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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:

Why Are Drayage Companies in Indianapolis, IN So Important?

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.

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RelyEx Solves Problems

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.

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RelyEx Has a Unique Vantage Point

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:

  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Finance

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.

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RelyEx Nurtures Strong Carrier Relationships

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 Indianapolis, 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.

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Customers choose RelyEx because:

  • We are a reliable drayage logistics partner that manages your freight from beginning to end
  • We have a rare industry vantage point with 30+ years of client-side experience
  • We foster and fortify the strongest vendor relations
  • We take a proactive approach to problem-solving, not a reactive approach
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Your Drayage Shipments Managed from Start to Finish

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.

We Source Top-Notch Operators at the Best Prices

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.

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We Make Transparent, Timely Communication a Priority

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.

We Have Robust Project Management Experience

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.

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Paperwork Errors

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.

Payment Delays

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.

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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:

  • Damaged Container Storage
  • Custom Released Containers
  • Storage Containers Are Too Heavy

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The Supply Chain Partner You Can Count On

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.

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New professional women's soccer league to launch in US in 2024, Indy on list of franchise locations

Copy This Embed Code: Ad INDIANAPOLIS — A new women’s soccer league kicking off in August of 2024 will have ties to Indianapolis.The USL Super League will enter the fold at an equal ranking to the already existing National Women’s Soccer League."Our aim is to significantly expand opportunities in women’s soccer through strategic growth, build a pathway that connects talent with opportunity, and engage communities by celebrating a universal passion for the game expressed through local c...

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INDIANAPOLIS — A new women’s soccer league kicking off in August of 2024 will have ties to Indianapolis.

The USL Super League will enter the fold at an equal ranking to the already existing National Women’s Soccer League.

"Our aim is to significantly expand opportunities in women’s soccer through strategic growth, build a pathway that connects talent with opportunity, and engage communities by celebrating a universal passion for the game expressed through local culture," Super League President Amanda Vandervort said in a statement.

The league has eight planned franchise ownership groups in Charlotte, Dallas, Lexington, Phoenix, Spokane, Tampa Bay, Tuscon and Washington D.C.

Indianapolis is one of five franchises this will join pending stadium agreements.

"Right now there is only one that would be called Division 1 Top Tier League in the United States, it's the NWSL - The National Women's Soccer League," Indy Eleven CEO Greg Stremlaw tells WRTV. "This will be another league at that same level launching across 10-12 communities in 2024 and 2025."

Most of the cities will start their season next year, but Indianapolis and four other markets will start in 2025, after construction of the new stadium is finished.

"It's all about opportunity an this is going to be a creator of jobs for coaches, for technical administrators, for medical personnel and of course, for professional female athletes," Stremlaw said.

Molly Kruger-Sanford knows first hand how hard those opportunities for professional female athletes can be, especially in soccer. She's played soccer since she was five years old and went on to play in college and then professionally in Los Angeles.

"When I went out there the women's league had actually folded and so it was the highest level you could play but we weren't getting paid," Kruger-Sanford said. "It was incredible to continue my dream of playing soccer post college so I thought it was a great opportunity to continue playing."

The women who will be playing in the new league will be getting paid, which is something Kruger-Sanford says is a big step in the right direction for women's sports.

"It shows young girls growing up playing soccer that it doesn't end here and we can continue chasing our dreams and playing in front of thousands of people and it's not just a mans world," she said.

Indy Eleven announced their commitment to the new league on Wednesday.

“I could not be more excited to bring the USL Super League to Indiana,” Indy Eleven Founder and Chairman Ersal Ozdemir said. “Our focus and commitment to women’s soccer was part of our vision and mission from day one. To create opportunities for girls and women in soccer is so important and we have been driven to, not only, provide those opportunities but to do so at the highest level. The USL Super League launching as a First Division, Top Tier, Elite major league puts it on par with the top levels of soccer across the globe. Our national team consistently dominates on the world stage, and we are invested in solidifying the foundation of soccer in the United States and in Indiana to make sure we continue to develop next level talent. I’m thrilled to have Indy Eleven play such an important part of this growth.”

The new league said it hopes to close the “opportunity gap” between men’s and women’s professional soccer in the United States.

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The founding cities have a goal to be sanctioned by the U.S. Federation as Tier 1, meaning they would be on the same level professionally as the National Women's Soccer League.

The Indy Eleven stadium is still on schedule to be built by 2025.

Indiana Activists Explore the Past, Present, and Future of Environmental Justice in Indianapolis

UIndy, Indiana Humanities host Eighth Annual Richard M. Fairbanks SymposiumINDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis and Indiana Humanities this week hosted the Eighth Annual Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium, titled, “Environmental Justice in the Circle City: Past, Present, and Future.”The symposium brought environmental equity and justice advoc...

UIndy, Indiana Humanities host Eighth Annual Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium

INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis and Indiana Humanities this week hosted the Eighth Annual Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium, titled, “Environmental Justice in the Circle City: Past, Present, and Future.”

