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.
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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
After 22 years, Paul Cohlmia is getting out of the Riverside Cafe business — at least in Wichita.Cohlmia, who in 2001 took over the Riverside Cafe restaurant at 739 W. 13th St., has sold it to new owners. Raul and Melissa Velasquez — who a year ago bought the Riverside Cafe at 9125 W. Central from Cohlmia — are also purchasing the West 13th Street restaurant. They take over on J...
After 22 years, Paul Cohlmia is getting out of the Riverside Cafe business — at least in Wichita.
Cohlmia, who in 2001 took over the Riverside Cafe restaurant at 739 W. 13th St., has sold it to new owners. Raul and Melissa Velasquez — who a year ago bought the Riverside Cafe at 9125 W. Central from Cohlmia — are also purchasing the West 13th Street restaurant. They take over on Jan. 1.
Though he’ll no longer own a restaurant in Wichita, Cohlmia said he’ll keep the Derby Riverside Cafe, which he opened in 2011 at 824 N. Baltimore. But he plans to rename it and let the Velasquez’s keep the name Riverside Cafe.
“I think it’s time for new blood in Riverside,” said Cohlmia, adding that his plan is to slow his life down and enjoy more time traveling. He said he was not sure when he’d change the name of his Derby cafe, which he said is always busy.
Raul Velasquez said that he and his wife don’t plan any big changes at the 13th Street restaurant. They kept the menu and recipes the same when they took over at West Central and plan to do the same now.
They do, however, hope to add more parking at the 13th Street restaurant. The landlord plans to surface a dirt-covered area that’s just behind the current south parking lot, and Raul Velasquez said he thinks he’ll be able to fit at least another 15 cars there.
Raul Velasquez said he spent years cooking at beef and seafood restaurants in Texas, but he and his wife are first-time business owners.
“This is a gift,” he said. “I’m thrilled with Melissa to be able to do this as a team.”
The Riverside Cafe building on 13th Street has operated for decades. A former gas station, the building was converted to a restaurant in 1946 and operated as the West-Urn Cafe. A number of other restaurants operated in the space over the years, including Ed’s Cafe and Dick and Jayne’s.
In 2006, Cohlmia expanded the 13th Street restaurant — known for its breakfast and blue plate specials — adding a second dining room. The restaurant suffered a fire in July 2021 and remained closed until Cohlmia reopened it in January.
Cohlmia opened the West Central Riverside Cafe in 2017. He also had one at 2539 W. Pawnee St. from 2013 until he closed it in 2017.
The holiday season has been generous to sandwich fans in Wichita, and the last five days have brought even more blessings between two slices of bread.Two new sandwich-focused eateries are now officially open: One started welcoming people in on Friday, and the other is officially opening to the public as of today (Tuesday, Dec. 26).Though the owners of Solly & Jude’s at 400 S. Emporia have been putting on ...
The holiday season has been generous to sandwich fans in Wichita, and the last five days have brought even more blessings between two slices of bread.
Two new sandwich-focused eateries are now officially open: One started welcoming people in on Friday, and the other is officially opening to the public as of today (Tuesday, Dec. 26).
Though the owners of Solly & Jude’s at 400 S. Emporia have been putting on low-key soft-opening events for a week or so, today is the first day that the restaurant and bar is open for real. It will now be operating its regular hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For now, the bar and restaurant will open on weekends only when Intrust Bank Arena — which sits just across the street — is having events.
Last week, the ownership group — which includes Alex Thomas of The Cotillion and Kirby’s Beer Store and Justin Brown of Barleycorn’s, The Shamrock Lounge and Jerry’s Bar & Grill — opened for a couple of pop-up lunch services, and I caught one.
The restaurant is on the smaller side and has several tables and booths as well as bar seating. I found a seat and ordered the Reuben, hold the sauerkraut, because I really hate sauerkraut but really love all the other ingredients that make up the famous sandwich. This one was an event — dripping with melty Swiss cheese between layers of pastrami sandwiched between two pieces of buttered Rye. It certainly wasn’t the healthiest thing I ate last week but it was possibly the most delicious.
I also ordered a side of tater tots, dubbed “Scott’s Tots” at Solly & Jude’s, and got them topped with truffle oil. The tots were hot and crispy, just as they should be. Solly & Jude’s serves every sandwich with a side of chips and an Otis Spunkmeyer chocolate chip cookie.
Though the owners didn’t have the cocktail menu ready last week, the bar will serve craft cocktails and beer. Solly & Jude’s also has patio seating on the building’s east side. See the menu below.
