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 San Antonio, 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
No compatible source was found for this media.SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Food Bank fights hunger year-round, and for Hunger Action Month, KSAT 12 is showing how food is helping children thrive and learn.Elizabeth Morales of the Office of Family and Community Engagement at Burbank High School said the donated food has significantly impacted the students’ lives.“We had a lot of students, especially after COVID, that lost a lot of family members that were in charge of the household, and...
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SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Food Bank fights hunger year-round, and for Hunger Action Month, KSAT 12 is showing how food is helping children thrive and learn.
Elizabeth Morales of the Office of Family and Community Engagement at Burbank High School said the donated food has significantly impacted the students’ lives.
“We had a lot of students, especially after COVID, that lost a lot of family members that were in charge of the household, and they had nowhere to go,” Morales said. “During that time, a lot of services that were provided and let’s deliver to the house to make sure they actually eat and that’s when we discovered so many situations,” Morales said.
SAISD, in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, has hosted several food distribution events to help families in need over the last few years.
Students, including Burbank High School senior Jose Herrera, have also gotten involved in giving back.
“I know that when I’m hungry, and I eat, even though it’s something small like an apple or a banana, it fills me up,” Herrera said. “Having that feeling of not having anything in your stomach, it feels horrible. You feel sick. You feel nauseous.”
Herrera wants to make sure people in our community don’t experience hunger and is one of the students taking action against hunger. It’s a topic close to his heart.
“Me and my family used to live in a shelter, so we do know about that struggle,” Herrera said. “Having to be home at a certain time and not knowing if we were going to eat that day. Not knowing if we are going to have money for clothes for school, supplies.”
Herrera says they are in a better situation today and now focus on giving back.
He joined his football teammates to help distribute food the San Antonio Food Bank provided.
“I have teammates that have been there before, that I’ve known for a while, that have been through that struggle,” Herrera said. “So, we share our stories while we are out there. We will talk to the people too. Have little conversation with them. Get to know them so they can leave with a smile.”
KSAT is hosting a hungry action town hall on Friday at 2:30 p.m., where you will hear from the San Antonio Food Bank leaders and learn how to give back.
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San Antonio International Airport will get its first nonstop flight to Europe when Condor adds service to Frankfurt, Germany, next summer.
Why it matters: The flight raises San Antonio's global profile and accomplishes a longtime goal of elected officials and business leaders.
Plus, Frankfurt is an international business hub. A nonstop flight opens up potential for new business growth in the Alamo City.
Context: The move comes as the city is in the early stages of a $2.5 billion airport revamp intended in part to attract such flights.
What they're saying: "This is probably the most historic announcement we could make with regard to air service in San Antonio," Mayor Ron Nirenberg told reporters. "There is a strong belief in the future of air service in San Antonio."
Details: German airline Condor will launch nonstop service on May 17, 2024. It will initially run through Sept. 6, 2024, after which the airline will determine future frequency, Mikko Turtiainen, director of sales of the Americas for Condor, told reporters.
Zoom in: San Antonio currently offers international flights to just five cities in Mexico: Cancun, Guadalajara, Leon, Mexico City and Monterrey.
Driving the news: Condor's decision shows demand in San Antonio to travel to Europe, officials said.
Yes, but: Officials want Germans and Europeans to visit San Antonio more, too, and will launch new efforts to market the city internationally.
State of play: While San Antonio International is loved for its quick and easy access, it has long been the target of complaints from business leaders and residents fed up with limited nonstop flights and a plain atmosphere.
By the numbers: Officials expect a $34 million economic impact to San Antonio as a result of the flight, Nirenberg says.
The big picture: San Antonio is in the midst of a decades-long overhaul of San Antonio International Airport.
Between the lines: Design for the new terminal includes extra space for more international flights. The new terminal can house up to three wide-body aircraft, typically used on international flights, at a time.
What's next: Grab your passport and your travel pillow and get ready to book. Tickets are on sale now.