The symposium brought environmental equity and justice advocates from across the state of Indiana together to discuss how civic leaders in Indianapolis should be addressing issues of equity and the environment.

“Each iteration of this symposium has been borne by the past, but engaged with the present,” said Dr. Edward Frantz, event organizer and Chair of the UIndy Department of History and Political Science. “The environmental justice movement has been going on for more than 50 years and, as we heard from our panelists and keynote speakers today, there is still plenty of work to be done. We’re thankful for the support of our partners, Indiana Humanities, and Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, whose generosity has allowed UIndy to bring together communities and stakeholders to find solutions to one of our city’s most pressing social issues.”

“Convening local leaders, activists, students and the public around issues of environmental justice and equity perfectly aligns with our current thematic initiative, Unearthed.” said Megan Telligman, Director of Programs at Indiana Humanities. “We are grateful to have been part of this project and hope that the events’ discussions inspire people to continue to come together to think critically about the past, present and future of our built and natural environment and take equitable action to secure a sustainable future.”

Panelists Kaila Austin (Norwood-Lovetown Community Archives), Morgan Mickelson (City of Indianapolis), Michael O’Connor (Inotiv) and Britt Redd (City of Indianapolis) opened the symposium by exploring past city and state environmental policy that shaped today’s city of Indianapolis. The discussion spanned from the Indiana Redevelopment Act, passed in the 1940s, to the numerous highway expansions in and through the city, to the fundamental changes made to the geography of neighborhoods like Norwood within the past ten years.

During the symposium’s keynote INconversation, Denise Abdul-Rahman (Chisholm Legacy Project, Indiana NAACP) and Brian Payne (Central Indiana Community Foundation) used their experiences within their respective organizations to explain what civic leaders are called to do about environmental justice and equity. Both speakers agreed that it starts with ensuring that resources, especially funding, are directed to the right organizations and communities.

“My role in Indiana, Indianapolis and beyond is to continue to share the stories, share the light to share the different data points, such as the fact that African Americans pay $41 billion to the energy sector, but only hold one-percent of energy jobs, and 2-percent of Black Business Enterprise contracts,” said Abdul-Rahman. “In Indiana, we’re working on having racial justice/equity in all policy and in the fair distribution and appropriation of dollars in all policies that the city, state and federal pass. It’s crucial that we ensure that these dollars make their way to Black and Brown communities. We missed the first New Deal, and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to ensure that these resources make it into our communities in order to change the trajectory of our very lives.’”

The symposium concluded with a discussion on building a more just future for Indianapolis with panelists Paula Brooks (Hoosier Environmental Council), Chioh Mwaafrika (Kheprw Institute), and Carly Weidman (Keep Indianapolis Beautiful).

“I always tell people that the goal is justice,” said Brooks. “Not equity, not diversity, not inclusion. Justice. And that’s really hard for people to accept because power does not cede power. In order to have justice, the people who hold power have to share some of that power and learn to collaborate with their communities.”

UIndy and Indiana Humanities expect to hold the Ninth Annual Richard M. Fairbanks Symposium in March 2024.

Megabus out. $1 rides, we hardly knew ye

Way to throw a monkey wrench into spring break plans, Megabus.After less than a month of operation in Indianapolis, the low-cost bus service told customers it was halting the vast majority of service here and in other Midwest cities starting Thursday, Feb, 23.Megabus emailed customers Wednesday to cancel service on some trips.The company says it's unable to sell tickets because of partner ...

Way to throw a monkey wrench into spring break plans, Megabus.

After less than a month of operation in Indianapolis, the low-cost bus service told customers it was halting the vast majority of service here and in other Midwest cities starting Thursday, Feb, 23.

Megabus emailed customers Wednesday to cancel service on some trips.

The company says it's unable to sell tickets because of partner Miller Transportation.

“Due to a recent business decision made (by) our operating partner, Miller Transportation, Megabus will no longer be able to sell tickets in select Midwest cities and will need to cancel trips operated by Miller Transportation,” Megabus told customers. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and hope to find opportunities to resume service in the future.”

The company provided automatic refunds to impacted customers.

Megabus in Indianapolis:Megabus returns to Indy with $1 fares to select destinations

After pulling out of the market in mid-2020, the low-price bus service — rides are as cheap as $1 plus the $3.99 booking fee — returned to Indy on Jan. 25 with service to dozens of cities, providing connections to Chicago, Nashville, Detroit, Gary and South Bend.

Now, in Indianapolis specifically, service will be reduced but will still be offered to Kokomo, Peru, Rochester, Plymouth, South Bend and Elkhart, the company told IndyStar on Thursday afternoon.

Megabus, which has its U.S. operations based in New Jersey, added several new markets through partnerships with regional transportation companies. In the Midwest, that was Miller Transportation. The 85-year-old company and its subsidiary Hoosier Ride, have shuttled riders throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Miller would sell its excess seating through the Megabus website.

