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.
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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 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.
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
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A historic building in Indianapolis is being preserved by a local organization.
The former Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, a 60-year-old city landmark, has a new purpose and a new name: Basile Opera Center. It’s the new permanent home of the Indianapolis Opera.
The Indianapolis Opera began holding concerts in the former church, located at 4011 N. Pennsylvania St., more than 10 years ago.
“Since then, the Indianapolis Opera moved its headquarters into the former church and renamed it the Basile Opera Center. Organizers raised over $4 million to make repairs for reuse of the old church and preserve its mid-century, modernistic architecture that is worthy of the National Register of Historic Places,” the opera said in a news release.
The Basile Opera Center will now offer multi-use community artistic space located in the heart of Midtown-Meridian Kessler. The opera says the building “serves the neighborhood, city, and region from the historic and beloved former campus of the Greek Orthodox Church, once home to Greek Fest and other community-wide celebrations.”
The opera center will provide unique programming and diverse educational and community engagement opportunities along with a variety of outreach offerings tailored to Indy audiences of all walks of life. Residents can rent the Basile Opera Center for weddings, business functions, and other kinds of special events.
The Indianapolis Opera and the Indianapolis Arts Council will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The event will signify the center’s official dedication and include the inaugural performance in the newly-designated Ruth and Skip Vignati Performance Hall. The Vignati’s, longtime Indianapolis philanthropists, made the legacy gift that allowed the Indianapolis Opera to move into its new home.
Anyone interested in investing in the future of the Indianapolis Opera can make a donation online or contact David Starkey at 317-283-3531.
The Indianapolis Colts got through their preseason opener with a 23-19 loss against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium.While the results don’t matter all that much, we did receive plenty of information to help us form our opinions on the state of the depth chart and roster.Buy Colts TicketsBefore the team prepares to ho...
The Indianapolis Colts got through their preseason opener with a 23-19 loss against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium.
While the results don’t matter all that much, we did receive plenty of information to help us form our opinions on the state of the depth chart and roster.
Before the team prepares to host the Chicago Bears for joint training camp practices this week ahead of Saturday night’s preseason game, we’re going to take a look back at what we learned from the opener.
Here’s one takeaway from each position group following the preseason opener against the Bills:
Was Richardson fantastic in his preseason debut? No. In fact, he was far from it. But he showed enough of promise, poise and the ability to command the huddle during his quarter of play to warrant getting the start in Week 1. That doesn’t mean there won’t be growing pains along the way—there absolutely will be—but Richardson showed he’s far enough along to work through those issues while gaining experience.
Will Jonathan Taylor suit up in Week 1? If his ankle truly is still injured, is that an even bigger red flag than his contract dispute? Will Zack Moss be ready for Week 1? These are just some of the questions plaguing the backfield. It doesn’t look like we’re getting many answers anytime soon.
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Kylen Granson appears to be the only truly healthy tight end in the room. Jelani Woods and Will Mallory have missed most of training camp due to a hamstring injury while Mo Alie-Cox missed the preseason opener due to an ankle injury. Drew Ogletree has been working in with the first-team offense, but there are so many injuries it’s difficult to project what the Week 1 room will look like.
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We’ll go with a positive note here because the depth along the offensive line looked rough during the preseason opener. But Hambright was a pleasant surprise working as the second-team left tackle, something he’s done since rookie Jake Witt was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list. He’s someone to keep an eye on over these next two weeks.
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It will be interesting to see how many defensive linemen the Colts keep because there is some strong competition taking place. Despite showing promise, players like Titus Leo, Genard Avery, Khalid Kareem and Al-Quadin Muhammad may be on the outside looking in.
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It wasn’t really a question, but Stuard likely locked up his roster spot with a fantastic preseason debut. He led the team with 10 tackles (five solo), a forced fumble and two special teams tackles. It’s safe to say he’s the fifth linebacker in the room.
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Baker has been a pleasant surprise for the Colts throughout the spring workouts and training camp. He forced a PBU on third down during the opener and played all six snaps with the starters before coming off the field. That tells us the Colts view Baker as a starting cornerback right now and if he keeps playing to this level, that won’t change.
