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 New York City, 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
Partea, an arcade with bubble tea and fried chicken sandwiches, opened in Flushing, Queens back in September 2020. Now, the team has expanded across the water to Manhattan, with a new outpost at 220 E. 14th Street, near Third Avenue, in Union Square. Like in Queens, certain meal combos come with “surprise” plushie toys, and there’s a snack menu to pick from that includes Taiwanese sausages, cuttlefish balls, and spicy wings. The Union Square location is c...
Partea, an arcade with bubble tea and fried chicken sandwiches, opened in Flushing, Queens back in September 2020. Now, the team has expanded across the water to Manhattan, with a new outpost at 220 E. 14th Street, near Third Avenue, in Union Square. Like in Queens, certain meal combos come with “surprise” plushie toys, and there’s a snack menu to pick from that includes Taiwanese sausages, cuttlefish balls, and spicy wings. The Union Square location is currently open, and a grand opening party is planned for August 18. Meanwhile, the team is already plotting a west coast expansion, with Parteas planned for West Covina and Little Tokyo, in Los Angeles. Partea Union Square will stay open most nights until 11 p.m.
The paratha roll is the star and sole focus at the forthcoming takeout spot, Kolachi. Opening this September, at 130 First Avenue, near St. Marks Place, there will be seating for 10 people. Owner Saif Qazi formerly worked in finance; this is his first restaurant and a means to bring food from his home in Pakistan to a greater audience in New York, says the restaurant’s publicist. Myan Jones, who was formerly an executive sous chef at P.F. Chang’s, leads the kitchen. Kolachi replaces Sweet Generation Bakery, which closed in the East Village during the pandemic.
Andrew Halitski, a chef who formerly worked at Flora Bar inside of the Met Breuer museum before its closure, went off on his own during the pandemic, making Detroit-style pizzas he sold on Instagram. Today, Halitski opens the doors on his permanent home for this pop-up, La Rose Pizza, located at 150 Smith Street, near Bergen Street, in Cobble Hill. The menu lists pies with taleggio and truffle oil; anchovies, cheese, and parsley; fennel sausage with red onion; and roasted eggplant with burrata. La Rose Pizza is open Wednesday through Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m.
Pop-up series the Lineup is hosting events with ones-to-watch from some of NYC’s most-talked-about restaurants. First up is Agness Kim, a sous chef at the Cantonese American Williamsburg restaurant Bonnie’s, who will host a dinner on September 11. Next, on September 18, is a dinner by Nadine Ghantous, sous chef at Ridgewood’s wood-fired Rolo’s. On September 25, Jonathan Vogt, a line cook at Michelin-starred the Four Horsemen, will lead his own dinner. Tickets for all three dinners are available online.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- This would've been a good time for New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers to break out his famous "R-E-L-A-X" line from 2014.Despite six sacks and numerou...
Despite six sacks and numerous pressures in a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, Rodgers insisted his concern level about the offensive line is "pretty low." He preached patience, suggesting the pass-protection issues will get resolved once the starting five is set.
"It's Aug. 16, so we've got some time," he said. "Also, it's coming up."
The Jets faced the Bucs without guards Laken Tomlinson (leg) and Alijah Vera-Tucker (ankle) and left tackle Duane Brown (shoulder), who remains on the physically unable to perform list. Rodgers was pleased with how the makeshift line responded from a physicality standpoint, but mentioned that it "missed some real easy stuff" in pass protection.
The six sacks occurred in a span of 10 dropbacks against a talented Tampa Bay front. Perhaps showing frustration, Rodgers -- under pressure -- sailed a throwaway so far out of bounds that it went into the crowded bleachers. Afterward, he tried to project calm while answering questions about the line -- easily the biggest concern surrounding the team -- but there might come a point soon when he asks the coaches to settle on a lineup for the sake of continuity.
"I don't get concerned about things I don't have a huge role in -- yet," Rodgers said. "That might change. At some point, I might say, 'Hey, I need the five who are going to be in there to be in there with me for a solid week,' but I don't think we're at that point ... because I don't think there are five guys that have earned those spots. So, I have some patience."
