re-open.
Luther Tibbs told NBC4 he went Tuesday to his nearby McDonald’s location for a quick bite like any other day. However, once he had paid for his food and driven away, he said that he found an object that he claimed resembled a crack pipe.
“We ordered our food, pull up, pay, pull to the next window, get our food, pull up and there’s a crack pipe,” Tibbs said.
Tibbs said that he then pulled back up to the store to raise his concerns to the manager, who denied that the object had come from the McDonald’s location’s staff.
The inspection report from Columbus Public Health appeared to confirm Tibbs’ had made a complaint against the store, but the McDonald’s claimed to not know how the object appeared in the order. The report outlined the following timeline for Tibbs’ Tuesday visit:
An image of the receipt shared with NBC4 showed the order time as 9:51 a.m., not 9:15.
The inspection report said that investigators had observed the following while on the McDonald’s property:
The report did not confirm or deny whether the object found in the bag was a crack pipe, but Columbus Public Health told NBC4 that the inspection was on the facility. Inspectors did not come to any conclusions about the object that started the complaint.
At the McDonald’s location the store appeared to give mixed messages as to whether it was open. Signs that read “drive thru open” and “lobby closed” were displayed outside of the fast food chain. One McDonald’s employee told NBC4 that the drive thru was currently closed, but that it would reopen shortly. Another person who appeared to be a McDonald’s employee said that the restaurant had not been shut down and that the drive thru was briefly closed for construction, but that it would be open within the day.
After passing inspection, the McDonald’s reopened as of 12 p.m. Thursday, according to Columbus Public Health.
Columbus, Ohio is rapidly gaining momentum as a burgeoning hotspot for both leisure and business travelers. ...
Columbus, Ohio is rapidly gaining momentum as a burgeoning hotspot for both leisure and business travelers. The 2023 State of the Visitor Industry: Mid-year Report, released by Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission, highlights the city's robust tourism performance with 49.6 million trips generating $6.6 billion in revenue and supporting 75,000 jobs.
According to Brian Ross, President & CEO of Experience Columbus, there are four factors that have helped Columbus’ travel economy thrive. “First, Columbus has so much to offer leisure visitors coming to explore our vibrant neighborhoods, visit our top-rated attractions and attend our signature annual events,” he explains. “Strategic public-private development projects such as the Scioto Mile, which brought more than 175 acres of lush parkland to the heart of downtown along the Scioto River, brought new ways for visitors to enjoy our downtown.”
Other contributing factors are the meetings and conventions hosted in Columbus. Business professionals from across the country and world come to Columbus each year. One development project that has helped Columbus attract larger meetings and conventions is the recent expansion of the Hilton Columbus Downtown. The new 28-story tower, which is attached to the Greater Columbus Convention Center, makes it the largest hotel in the state.
Ross adds, “Our sports scene is another reason visitors choose Columbus.” Columbus is home to three professional sports teams – the Columbus Crew (MLS), Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL) the Columbus Clippers (AAA) – with stadiums just a few blocks of each other on Nationwide Blvd., nicknamed “Sports St.” in the Arena District.
Finally, Columbus is a business and innovation hub, which also drives tourism. Columbus has strategically attracted an impressive array of businesses, including both global giants and innovative startups. The Columbus region is home to 16 Fortune 1000 companies, representing a diverse group of industries, and five Fortune 500 companies, including Nationwide, AEP and Cardinal Health. Household names like Bath & Body Works, Abercrombie & Fitch, DSW and Express all call Columbus home. A notable recent example is Intel's decision to invest $20 billion in a chip production facility, which has the potential to transform Ohio into the "Silicon Heartland." Google also recently announced a second data center in the region.
As the 14th largest city in the U.S., Ohio’s capital and one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest, Columbus features world-class museums like COSI, named the best science museum in the country for four consecutive years by USA Today 10Best, to unique neighborhoods like the Short North Arts District, the historic German Village and the Arena District, where three professional sports teams reside.
Another significant development happening Downtown is The Peninsula, a $250 million project poised to become the next great neighborhood. Phase I is already complete, providing top-tier office spaces, residential units and the city's first independent lifestyle hotel, The Junto, within The Makeready portfolio. Opening its doors in May 2023, The Junto is the brainchild of Rockbridge, the investment firm behind several award-winning hotels, and Makeready, a hospitality company known for its independent and diverse collection of brands.
The Junto's design is thoughtfully crafted to enhance the community and the city's future and boasts a variety of restaurants, bars and accommodations along with 198 creatively designed rooms and suites. Its emphasis on public gathering spaces reflects its commitment to creating a destination that adds value to Columbus and its vibrant neighborhoods.
At the heart of this groundbreaking venture is Jim Merkel, the CEO of Rockbridge and Founder of Makeready, who grew up in Columbus. Merkel's passion for placemaking and his deep connection to Columbus have converged in The Junto. Having led the creation of luxury hotels in cities like Charleston, Nashville and Dallas, Merkel's decision to bring The Junto to his hometown is a testament to his belief in Columbus' potential.