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The Colts’ starting strong safety hasn’t been on the field at all since the start of camp due to a hamstring injury. Now, they signed former third-round pick Ronnie Harrison Jr. in free agency. Is that a signal that Blackmon could be out longer than expected?
It's that time of year again: break out your wallets, round up your friends and plan your Devour Indy foodie excursions.Run by the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association, Devour Indy’s Summerfest is returning from August 21 to September 3. Over 100 participating restaurants have designed special menus at reduced prices that customers can enjoy.The promotion aims to encourage customers to dine at local rest...
It's that time of year again: break out your wallets, round up your friends and plan your Devour Indy foodie excursions.
Run by the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association, Devour Indy’s Summerfest is returning from August 21 to September 3. Over 100 participating restaurants have designed special menus at reduced prices that customers can enjoy.
The promotion aims to encourage customers to dine at local restaurants during two periods of the year when business tends to be slow. This year’s Devour Indy will also benefit the Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, the largest hunger-relief organization and largest food pantry in Indiana.
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Twenty four restaurants are joining this year’s Summerfest for the first time. Among these is Social Cantina, which is offering three courses for $25. Customers get chips and their choice of salsa, their pick between chicken tinga quesadilla, chicken enchiladas and tacos for their entrée and churros for dessert.
Up Cellar on the southside is offering an upscale experience at a more affordable price. For $55, diners get an appetizer (gazpacho, crab cake or a crisp wedge salad), main course (grilled skirt steak, smoky barbecue pork chop, grilled salmon or risotto) and a dessert (summer fruit cheesecake or chocolate molten cake with ice cream).
At local brewery Chilly Water Tap Room, Hoosiers can get authentic Pennsylvania hoagies and cheesesteaks from partnering shop Hoagies and Hops. When they order a pint from the brewery, diners get their choice of hoagie or cheesesteak, a side (fries, chips, potato salad, coleslaw or creamy cucumber salad) and a dessert (chocolate chip cookie or boulevard Oreo cheesecake ball) for $14.50 at lunch or $19.50 at dinner.
Customers do not need coupons or passes to participate in Devour Indy, although they are encouraged to make a reservation at the restaurant if possible.
Businesses that want to participate can still register to do so at devourindy.com/restaurant-registration.
Here is the complete list of restaurants participating in Devour Indy this summer:
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Anthony Richardson’s first NFL start convinced the Indianapolis Colts that he’s ready to keep the job.On Tuesday, three days after the fourth overall draft pick made his pro debut at Buffalo, coach Shane Steichen ended the suspense by naming Richardson the Colts’ opening day starter.Richardson’s regular-season debut, on Sept. 10 aga...
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Anthony Richardson’s first NFL start convinced the Indianapolis Colts that he’s ready to keep the job.
On Tuesday, three days after the fourth overall draft pick made his pro debut at Buffalo, coach Shane Steichen ended the suspense by naming Richardson the Colts’ opening day starter.
Richardson’s regular-season debut, on Sept. 10 against Jacksonville, will mark the seventh straight year Indy has had a different Week 1 starter. It began when Scott Tolzien replaced the injured Andrew Luck in 2017. The Colts are hoping Richardson’s ascent to the No. 1 spot on the depth chart ends the revolving door.
“I just started working my tail off every day,” Richardson said. “I didn’t want to come here and make it seem like everything was handed to me because it definitely shouldn’t be.”
When the Colts reported to training camp on July 25, general manager Chris Ballard insisted the team wouldn’t rush Richardson onto the field. Instead, Indy wanted to make sure the rookie was ready to play.
Richardson opened camp splitting first-team snaps with veteran Gardner Minshew but worked most of last week with the starters. Minshew signed with Indy as a free agent during the offseason.
On Thursday, Steichen told reporters Richardson would start the preseason opener as the competition continued. But after reviewing Saturday’s footage, Steichen informed Richardson and Minshew of his decision Monday night.
Richardson was 7 of 12 with 67 yards and one interception — on his third pass attempt — against the Bills, who didn’t play many starters. The 6-foot-4, 244-pound former Florida star also had two carries for seven yards, though his longest run of the day was called back on a holding call.
Minshew was understandably disappointed by Steichen’s decision.
“You’re hurt, obviously, you put so much time into something,” Minshew said. “But I’m really excited for Anthony, man, I think he’s going to be really special. He’s got a great opportunity here, and we’re going to try to figure out what’s next.”
