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 Savannah, 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
Very hot this afternoonSavannah, Ga. (WJCL)- More very hot weather is in the forecast today. The afternoon temperatures will be in the mid to upper-90s and feels like temperature near 105˚. There is less than a 20% chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon. A few showers possible this weekIt will not be as hot on Wednesday with breezy northeast winds. Highs are going to be in the low-90s for most areas. There is a chance for a few showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some of the thunderstorms could be str...
Very hot this afternoon
Savannah, Ga. (WJCL)- More very hot weather is in the forecast today. The afternoon temperatures will be in the mid to upper-90s and feels like temperature near 105˚. There is less than a 20% chance of showers or thunderstorms this afternoon.
A few showers possible this week
It will not be as hot on Wednesday with breezy northeast winds. Highs are going to be in the low-90s for most areas. There is a chance for a few showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon. Some of the thunderstorms could be strong with gusty winds.
Thursday and Friday are looking mainly dry with a very small chance for a sea breeze shower. Highs in the lower-90s on Thursday, but the heat builds back into the area on Friday with highs in the mid-90s.
Hot this weekend
The weekend will be very hot with highs in the mid to upper-90s. There could be a few areas to hit 100˚ on Saturday. The best chance for showers or thunderstorms will be on Sunday afternoon.
Tracking the Tropics:
Tracking two tropical storms and more development likely.
Very busy in the tropics
Tropical Depression Gert will weaken and become a non-tropical system by later today or tomorrow.
Tracking Tropical Storm Franklin
Tropical Storm Franklin will strengthen throughout the week. By the end of the week, it will be east of the Bahamas and could become the second hurricane of the season by the weekend. Models do track Franklin back to the northwest next week.
Tropical Storm Harold takes aim at Texas
Tropical Storm Harold is just off the coast of Texas. It could strengthen later today before making landfall near Brownsville, Texas.
There are two other areas that could develop this week. One area is the remnants of Emily, and the other area just off the coast of Africa should develop by the end of the week.
Today: Mostly Sunny and Hot. High: 96.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low: 76.
Wednesday: Mix of Sun and clouds with Isolated Showers. High: 90.
Thursday: Partly Sunny. High: 92.
Friday: Sunny and Hot. High: 96.
Saturday: Mostly Sunny and Hot. High: 98.
Sunday: Mix of Sun and Clouds with Isolated Showers or Storms. High: 94.
Sun and Tides:
Sunrise: 6:53 am Sunset: 8:00 pm
High: 12:45 pm (6.8’) Low: 7:08 pm (1.4’)
Have a good day,
Here's a chance for local high school football fans to cast their vote in a reader's poll selecting the Greater Savannah Area Player of the Year — ...
Here are 50 players to choose from with at least one from each team playing in the Greater Savannah area. The winner is decided by the poll of readers.
Voting will conclude on Thursday, Aug. 24, with the winner announced Friday.
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Dennis Knight covers sports for the Savannah Morning News. Contact him at Dknight@savannahnow.com. Twitter: @DennisKnightSMN
The high school football season is underway in the Greater Savannah area — and there were plenty of big-time performances as teams made their debuts this week....
The high school football season is underway in the Greater Savannah area — and there were plenty of big-time performances as teams made their debuts this week.
Here's the candidates for the Savannah Morning News Football Player of the Week for Week 1. The voting for the winner is based on a poll of readers. Voting concludes at 6 p.m. Wednesday night.
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The junior rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown in his first start in the Hornets win over Windsor Forest.
The junior running back racked up 160 yards rushing and four touchdowns, including an 86-yard score, and had two catches for 45 yards in the Raiders win over Hilton Head Christian.
The senior scored three touchdowns — on an 86-yard kickoff return, a 55-yard blocked punt return and a 4-yard run — in a win at Efffingham County. He rushed for 52 yards on 10 carries and had three catches for 42 yards in the win.
The junior rushed for 52 yards and a pair of scores and was 10 of 13 passing for 135 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Windsor Forest.
The Tennessee-bound senior threw for 199 yards and four touchdowns in a win over Islands.
The senior had a touchdown run, a scoring pass and also played well defensively at linebacker in an impressive road win at Lincoln County.
The senior rushed for 150 and five touchdowns on 19 carries, including a 65-yard strike, in the Blazers win over Hilton Head Prep.
The senior rushed for 101 yards and three scores on eight carries in a win over Thomas Jefferson.
The senior threw for more than 400 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Palmetto Christian.
The senior ran for 59 yards and a score on six carries and was 6 of 11 passing for 96 yards and a touchdown in the win over Jenkins.
Where does Luke Kromenhoek go from here?He already won a state title & committed to FSU.
The senior had eight catches for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Palmetto Christian.
In his first varsity start, the sophomore had a touchdown run and a touchdown catch in a win over Jenkins.
The junior ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns in a loss to Josey.
The senior rushed for 181 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries and had 11 tackles, including two for losses, with a sack and an interception in the win at Lincoln County.
Blackshear had five receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Islands.
In his first high school game, Guyton had 3.5 sacks and 4.5 tackles for losses in the win over Hilton Head Christian.
Dennis Knight covers sports for the Savannah Morning News. Contact him at Dknight@zdennisow.com. Twitter: @DennisKnightSMN
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Savannah has some of the best food in the nation, so to narrow down your search for dinner, here are the top five reviewed restaurants, according to Yelp.Yelp publishes crowd-sourced business reviews.Collins Quarter DowntownWith a 4.5 rating on Yelp and 4,200 reviews, ...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Savannah has some of the best food in the nation, so to narrow down your search for dinner, here are the top five reviewed restaurants, according to Yelp.