SAN ANTONIO – The Department of Education awarded Texas A&M University-San Antonio a four-year, $1.5 million grant to help further strengthen the state’s multilingual teacher shortage.The university was one of 15 higher education institutions to receive the first-ever grants as part of the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence program.Recommended VideosSan Antonio resident becomes first Tejana featured on U.S. CurrencyThis is a modal window.No compatible source was found...
SAN ANTONIO – The Department of Education awarded Texas A&M University-San Antonio a four-year, $1.5 million grant to help further strengthen the state’s multilingual teacher shortage.
The university was one of 15 higher education institutions to receive the first-ever grants as part of the Augustus F. Hawkins Centers of Excellence program.
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Funds from the grant will support scholarships and resources to boost the number of multilingual teachers in communities and schools with a highly diverse student population.
A&M-San Antonio will apply the grant to its College of Education and Human Development to focus efforts on recruiting, training, and retaining bilingual and ESL educators.
Several certificates will be enabled thanks to the grant, including scholarships for 60 students pursuing a degree in bilingual education.
“This particular grant will help increase the multilingual teacher pipeline,” said Dr. Esther Garza, associate professor and chair of the university’s Department of Educator and Leadership Preparation program in the College of Education and Human Development. “It will help us support students who are pursuing bilingual education and ESL education in terms of scholarships, and it will also help with their certification costs.”
Data from the Learning Policy Institute — a nonprofit that conducts research to improve education policy and practice in the U.S. — suggests Texas “has had a teacher shortage driven by high attrition rates for decades,” a study found.
To begin to address the shortage, the university is developing a pipeline with students at the middle, high school and community college levels.
These efforts will focus on existing partnerships the university has within the community — specifically, the Edgewood, Harlandale and Southwest school districts.
The partnership also includes the Alamo Colleges.
“This collaborative effort of our bilingual program faculty, led by Dr. Garza, will address the critical shortage of teachers in the critical area of bilingual and multilingual education,” Dr. Amy Lewis, interim dean for the College of Education and Human Development, said.
As A&M-San Antonio begins to foster a new generation of multilingual educators, Garza hopes the university may become a model for development, training and retention.
“Our hope is to become a hub for multilingual teacher preparation, development, growth, and professionalism,” Garza said. “Our hope is that other institutions will replicate our model.”
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One of the standard questions people ask when searching for a divorce attorney in San Antonio TX is:Choosing the right divorce attorney is a critical decision during the emotionally charged process of divorce. Certain qualities, often overlooked, play a pivotal role in securing a favorable outcome.Here are some qualities of the right divorce attorney:A proficient divorce attorney possesses a deep understanding of family law, ensuring they ...
One of the standard questions people ask when searching for a divorce attorney in San Antonio TX is:
Choosing the right divorce attorney is a critical decision during the emotionally charged process of divorce. Certain qualities, often overlooked, play a pivotal role in securing a favorable outcome.
Here are some qualities of the right divorce attorney:
A proficient divorce attorney possesses a deep understanding of family law, ensuring they can navigate complex legal intricacies with finesse. They comprehend the nuances of divorce proceedings, including property division, child custody, and alimony, to safeguard your interests.
Effective divorce attorneys are skilled communicators, demonstrating empathy and sensitivity during an emotionally charged process. They listen attentively, foster a supportive attorney-client relationship, and advocate for your desires while maintaining open lines of communication.
A successful divorce attorney excels in strategic negotiation. They work tirelessly to secure favorable settlements, protecting your rights and assets. Through skilled mediation and negotiation, they aim to minimize conflict and expedite the resolution.
The right divorce attorney is a tenacious advocate, unafraid to litigate when necessary. They have a robust courtroom presence and are committed to fighting for your rights. This unwavering dedication ensures you have a strong ally throughout your divorce proceedings.