Richardson was considered one of the draft’s most intriguing prospects.
He dazzled scouts with a strong arm at the NFL’s annual scouting combine and some described Richardson’s overall performance as the most athletic they’d ever seen by a quarterback.
The Colts weren’t surprised. On draft weekend, Ballard recalled a phone conversation he had with a scout while the scout watched Richardson working out with the Gators before last season.
Still, some questioned his readiness to play immediately after he completed just 54.7% of his throws while going 6-7 as the Gators’ starter. And once Richardson returned to Indy, he needed to learn the playbook and earn the respect of coaches and teammates.
“He’s a good leader. I think he’s getting comfortable and getting to know him, he’s a humble dude,” safety Julian Blackmon said. “I’m just excited to see what he can do — he can do everything — it’s just in terms of what plays he makes.”
Now the progression must continue against bigger, stronger and more challenging NFL defenses and at a faster speed. There’s no time to waste.
The Colts close camp this week at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, about a 30-minute drive from team headquarters, with joint practices against the Chicago Bears on Wednesday and Thursday. They play again Saturday, when Richardson appears at Lucas Oil Stadium for the first time since the combine.
Steichen hasn’t said if or how much Richardson will play this weekend and it may depend, at least in part, on what the Colts do during this week’s workouts. So far, though, they like the results.
“He had the early interception (Saturday), but he bounced back and made some really good plays, some really good throws,” Steichen said. “And then the way he uses his legs, it definitely helps us.”
And while Jonathan Taylor’s return to action remains clouded after he rejoined the team in Grand Park on Tuesday, one thing is clear: Richardson will be Indy’s starter for the foreseeable future.
“He’s a big-time playmaker and it’s been showcased throughout camp,” Steichen said. “He, obviously, did some good things in that preseason game and I think he brings us that playmaking ability.”
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With college mergers on the rise, Indiana University and Purdue University bucked the trend last fall by announcing an amicable dissolution of their 53-year-old joint venture, agreeing to break apart Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis by fall 2024.
The mutually agreed-upon divorce would make both institutions stronger, officials proclaimed, and IUPUI faculty leaders believed at the time that jobs would be preserved amid the split.
Now, with the official uncoupling still a year away, faculty members tell Inside Higher Ed that many are at risk of losing their positions or tenure in what Phillip Goff, professor of American studies and president of the IUPUI Faculty Council, called an “academic bloodbath.” Goff believes dozens of faculty members face the prospect of job or tenure losses amid the breakup as Purdue absorbs certain departments that are currently staffed by IUPUI employees.
The unique structure of IUPUI means that Indiana faculty members teach Purdue students. In certain programs, students can earn a degree from either institution on the shared campus, or both if they double major in one program from each. Historically, Indiana has had a greater presence on the shared campus than Purdue.
According to a Purdue spokesperson, 74 employees who currently work for Indiana will be affected by the realignment process. But the spokesperson stressed that no job cuts are on the table and tenure will be extended to all faculty who move over from Indiana.
Both universities said that in the end, they will be adding—not cutting—jobs. Many current IUPUI faculty members, however, are unnerved by what they see as unattractive and career-damaging options that will force them to surrender tenure or accept an undefined role at Purdue with no home department and unclear responsibilities.
IUPUI was formed In 1969, when Indiana and Purdue merged a number of programs to create a research institution in Indianapolis. By last year, leaders of both institutions felt that it had run its course, and the governing boards of IU and Purdue voted to break apart the endeavor, splitting it into two separate universities on a single campus that IU will own and manage, providing some shared services.
According to the terms of separation, IUPUI will essentially become two individual entities, known respectively as Indiana University Indianapolis and Purdue University in Indianapolis. As part of the realignment process, some IUPUI faculty members are set to migrate across institutional lines, particularly in areas such as engineering, where IUPUI professors will become Purdue employees. (In the current configuration, those professors work for IUPUI but teach courses in Purdue degree programs, including engineering.)