The Jets' line struggled in last week's joint practice against the Carolina Panthers, prompting a tirade from coach Robert Saleh later that evening -- a scene included in this week's episode of "Hard Knocks" on HBO. On Wednesday, Saleh declined to comment on the latest performance, saying he spent the practice on a different field with the defense and didn't see the offense firsthand.
The line's situation could improve in the coming days, as Tomlinson and Vera-Tucker are listed as day-to-day with their injuries. Brown, 37, who had shoulder surgery after the season, is "getting a lot closer" to being activated, Saleh said.
In addition, there are positional battles at center (Connor McGovern vs. rookie Joe Tippmann) and right tackle (Max Mitchell vs. Billy Turner). On Wednesday, Tippmann lined up at left guard, a position he hadn't played before.
2020 first-round pick Mekhi Becton is healthy and practicing at left tackle, but hasn't been able to get any first-team reps even with Brown sidelined.
"He can do it; it's just a matter of being available," said Saleh, who has expressed concern about Becton's durability in the wake of two surgeries on his right knee.
The unsettled line has put 39-year-old Rodgers in a tough spot. He's trying to galvanize the offense, but it's difficult with a revolving door up front. He might not get any game action in the preseason, and the Jets have no more joint practices, which could make it harder to build continuity as the season approaches. "At some point," Rodgers said, "we need to figure things out so we can get guys -- at least get a week or two -- playing next to each other."
In other developments, running back Dalvin Cook arrived during practice. He observed, signed his one-year contract and attended meetings. He will fly home to South Florida for the birth of his first child, then return next week. He won't practice for about a week, having had shoulder surgery in February, but the Jets expect him to be ready for Week 1.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Dalvin Cook is arriving soon and Breece Hall is practicing again after a long layoff, creating a first-class problem for the backfield-heavy New York Jets."There's only one football," offensive coordin...
"There's only one football," offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said Tuesday. "You always want everybody to want the ball at all times, and I think we have a lot of people that want the ball and deserve the ball."
Less than 24 hours after agreeing to terms with Cook, the Jets welcomed back Hall, who was activated from the physically unable to perform list. Their 2022 leading rusher, 10 months removed from ACL surgery, didn't do much in his first practice -- just light individual drills. The Jets are "very confident" he will be ready for Week 1, though, according to coach Robert Saleh.
The Jets' plan is to limit Hall's workload early in the season, leaning on Cook as the primary ball carrier, according to a source. They also have Michael Carter and Zonovan Knight, both experienced runners, and rookie Israel Abanikanda, a fifth-round pick from Pitt.
"The room that we have right now, it's nuts," Carter said. "You can't get this [many good players] on Madden." Hall, who rushed for 463 yards and a 5.8 average in seven games as a rookie, is regarded by the organization as the long-term feature back. But the size of Cook's contract -- a one-year deal for $7 million in base pay, a source said -- indicates he will have a significant role.
"We're adding another great guy to the room," Hall said. "It's going to be good for competition, and it's going to bring the best out of everybody.
"All of our reps might be lessened, and we're going to have to work [Cook] in. It's going to make us do the most we can with our reps. It's going to be fun. He's going to come in and he's going to challenge us, we're going to challenge ourselves and we're going to challenge him as well."
In the past, Hall and Carter had moments when they publicly pushed back against new running backs joining the team.
Carter recently admitted he didn't embrace the midseason acquisition of James Robinson, whom the team acquired in a trade when Hall was injured. Hall, in a since-deleted tweet, expressed disapproval in the offseason when the Jets were rumored to be interested in Ezekiel Elliott.
Both seemed fine with the Cook move. Carter said he wouldn't have agreed to speak with reporters if he were bothered by it. The interview, he said, is something he wouldn't have done last season.
"That's me being a grown-up now," he said.
