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 Austin, 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
A 63-acre retail center will bring Manor residents a long list of places to shop, including H-E-B and The Home Depot.Junior anchors in Manor Crossing will include a 25,000-square-foot TJ Maxx, a 20,000-square-foot Burlington and a 19,000-square-foot Planet Fitness. Other shops lined up include a 10,000-square-foot Dollar Tree, a 9,000-square-foot Five Below and a 5,500-square-foot Rack Room Shoes.The center will serve as a new hub for eateries including Einstein Bagel Bros, Jersey Mikes Subs, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Chipotl...
A 63-acre retail center will bring Manor residents a long list of places to shop, including H-E-B and The Home Depot.
Junior anchors in Manor Crossing will include a 25,000-square-foot TJ Maxx, a 20,000-square-foot Burlington and a 19,000-square-foot Planet Fitness. Other shops lined up include a 10,000-square-foot Dollar Tree, a 9,000-square-foot Five Below and a 5,500-square-foot Rack Room Shoes.
The center will serve as a new hub for eateries including Einstein Bagel Bros, Jersey Mikes Subs, Chick-fil-A, Chili’s, Chipotle, Panera Bread, Seven Brew, Tropical Café, Five Guys and Abbott’s Frozen Custard.
Jewelry shop James Avery, The UPS Store, Mattress Firm, UFCU, Discount Tire, Total Men’s, Pet Supplies Plus and more are also joining the development.
Manor Crossing will rise at the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 290 and FM 973.
Manor has about 19,000 residents but the retail trade area has a population of more 95,000 people, according to a report by The Retail Coach. A retail trade area is the geographic area from which retailers derive about 85% of their business.
The report predicts a population in the retail trade area of more than 106,000 people by 2028. It uses cell phone data to find where consumers are going to shop and eat, according to Aaron Farmer, president of The Retail Coach.
Butler Family Partnership Ltd. presented its plans for a 95-acre mixed-use site to Manor City Council in June to develop 600 multifamily units plus 425,000 square feet of commercial space. The Butler Family partnered with The Retail Connection, and tenants and retail anchors have been announced since the June presentation.
The Retail Connection is developing 150,000 square feet of the center.
The anchors for Manor Crossing will be a 135,000-square-foot Home Depot and a 110,000-square-foot "grocery store," according to The Retail Connection. The developer declined to comment on the grocery store coming to the center.
H-E-B LP did not immediately respond to confirm this project. But a parking lot amendment was presented to Manor City Council on Wednesday that requested change to parking structures for an H-E-B store.
Scott Jones, Manor’s economic development director, said H-E-B is still planned for 2025, based on what he has heard from contacts. The company has applied for a sign permit with the city of Manor, he added, and it will be the last vertical building going up in Manor Crossing.
The developers chose “best-in-class tenants” with the “best credit” due to a changing tide in the retail market, said Matt Wilson, managing director of the investment division at The Retail Connection. New construction requires businesses that can make enough sales to justify the rents, he added.
“That's part of the reason you end up with a certain group and you see some of the same groups in other centers that are being planned, because those are the best-in-class tenants,” Wilson said.
Developers also wanted a mix of services in the center, from fitness to apparel to shoes and more, to appeal to as many consumers as possible, he said.
Companies leasing locations start with a 10-year agreement plus options to renew, said Wilson. He did not disclose the cost to lease per square foot, but said rents vary depending on the size of the store. Anchors have lower rents, he added.
“Being an anchor tenant and drawing the other tenants there, there's an intangible worth of having those tenants there. But they’re also not doing the same sales per square foot as the smaller tenants,” Wilson said, explaining why rents vary depending on the space.
The center is still in need of more sit-down family restaurants with a bar component, said Lance Morris, president of the Austin office at The Retail Connection. Some examples would include a Mexican restaurant, pizza and Chinese food, he added.
Manor Crossing has a few properties with patios and sidewalks of about 3,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet, Wilson said.
“It's attractive to have that kind of activity, when someone's driving in the center and they see people outside on the patio with their families. And so we want to create that space,” Wilson said.
There's still some unleased space that's ripe for medical tenants, Wilson and Morris said.
Construction is slated to begin in the second or third quarter, with store openings in the respective quarters in 2025, Wilson said.
2023 Retail GLA
|The Domain Regional Mall/Domain Northside/Rock Rose
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TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — Samsung’s new chip manufacturing plant in Texas has delayed the start of production to 2025, according to reports.Bloomberg, citing the Seo...
TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — Samsung’s new chip manufacturing plant in Texas has delayed the start of production to 2025, according to reports.
Bloomberg, citing the Seoul Economic Daily, a business newspaper in South Korea, reported Samsung has delayed mass production plans at its new chip plant in Taylor, Texas, a city about 50 miles northeast of Austin.