Wichita’s other just-opened sandwich restaurant is Quinton’s, which is the new concept that’s taken over the Crutch & Biscuit space at 550 N. Rock Road. Quinton’s belongs to Steven Gaudreau, who also owned Crutch & Biscuit and has Dempsey’s Burger Pub at 3700 E. Douglas.
Gaudreau founded Quinton’s in Lawrence in 1991, and it was a popular bar and restaurant on Lawrence’s main drag — Massachusetts Street — until the pandemic shut it down. He decided the concept may work better on Rock Road than Crutch & Biscuit.
Quinton’s serves a long list of sandwiches, including The Jayhawk, made with grilled chicken breast, provolone cheese, tomato, lettuce and honey mustard. The sandwich menu, which you can see below, also has a club, a hot pastrami, and pastrami Reuben, a BLT, a ham and cheese, a Philly, a veggie and more.
The restaurant also serves three different soups in bread bowls: cream of potato bacon, cream of broccoli and Coney Island chili. There’s also a big selection of appetizers, burgers, chicken sandwiches and salads.
Quinton’s is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. On Saturdays and Sundays, it’s open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and still serves the Crutch & Biscuit brunch menu from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - “The Color Purple” debuted in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day. While you may recognize some of the major actors. What you may not know is that some of those in the background are from Wichita.Huron Breaux, II and David Wallace met at a poker game in 2007. It was an unlikely friendship, but they began to grow on each other.“We him for years and I just started liking him a couple of weeks ago,” said Breaux jokingly.“It’s been downhill pretty quickly from there...
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - “The Color Purple” debuted in theaters nationwide on Christmas Day. While you may recognize some of the major actors. What you may not know is that some of those in the background are from Wichita.
Huron Breaux, II and David Wallace met at a poker game in 2007. It was an unlikely friendship, but they began to grow on each other.
“We him for years and I just started liking him a couple of weeks ago,” said Breaux jokingly.
“It’s been downhill pretty quickly from there. pretty quick,” said Wallace with a laugh. “I’m like I hate this guy. ‘Let’s hang out, can I buy you lunch?’”
It’s their friendship that also landed them both in “The Color Purple.” Wallace said it was during a game of poker that he received a call from Breaux asking if he’d like to play the role of the preacher in the stage production. Rehearsals started the next day at Roxy’s in downtown Wichita.
Breaux played the role of Mister. Having acted since he was a child, performing on stage was no challenge for him. But it was during this role that he got an even bigger opportunity. Thanks in part to a local community member who called a casting director, another Wichita native, and asked her if she’d seen the local performance.
“At the end of the production, we were all invited to be extras, background actors now in “The Color Purple” movie musical,” said Breaux.
Set in rural Georgia during the early 1900s, “The Color Purple” follows the journey of Celie, a young African American woman, as she navigates through various hardships and personal growth.
To be in the movie, Breaux was forced to take his own leap of faith.
“There is nothing definite at all. You just feel like you’re stepping out into the abyss and hope you are not wasting money. It’s definitely a step of faith,” he said.
In Atlanta, where the filming took place, he quickly realized that Hollywood operates differently than a local theater in Wichita. He wanted to have someone by his side that would understand the gravity of the opportunity.
“I believed that this was happening when they sent me to get a Covid test and they knew who I was,” said Breaux. “At that point, I picked up the phone and called David and said, “Hey, didn’t try to blacklist you but this is a real opportunity, so if you’re interested, you should probably get a ticket.”
Again, Wallace listened and found himself soon on set. He said there was a lot of singing and dancing. And if you watch closely in the Juke Joint scene, you’ll see both men.
“You know the part where they say the ‘drinks on the house!’ Huron is right in camera view. And when they cut right back from there I’m right off to the side of the stage where I was like, ‘yea get it, girl,’” said Wallace.
Breaux said there were no rehearsals. Everything was impromptu.
“They tell you what’s happening in the scene and they you assume your character in that scene,” said Breaux. “And you have to be careful not to do too much to take away from the main actor in that scene but do enough to keep your character alive and organic.”
Wallace said the chance of a lifetime lasts about 30 seconds in the movie.
“We filmed that for days. Hundreds of extras, so many dance numbers, we were having 17-hour days,” he said.
The Color Purple debuted in Wichita theaters on Christmas,
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The men’s basketball teams at Sunflower State schools Kansas and Wichita State pretty much have gone their own, separate ways throughout the years.The Jayhawks and Shockers, as a matter of fact — teams that will tangle at 3 p.m. Saturday at T-Mobile Center — last scheduled and played a regular-season game against each other three decades ago. The Jayhawks, who lead the all-time ser...