Yelp publishes crowd-sourced business reviews.
With a 4.5 rating on Yelp and 4,200 reviews, Collins Quarter Cafe and Grill earns a spot on this list.
“We do the teamwork thing very well. Everyone in this building is committed to the guest experience,” said Kaleigh Lamont, a bartender at the restaurant. “It’s just the attention to detail. Every bit of this building, every placement of flowers on the table, it’s all very intentional.”
Named after Collins Street, located in the owner’s hometown of Melbourne, Australia, known for having some of the best cafes. The restaurant combines the feeling of brunch with a chic night-out vibe, marrying coffee and alcohol.
151 Bull St Savannah, GA 31401
Coffee service starts at 7:30 a.m.
Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
No reservations at this location
Treylor Park received a 4.3 on Yelp with around 4,200 reviews, with the motto of “Live sensibly, home is where you park it.” They play off the trailer park theme with their clever name coming from the owner Trey Wilder and 80s nostalgia.
“When it comes to Treylor Park, we set ourselves apart from other restaurants due to our impeccable customer service, our great quality food and the overall brand and ambiance,” said Marcus Walker, general manager.
There are seven Treylor Park locations across Georgia and Flordia, with the downtown Savannah location catering more to tourists and the sister store Hitch catering more to locals.
115 E Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401
Open Weekdays: 11 am – 1 a.m.
Open Weekends: 10 am – 1 a.m.
Zunzi’s has a 4.5 rating on Yelp with around 1,800 reviews and caters to those with a taste for South African food and a warm home-cooked meal. Locally known as a SCAD student staple, Zunzi’s blends its wide drink menu with its tropical food options.
“First off, they have the absolute cutest restaurant. It’s bright, clean, and colorful! They have a huge covered patio with fans, but there is also an indoor area if you need a break from the heat,” said Yelp reviewer Clarissa H. from Chicago, Illinois.
236 Drayton St, Savannah, GA 31401
Monday – Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
With a 4.4 rating on Yelp with over 1,700 reviews Crystal Beer Parlor has a rich history. It began as a grocery store in the early 1900s until it was sold to become one of the first restaurants to serve alcohol after Prohibition.
They are known for their traditional-style burgers, homemade fries and crab stew.
“Super cool place with great service and great food and drinks. I now know why this is a Savannah staple. I will be back soon!” said Yelp reviewer Thomas B. from Young Harris, Georgia.
301 W Jones St Savannah, GA 31401
Tuesday-Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.Closed Mondays and Major Holidays
With a 4.3 rating on Yelp and 1,900 reviews, Savannah Seafood Shack has been featured on the Food Network and Cooking Chanel for their famous Low Country Boil. Known as a fast-casual restaurant, they provide quick service with their food.
“We’re a friendly family-oriented restaurant, you’re not gonna wait longer than 15 minutes,” said Gracie Clause, the kitchen manager who has been with the company for seven years.
116 E. Broughton Street Savannah, GA 31401
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Athens, GA (RestaurantNews.com) Saucy chicken chain Zaxby’s®, the premium quick-service restaurant, beloved for its Chicken Fingerz®, wings and legendary Zax Sauce®, is opening its second location in Pooler, Georgia, at 102 Zoya Lane. The new Zaxby’s is owned and operated by SSR Savannah, LLC, and will open for drive-thru a...
Athens, GA (RestaurantNews.com) Saucy chicken chain Zaxby’s®, the premium quick-service restaurant, beloved for its Chicken Fingerz®, wings and legendary Zax Sauce®, is opening its second location in Pooler, Georgia, at 102 Zoya Lane. The new Zaxby’s is owned and operated by SSR Savannah, LLC, and will open for drive-thru and dine-in on Monday, August 28.
“We have always been dedicated to sharing the indescribably good taste of Zaxby’s chicken with our local community. As the owner and operator of seven locations in Georgia, including our second Zaxby’s in Pooler, we have remained committed to our mission,” said Scott Roberts, designated principal of SSR Savannah, LLC. “Without the unwavering support of all the patrons in the Pooler area, we would not have been able to build this brand-new store.”
Located off I-16 at Exit 155 (Pooler Parkway), the roughly 3,400-square-foot farmhouse-style restaurant, will feature an indoor dining area for up to 56 guests and a convenient drink station equipped with three self-serve Coca-Cola legacy machines. Guests will experience expedited to-go service with a double drive-thru layout and Zaxby’s new digital menu boards. The new location has two distinct drive-thru windows for payment and pick-up, along with a drive-thru delivery door to improve efficiency and ensure speedy service.
For even faster service, customers may also order ahead online via zaxbys.com as well as through the new Zaxby’s app available for download on Google Play and the App Store. Ordering delivery is available directly through the Zaxby’s app, as well as via DoorDash, UberEats and Grubhub.
Zaxby’s serves fresh, prepared-at-order Chicken Fingerz and wings tossed in a variety of bold and spicy sauces. The menu features the brand’s award-winning Signature Sandwich, the wildly popular Chicken Bacon Ranch Loaded Fries and Zaxby’s iconic Fried Pickles, which received USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Fast Food Sides category. Most recently, Zaxby’s added Funnel Cakes with powdered sugar and caramel dipping sauce to its offerings. The snackable, dunkable, delicious dessert is available at participating locations for a limited time only.
Founded in 1990, Zaxby’s is committed to serving delicious chicken fingers, wings, sandwiches and salads with Southern hospitality and a modern twist. Zaxby’s iconic Fried Pickles were selected to USA Today’s 2023 10Best Fast Food Sides List. Zaxby’s has grown to more than 900 locations in 17 states and is headquartered in Athens, Georgia. For more information, visit zaxbys.com or zaxbysfranchising.com.