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 Hoboken, 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
HOBOKEN, NJ - 2023 is coming to an end, which means it's almost time to celebrate New Year's Eve and toast to new beginnings. Still wondering where to go to ring in the new year in Hoboken? Keep reading below to learn about some of the Hoboken bars hosting New Year’s Eve parties. Many may be selling out soon, so be sure to act fast to secure your tickets.The Waiting RoomThis Downtown Hoboken bar, which recently opened on Hudson Street where the Bobble Heads once was, ...
HOBOKEN, NJ - 2023 is coming to an end, which means it's almost time to celebrate New Year's Eve and toast to new beginnings. Still wondering where to go to ring in the new year in Hoboken? Keep reading below to learn about some of the Hoboken bars hosting New Year’s Eve parties. Many may be selling out soon, so be sure to act fast to secure your tickets.
The Waiting Room
This Downtown Hoboken bar, which recently opened on Hudson Street where the Bobble Heads once was, is hosting its first ever New Year’s Eve party. For $75 plus tax, attendees can enjoy a five-hour open bar plus two signature cocktails, along with a free buffet from 9 pm to 10 pm.
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Blue Eyes Hoboken
Looking to ring in the new year Italian style? That's what this Hoboken bar claims it will offer in its New Year's Eve bash. Blue Eyes is offering unlimited food, drinks and entertainment with a view of the Hoboken waterfront for $160 per person. That will also include a five-course meal featuring insalata, family-style antipasti, pasta, secondi, and desserts.
The Madd Hatter
This Washington Street sports bar is throwing an “All that Glitters” New Year’s Eve party with tickets, starting at $50, including a complimentary champagne toast at midnight, a full dinner and dessert buffet, a live DJ, and all of its televisions streaming the Time Square ball drop. Tickets will also be good for its New Year’s Day Brunch event.
The Shepherd and Knucklehead Hoboken
Located in the ‘Heart of Hoboken’ on Willow Street, the Shepherd and Knucklehead is hosting a New Year’s Eve party from 9 pm to 2 am. With tickets starting at $100 plus tip and tax, the event will include an open bar and a free buffet as well as a live DJ. The food in the buffet includes chicken parm and penne vodka for all the Italian food lovers out there.
Tickets for this Downtown Hoboken bar range from $99 to $120 and include a 4.5 hour premium open bar, a champagne toast at midnight, and, of course, the Time Square ball drop on its big screen. The tequila bar will also be serving ‘Fat Taco faves’ in a dinner buffet served from 8 pm to 10 pm. Attendees will get to party to live music by DJ McRican and have the chance to win giveaways all night.
Birch Hoboken and Mike’s Wild Moose Saloon
Organizers of the River Street bar claim this to be the biggest multi-venue New Year’s Eve event in New Jersey. For tickets, which range from $125 to $225, attendees will receive access to a premium open bar for 4.5 hours, a dinner buffet served from 8 pm to 10 pm, as well as the ball drop on all screens and a champagne toast at midnight.
The City of Hoboken completed its first Climate Stocktake & “mini-COP”, an inclusive and collaborative event that brought together nearly 50 stakeholders, to evaluate the City’s climate action and sustainability initiatives. This crucial assessment will be used to identify gaps and update the City’s Climate Action Plan, originally drafted in 2019, to help accelerate efforts to combat climate change."Our recent Climate Stocktake is a powerful testament to Hoboken's collective commitment to a sustainable...
The City of Hoboken completed its first Climate Stocktake & “mini-COP”, an inclusive and collaborative event that brought together nearly 50 stakeholders, to evaluate the City’s climate action and sustainability initiatives. This crucial assessment will be used to identify gaps and update the City’s Climate Action Plan, originally drafted in 2019, to help accelerate efforts to combat climate change.
"Our recent Climate Stocktake is a powerful testament to Hoboken's collective commitment to a sustainable future,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “We understand the need to reevaluate our Climate Action Plan to ensure our city is best prepared for the challenges of tomorrow, while promoting climate justice and equity. I thank all the residents and community members who participated. Your invaluable input will help us as we move forward to updating our Climate Action Plan in the year ahead and I look forward to gathering more feedback from the community in the coming months."
The Climate Stocktake & mini-COP, comprised of stakeholders from local academic institutions, municipal offices, volunteer organizations, youth organizations, and the business community, featured three roundtable discussions, each focusing on a vital aspect of climate action:
City planners will analyze feedback gathered from the Climate Stocktake & mini-COP to inform future policies, legislative measures, and projects. The insights gathered will also contribute to the global conversation on climate action through Hoboken’s participation in the upcoming COP28 in Dubai.
Hoboken's recent Climate Action Plan initiatives have also included an expansion of Hoboken’s residential composting drop-off program, launch of the City’s textile recycling drop-off program, expansion of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, providing renewable electricity for homeowners up to 100 percent, launching a new community solar program with the Hoboken Housing Authority, and banning plastic bags and Styrofoam.
