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 Wichita, 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
It has grown to become one of Wichita’s biggest beer festivals over the last decade, and on Saturday, Johnson Garden Centers’ annual ...
It has grown to become one of Wichita’s biggest beer festivals over the last decade, and on Saturday, Johnson Garden Centers’ annual Iron Chilehead event will return for its 10th year — with a record number of breweries in attendance.
The event, which happens from noon to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Johnson’s Garden Centers at 2707 W. 13th St., always marks the arrival of Hatch green chile season, and its centerpiece is a beer festival that this year will include 24 local and regional craft breweries offering samples. One of the beers each brewery serves will be infused with the Hatch green chilis that garden center owner Marty Johnson always travels to New Mexico to retrieve. A panel of judges will choose the best one.
Another panel of judges, which I will be a part of, will choose the best green chili-focused dish prepared by food trucks and vendors at the festival feeding the crowds. Among the vendors this year will be Argentina’s Empanadas, Face Stuffers, Funky Monkey Munchies, Cheezepanzee, Southeast Carryout and Tommy’s Apizza.
The event also will, as always, feature live music by the raucous Bolzen Beer Band, a hip young group from Nebraska that turns rock and pop songs into polka tunes.
It’s free to enter, but those ages 21 and up who want to sample unlimited beers from the breweries will need a $35 ticket, which will include a tasting glass to keep and an Iron ChileHead sticker.
Tickets to the beer tasting are available at ironchilehead.com and at either Johnson’s Garden Centers store. (There’s also one at 6225 Shadybrook.) Among the breweries participating this year: Central Standard, First Man, Nortons, Wichita Brewing Company and Ladybird Brewing out of Winfield, a woman-owned brewery attending for the first time.
Attendees are asked to park at Asbury Church at 2801 W. 15th St. or on surrounding streets. Those who want to bike to the event will be able to check their bikes in and have them safeguarded while they party.
Iron Chilehead got started as a way to promote the annual Chile Fest at Johnson’s. Every August since 1999, Johnson has traveled to Hatch, New Mexico, to pick up bushels and bushels of green chiles then drive them back to town to roast them to sell to his customers. Saturday’s attendees also can purchase roasted chiles while there.
The event usually draws about 1,000 people, said Kristen Chalfant, Johnson’s daughter and an organizer of the event.
“It’s a big party,” she said.
Saturday’s festival also will include a stein-holding competition, crafts for sale and a booth set up by local garlic farm Orie’s Farm Fresh.
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita City Council approved a sound study Tuesday to determine how loud the planned South Lakes Pickleball Complex will be and whether measures need to be taken to reduce noise.Neighbors and pickleball players seem excited about the building, which would be the biggest city-built pickleball complex in Wichita. Sound studies are standard procedure before breaking ground on big...
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – The Wichita City Council approved a sound study Tuesday to determine how loud the planned South Lakes Pickleball Complex will be and whether measures need to be taken to reduce noise.
Neighbors and pickleball players seem excited about the building, which would be the biggest city-built pickleball complex in Wichita. Sound studies are standard procedure before breaking ground on big projects, according to the City.
The sound of the plastic ball connecting with paddles is a welcome rhythm for lovers of the sport.
“It’s music to our ears,” said Ching Brubaker, USA Pickleball Ambassador for Wichita. “I love the sound of it. Whenever I hear it, I’m like, ‘Oh, pickleball!'”
However, the hollow tap could turn into a nuisance for people living across from the lot where the pickleball complex is being built.
“There’s already significant sound there from the soccer play,” said Jeff Blubaugh, the Wichita City Councilmember who represents District 4. “Throughout the United States, at the different pickleball facilities, they talk about the noise that it makes.”
After living in the neighborhood for 20 years, Don Bohanan wasn’t concerned about the additional noise.
“We’ve had soccer over there,” said Bohanan, referring to the existing soccer field in the area. “It’s like anything else. You get used to the sounds after a while. You just don’t notice them.”
Building a berm is one method the city council discussed to block out noise.
“We also talked about maybe we need to relocate some of the courts, so we really won’t know until we get that sound study back,” Blubaugh said.
Adding more courts will create opportunities for connection, according to players.
“I always recommend if people are moving to a new city, just go try pickleball because then you’ll have instant friends,” Brubaker said.
The facility is set to have 18 pickleball courts, making it large enough to host tournaments.
WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State Athletics, over the last several months, has undergone an administrative staff reorganization including a new organizational structure, several staff/title promotions and new day-to-day sport administrator assignments. These changes better support the holistic development of 250+ student-athletes, facilitation of ICAA's mission and achievement of numerous short- and long-term strategic objectives, as announced by Director of Athletics Kevin Saal."Our mission is to develop youn...