Bloomberg wrote mass production at the factory would begin in 2025, citing the newspaper, which referenced a speech by President Choi Siyoung of Samsung’s foundry business at an industry event in San Francisco.
A Samsung spokesperson told KXAN, “The Samsung Taylor fab is on target to be operational by the end of 2024. We cannot comment on timing for mass production.”
Samsung previously said the factory would start production in the second half of 2024 when it announced the investment in 2021. The company’s website still notes the goal of launching operations in 2024.
KXAN reached out to the City of Taylor for a response. A statement was released in conjunction with Williamson County:
Williamson County and Taylor have a strong relationship with Samsung. Samsung has been an amazing partner and has always delivered on its promises to Williamson County and the City of Taylor. The construction at the plant in Taylor is still ongoing and there have not been any issues with local permitting regarding the construction. The timeline for manufacturing at the plant is completely at the discretion of Samsung. We look forward to continuing this strong relationship with Samsung for generations to come.Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell and City of Taylor Mayor Brandt Rydell
Texas State University Senior Instructor of Statistics Robert Wright has 17 years of experience in the semiconductor industry.
“Anything that’s electronic has to have computer chips in it,” Wright said.
Wright said a delay in production could be because of the supply and demand for chips.
“Christmas season just occurred. Maybe lots of chips were sold in products that we all bought,” Wright said. “Maybe they’re looking at now there’s going to be maybe a little bit of a downturn.”
Changes in demand aren’t uncommon in this industry, according to Wright.
“The downturn is very normal,” Wright said. “It’s a very cyclical industry.”
Ultimately, he said Samsung will create the best production timeline for its company.
“They are going to make the right decision so that those chips are being manufactured when they need them,” Wright said.
If Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has seemed exceptionally busy in 2023, you aren't imagining it.Flights originating at Austin's airport have climbed by 7,337 — or nearly 42% — from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the fourth quarter of 2023, putting it second nationally in a recent ranking of flights added over that time period. Orlando International Airport was No. 1, gaining 8,685 flights, or close to 21%, according to the analysis of data from Cirium Inc. by the Business Journals.Both airports are among tho...
If Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has seemed exceptionally busy in 2023, you aren't imagining it.
Flights originating at Austin's airport have climbed by 7,337 — or nearly 42% — from the fourth quarter of 2019 to the fourth quarter of 2023, putting it second nationally in a recent ranking of flights added over that time period. Orlando International Airport was No. 1, gaining 8,685 flights, or close to 21%, according to the analysis of data from Cirium Inc. by the Business Journals.
Both airports are among those bucking an overall trend this holiday season in which airlines are moving more passengers than ever — but on fewer total flights than they operated in 2019.
While industry analysts say pent-up demand could make 2023 a record year for holiday travel, the Business Journals review of the data found total flight operations at the nation's 150 largest airports are expected to be down 10% compared with 2019.
The total number of seats will be up 3% at those airports, however, illustrating an industry shift toward larger planes and fewer flight operations as airlines adapt in the post-pandemic world.
Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit and Philadelphia each have at least 10,000 fewer scheduled flights in the fourth quarter than they did in the same three months of 2019.
At the other end of the spectrum, a number of high-growth sunbelt metros and tourism destinations have seen a surge in flights since 2019.
In addition to Austin and Orlando, that includes Sarasota, Fla. (up 70%); Nashville, Tenn. (up 18%); and Las Vegas, Nev. (up 14%).
One common thread for routes that were significantly cut or canceled was flights from one hub airport to another.
JetBlue Airways Corp. cut 529 flights from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport, while American Airlines Group Inc. cut 452 flights from LaGuardia to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 438 flights from Los Angeles International Airport to San Diego International Airport.
In Austin, announcements of flight cuts by some airlines are being offset by gains from others. American Airlines — ABIA's second-busiest passenger airline behind Southwest Airlines Co. — appears to be cutting back the most, saying in November that it will eliminate 21 of 46 destinations in 2024 that it currently serves directly from Austin. But then in mid-December, Delta Air Lines Inc. announced it will add almost a dozen direct flights from ABIA in 2024.
In other recent airline headlines, carriers Viva Aerobus, Copa Airlines and Allegiant Air are bringing more flights to Austin, even as Virgin Atlantic recently announced it will discontinue its nonstop flight between Austin and London at the start of 2024.
Overall, ABIA is expected to accommodate 22 million passengers in 2023, up 4.7% from 21 million in 2022. The figure for 2022 marked a more than 7% increase from 2021 and a big uptick from pre-pandemic levels, when passenger activity reached 17 million in 2019.
A major expansion of Austin's airport is in the works, with a piece of the plan — the addition of three gates on the west end of the main Barbara Jordan Terminal — breaking ground in August. But that $165 million development is an incremental step forward when compared to the expansion's keystone project: the addition of a second, midfield concourse with a $4 billion price tag. It would add 10 more gates to the airport in the next decade as the facility anticipates a continued increase in travelers.
