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 Miami, 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
The roasting, toasting that South Florida has been feeling all summer has continued with yet another heat advisory extension.A heat advisory, issued daily since Aug. 6, will continue through Monday ...
The roasting, toasting that South Florida has been feeling all summer has continued with yet another heat advisory extension.
A heat advisory, issued daily since Aug. 6, will continue through Monday evening for Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. It now includes mainland Monroe, too, and the Florida Keys.
Heat index values, or how the temperature feels, will reach 105-110 degrees between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.
Good morning #FLKeys! A heat advisory will be in effect from 10 AM until 8 PM EDT. Heat index values could reach as high as 113°F today. If you plan to be outdoors, please take heat safety precautions and stay hydrated!#KeyWest #KeyLargo #MarathonFL #FLwx— NWS Key West (@NWSKeyWest) August 14, 2023
But the advisory could be elevated to an excessive heat warning Monday if the index holds at or above 110 degrees for at least two hours.
There may be a barrier, however.
Early afternoon storms on Monday could deliver some rain to South Florida and prevent authorities from issuing an excessive heat warning, National Weather Service meteorologist George Rizzuto told the Miami Herald. But the warning is still a possibility, he cautioned.
“We are going to have to monitor it overnight,” Rizzuto said.
According to Rizzuto, the maximum rain chance for Broward and Miami-Dade on Monday is around 40%.
“As the sea breeze starts to move inland, we might see some showers and storms start to pop up between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.,” Rizzuto said.
Heat index values of up to 110 degrees are expected Tuesday in South Florida, the weather agency says. The last excessive heat warning was issued Thursday.
Extreme heat can cause heat exhaustion, heat stroke, heart attacks, stroke and even kidney failure, according to Miami-Dade County’s website.
To prevent this, here’s what you can do:
▪ Spend time in air-conditioned buildings if you can.
▪ Avoid direct contact with the sun.
▪ Reduce physical activity and move to shaded areas.
▪ Do outdoor activities in the cooler morning or evening hours.
▪ Cool your body down quickly by wearing a wet scarf, bandana or shirt.
▪ Drink plenty of water and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more.
▪ Limit or avoid caffeine and alcohol. They can be dehydrating.
Authorities are also asking the public to check on friends, family and neighbors who may be more vulnerable to heat, and to never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car.
This story was originally published August 12, 2023, 12:28 PM.
The village of Pinecrest hired a local veterinarian last month to perform vasectomies on the community's rapidly growing peacock population.|Updated Fri, Aug 11, 2023 at 6:21 pm ETPINECREST, FL — A Miami suburb overrun with peacocks is taking matters into its own hands by "snipping" the growing predicament in the bud.Residents of Pinecrest, an affluent community located about 10 minutes southwest of Miami, grew tired of the ...
|Updated Fri, Aug 11, 2023 at 6:21 pm ET
PINECREST, FL — A Miami suburb overrun with peacocks is taking matters into its own hands by "snipping" the growing predicament in the bud.
Residents of Pinecrest, an affluent community located about 10 minutes southwest of Miami, grew tired of the growing peacock population after the colorful peafowl made their way south and found a new home in the city's lush trees, the New York Times reported. In fact, the peacocks took over the large lots, pecking paint from cars, scratching roofs, and defecating on driveways.
The town had enough and hired a local veterinarian to cut off the problem at its source by performing rapid peacock vasectomies, reports said.
"We get complaints about peacocks every week. It's non-stop," Raquel Regalado, a Miami-Dade commissioner representing Pinecrest, told the Herald. "During mating season, it's our number one issue."
Since peafowl are polygamous in nature, peacocks often have several partners during mating season. After mating, peahens can lay up to six eggs.
"We're going to catch one peacock and probably stop seven females from reproducing," Harris told The New York Times. "It's going to have an exponential benefit."
How does a peacock vasectomy work? Following an endoscopic vasectomy, the peacocks would still display dominant behavior and assemble a harem of peahens; however, they'll no longer be able to fertilize eggs.
"The procedure itself is incredibly benign compared to what's done with cats and dogs and other animals that are sterilized," Harris told NBC6.
While some zoological experts question if the effort is worth the expense, many residents don't want to harm the peacocks, they simply want to curb their numbers.
