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 Las Vegas, 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
A meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Las Vegas found webcam footage showing the northern lights, aka aurora borealis, appearing over southern Nevada early Friday morning.Matthew Woods knew to check webcams for the aurora borealis Friday morning because National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center had ...
A meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Las Vegas found webcam footage showing the northern lights, aka aurora borealis, appearing over southern Nevada early Friday morning.
Matthew Woods knew to check webcams for the aurora borealis Friday morning because National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Space Weather Prediction Center had forecast a strong geomagnetic storm would occur. He spotted the aurora, which appear as pillars of light traveling across the sky, in footage captured by a Bureau of Land Management camera on Angel Peak at nearly 9,000 feet. The mountain is 30 miles from the Strip, as the crow flies.
“First I checked webcams farther north, but there was too much cloud cover,” Woods said. “Here over southern Nevada, skies were mostly clear.”
Woods has observed northern lights before and photographed them outside Las Vegas from the Desert View Overlook near Lee Canyon in April (see photo at the top of the story). So he knew what to look for on the webcam.
“I was prepared to go out and take some photos myself, but it arrived too late and I was like, ‘I have to go to work in the morning,’” he said. “I don’t think you would have seen it if you were standing in Vegas. I think there was too much light pollution.”
The webcam footage features a 10-second timelapse of 90 minutes of footage, he said.
Bryan Brasher, a project manager with the prediction center, viewed the video. “It’s very likely the aurora, but keep in mind you couldn’t have asked for better conditions,” Brasher said. “You’re at the top of a big mountain. … The higher you are the further north you can see. You had ideal viewing conditions combined with the fact that we had conditions in the forecast that things [the aurora] could get farther south than normal.”
The Dec. 1 geomagnetic storm was a level 3 out of 5 on NOAA’s scale. These storms occur during “coronal mass ejections,” when the sun unleashes powerful bursts of energy and throws out giant balls of plasma, Brasher said. When the charged plasma particles enter Earth’s magnetic field, they excite oxygen and nitrogen molecules that emit light.
“Last night was an interesting one because over a couple days, the sun had a couple coronal mass ejections, or CMEs,” he said. “There were four different ones ejected from the sun. … The last of those four was the most Earth-directed, pointed straight at us. The fourth one, you can imagine like a snow plough. The first three cleared the way, so the fourth went faster than it otherwise would have.”
The northern lights most commonly occur in far northerly latitudes over remote locations such as Greenland and Iceland, but during strong storms, like the Dec. 1 one, they can appear farther south.
“The aurora is a very complex and it’s not unusual for the aurora to appear further south than is forecast,” Brasher said. “It’s a highly complex phenomenon based on innumerable variables. … Things outside our forecast are possible.”
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The NBA approved on Wednesday billionaire Mark Cuban's major...
The NBA approved on Wednesday billionaire Mark Cuban's majority stake sale in the Dallas Mavericks to the families that run a Las Vegas casino company.
Why it matters: The deal, estimated at around $3.5 billion, allows Cuban to retain oversight of the team's basketball operations and could enable the family to build a new arena and push for legal gambling in the state, per Axios Dallas.
Details: The NBA said in a statement on Wednesday that the families of Miriam Adelson and Sivan and Patrick Dumont, who run the Las Vegas Sands casino company, will now have controlling interest in the Mavericks.
Context: Adelson is the widow of casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and her son-in-law Patrick Dumont is the chief operating officer and president of the Las Vegas Sands.
ReactionsLike188Fire4Funny1Interesting1Celebrate1HENDERSON, Nev. -- Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Antonio Pierce is making his case to get the job full time, especially in the wake of a blowout victory over the Chargers and Sunday's upset of the ...
HENDERSON, Nev. -- Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Antonio Pierce is making his case to get the job full time, especially in the wake of a blowout victory over the Chargers and Sunday's upset of the Chiefs.
"I'm going to keep saying it: As long as it looks right, sounds right and smells right, I'm fine with it. Win, lose or draw," Pierce said Tuesday. "And I'm going to be me, and [the players] are going to be them. And when this bad boy's over with, hopefully it all works out and we're together for more years to come.
"And hopefully [Raiders owner] Mark Davis sees improvement and growth within our team. He sees the style and play that he wants from the Raiders. He sees a fan base that's behind us. He sees a building that loves coming to work and loves being here and people that's covering the team, enjoying covering the team. And at the end of the day, we got to win. And right now, my record, our record, is 4-3."