WICHITA, Kan. – Wichita State Athletics, over the last several months, has undergone an administrative staff reorganization including a new organizational structure, several staff/title promotions and new day-to-day sport administrator assignments. These changes better support the holistic development of 250+ student-athletes, facilitation of ICAA's mission and achievement of numerous short- and long-term strategic objectives, as announced by Director of Athletics Kevin Saal.
"Our mission is to develop young people and programs," Saal said. "We do that, 'The Shocker Way', through first-class service to our student-athletes, coaches and Shocker Nation. To accomplish our strategic objectives and better meet the needs of all our constituents - primarily the student-athletes - our staff composition, roles and responsibilities must adapt, especially in this fluid intercollegiate athletics environment."
The new organizational structure features an executive leadership staff of six, with clearly defined roles, responsibilities, and divisional areas of oversight. This structure will promote effective collaboration, operational efficiency and accountability for desired results.
New team members on the ICAA Executive Staff include Madison Stein-Mason (formerly Associate AD for Development & Administration at Arkansas State), Scott Barnhart (formerly Senior Associate AD for Business & Resource Operations at Murray State) and Kent Hegenauer (formerly Senior Associate AD at the University of Nevada-Reno). General Executive Staff areas of oversight are summarized below:
Madison Stein-Mason (hired July 2023) – Deputy AD/Senior Woman Administrator
Scott Barnhart (hired October 2022) – Senior Associate AD/Chief Resource Officer
Tami Cutler – Associate AD/Strategic Communications
Alex Johnson – Associate AD/Development & Revenue Generation
Kent Hegenauer (hired January 2023) – Senior Associate AD/Chief Financial Officer
Brad Pittman – Senior Associate AD/Operations & Capital Projects
Additional day-to-day sport administrators include Korey Torgerson (Softball) and Kevin Saal (Men's Basketball).
Additionally, full-time administrative team members either new (within the last 12 months) or with enhanced roles/responsibilities are as follows:
To meet the needs of the student-athletes more directly and specifically, ICAA has hired additional full-time personnel in the areas of Performance and Mental Health, Student-Athlete Experience and Strength & Conditioning.
"These additions are critically important as it relates to our department's ability to establish, and continue improving upon, a first-class student-athlete experience that not only allows us to recruit, but retain, elite level talent," Saal said.
Wichita can cure any back-to-school blues with another packed lineup of fun things to do this weekend and into next week.Here are some of them:8 p.m. Tuesday, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. BroadwayEmmy-winning comedian Craig Ferguson, best known for his decade-long run hosting “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS, is bringing “The Fancy Rascal” tour to Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday. The standup show requires audience members to be at least 16 years old. Doors open at 7 p.m...
Wichita can cure any back-to-school blues with another packed lineup of fun things to do this weekend and into next week.
Here are some of them:
8 p.m. Tuesday, Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway
Emmy-winning comedian Craig Ferguson, best known for his decade-long run hosting “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS, is bringing “The Fancy Rascal” tour to Wichita’s Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday. The standup show requires audience members to be at least 16 years old. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $80 at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 316-755-7328 or in person at the Select-a-Seat box office inside Intrust Bank Arena.
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 3612 N. Webb Road
The Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 88’s Air Capital Fly-In — its 60th annual — happens on Saturday at Col. James Jabara Airport and will include aviation-related vendors, aircraft on display, a car show, candy drops, a model rocket display, children’s activities, food and free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. The event lasts from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids ages 17 and under.
5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Exploration Place’s Festival Plaza; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wichita Sports Forum
Wichita can check out two big shopping events this weekend. First up is Festive ICT’s Shop N Grub, a seasonal market that will put on its final night market of the season from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at Exploration Place’s Festival Plaza. It will feature a variety of vendors plus food and adult beverages, and admission is free. Next up is the monthly Wichita Flea Market, which for the first time will take place at the Wichita Sports Forum. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and will feature more than 200 vendor booths plus appearances by Barbie from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday and by “Paw Patrol’s” Chase from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 or $5 for a two-day ticket. Children 12 and under get in free.
8 p.m. Monday, Wave, 650 E. Second St.
Dave Matthews Band has no plans to be in Wichita anytime soon, but The Dave Matthews Tribute Band will be on stage at Wichita’s Wave music venue on Monday night. The five-piece ensemble has been performing sold-out shows for nearly 20 years and has a “true passion, love, and respect for DMB and their music.” The show starts at 8 p.m. on the venue’s indoor stage, and doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $13-$15 at waveict.com
Friday-Sunday, Old Cowtown Museum, 1865 W. Museum Blvd.
Old Cowtown Museum’s performing arts troupe, Empire House Players, is finishing up a two-weekend run of its melodrama called “Wizard of Oz in the Wild West.” The show features all the favorite Oz characters, including Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion, only this time, they’ve been sent back in time to the western frontier of the 1880s. Remaining performances are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at Old Cowtown’s Empire House Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children at www.tickettailor.com/events/empirehouseplayers/892534?