For more information on the City’s Climate Action Plan, go to https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/greenhouse-gas-emissions-inventory-and-climate-action-plan.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A decade after they were first envisioned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy ’s destruction, two of the largest flood control projects designed to protect the densely populated cities of New Jersey that lie just outside New York City finally got underway Wednesday.A project in Hoboken, which was inundated by flooding during the 2012 storm, and another in the densely popu...
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A decade after they were first envisioned in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy ’s destruction, two of the largest flood control projects designed to protect the densely populated cities of New Jersey that lie just outside New York City finally got underway Wednesday.
A project in Hoboken, which was inundated by flooding during the 2012 storm, and another in the densely populated Meadowlands region, which also saw catastrophic flooding, kicked off. The projects will cost nearly $298 million and are designed to protect some of the region’s most vulnerable communities.
Both projects were formulated by the group Rebuild By Design, which was initiated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2013, and New Jersey environmental officials. Rebuild By Design looked at ways to reduce flood risk and increase resiliency in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, and it launched a series of projects that are in various phases of planning or construction.
“Eleven years ago, Superstorm Sandy pounded this community,” said Shawn LaTourette, New Jersey’s environmental protection commissioner. He noted that properties were under water for prolonged periods and there were deaths in the region attributable to the storm.
“That experience was a wake-up call in New Jersey that we need to invest more deeply to build our resilience to these risks,” he said.
Former Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, who was in office when Sandy hit on Oct. 29, 2012, said “we realize how lucky we are that we have not had a major storm surge event in 11 years.”
“It’s not a matter of whether the next storm will hit,” she said. “It’s a matter of when.”
RBD Hudson River is by far the larger of the two undertakings, costing $215 million. It calls for building 9,000 linear feet (about 1.7 miles or 2.7 kilometers) of flood walls, installation of flood gates and construction of berms and levees. Most of the work will be done in Hoboken, but parts will extend to protect areas of Jersey City and Weehawken, which also sit along the Hudson Riverfront across from Manhattan.
Ravi Bhalla, the current Hoboken mayor, said that when the current project is completed in a few years, nearly 80% of the city will be protected by some form of storm barrier.
The RBD Meadowlands project will add a high-power pumping station capable of moving 50 cubic feet (1.4 cubic meters) of water per second in Little Ferry, a flood-prone community along the Hackensack River.
It also will add another new pumping station capable of moving 10 times that much water on a waterway in Carlstadt and Moonachie. Channel improvements also will be made there.
Sandy hit the nation’s most populous metro area on Oct. 29, 2012. It swamped coastline communities, knocking out power, flooding transit systems and setting neighborhoods ablaze. It’s blamed for 182 deaths, including 12 in New Jersey and 48 in New York, and caused tens of billions of dollars worth of damage, including $36.8 billion in New Jersey and $32.8 billion in New York.
Chester cited numerous projects already completed in Hoboken as part of the post-Sandy flood-proofing efforts. They include planting more grass, trees and vegetation in urban areas to absorb rainfall and allow less runoff to flood streets and storm sewers.
Hoboken has already built three so-called “resiliency parks” in which green space is designed to absorb water, while runoff is collected in underground storage tanks and slowly released after a storm has passed.
Amy Chester, managing director of Rebuild By Design, said recent heavy rains that caused massive flooding in New York City did not cause similar chaos in Hoboken, due in part to the resiliency work.
And as big as they are, the two projects starting Wednesday pale in comparison to huge flood control efforts being contemplated by the federal government. They include a $52 billion plan to build movable barriers and gates across bays, rivers and other waterways in New York and New Jersey, and a $16 billion plan to address back-bay flooding in New Jersey by building movable storm gates at inlets and across bays. There’s also discussion of elevating 19,000 buildings near waterways in many parts of the state.
This year, Hoboken has welcomed over a dozen new beauty businesses, but two Hoboken bars underwent their own makeovers — one of those being The Waiting Room, a new bar that took over the former Bobble Heads space on 72 Hudson Street. After its first few months in town, The Waiting Room has launched a holiday-themed pop-up in its space. Called Candy Canes + Cocktails, the pop-up will run for the holiday season and fea...
This year, Hoboken has welcomed over a dozen new beauty businesses, but two Hoboken bars underwent their own makeovers — one of those being The Waiting Room, a new bar that took over the former Bobble Heads space on 72 Hudson Street. After its first few months in town, The Waiting Room has launched a holiday-themed pop-up in its space. Called Candy Canes + Cocktails, the pop-up will run for the holiday season and features a menu of festive drinks. Read on to learn more about the revamped downtown spot in Hoboken and how it’s celebrating the holiday season.