The men’s basketball teams at Sunflower State schools Kansas and Wichita State pretty much have gone their own, separate ways throughout the years.
The Jayhawks and Shockers, as a matter of fact — teams that will tangle at 3 p.m. Saturday at T-Mobile Center — last scheduled and played a regular-season game against each other three decades ago. The Jayhawks, who lead the all-time series 12-3, clobbered the Shockers 103-54 on Jan. 6, 1993, at Allen Fieldhouse.
KU coach Bill Self, who stressed Thursday that “it’s not going to be a home-and-home” (with Wichita State) in the future, was asked if he thought KU-WSU could again become a rivalry.
The teams played nine times from 1984 to 1993.
“I don’t think we’ll play enough for it to be. … Now we are not going to go home-and-home. It’s not going to be anything like that,” Self said. “I hope our players (Saturday) look at it as an in-state rivalry game and certainly we’ll educate them to that point. This isn’t going to be a Missouri-type setup.”
KU and Missouri have completed the third year of a six-game series covering six seasons.
Self explained the reasoning behind KU and WSU getting together during the 2023 holiday season for what currently is considered a one-time happening set up by the Kansas City Sports Commission.
“I think I reached out to Wichita State last winter and said, ‘Would you want to play a neutral site game, and of course the neutral site would be Kansas City?’ And they jumped on it or they thought it was a good idea,” Self said, indicating he spoke with former WSU coach Isaac Brown about possibly playing the game.
Self said he believed it was “a way to create some interest and the Kansas City Sports Commission I think is the one actually putting the game on. It’s not a KU home game. I thought if we were going to do that and if the Kansas City Sports Commission was going to be the one to put the game on, I really felt like having an opponent like Wichita State would actually help draw (fans). I thought that was important.”
KU has played Wichita State once during Self’s first 20 years at KU. The Shockers prevailed 78-65 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game in 2015 in Omaha.
Until helping set up this game, Self had expressed no interest in playing WSU.
In 2013, Self told The Star: “This isn’t knocking Wichita State, but if it was best for our program, I would reach out to them about scheduling them. But it’s not. The one thing about being in coaching a long time and coaching at different schools and different levels is the fact that you understand that coaches schedule what’s in the best interest of their program. Nowhere does it say that they are obligated to schedule in the best interest of somebody else’s program that wants to play them.”
He stated to ESPN’s Andy Katz in 2014: “You schedule to benefit your own school, not to benefit others. You have to benefit your own school. I want to play games that benefit us, and from a financial standpoint, it’s hard to play games away from Allen Fieldhouse since that’s our main source of budget every year.”
Some have said a high-major program has “little to gain and everything to lose,” so to speak, scheduling a mid-major from the same state. A reporter asked Self Thursday about expressing that exact sentiment in the past, though a search of the archives has not yet successfully located such a Self quote.
“I don’t remember a quote that I said (about KU scheduling WSU), but in general just from a strategic standpoint when a game is circled — regardless if this one is or not — when a game Is circled obviously there’s motivation maybe for one team that isn’t there for the other team. I don’t remember exactly what I said to that point at all in going back when I said it, I don’t even know what year that would be,” Self said.
“I think it’s a big game for us because it’s the next game. Obviously we want momentum going into the league and you don’t want to have another school in your state have bragging rights over you until you actually do play again, and we don’t know when that would be.”
Self is on good terms with first-year WSU coach Paul Mills, who like Self has been the head coach at Oral Roberts.
“I like their head coach,” Self said. “The thing is, I don’t have anything against Wichita State. I’m not sure Roy (Williams, former KU coach) had anything against Wichita State. I’m not sure any of the coaches had anything against Wichita State. But I know when I was at Tulsa I made a lot of calls to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State and they weren’t returned, so. …”
Of high majors OSU and OU not wanting to play his Tulsa teams, Self told The Star in 2015: “They wouldn’t play. But I didn’t blame them. And I didn’t make a big deal of it.”
Former KU player and assistant coach Mark Turgeon, who also was head coach at KU, said this of the series to The Star in 2015; “I’ll speak for Bill and say it’s probably not in Kansas’ best interest to play Wichita State. But when I was (at Wichita State), I certainly wanted to (play KU). I think it was great for Wichita State. I don’t think it was that good for Kansas. They played nine times (1984 to ’93). In Wichita they just remember the one.”
KU is 6-1 vs. WSU in Wichita with the loss a 54-49 decision in 1987. KU is 4-0 in Lawrence, 2-0 in KC and 0-2 in the NCAA Tournament.