"I certainly wouldn't want to kill them — God, no," Gerald Greenberg, who has about seven peafowl living in a tree in his front yard, told the Times. But, he added, "We've got to do something."
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A Florida woman was hit, kidnapped and kept in a cage by four people looking for information, deputies and news outlets report.A woman knocked on the front door of a Pine Hills home on Aug. 12 and ...
A Florida woman was hit, kidnapped and kept in a cage by four people looking for information, deputies and news outlets report.
A woman knocked on the front door of a Pine Hills home on Aug. 12 and begged the homeowner for help, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said in an Aug. 14 news release.
The woman said she had been held captive in a cage at a nearby home, deputies said.
The sheriff’s office responded to the neighborhood and began what became a six-hour standoff until four people were taken into custody, WOFL reported, citing an arrest affidavit.
Now, they have been charged with armed kidnapping and false imprisonment, according to the sheriff’s office.
McClatchy News reached out to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for arrest documents on Aug. 14 and was awaiting a response.
Deputies said the four, ranging in age from 19 to 39, worked together as a group to approach the woman and tie her hands together, WFTV reported.
They threatened her with a gun, and one of the accused kidnappers pistol-whipped the woman before forcing her into a car, according to the outlet, citing the affidavit.
The woman was taken to a second location and her hands, feet and mouth were duct taped, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by WESH.
Once wrapped up, the woman was put in a dog cage in a shed in one of the accused kidnappers’ backyard, the affidavit said, according to the outlet.
The affidavit said the group was holding her captive for information about a potentially stolen item, WOFL reported.
It is unclear how the woman was able to escape or if she knew the accused kidnappers, according to the outlet.
All four accused kidnappers were charged with armed kidnapping and false imprisonment with a weapon, and one suspect was additionally charged with aggravated battery with a firearm in connection with the pistol-whipping,” deputies said in the release.
Pine Hills is a western suburb of Orlando.
The Miami Hurricanes are headed to Houston.No. 5 Miami (Fl.) advanced to the Final Four of the 2023 men's NCAA Tournament on Sunday with a 88-81 win vs. No. 2 Texas.Texas had controlled the first half with a 45-37 advantage going into the second. The Longhorns made 7 of 13 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes with Timmy Allen and Marcus Carr leading the way.The Longhorns built on that cushion early in the second half. A jumper from Tyrese Hunter with 13:30 remaining made it 64-51 for Texas, but that signaled the beginnin...
The Miami Hurricanes are headed to Houston.
No. 5 Miami (Fl.) advanced to the Final Four of the 2023 men's NCAA Tournament on Sunday with a 88-81 win vs. No. 2 Texas.
Texas had controlled the first half with a 45-37 advantage going into the second. The Longhorns made 7 of 13 3-pointers in the opening 20 minutes with Timmy Allen and Marcus Carr leading the way.
The Longhorns built on that cushion early in the second half. A jumper from Tyrese Hunter with 13:30 remaining made it 64-51 for Texas, but that signaled the beginning of the end.
The Hurricanes then stormed back with a 15-5 run with about six minutes left in the second half that cut the deficit to 72-70. Texas went over eight minutes without a jumper -- it had just one dunk and free throws in between -- before Miami took the lead.
Once Miami took a 76-75 lead, it never gave it back and made its clutch free throws the rest of the way to seal the deal. The Hurricanes were 28-for-32 (87.5 percent) from the charity stripe compared to the Longhorns' 11-for-15 (73.3 percent) clip.
Miami forward Jordan Miller deserves all the flowers for his play, as he did not miss a single free throw or field goal attempt en route to a 27-point outing, going 7-for-7 from the field and 13-for-13 from the stripe. Every Miami starter ended the game with double-digit points.
For Texas, Carr led the way with 17 points while Allen added 16. Sir'Jabari Rice chipped in with 15 off the bench, but Miami's 51-point second half proved too much to top.
The win makes it the Hurricanes' first ever appearance in the men's Final Four. The furthest they ever reached in the tournament was the Elite Eight both this year and last year, where they had lost to No. 1 Kansas 76-50 as the No. 10 seed.
It would've been the Longhorns' fourth appearance in the Final Four -- their first since 2003 -- had they held on. The men's side has never won the NCAA Tournament, let alone advance past the Final Four.
