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 Diego, 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 start of fall comes with more than just changes in leaves. It will come with changing sunset times, changing clocks and more.But when does it all change exactly?Here's a look at some of the autumn dates to know about.When does fall 2023 start?The autumnal equinox occurs on Friday, Sept. 22.Fall doesn’t technically begin until ...
The start of fall comes with more than just changes in leaves. It will come with changing sunset times, changing clocks and more.
But when does it all change exactly?
Here's a look at some of the autumn dates to know about.
The autumnal equinox occurs on Friday, Sept. 22.
Fall doesn’t technically begin until 11:50 p.m. PDT on Sept. 22 in the Northern Hemisphere, but meteorological fall, observed by weather experts and forecasters, officially began on Sept. 1 and runs through Dec. 1.
Here are the meteorological seasons:
Astronomical fall continues through 7:27 p.m. PST on Thursday, Dec. 21, when winter officially begins.
Daylight saving time will soon come to an end, which means Americans will soon turn their clocks back a full hour.
In the U.S., daylight saving time lasts for a total of 34 weeks, running from early-to-mid March to the beginning of November in those states that observe it.
In 2023, Daylight Saving Time began on Sunday, March 12, more than a full week before the official start of spring.
Daylight Saving Time will end on Sunday, Nov. 5 -- that's the date that most people in the U.S. will set their clocks back an hour.
One of the unfortunate realities of summer is that the days get progressively shorter.
San Diego saw its first sunset before 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12, according to the site Time and Date.
Unfortunately for sunshine lovers, the earlier-sunset trend is only going to continue through December.
The earliest sunset of 2023 is expected to occur on Friday, Dec. 8 across most of the U.S., varying slightly by location.
In San Diego, the sun will set at 4:42 p.m. that day, according to Time and Date.
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego State Athletics announced today the repositioning of the department's comprehensive Name, Image and Likeness initiative formerly known as Aztec Advantage. The rebranded program is now positioned under the name Aztec NIL but will maintain core tenants of the previous program with a focus on assisting student-athletes in NIL through personal and professional development.In addition to the name change, SDSU has announced the appointment of new NIL coordinator Brenden Hill, who most recently led in...
SAN DIEGO -- San Diego State Athletics announced today the repositioning of the department's comprehensive Name, Image and Likeness initiative formerly known as Aztec Advantage. The rebranded program is now positioned under the name Aztec NIL but will maintain core tenants of the previous program with a focus on assisting student-athletes in NIL through personal and professional development.
In addition to the name change, SDSU has announced the appointment of new NIL coordinator Brenden Hill, who most recently led internal strategy for one of the nations most successful NIL marketing agencies, Triumph NIL (triumphnil.com).
"San Diego State has a long tradition of notable athletes that have developed Hall of Fame brands here on The Mesa," Hill said. "Combining that legacy with the momentum we have built in a commercially viable market like San Diego, there is no doubt that we are well positioned to create a dynamic Name, Image and Likeness eco-system here in America's Finest City. It is a great time to be an Aztec!"
The Aztec NIL program will introduce mentorship, creativity, and empowerment as three core values that align with director of athletics John David Wicker's vision for developing the total student-athlete at SDSU.
"It is important to me that our athletic department at San Diego State graduates well rounded people who will go on to make a positive impact on society," Wicker said. "Name, Image and Likeness provides an opportunity to engage our student-athletes in a parallel track with our AGP program. Financial literacy, brand awareness, and time-management are all key components to NIL. Our reimagined program will complement our approach to student-athlete development and Brenden is the right person to lead our internal strategy while supporting our student-athletes."
The Aztec NIL program will work with student-athletes across sports, including international students, to help them navigate NIL creatively and compliantly. Hill plans to raise awareness regarding the benefits of NIL to fans, alumni and the local business community.
"NIL is a great resource for student-athletes as they navigate real life situations," Hill added. "They are not immune to cost of living expenses and other challenges navigating this ever evolving space. I'm excited to work in partnership with our student-athletes as well as to better inform our alumni and supporters as to how they can participate."
What To Expect
● Marketplace: San Diego State recently extended a partnership with NIL technology company Opendorse. The tech platform offers a platform for student-athletes to disclose their NIL activity to compliance in addition to serving as a one stop shop where fans can purchase video messages, request autographs/appearances, and brands can make offers to student-athletes to be ambassadors. Opendorse will introduce a branded landing page for businesses who are interested in leveraging student-athletes NIL alongside SDSU logos, marks and IP.