Neither company has issued a release or website posting about the change. Megabus said it would alert more impacted customers in coming days.

IndyStar has reached out to Miller Transportation for comment.

Contact IndyStar reporter Cheryl V. Jackson at cheryl.jackson@indystar.com or 317-444-6264. Follow her on Twitter:@cherylvjackson.

Indy’s Made Man Improv debuts season 5, celebrates 10 years

INDIANAPOLIS — The Made Man Improv Show debuts season 5 and celebrates 10 years of sold out shows in Indianapolis and around Central Indiana Saturday. Made Man Improv is a variety show that features sketch comedy, interactive games, skits, and more that is selling out Indiana venues that seat hundreds of people in as little as six minutes.The already sold out event will be held at the Indiana Historical Society at 7 p.m. Saturday ...

INDIANAPOLIS — The Made Man Improv Show debuts season 5 and celebrates 10 years of sold out shows in Indianapolis and around Central Indiana Saturday. Made Man Improv is a variety show that features sketch comedy, interactive games, skits, and more that is selling out Indiana venues that seat hundreds of people in as little as six minutes.

The already sold out event will be held at the Indiana Historical Society at 7 p.m. Saturday evening. For the new season, fans can expect new games, new feature acts, and an enhanced lobby experience with 360 booths, photographers, DJs, interviews and more.

“I love the fact that I’m doing something in the city that has a positive impact,” said Justin Bland, the creator of The Made Man Improv Show. “It’s a safe haven. It’s more than just laughs for a lot of people, it’s therapeutic,” said Bland.

The new season will also feature an opening act, with the first performer being comedian, Asia Chardonay. “The whole reason for this platform is to remove myself from the spotlight and give other people the opportunity to shine,” said Bland. “I’m in a position now where it’s a blessing to be a blessing. If I can bless somebody then I’m blessed.”

The show, which was originally the J Bland Made Man show, started at Vincennes University. His mentor, Charles Bamm Surett, encouraged him to leave his mark on the campus. Known for being a host to several events at Vincennes at the time, Bland decided that his strength was improv and decided to do a variety show that has steadily grown over the past decade.

The future of Made Man Improv Show is soon headed to Butler University where it will be open to students on campus. Made Man Improv is also planning to take their show on the road in a statewide college tour. Beyond his improv show, Bland aspires to build his own theatre in Indianapolis, and in the next two years plans to showcase a play written by himself.

Bland described himself as the funny kid who was inspired by shows such as In Living Color, Kenan & Kel, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, and All That. “This is just me, I’m not trying to be funny but I know people gravitate towards me because of my personality,” said Bland. “It was sacrifices that had to be made, it was a whole lot of sleepless, restless nights trying to figure out how can I crack the code. We’ve manifested these moments.”

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Last time this green comet was visible, humans used stone tools. How to see it in Indiana.

A comet that hasn't been visible from Earth since early humans and Neanderthals were using crude stone tools to hunt is passing through our solar system. Experts say the best time to catch this once-in-a-civilization event will happen beginning this week.The comet, designated C/2022 E3 (ZTF), was first sighted in March 2022 inside the orbit of Jupiter, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which indic...

A comet that hasn't been visible from Earth since early humans and Neanderthals were using crude stone tools to hunt is passing through our solar system. Experts say the best time to catch this once-in-a-civilization event will happen beginning this week.

The comet, designated C/2022 E3 (ZTF), was first sighted in March 2022 inside the orbit of Jupiter, according to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which indicated the comet's last arrival near Earth was roughly 50,000 years ago. Scientists at NASA say the comet will make its closest approach to the sun Thursday, and will pass its closest to Earth on Feb. 2.

"Comets are notoriously unpredictable, but if this one continues its current trend in brightness, it'll be easy to spot with binoculars, and it's just possible it could become visible to the unaided eye under dark skies," according to NASA.

The comet will travel to within about 100 million miles of the sun, according to space.com, before making its closest approach to Earth's Southern Hemisphere on Feb. 2, whipping by at a distance of 26 million miles.

How to see the comet without binoculars, a telescope or leaving your couch in Indianapolis and Indiana

On Thursday, the Virtual Telescope Project will host a free livestream of the comet beginning at 11 p.m. EST. You can watch from the project's website or on its official YouTube channel.

In the Northern Hemisphere, stargazers should look for the comet in the morning sky as it travels northwest. The comet should be easier to spot — weather permitting — when the moon is less illuminated during its new moon phase.

More:A newly-discovered green comet is nearing Earth and it may be visible to the naked eye

To find the path of the comet over Indianapolis, you can download a finder chart for C/2022 E3 (ZTF) courtesy of in-the-sky.org, who state the comet's moment of perihelion — the point the comet is closest to the sun — will be visible in the dawn sky, rising at 00:14 (EST) and reaching an altitude of 64° above the eastern horizon before fading from view as dawn breaks around 06:54.

John Tufts covers evening breaking and trending news for the Indianapolis Star. Send him a news tip at JTufts@Gannett.com

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