Merkel’s roots run deep in Columbus, and witnessing its evolution has been nothing short of inspiring. “It's a city that embraces all with open arms, blending the lively energy of a metropolis with the genuine warmth of a close-knit community,” he says. “Having witnessed the transformative impact of our hotels in other markets, I am now presented with the privilege of bringing that same sense of belonging and shared purpose to my hometown. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to help shape a growing dynamic city that I love.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – On Dec. 7, recreational marijuana became legal in Ohio, after voters overwhelmingly passed a ballot initiative to do so.Despite it being legal, and decriminalized, there is still ...
Despite it being legal, and decriminalized, there is still no place to legally buy it and some lawmakers said the law is missing guardrails. But, despite the Ohio Senate passing a bill to address some of those things, the House did not take it up for a vote.
“They have a responsibility to take action on this and they have just walked away without fulfilling that responsibility,” Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said.
“I don’t agree with that at all, I think we have a duty to take in information and make good decisions instead of rash decisions,” Speaker of the Ohio House Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) said. “We have 99 members, that’s a lot of voices; we are starting to get to that consolidation of what makes the most sense.”
Ohio House Minority Leader Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington), agreed with Stephens, and said “rushing to undermine” the law would be a “huge mistake.”
“There certainly are statewide elected [officials], as well as the senate president, who don’t agree with what the voters passed, that’s fine, that’s their prerogative,” she said. “But that’s not a failure that we haven’t totally upended the will of the voters.”
The day before the law went into effect, the Ohio Senate passed a Sub-House Bill 86 to, among other things, change the tax distribution, scale back home-grow, and set guardrails to prevent public consumption and advertising to kids. But Stephens said parts of the bill were not agreeable, like the home-grow provision,
“That’s a non-starter for me,” he said. “I think people voted for that, and it doesn’t mean there doesn’t need to be rules around that.”
The Senate’s bill also permits medical dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana, so Ohioans have a place to legally buy it before the first dispensary opens, likely in the fall. Russo said there is room for discussion on changes like that.
“I think that there’s room for continued discussion, clarifications, strengthening some of the safety components of it,” Russo said. “We still do have a little bit of time before many of the parts of Issue 2 go into effect.”
Gov. Mike DeWine said with marijuana being legal, with no place to buy it, “doesn’t make a lot of sense.” DeWine said, “there are huge, huge, huge problems connected with this, so we want the legislature to deal with it.”
While the House did not consider what the Senate passed, they did introduce their own legislation, that focuses on setting up guardrails and the tax distribution, called House Bill 354.
“I think it is important to respect the will of the votes and we’re doing that,” Stephens said. “But we’re also dealing with a brand-new industry, bringing it into the area where the taxation is going to be important, and the consumer side is going to be important.”
Stephens said he thinks it is important to have a business structure that allows the market to be viable “and doesn’t create an unintentional black market because the tax rates are too high on the hoops are too big to jump through to actually obey the law.”
Stephens said there are ongoing discussions about the excise tax rate, but he does not think that will be set in stone, even if House Bill 354 passes. He compared it to other state taxes, like income tax rates, that tend to change.
“We’re probably going to see that change, regardless of what is put into this, there will probably be other bills or actions to deal with that,” Stephens said.
Russo said some of the ongoing discussions also include THC levels and “making sure there’s some consistency” between adult use and medical programs. But she said the “big disagreement” has to do with the tax revenue distribution.
“The senate proposal is sort of a one size fits all, it goes through the state, not really coming back directly to local communities,” Russo said. “Whereas I think what you’re seeing in some of the House proposals and the language as passed by the voters really puts those local communities front and center and being able to benefit from the revenues.”
Russo said though she does not think the money going to the state’s General Revenue Fund is a good idea, there is a balance that can be found there, if the underlying goal stays the same between chambers.
“It is very important that there is that tax revenue that is going to local communities so that they can make decisions about how best to use some of that money,” she said.
But the law will have been in effect for at least one month before the next scheduled house and senate sessions and Husted said that’s not good for Ohio. He said he wants to be sure children are not targeted by advertisements, that it does not become a “public nuisance,” that the product is regulated, and potency is limited.
“All of those kinds of things are important guardrails to put around these products,” Husted said.
Husted said the House failed to “act on something that will affect public health, particularly children.”
“We have poor health outcomes, in many cases in Ohio, surrounding smoking and these issues and the legislature’s inaction is only going to make it worse,” he said. “I thank the Senate for taking action on this, the House went home, didn’t act and it is going to be harmful to kids.”
Husted said one of their “fundamental responsibilities” is to make sure they are protecting kids.
“There is a price to be paid for society every day the legislature waits to take action,” DeWine said. “I’m not angry, but I’m just concerned about the situation we have in Ohio.
Husted said while some people think the new market will bolster Ohio’s economy, he thinks the new law will have the opposite effect.
“It actually is going to be harmful to the economy because it is going to take more and more people out of the workforce,” Husted said. “More and more people are going to be taken out of the workforce because they can’t pass a drug test.”
Despite the House not acting on the law before breaking for winter, Representative Ron Ferguson (R-Wintersville) sent the letter below to DeWine (R-Ohio).