Begin by evaluating your unique divorce requirements, such as child custody or property division, to identify a divorce attorney in San Antonio who aligns with your specific concerns.
eek recommendations from friends, family, or online reviews to compile a list of potential divorce attorneys with a strong track record in handling cases similar to yours.
Schedule initial consultations with your shortlisted divorce attorneys to gauge their communication style, understanding of your case, and whether you feel comfortable working together.
Discuss fee structures and contractual terms transparently before hiring a divorce attorney, ensuring clarity on costs, timelines, and expectations throughout the legal process.
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SAN ANTONIO - The solar eclipse is always a beautiful sight to see and a rare annular solar eclipse will pass through Texas on October 14th.Here is a list of places to visit to get the best view of this rare sight.Annular Solar Eclipse at Mission San Jose The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is hosting an Annular Solar Eclipse at Mission San Jose. The free event will be hosted from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 6701 San Jose Driv...
SAN ANTONIO - The solar eclipse is always a beautiful sight to see and a rare annular solar eclipse will pass through Texas on October 14th.
Here is a list of places to visit to get the best view of this rare sight.
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is hosting an Annular Solar Eclipse at Mission San Jose. The free event will be hosted from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 6701 San Jose Drive on the South Side. They will provide free solar glasses while supplies last since looking at the sun during the eclipse is unsafe without special-purpose solar filters. The National Park Service also shares that there will be telescopes and a 20-minute presentation with an Astronomer from the University of Texas starting at 9:30 a.m. The organization shares that the maximum eclipse view will be at 11:54 a.m. and urges folks to bring a water bottle.
This astronomical phenomenon occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun. This can be seen in Midland, Odessa, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and the Hill Country.
If you are interested in visiting a state park to view the eclipse, here are 17 state parks that will be within the path of visibility according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Those who plan on visiting will need to reserve their day passes or overnight camping trips ahead of time.
The event starts at 10 a.m. at the San Antonio Zoo. Visitors will be able to learn about nocturnal animals, how the moon's cycles impact animal behavior, and study the animal's behavior.
Special viewing glasses will be handed out as well. If you are interested in visiting, purchase tickets HERE.
The event is from 9:30 a.m. and lasts until 2:30 p.m. at the Scobee Education Center near San Antonio College.
Visitors can look forward to guest speakers discussing the natural phenomenon, as well as live entertainment, multiple activities, and free solar-filtered telescopes at the Scobee Education Center.
You can purchase tickets to the event HERE.
The Bandera Natural History Museum gates will open at 8 a.m. and visitors can look forward to crafts, t-shirts, and tours during the event. The museum will open at 10 a.m. and an astronomer will be onsite to help attendees practice safe viewing and offer answers to questions.
Reservations will be required and the admission fee is $50 per vehicle with a maximum of six people.
Tickets can be purchased HERE.
The Hyatt Regency will offer their rooftop pool deck from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
There will be food, eclipse-themed cocktails, and complimentary eclipse glasses.
Admission is $45 per person and can be purchased HERE.
Natural Bridge Caverns is hosting a VIP watch party with three different packages for purchase. Each package offers a different viewing experience within the grounds.
You can get more details by visiting their website.
This local San Antonio park will offer safe viewing and a telescope to safely view the sun and sunspots. This is a free event with no registration required.
Educational information about the sun, solar radiation, and greenhouse effect will be provided.
You can learn more about the event on their website.
The museum's event will be from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. and the first 500 guests will be given free viewing glasses and free admission!
For more information, click HERE.
The 79th Annual Floresville Peanut Festival will take place downtown Floresville.
The eclipse will occur as soon as the main parade ends.
The event will provide specific solar glasses along with a $40 food ticket purchase.
Learn more by visiting their website.
Attend events leading up to the eclipse date to learn more about the upcoming eclipses and how to view them safely.
Spanish-speaking subject matter experts will be available at most events.
You can view the full list of events HERE.
Did you get to see this rarity in person? Send us your photos of the eclipse!