Pierce, promoted from linebackers coach after the Halloween night firings of coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler, has the Raiders playing inspired football, even as the two most recent wins came on the heels of a decidedly uninspired 3-0 home loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
At the time, Davis told ESPN that he was "intrigued" by Pierce and came away "impressed" with him after his interview, adding that he wanted Pierce to "lead, not necessarily coach. To delegate to the coordinators and other position coaches. Be somebody they could follow. I felt good about it. I felt good about him."
Raiders right tackle Jermaine Eluemunor said recently the players "love" playing for Pierce and Champ Kelly, who was promoted from assistant GM to replace Ziegler.
Still, Davis cannot unilaterally name Pierce, who is Black, as the Raiders' full-time coach. Per the updated Rooney Rule, Davis must interview at least two "external" minority candidates for the job before making the hire.
"My résumé's on the grass, which, I can put up a fancy presentation, I've seen that before," Pierce said. "I can put up stats. I can put up my résumé. But the best thing that happened for me was the opportunity. And like I said, maybe last week, the worst day I was going to be as a head coach was my first day. ... I really take pride in growing each and every day to get better. No different than when I was a player -- get better, and by the end you look at it, whatever your career was and whatever my coaching career is, that you sit there and say, 'Look, this is what he was.'"
Defensively, the Raiders have taken a huge step forward with Pierce.
Opponents were averaging 23.4 points under McDaniels. They're averaging 15.3 points under Pierce, who retained defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. The turnover margin was minus-8 before the switch; it's plus-5 under Pierce.
The Raiders also rank first in the NFL in scoring defense since Pierce took over. They were 22nd through Week 8. Since Week 9, the Raiders have blitzed less -- a league-low 12% of dropbacks (they were at 24% through Week 8, 15th highest in the league) -- but have more sacks under Pierce, 24-16. And their opponents' Total QBR has dropped from 60 to 39 with Pierce as interim coach.
Using a more zone-heavy scheme on defense (77% of dropbacks since Week 9, second highest in the league to the Indianapolis Colts' 79%, compared to 64% through Week 8), the Raiders have had two defensive touchdowns in each of the past two games.
The Raiders (7-8) close out the season with games at the Colts (8-7) and at home against the Denver Broncos (7-8). Per NFL Next Gen Stats, the Raiders have a 12% chance to make the playoffs and a 2% chance to win the AFC West for the first time since 2002, which could happen if they win out and the Chiefs lose out.
Asked how much the Christmas Day win on national television in Kansas City might bolster his case for the full-time job, Pierce was philosophical.
"So, we're what, 2-1 in the division, beating [the Chiefs] at home," he said. "How many times did it happen in the last 25 years at the Raiders? Does anybody know? I don't know the exact number. Less than a handful, right?"
The Raiders have won 11 times at Arrowhead since 1998, but only twice since 2013.
"Most of those guys were [offensive] gurus, not a defensive coach who never did it before, right?" Pierce said. "And did it a certain way, right? Did it our way, right? The Raiders way, right? [Davis] will figure that out."
The Las Vegas Raiders gear up for their final road game of the regular season this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts (8-7).Kickoff is set for Sunday at 10:00 a.m. PT.Broadcast information Table inside Article Network/Flagship Play-by-play Color Analyst TV: CBS Andrew Catalon Tiki Barber Local Radio: KOMP 92.3 FM and KRLV "Raider Nation Radio 920 AM" Jason Horowitz ...
The Las Vegas Raiders gear up for their final road game of the regular season this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts (8-7).
Kickoff is set for Sunday at 10:00 a.m. PT.
|Local Radio: KOMP 92.3 FM and KRLV "Raider Nation Radio 920 AM"
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Head Coach: Shane Steichen
Quarterback: Gardner Minshew
2023 record: 8-7
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What to know
Both teams will be looking to keep playoff hopes alive when they meet on New Year's Eve in Indianapolis. After losing 29-10 to the Atlanta Falcons last Sunday, the Colts are currently at the No. 7 seed in playoffs. They're tied at an 8-7 record for the AFC South lead with the Jaguars and Texans, however, Jaguars hold the tiebreaker. Meanwhile, the Silver and Black are fighting their way through a packed AFC crowd to potentially earn a playoff berth, needing to win their last two games before other factors come into play.