Stephens said he wants to get something done “early next year.” Right now, the House and Senate’s next sessions are scheduled for the end of January, but Stephens said that’s flexible.
“We can also schedule a session once we’re able to figure all this out and get this done if we need to do that,” Stephens said.
Saga Communications has a strong presence in the Columbus, Ohio market, with classic rock “Qfm96” WLVQ, AC “Sunny 95” WSNY, hot AC “Mix 107.9” WVMX, and classic hits WNND/WNNP “Rewind 103.5/104.3,” the latter taking the spotlight in this week's Inside Radio “By The Numbers.”Nielsen's Oct.-Nov. PPM weekday (Mon.-Fri. 6am-7pm) trends tell Rewind's growth story, with average quarter-hour persons 25-54 up 50%, moving the station from 12th to seventh-ranked. Major...
Saga Communications has a strong presence in the Columbus, Ohio market, with classic rock “Qfm96” WLVQ, AC “Sunny 95” WSNY, hot AC “Mix 107.9” WVMX, and classic hits WNND/WNNP “Rewind 103.5/104.3,” the latter taking the spotlight in this week's Inside Radio “By The Numbers.”
Nielsen's Oct.-Nov. PPM weekday (Mon.-Fri. 6am-7pm) trends tell Rewind's growth story, with average quarter-hour persons 25-54 up 50%, moving the station from 12th to seventh-ranked. Major contributors to this growth include P1 listeners' daily occasions, which nearly doubled in the November measurement period (3.3 to 6.5), and their daily time spent listening, rising from 49 minutes in October to nearly an hour-and-a-half.
It's worth noting that all this happened before Saga's classic hits competitor in the market, iHeartMedia's “93.3 The Bus” WODC, did its annual flip to Christmas music, which came five days after the November period ended, on Nov. 13. That arguably bodes well for December's book, seeing as Rewind is currently the only place for “Columbus' Greatest Hits of the 70s and 80s” during this time of the year.
“We are now seeing the fruits of time spent working with [Saga Director of Group Programming] Scott Chase and [Senior VP Content] Pat Paxton to fine-tune both our music and our message,” Rewind's PD and midday host George Wolf says about November's gains. “When Pat came on board [in July], he identified our strengths and our weaknesses, and he was instrumental in helping us craft a tighter focus on both our product and our positioning. We have implanted that vision over the last few months.”
As to the music specifically, Wolf says, “Scott and I pored over our entire playlist, category groupings, and scheduling/rotation rules until we were confident all the pieces fit just right.” Among the most played artists in Rewind's 70s-80s mix are those who ruled during both decades, such as Michael Jackson, Queen, Billy Joel, Journey, Elton John, and Daryl Hall & John Oates.
Personality rules on Rewind, with 30-year Columbus veteran Miss Lisa hosting mornings, followed by Wolf who co-hosts the daily “Class Reunion Lunch” with a lucky listener, and recent addition Katie Quinn in PM Drive. “[Katie has] quickly grown to become a seamless part of our brand,” Wolf says.
For Rewind's listeners, Wolf says, it comes down to three major drivers: “We give them their favorite music, we make it fun to listen, and we always keep it local.”
- Rich Appel
Kendall Jenner kicked off her tour of college campuses across the country to promote her 818 Tequila brand in Columbus on Monday.You may know Jenner from the reality television show "The Kardashians" or her ongoing romance with rapper Bad Bunny. Jenner, a model, media personality, socialite, has also entered the business world.So why did Kendall Jenner stop in Ohio on Monday?Jenner stopped at Townhall, Standard Hall in Columbus to promote liquor brandJenner's first stop in Columbus was Buckeye Wine and...
Kendall Jenner kicked off her tour of college campuses across the country to promote her 818 Tequila brand in Columbus on Monday.
You may know Jenner from the reality television show "The Kardashians" or her ongoing romance with rapper Bad Bunny. Jenner, a model, media personality, socialite, has also entered the business world.
So why did Kendall Jenner stop in Ohio on Monday?
Jenner's first stop in Columbus was Buckeye Wine and Spirits in the University District where she did a meet and greet with store staff and visiting patrons. Jenner also stopped at Townhall and Standard Hall Annex, both located in the Short North, to promote 818 Tequila, her brand of tequila.
The stop was the first leg in the “College Tour” to promote the 818 Tequila brand.
The 818 tequila brand, owned by Jenner, was launched in 2021 and focuses on sustainable production and works with farmers in Jalisco, Mexico. The name 818 comes from the San Fernando Valley area code, where Jenner is from.
In videos shared on Instagram, Jenner can be seen behind the bar at both Townhall and Standard hall, serving tequila drinks to large crowds. In other videos, she is playing cornhole at Standard Hall.
A Cake for Leroy, a local specialty cake baker, also made cakes designed to look like 818 Tequila bottles that Jenner posed with at Standard Hall.
Jenner was also in Cleveland on Monday to participate in the 2023 Forbes Under 30 Summit, according to the event's website.
In Monday's "fireside chat," Jenner discussed in an interview with Moira Forbes, president and publisher of ForbesWomen, how she’s leveraged her social media platform to create the 818 Tequila brand while partnering with top fashion brands.