If the Hurricanes hope to keep making history, they'll need to beat No. 4 UConn. The Huskies have won every single game of the tournament by double digits: 87-63 vs. No. 13 Iona, 70-55 vs. No. 5 Saint Mary's, 88-65 vs. No. 8 Arkansas and 82-54 vs. No. 3 Gonzaga.
Tipoff for Miami-UConn is slated for Saturday, April 1 at NRG Stadium, home of the Houston Texans. No. 5 San Diego State vs. No. 9 Florida Atlantic is the other Final Four matchup set for the same day.
Some of the most stunning beaches in Florida can be found near Miami. It is a fantastic city to add to your bucket list with its miles of immaculate coastlines, fancy shops, delectable restaurants, and dynamic art scene.There are several locations to pick from, whether you’re looking for crowded, packed beaches or want to venture off the main track a...
Some of the most stunning beaches in Florida can be found near Miami. It is a fantastic city to add to your bucket list with its miles of immaculate coastlines, fancy shops, delectable restaurants, and dynamic art scene.
There are several locations to pick from, whether you’re looking for crowded, packed beaches or want to venture off the main track and find an undiscovered sandy shoreline. And we will help you to choose the right one.
This article lists the top locations for tanning, swimming, shell-collecting, picnicking, riding jet skis, and fishing in Miami, Florida.
Sunny Isles Beach has gorgeous piers and immaculate white-sand beaches away from the bustle of other Miami-based beaches. Due to its less crowded beaches and crystal-clear waters, Sunny Isles Beach is the ideal spot for a day of diving, snorkeling, and other water activities.
Several restaurants, cafés, and other eateries, including the Newport Beach Bar, are situated on the pier and serve everything from sushi and sandwiches to scallops and steak. It’s a terrific area to spend a day or a weekend.
If your small ones grow weary of making sand castles, there is also a public park for kids beside the ocean. The ideal beach for relaxing and unwinding is Sunny Isles.
There are ten spotless public parks in Sunny Isles Beach. The well-known Samson Oceanfront Park offers a Wednesday Outdoor Concert Series and Yoga Under the Moon.
Children can explore the butterfly garden at Gateway Park, while dogs may have a great time in the Bone Zone in Senator Gwen Margolis Park.
Given that so many celebrities choose South Beach as their favorite, it is one of Miami’s busiest beaches and a spot to be seen. It is situated near Ocean Drive, directly across from some of Miami’s most well-known nightclubs.
In Miami, South Beach has somewhat of a legendary reputation. The beach, sometimes referred to as SoBe by locals, is one of Miami’s most popular tourist attractions.
The waves at the beach are a brilliant turquoise color, lapping against the shore. There is a jumble of seats and umbrellas for tourists, too.
Practically everything is accessible right on the sand. Have a craving for ice cream? Want to order a cocktail while relaxing in your chair? Get it from one of the many kiosks nearby.
Additionally, South Beach is where elegant Art Deco architecture meets modern design. The city’s best hotels, restaurants, art galleries, and nightlife are located around the beach.
Set just outside of Miami on the southern edge of Key Biscayne, Bill Baggs is undoubtedly one of the most popular weekend getaways.
Right next to Cape Florida Lighthouse, there is a quiet stretch of sand called Cape Florida Beach. The waters there are shallow and warm and therefore perfect for families with kids.
Climb the 109 steps to the top of the lighthouse and enjoy some scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. Other popular activities include cycling, windsurfing, kayaking, and fishing.
The park also features ample parking, picnic areas, a fishing pier, and a birding trail. If you get hungry, you can grab a bite in Lighthouse Café which features delicious seafood, or enjoy a barbie at Boater’s Grill.
Miami benefits from the best of all worlds thanks to South Pointe Park. The beach is renowned for its verdant vegetation that contrasts with expanses of sand to provide tourists with an unforgettable experience.
The beach offers magnificent walking paths, luxuriant vegetation, and expansive views of the Atlantic.
What’s more, it offers breathtaking vistas of cruise ships leaving the Port of Miami. However, the attraction of South Pointe Park and Pier to anglers is its most striking characteristic.
The 450-foot-long pier was rebuilt in 2014 and has designated stations for cleaning fish and cutting bait.