Purdue will absorb IUPUI’s Department of Computer Science and the School of Engineering and Technology—minus the Music and Arts Technology Department—according to a program transfer agreement approved by the boards of both universities last month. The agreement states that “to the greatest extent practicable, Purdue will offer, honor and provide the same faculty appointment classification (e.g., clinical, research, tenured or tenure-track), academic rank designation, current tenure probationary period credit, and tenure and promotion status” to faculty who move from Indiana to Purdue. The agreement notes “that the tenure home of any tenure or tenure-track” faculty “will be determined by Purdue in its sole discretion.”
As part of the realignment, Goff said, faculty in departments to be absorbed by Purdue submitted portfolios as applications for tenure, though the materials required in those portfolios kept changing ahead of the deadline in early March. Decisions were initially supposed to be made in May, but Goff said by email that the process was delayed until “the divorce papers were signed in June.”
Goff said that the rehoming process, as it’s being called internally, also comes with threats to tenure that were not delineated last year as part of the institutional divorce. According to multiple sources who spoke with Inside Higher Ed, faculty members are now faced with three options: taking early retirement, relinquishing tenure for a contract position or retaining tenure under the authority of the provost’s office with no departmental home and undefined parameters.
Multiple IUPUI faculty members, speaking on condition of anonymity, raised concerns about a process that they believe is unfair and nontransparent. Some suggested possible age or gender discrimination, arguing that older and female professors are underrepresented among those being offered departmental tenure in the transition to Purdue.
(A Purdue spokesperson told Inside Higher Ed by email that “any accusation of discrimination at departmental votes is ridiculous and patently false.”)
Faculty members also worry about what moving to Purdue without a departmental home or clear tenure option might mean for access to lab space and research grants.
“Retaining lab space is a huge question mark,” one faculty member said. Likewise, some fear being at a disadvantage when applying for research grants, which may require them to explain how their employment is categorized outside an academic department.
Several professors raised concerns about the potential impact on students and on teaching and mentoring if multiple faculty members choose to leave rather than accept the options put forth by Purdue. They also worry that Purdue will raise the bar for admissions, undercutting inroads they’ve made in enrolling local students with socioeconomic challenges.
Beyond their displeasure with the options, faculty members are also frustrated with the realignment process itself, which one professor called “unfair, subjective and nontransparent.” Faculty members argue they are being evaluated for departmental tenure based on unclear criteria, with no explanation for denials and no opportunity to appeal Purdue’s decisions.
An Indiana University spokesperson told Inside Higher Ed there is little change on their end amid the breakup.
Of the multiple faculty complaints about the realignment process, all were aimed at Purdue. But despite the complaints, Purdue has defended its approach.
In an internal email, Purdue administrators sought to reassure those affected by the program changes, emphasizing that job and tenure losses were not part of the overall plan.
“In short, there will be (1) no reduction of workforce, (2) no change for current tenured and tenure-track faculty to rank, compensation, or the location and type of research and teaching, and (3) even though the tenure cases were voted by IU, Purdue has nonetheless elected, as part of its agreement with IU to facilitate a transition to a new university, to provide tenure to those currently with IU tenure, and tenure-track assistant professor positions to those currently on tenure-track,” Senior Vice Provost David Umulis wrote to affected faculty members this week.
That email, which Purdue shared with Inside Higher Ed, noted, “This is an anxious time” and that additional information on “faculty placement opportunities” will be made available in August.
Purdue has, in recent years, announced efforts to grow its faculty numbers. But faculty members faced with moving to a contract role or accepting nondepartmental tenure worry about where they fit into the vision for Purdue University in Indianapolis when it officially opens in the fall of 2024.
“Yes, they are adding jobs, but in the meantime they’re destroying careers,” one professor said.
For now, many faculty members are mulling their options. Several told Inside Higher Ed they are undecided and considering early retirement or seeking positions elsewhere.
One faculty member said they felt “abandoned by Indiana and rejected by Purdue.”
Even as faculty members meet with senior administrators this week to learn their fate, it remains unclear how many have been rejected for departmental tenure at Purdue. While officials have indicated that the realignment process will become clear following the conclusion of those meetings, many faculty members still don’t know where they’ll be when fall 2024 arrives.
“We’re completely in the dark about what is going on, what has gone on, what is going to be the future. We’re the people that are most affected, and yet none of our input has been taken,” said one faculty member who has been looking for a new job since the IUPUI split was announced.
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