As of today, any brands that are interested in learning how to leverage SDSU IP alongside NIL are encouraged to reach out to Eric Del Carmen, VP JMI Sports email@example.com. ● Content and Social Media: With the proliferation of the creator economy, Aztec NIL will work alongside all sports teams and athletes to increase media content in collaboration with team accounts to assist student-athletes in showcasing their unique talents and brand personality. ● Licensed NIL Merchandise: Campus Ink has recently introduced expanded product skus through their SDSU NIL Store, including custom jerseys, and signature releases. Fans can expect additional vendors to be added to increase availability of officially licensed products and support of team merchandise that extend beyond wearables in the NIL space. ● Financial Literacy: With increased opportunities to earn money or receive in-kind benefits, there will be an increased investment in financial programming around taxes, budgeting, and financial planning in partnership with notable regional and national service providers. ● Entrepreneurship: SDSU features one of the nation's best startup incubators in Zip Launchpad. Student-Athletes will have access to partner with start-ups to leverage their social currency or professional skills, in addition to leveraging the incubator for their own next great idea!
Connect with Aztec NIL on social media @Aztec_NIL or email NIL Coordinator, Brenden Hill with any questions related to SDSU Name, Image and Likeness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ST. LOUIS -- Career win No. 200 and his place in Cardinals lore forever secured, veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright will only pitch at Busch Stadium -- if he pitches again at all -- over the remainder of this season, manager Oliver Marmol said on Tuesday.The 42-year-old Wainwright, who announced before last year that this will be ...
ST. LOUIS -- Career win No. 200 and his place in Cardinals lore forever secured, veteran right-hander Adam Wainwright will only pitch at Busch Stadium -- if he pitches again at all -- over the remainder of this season, manager Oliver Marmol said on Tuesday.
The 42-year-old Wainwright, who announced before last year that this will be his final MLB season, saved his best outing of 2023 for Monday when he tossed seven innings of scoreless, four-hit, two-walk baseball in a 1-0 defeat of the Brewers that gave him the 200th victory of his storied career. Wainwright became the fifth active MLB pitcher with 200 or more wins and only the third pitcher in Cardinals history to reach 200 wins.
After Wainwright pitched through shoulder pain and with his aching back taped up on Monday at Busch Stadium, Marmol announced that the MLB veteran of 18 seasons would not be taking his normal turn in the rotation on Saturday when the Cardinals face the Padres in San Diego. He added that if Wainwright pitches again, it will take place during the final home series of the season (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) against the Reds.
“We’re going to sit down. … We’ve started that conversation and we’ve decided that he will not take the start in San Diego,” Marmol said of Wainwright, who is 5-11 with a 7.40 ERA over 21 starts this season. “We’ll walk through what it looks like to finish the season, but we’ve yet to make the decision on [Wainwright pitching again].
“[Monday] night was pretty cool. If he takes another start, it will be in front of our home crowd.”
The Cardinals continue the home series vs. the Brewers from Tuesday to Thursday before embarking on a six-game road trip to San Diego and Milwaukee. Already assured of their first losing season since 2007 and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2018, the Cardinals close out the 2023 season with three home games against the Reds.
In his 478th MLB game, his 411th start and his 59th regular-season start since turning 40 years old, Wainwright became the first player in MLB history to have his 200th victory come via a 1-0 decision, per Elias Sports Bureau. At 42 years and 19 days, Wainwright also became the oldest Cardinals pitcher to throw seven scoreless innings, surpassing what Jim Kaat (41 years, 210 days) did on June 4, 1980.
Asked to pick the coolest text message he got on Monday night and Tuesday afternoon of the hundreds that flooded into his phone, Wainwright said, “[Reds Hall of Fame catcher] Johnny Bench is a pretty cool one.”
One possibility for Wainwright to make another appearance before Cardinals fans would be for him to be used as a designated hitter or a pinch-hitter -- something he has openly lobbied for all season. Wainwright is one of just three players in AL/NL history to homer in his first at-bat then win the game as a pitcher, which he did on May 24, 2006, vs. the Giants. In his career, Wainwright is a .193 hitter with 10 home runs and 75 RBIs. He hit two home runs in 2009, ’16 and ’17 and he has 39 doubles and two triples in his career.
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Asked if he had been getting hounded by Wainwright to get some at-bats as his career winds to a close, Marmol playfully said: “That’s what [Wainwright] does. We will see [if it happens].”