The Waiting Room launched its festive pop-up on Friday, December 8th, introducing a fully decked-out space at the Hudson Street location. The menu is equally as festive, with beverages like an espresso martini, Sour Patch watermelon drink, and other spirited spirits (very sorry, had to). There are plenty of photo ops in the downstairs bar too for anyone looking to snap a 21+ style holiday card.
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Keep an eye out for weekly deals and other details surrounding the pop-up at The Waiting Room’s Instagram.
The Waiting Room is located at 72 Hudson Street in the former Bobbleheads space. Former MLB pitcher and local bar owner Pat Light expanded his ownership in downtown Hoboken in late summer adding The Waiting Room. Pat’s ownership group, The Light Group, is also behind Green Rock Tap + Grill, Texas Arizona, McSwiggan’s, 80 River Street (which is now the River Street Garage), and Saku, all in Hoboken.
The Waiting Room is looking to establish a fine reputation as “The Ultimate Starting Point” according to the bar’s Instagram account.
Before its new ownership, The Waiting Room was known by many other names Hoboken regulars may have been familiar with. Bobbleheads was the most recent name with several different historic/pop culture bobbleheads displayed throughout the bar and featured live music weekly. Before that, the bar was known as Winston, and also The Ugly Irishman.
The Waiting Room and its new staff have joined in on the fall fun in Hoboken with a combination of nightlife and Sunday Funday during football season, which are known favorites in Hoboken.
Just a few steps away from The Waiting Room is 80 River Street, which also underwent a makeover of sorts. HG reported earlier this fall that the bar had plans to rebrand into a vintage, garage-style bar with an emphasis on live music called The River Street Garage.
Pat Light, owner of River Street Garage, shared with The Hoboken Girl: “Music has always been a huge part of Hoboken’s storied history and our vision for River Street Garage was to combine the raw energy of live bands with the vibrancy of downtown.” He went on to share that “garages have long been the backdrop for countless memories and conversations among friends and we invite our customers to join us for some good music, good vibes, and good times.”
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The bar officially became the River Street Garage on September 8th, 2023 with live music from New Jersey-based cover band Aftershock.
The City of Hoboken today announced it has successfully earned silver-level certification from Sustainable Jersey for the fourth year, meeting rigorous requirements to achieve the prestigious allocation for its sustainability initiatives and policies. While there are 466 Sustainable Jersey registered municipalities, only 70 municipalities across the state, including Hoboken, achieved the advanced silver certification.Certified towns were announced at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon on Nov. 14, 2023, in Atlantic City at the New ...
The City of Hoboken today announced it has successfully earned silver-level certification from Sustainable Jersey for the fourth year, meeting rigorous requirements to achieve the prestigious allocation for its sustainability initiatives and policies. While there are 466 Sustainable Jersey registered municipalities, only 70 municipalities across the state, including Hoboken, achieved the advanced silver certification.
Certified towns were announced at the Sustainable Jersey Annual Luncheon on Nov. 14, 2023, in Atlantic City at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Conference. During the event, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla was also awarded the Mayor Art Ondish Leadership award for providing the Hoboken Green Team with policy support and the necessary resources to achieve significant success towards sustainability.
"I am deeply honored and grateful to receive the Mayor Art Ondish Leadership Award and Silver Certification from Sustainable Jersey on behalf of the City of Hoboken," said Mayor Bhalla. "This recognition is a testament to the tireless efforts of our community, City staff, and the dedication of our Green Team. Together, we will continue to drive significant progress in our sustainability initiatives to ensure an environmentally responsible future for our city. Thank you to Sustainable Jersey for your continued advocacy and support."
“We’re proud to recognize the 2023 award winners and certified towns who have made sustainability an integral part of their municipality,” said Randall Solomon, director of Sustainable Jersey. “Thank you for your leadership, hard work and vision. You exemplify the commitment we need to achieve a sustainable New Jersey.”
Certified towns excelled in areas such as improving energy efficiency, health, and wellness, reducing waste, sustaining local economies, protecting natural resources, and advancing the arts.
The City of Hoboken’s sustainability initiatives include the residential composting drop-off program, the City’s textile recycling drop-off program, installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Hoboken’s renewable energy program, and the new community solar program with the Hoboken Housing Authority, among others.
For more information on the City’s sustainability initiatives, go to https://www.hobokennj.gov/resources/sustainability.
About Sustainable Jersey
Sustainable Jersey provides tools, training, and financial incentives to support communities as they pursue sustainability programs. As New Jersey faces issues such as the climate crisis, a growing equity divide and environmental pollution, municipalities want to be a part of the solution to these challenges. Sustainable Jersey participants (municipalities and schools) have successfully implemented and documented over 25,569 sustainability actions. Sustainable Jersey has provided over $7.6 million in grants to municipalities, school districts and schools for community-based projects that create healthy and sustainable communities in New Jersey. www.SustainableJersey.com.