Things could swing in the Raiders' favor Sunday based on history. The Silver and Black are 6-2 in road games against the Colts all-time, including wins in each of the last two (Jan. 2, 2022 and Sept. 29, 2019). It's the Raiders' second-best road record against any team and is tied for the best road record by any NFL team against the Colts (tied with Chargers and Panthers).
The Raiders lead the all-time regular season series against the Colts 10-9. The two teams last met on Nov. 13, 2022, where the Colts took home a 25-20 win over the Silver and Black.
Following Week 16, the Raiders rank 29th in the league in total offense (279.5 yards per game), 23rd in passing (190.9 ypg), 31st in rushing (88.6 ypg) and 25th in points (19.0 ppg). Defensively, the Raiders rank 16th in total defense (332.7 ypg), 11th in passing (210.5 ypg), 22nd in rushing (122.2 ypg) and eighth in points allowed (19.6 ppg).
The Colts offense ranks 15th in the league in total offense (334.4 yards per game), 19th in passing (221.2 ypg), 13th in rushing (113.2 ypg) and ninth in points (23.6 ppg). Defensively, the Colts rank 22nd in total defense (351.4 ypg), 14th in passing (220.7 ypg), 28th in rushing (130.7 ypg) and 28th in points allowed (24.8 ppg).
Numbers to know
NHL.com identifies key gameday matchups and players to watch throughout the 2023-24 season.---Note: Betting lines provided by Betway (U.S., ...
NHL.com identifies key gameday matchups and players to watch throughout the 2023-24 season.
LAK team goal total: Over 3.5 goals: +145 Under 3.5 goals: -190
VGK team goal total: Over 3.5 goals: +125 Under 3.5 goals: -165
The Kings are an NHL-best 13-1-1 on the road and averaging the third-most goals per game (3.58) in the League this season. Los Angeles also has the best penalty kill percentage (87.0) and is allowing the second-fewest shots on goal per game (26.5). The defending Stanley Cup champion Golden Knights are 12-3-2 at home this season and are tied for 11th in goals per game (3.33) but have lost four straight games and five of their past six. The teams have split the season series so far; the Golden Knights won 4-3 in shootout at the Kings on Oct. 28, and Los Angeles won 4-1 in Vegas on Nov. 8.
Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone is on a five-game point streak (two goals, five assists in span), has at least a point in 12 of his past 14 games (18 points in span) and is up to 36 points in 36 games this season, including two points (one goal, one assist) in two games against the Kings. Forward Adrian Kempe scored two goals in the Kings’ 5-1 win against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday and leads Los Angeles with three points (one goal, two assists) in two games against Vegas this season.
PHI moneyline: +140 VAN moneyline: -165
The Canucks and Flyers each have only one regulation loss over their past 10 games (7-1-2). Philadelphia won its only matchup against Vancouver 2-0 on Oct. 17 at home, with goalie Carter Hart stopping all 26 shots faced in the shutout victory. The Canucks lead the NHL in goals per game (3.86). The Flyers are tied for the fifth-most shots on goal per game (32.9).
Vancouver defenseman Quinn Hughes is on a three-game point streak with five points (one goal, four assists) in the span and had four shots on goal against the Flyers on Oct. 17. The Canucks' third line has sneaky production potential with wing Dakota Joshua having points in five of his past six games (five goals, two assists in the span), center Teddy Blueger on a six-game point streak (eight points in span) and wing Conor Garland having seven points (one goal, six assists) in his past six games. For Philadelphia, defenseman Travis Sanheim has eight points (two goals, six assists) in his past eight games, and top-line wing Owen Tippett is on a three-game point streak (two goals, one assist) with 14 shots on goal in the span.
EDM puckline (-1.5 goals): -186 SJS puckline (+1.5 goals): +154
San Jose has lost six straight games, with five of the defeats coming by multiple goals. But the Sharks defeated the Oilers 3-2 on Nov. 9 at home with forwards Tomas Hertl and Fabian Zetterlund having multipoint games (each had one goal, one assist) in the victory; Edmonton played that game under previous coach Jay Woodcroft. The Oilers had consecutive wins before the holiday break, including a 4-3 road win against the New York Rangers on Dec. 22, and are 12-6-0 under new coach Kris Knoblauch.
Sharks defenseman Mario Ferraro leads them in assists (four) and even-strength points (four) during their current losing streak. Oilers forward Zach Hyman quietly leads them in goals (19) and shots on goal (113) this season and has had seven SOG on four occasions this season.
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