Wainwright, who has 108 career wins in St. Louis, is scheduled to hold a three-song postgame concert at Busch Stadium following the game against the Reds on Sept. 30. An aspiring country music artist who performed live in front of fans in January, Wainwright has an album in the works that is scheduled to be released in early 2024. He also surprised Cardinals fans in March by singing the national anthem before the Opening Day loss to the Blue Jays.
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The San Diego Padres pulled starter Blake Snell after he tossed seven no-hit innings against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday. Here’s what you need to know:The Athletic’s instant ...
The Athletic’s instant analysis:
In what may have been his final home start at Petco Park, Snell strengthened his resume ahead of free agency. He also bolstered his case as the apparent frontrunner for the National League Cy Young Award.
Snell’s ERA is down to 2.33, almost half a point lower than any other qualifying pitcher in the majors. He is the first Padre to record consecutive outings of at least six scoreless innings with one hit or no hits allowed. He’s also the first big-league pitcher to do so this season.
Over his last 22 starts, Snell has logged a 1.26 ERA. He is attempting to become the seventh pitcher to win a Cy Young Award in both leagues. — Lin
Because his pitch count was already above 100, and because free agency beckons. There, Snell could command a contract approaching $200 million. The Scott Boras client has spent the summer putting together a lengthy demonstration in run prevention.
With his tendency to throw a lot of pitches, he also has yet to work into the eighth inning. Tuesday, Snell and the fourth-place Padres opted not to risk injury by pushing him further. Snell is scheduled to start the first game of San Diego’s season-ending road trip. — Lin
“This game will be forgotten about after tomorrow’s game,” Snell said. “I need to be healthy, I need to pitch and I need to be accountable to throw when it’s my turn to pitch. That’s what’s most important.”
The 2018 American League Cy Young Award winner and current NL candidate for the accolade entered the day leading the majors with his 2.43 ERA — but also his 93 walks. Snell has tossed 174 innings in 2023, second-most in his career only behind the 180 2/3 during his Cy Young campaign with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Padres, eliminated from NL West contention, are 5 1/2 games back of a wild-card spot after Tuesday’s action with a 74-78 record.
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Getty Images In a season full of disappointing teams, the San Diego Padres stand out from the pack. They have spent lavishly -- both in terms of dollars and trade capital -- the last few years to build a core of prime-aged superstars, yet the result is a 73-78 record and a trip to the golf course in October. ...
In a season full of disappointing teams, the San Diego Padres stand out from the pack. They have spent lavishly -- both in terms of dollars and trade capital -- the last few years to build a core of prime-aged superstars, yet the result is a 73-78 record and a trip to the golf course in October. It stands to reason GM A.J. Preller's seat is getting warm.
On Tuesday, The Athletic detailed San Diego's disappointing season, and one unnamed Padres player went as far as to say the relationship between Preller and manager Bob Melvin is "unfixable." For what it's worth, Preller acknowledged he and Melvin don't always see eye-to-eye, though he called it "healthy debate." Here's more from The Athletic:
Several Padres people interviewed for this story described circumstances in which Preller told players one thing and Melvin told them another. One player, while careful not to absolve himself and his teammates of blame, likened the situation to a toxic relationship between parents in which the kids suffer.
"If nobody's on the same page and you're getting two stories from two different people, there is not trust there," the player said. "The players are going to feel like, well, who can I confide in? Who can I talk to?"
Melvin, a three-time Manager of the Year, joined the Padres last season and led San Diego to the NLCS. He is the team's seventh manager in Preller's nine full seasons as GM (including interims) and their third full-time manager in the last five years. Melvin was expected to help solve to the team's underperformance issues from 2019-21 and provide stability in the dugout.
Instead, the Padres are again underperforming this year, though it should be noted some of their issues were known coming into the season. San Diego lacked depth, particularly beyond their top starters and core relievers, and that depth had held them back at times. The roster is top heavy, and when the guys at the top don't perform as expected, it can make everyone look bad.
"I think we just didn't want it," Manny Machado said recently. "... I will say that. I think that's everyone's fault. It's everybody's fault. We didn't want it as a team. It falls down to the team. That's not necessarily one player. It's not an individual sport. So I think ultimately, it comes down to all of us. We should have wanted it more."
To state the obvious, the GM and manager should be on the same page. You don't have to agree on everything, different opinions are a good thing, but you should be collaborative. It doesn't sound like that's the case with Preller and Melvin. The standings suggest the Padres will make changes after this season. Will Preller really hire a fourth manager in six years?