8 p.m. Wednesday, the Cotillion, 11120 W. Kellogg
Country star Granger Smith is bringing his farewell tour to Wichita on Wednesday. Smith, who earlier this year announced plans to leave touring life behind after 24 years and focus on his local church, will perform at 8 p.m. Wednesday at The Cotillion. Smith, who is known for hits like “Backroad Song” and “If the Boot Fits,” will take the stage after opening act Jake Worthington. Doors open at 7 p.m. A limited number of tickets are still available for $27 at thecotillion.com
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Botanica, 701 N. Amidon Ave.
Tuesday brings another chance to attend Twilight Tunes on the Terrace, Botanica’s monthly summer concert series that started back in April, and this month, the concert is by Jared Brown & The Dirt Road Misfits. Attendees can walk through the gardens before enjoying live music on the terrace and also can order cocktails, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages for sale along with food from Molino’s Mexican Cuisine. People can bring outside food and snacks, but no outside alcohol is permitted. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the concert is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for non-members, $10 for members, and $6 for premium members. Tickets must be purchased at botanica.org and won’t be sold at the door,
Here’s a look at the recent additions made to Wichita’s concert calendar:
Shenandoah, Sept. 15, TempleLive, tickets on sale at wichita.templelive.com
The Fall of Troy, Sept. 22, TempleLive, tickets on sale at wichita.templelive.com
George Takei, Sept. 29, Stiefel Theatre, Salina, tickets on sale at www.stiefeltheatre.org
The Great Divide/Mountain Deer Revival, Sept. 30, TempleLive, tickets on sale at wichita.templelive.com
Joanne Shaw Taylor, Oct. 1, Cotillion, tickets on sale at thecotillion.com
Mac Sabbath, Oct. 11, TempleLive, tickets on sale at wichita.templelive.com
Get the Led Out, Oct. 12, Stiefel Theatre, Salina, tickets on sale at www.stiefeltheatre.org
Theresa Caputo, Nov. 5, The Orpheum, tickets on sale at selectaseat.com
Nordista Freeze, Nov. 9, Wave, tickets on sale at waveict.com
Corb Lund, Nov. 12, Wave, tickets on sale at waveict.com
Josh Meloy, Nov. 17, Wave, tickets on sale at 11 a.m. Friday at waveict.com
Smells Like Nirvana, Jan. 13, 2024, Cotillion, tickets on sale at thecotillion.com
Brad Williams, June 21, 2024, The Orpheum, tickets on sale at selectaseat.com
This story was originally published August 17, 2023, 9:42 AM.
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Travis Adams had his season’s best performance on the mound for the Wind Surge when he pitched six hitless innings and gave up only one run in the top of the seventh. The Wind Surge lineup took advantage of the great opportunity and hit multiple RBIs plus a home run to put them on top of the Cardinals in a 5-1 victory. The Wind Surge now lead the series two games to none.Yoyner Fajardo swung at the first pitch he saw and hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the first inning. Tanner Schobel then hit ...
WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Travis Adams had his season’s best performance on the mound for the Wind Surge when he pitched six hitless innings and gave up only one run in the top of the seventh. The Wind Surge lineup took advantage of the great opportunity and hit multiple RBIs plus a home run to put them on top of the Cardinals in a 5-1 victory. The Wind Surge now lead the series two games to none.
Yoyner Fajardo swung at the first pitch he saw and hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the first inning. Tanner Schobel then hit a deep fly ball to the warning track as a sacrifice fly to give the Surge an early one run lead.
The Wind Surge added a couple more runs to their lead in the bottom of the second. Willie Joe Garry Jr. ripped a line drive into right field for a two RBI double.
Alex Isola hit his 16th home run of the season in the bottom of the third. The solo home run flew over the left field wall and put the Surge up by four runs.
The Cardinals managed to get their first hit of the game in the top of the seventh. Thomas Saggese hit a solo home run over the left field wall to spoil the Wind Surge no hitter.
Patrick Winkel hit an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to give the Wind Surge an insurance run and put the Surge back up by four runs.
Travis Adams made his team-leading 20th start of the season on the mound for the Wichita Wind Surge. He pitched his longest outing of the season when he went six and two-thirds innings. He only gave up one run off two hits, struck out two batters and walked three more. He earned the win and improved his record to (3-8).
The starting pitcher for Springfield was Conner Lunn. He pitched six innings where he gave up four runs off six hits. He struck out six Surge batters and walked two more. He was credited with the loss, and his record falls to (4-6).
The Wichita Wind Surge improve to (21-20, 49-60) and the Springfield Cardinals fall to (20-21, 54-56). The Wind Surge is now in second place in the league and only a half-game behind Northwest Arkansas.