For the sake of transparency, Saleh called each running back after Cook's deal was completed to explain the team's plan and define each player's role. Saleh said it was "very, very important to make sure everybody was on board." He said each player is "comfortable with their role." Carter said he was touched by Saleh's gesture.
Now the question is, when will Cook and Hall practice?
Cook, a four-time Pro Bowl selection with the Minnesota Vikings, was now en route to New Jersey to show up for work Wednesday for the first time with his new team and to officially sign his contract, agent Zac Hiller told ESPN's Adam Schefter. He's also still recovering from shoulder surgery in February and won't be cleared to practice for at least another week, according to Saleh. It's possible neither Cook nor Hall will play in the preseason.
"As a defensive coach, I would just sit there and say, 'God, you've got Breece and Michael and [Cook], and you've got two of those other guys in the backfield,'" Saleh said. "There's a lot of different things you can do to create a bunch of headaches for defensive coaches."
Saleh said the organization thoroughly researched Cook's pending legal matter. In 2021, a former girlfriend filed a lawsuit against him, alleging physical and emotional abuse. He then filed a defamation suit against her. Both cases are pending. The Star-Tribune reported last month that he offered her $1 million to clear him of wrongdoing despite her previously sworn abuse allegations against him.
"I think we all came to the agreement that we were very comfortable with the person and his situation," Saleh said, declining to discuss specifics.
As for Hall, the Jets had been pointing to this week for his activation. Saleh said Hall "looks freaking good" but added that they will "take our time with him." Hall said he expects to be ready for Week 1, but he stopped short of saying it's a sure thing. He said it's up to the trainers and coaches.
Admitting he was "an emotional train wreck" during the toughest times of his rehab, Hall said his knee is sound, although he also said he still experiences occasional knee soreness and still wonders whether he can make certain cuts. He downplayed Tuesday's return.
"Just another extra step in the journey," he said.
OHenry Productions returns with an encore presentation of its intimate off-Broadway revival.One of the cruel ironies of life is that, by the time you’ve lived long enough to understand what you really want, the doorways to satisfaction have likely been slammed shut. Circumstance and obligation divert the energies of the unfortunate, while the fortunate pave the way to their own misery by indulging adolescent notions both romantic and practical. That’s certainly the case for the chronically unhappy characters in Anton Chekh...
OHenry Productions returns with an encore presentation of its intimate off-Broadway revival.
One of the cruel ironies of life is that, by the time you’ve lived long enough to understand what you really want, the doorways to satisfaction have likely been slammed shut. Circumstance and obligation divert the energies of the unfortunate, while the fortunate pave the way to their own misery by indulging adolescent notions both romantic and practical. That’s certainly the case for the chronically unhappy characters in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (translation by Paul Schmidt), now receiving an exceedingly well-acted and painfully tangible off-Broadway revival from OHenry Productions and director Jack Serio.
This is a return engagement, the production having played a sold-out run in a Flatiron loft earlier this summer. It’s back in a new location, and with the majority of the cast in tow, spare one notable switch: The role of Serebryakov, previously played by Bill Irwin, has been taken over by Thomas Jay Ryan. I didn’t see Irwin’s performance, but Ryan is made to play the retired professor, perpetually irritable because his body is failing him, and completely clueless about the ways others have sacrificed their happiness for him. Armed with a withering gaze and a sharp edge concealed within the folds of his voice, he sneers at the country estate that has hitherto afforded his urban lifestyle, and to which he has now returned with the expectation that everyone adjusts around him.
No one resents this imposition more than Vanya (David Cromer), Serebryakov’s brother-in-law and the manager of the estate. It was the dowry of his late sister and rightfully belongs to his niece (Serebryakov’s daughter) Sonya (Marin Ireland). But she struggles alongside Vanya to squeeze a 2 percent return from the property so that her father can live in the city with his new wife, Yelena (Julia Chan). Vanya’s strong feelings for Yelena are lemon in an already festering wound.