Given that it is a family-friendly beach, one may bring their family for a picnic and relax on one of the many grassy knolls to take in their meals while enjoying the sunshine.
You may take a dip in the ocean, lounge on the beach, browse the boardwalk, or unwind on the fishing pier. For the smallest beachgoers, there is also a playground that they will surely enjoy.
Outsiders’ perceptions of the ideal Miami Beach are embodied by Crandon Beach, which is long and broad, has fine white sand, and is lined with hundreds of palm trees.
Beach volleyball matches are constantly in progress, and the fragrance of barbecue emanates from one of the many on-site grills.
Walking along the shore, you can view seagrass beds, mangroves, and other coastal vegetation.
Visit the Crandon Park Nature Center, a park section, to observe some rare fish, unique flora, and wildlife. Additionally, there is a Family Amusement Center, an Environment Study Area, and the Bear Cut Preserve.
Between the communities of Bal Harbour and Miami Beach is Surfside. This relatively tranquil seaside community is one of South Florida’s best-kept secrets and much more than simply a place most people rush by on their route to and from the upscale stores of Bal Harbour. It is located on a narrow strip of land across Biscayne Bay from Miami.
While still maintaining part of its glitzy, vintage ambiance, Surfside now strongly emphasizes providing a good standard of living for both visitors and locals.
Anyone can take advantage of free access to swimming pools and more than 90 health and wellness programs at its beachside community center. In Surfside, classes like aqua zumba, beach yoga, and pilates are frequently offered.
The Carrot, an organic restaurant with a large selection of vegan, vegetarian, and kosher options on its menu, is just one example of the many healthy food options available in this area.
Enjoy loaded sweet potatoes, gourmet wraps, soups, salads, smoothies, and freshly squeezed juices, among other dishes. You may pamper yourself with various spa services at The Spa at Four Seasons Surfside, which features a marble hammam.
Clothing is not required. Due to this fact, Haulover Beach receives more than 7,000 visitors daily. According to polls between the Atlantic and Intercoastal Waterways, one of the best nudist beaches in the world spans nearly half a mile and features fine white sand, lovely manicured dunes, picnic sites, and open surf.
It is a fantastic swimming and surfing beach. Although it sits on only a tiny fraction of the much larger Haulover Park, the beach is where most visitors congregate. Even though you are not required to be nude to visit the beach, being dressed will likely make you feel worse than others who are skinny dipping.
You’ll see a highly rocky section of shoreline that appears too sharp to be natural at Haulover Beach’s southern end. This is the northern entrance to Biscayne Bay from the Atlantic Ocean, provided by the artificial Haulover Inlet.
Visitors to Haulover Beach shouldn’t think about going swimming in the inlet. In addition to boat traffic, it has powerful currents. Even seasoned boat captains believe it’s a bit dangerous.
Florida is known for its marshes and mangrove forests but did you know that you can explore one even when you’re in Miami? Oleta River State Park is situated just 30 minutes from downtown and is considered to be the largest urban park in the whole of Florida. It features more than 1,000 acres of lush nature as well as a number of secluded beaches. Also, it offers a number of watersports.
Explore the forest on a kayak or paddle board – long-distance paddlers will appreciate the 1.5-mile-long Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. The area is also popular among anglers and swimmers.
If you prefer to stay on the ground, you can bike the 15 miles of off-road trails. On a lazy afternoon, you can enjoy a picnic with scenic views of Biscayne Bay.
Wanna stay overnight? That’s no problem at Oleta River State Park. There are fourteen little cabins available for rent.
Miami is a crossroads of cultures that celebrates its diversity via food, art, and entertainment. Travelers learn this quality the instant they enter Miami International Airport, even though it is only one city, as it represents destinations worldwide.
The variety of languages may draw notice, but what draws the eye is the air of wealth. Top-notch food, lodging, and spas that appeal to people with a taste for the finer things in life may be found in its relocated cultures.
All of this is in addition to stunning beaches and diverse wildlife — visit Miami for its culture, countless services, entertainment options, and accessibility to nature.
These are just a few of the less crowded beaches around Miami that you can explore. Keep in mind that some of these beaches may still get crowded during peak tourist season, so it’s best to visit them during off-peak times for a quieter experience.