Over the course of the nearly three-hour run, Cromer slowly turns the heat up on Vanya’s simmering rage, reaching a scalding boil at the climatic scene. It’s enough that he’s wasted his life servicing a spoiled fraud like Serebryakov, but must his mother (a needling Ann McDonough) always side with the professor? Cromer’s performance is a master class in the art of the slow build.
Ireland’s Sonya is more erratic: Less apt to suffer silently, she gives it right back to dad when he snaps at her for bringing him the wrong medicine. Emotionally vulnerable, this is a Sonya who feels deeply, allowing herself to fall in love with Astrov (Will Brill), the country doctor who inconveniently also has the hots for Yelena. Any rational person can see the approaching disaster, but Sonya charges forth in forlorn hope.
Chan’s casual British civility and general ennui make this storyline even more painful to witness, as she meets Sonya’s devastation with a shrug. Oh dear, she seems to say with her outwardly embarrassed (but secretly flattered) expression. Her reptilian temperature only seems to rise for Astrov, with whom she shares the spark of forbidden desire. Chan’s scenes with Brill are legitimately hot.
And a large part of that has to do with Brill, who manages to infuse midlife gloom with an unsatisfied animal longing. Misunderstood and lonely, this Astrov self-medicates to mute the barrage of deprivation to which he is daily subjected as a country doctor. Brill’s portrayal of despair illuminated by sudden flashes of desire is uncomfortably relatable.
Serio’s production has a timeless feel, undergirded by Ricky Reynoso’s contemporary costumes (I particularly appreciated Sonya’s tomboy getup). Walt Spangler’s set intentionally defies period, mixing plausibly 19th-century items (a brocade sofa) with the modern (a sleek kitchen island). Impressively working without a traditional lighting grid, designer Stacey Derosier also manages to span the ages, with harsh overhead lighting giving way to furtive candlelight in Act 2. We may not see the actors’ faces perfectly, but when the physical and vocal performances are this good, you don’t need to.
Those performances are the reason to buy a ticket, with top-notch actors like Will Dagger (as the neighbor, Waffles), Virginia Wing (as the old nanny Marina), and Dario Ladani Sanchez (as the servant Yefim) filling out the minor roles. Theatergoers looking for an unforgettable up-close theatrical experience won’t be disappointed, even when experiencing this story of overwhelming disillusionment.
Pop-up Gotham Burger Social Club is opening a permanent location on the Lower East Side in mid-October, according to the restaurant’s publicist. As previously reported, its permanent home is 131 Essex Street, near Rivington Street. Owner Mike Puma, a former finance guy, launched the burger series in 2013 and watched it take new heights on T...
Pop-up Gotham Burger Social Club is opening a permanent location on the Lower East Side in mid-October, according to the restaurant’s publicist. As previously reported, its permanent home is 131 Essex Street, near Rivington Street. Owner Mike Puma, a former finance guy, launched the burger series in 2013 and watched it take new heights on TikTok. Puma specializes in Okaloma-style onion burgers, but will also serve chopped cheese tacos and egg creams.
Yesenia Ramdass, who ran Healthy As a Motha — a vegan Trinidadian, and Dominican spot — out of a ghost kitchen in Sunnyside, Queens, is opening a standalone restaurant. HAAM will be headquartered at 234 Union Avenue, at Meserole Street, in Williamsburg, with an opening date set for September. The menu lists king oyster mushroom “scallops” with yucca mash; an empanadas flight; vegan mofongo; and vegan bake and shark, according to a representative.
The Wooly is opening at 390 Broome Street, at Mulberry Street, in Nolita — a relaunch of David Tobias and Eric Adolfsen’s bar, once called the Wooly Public, one of several “cool-kid hangouts” the team once had in the Woolworth Building. Ken Addington, the chef of Casino, is consulting on the bar’s menu, set to debut this September.
ChickenHawk, a fried chicken takeout joint specializing in spicy tenders, that opened in December, has already shuttered after just a few months of operation. This week, a representative for the restaurant confirmed that the space actually closed its doors back in April; pop-ups with chefs like Einat Admony were not enough to attract business.