Holiday travel statistics
According to recent AAA estimates, 49.1 million Americans will drive more than 50 miles, 1.5 million will travel by boat or train, and 4.7 million will take to the skies during the holiday season. That 55.3 million total is the third-highest number of holiday travelers the agency has ever recorded, trailing only 2005 and 2019.
In a recent interview with the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Miguel Southwell, former general manager of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and current president of air transportation consulting firm Brakkam Aviation Management LLC, said he believes there’s still pent-up demand in the wake of the pandemic.
“We’re now one year past the pandemic, and people are still feeling the cabin fever,” he said. “I believe this holiday season will be the busiest travel season in the history of aviation.”
Of the nation's four largest airlines, only Southwest Airlines Co., which operates a point-to-point model rather than a hub-and-spoke model, recorded an increase in both seats and flights since 2019. United did record a slight uptick in total seats but on 16% fewer flights.
The biggest gainers were ultra-low-cost carriers Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Air, which all recorded at least 10% growth in total flights.
"Fospice," which is short for "foster hospice," was created after a group was inspired by one dog's resilience.AUSTIN, Texas — When Opie the dog came into Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), Laryssa Parker and Jessica Borda could not have imagined the impact she would make.Opie was brought in through another shelter during February's winter storm, according to Parker."She was really sick and really skinny," said Park...
"Fospice," which is short for "foster hospice," was created after a group was inspired by one dog's resilience.
AUSTIN, Texas — When Opie the dog came into Austin Pets Alive! (APA!), Laryssa Parker and Jessica Borda could not have imagined the impact she would make.
Opie was brought in through another shelter during February's winter storm, according to Parker.
"She was really sick and really skinny," said Parker.
It was a sickness they soon learned was terminal. Opie was diagnosed with cancer and given eight weeks to live, but the diagnosis didn't stop Parker, Borda and two other volunteers at APA!. It led the team to rally behind Opie until her final days.
"She ended up living eight months," said Parker.
It was Opie's story that sparked an idea. Parker noticed more hospice dogs were emerging, and that only meant they needed the right care. They all came up with a "fospice," which is short for "foster hospice," for all the dogs that come in with terminal illnesses.
"We always hope that the last memories they have is of something really loving and something really wonderful rather than something really sad. That's what makes us feel better when we do it," said Parker.
It's a task Borda said she understands not everyone is up for.
"If people just give it a chance and they know going into it that their time might be short or longer than we thought it was going to be, you can go in with a different perspective and be able to to work through some of those those sad moments," said Borda.
The program, which now has up to 10 volunteers, is currently helping four dogs.
Borda and Parker said anyone is welcome to volunteer, and while their focus at the moment is the dogs with terminal illnesses, they also encourage people to not overlook the senior dogs.
"We're definitely focused on the seniors that we have in our care and making sure that they're getting the care that they need and then trying to catch them sooner," said Borda.
Although the team only started this year, they hope more dogs can get the love and care they need, even if it's just for a short time.
If you would like to donate to APA! or volunteer for "fospice," you can visit the APA! website.
#5/7 Texas (12-0, 0-0 Big 12) vs. Jackson State (5-5, 0-0 SWAC)Game 13Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 7:00 PM CTMoody Center | Austin, TexasGameDay Quick Facts TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally on Longhorn Network. Lincoln Rose (pxp) and Andrea Lloyd (analyst) will call the action.RADIO: All women's basketball games will air in Austin on 103.1 FM, along with the web streams on TexasSports.com and the Longhorn App. Craig Way (pxp) and Eryn McMah...
#5/7 Texas (12-0, 0-0 Big 12) vs. Jackson State (5-5, 0-0 SWAC)
Wednesday, Dec. 27 at 7:00 PM CT
Moody Center | Austin, Texas
GameDay Quick Facts
TELEVISION: The game will be televised nationally on Longhorn Network. Lincoln Rose (pxp) and Andrea Lloyd (analyst) will call the action.
RADIO: All women's basketball games will air in Austin on 103.1 FM, along with the web streams on TexasSports.com and the Longhorn App. Craig Way (pxp) and Eryn McMahan (analyst) will call the action.
• RORI HARMON 500TH ASSIST: Against UTRGV on Dec. 20, Rori Harmon became the fifth player in program history to record 500 career assists. Harmon did it in 79 games becoming the fastest player in program history to get there. The previous best was 500 assists in 90 games. Harmon currently has 501 career assists.
• THE WIN OVER UCONN: The Longhorns took down UConn for the first time in program history, 80-68 on Dec. 3 in the Jimmy V Women's Classic. Rori Harmon scored 27 points and dished out 13 assists. Harmon became the first player in 25 seasons to tally at least 25 points and 10 assists against UConn.
• HARMON/BOOKER BIG 12/NATIONAL AWARDS: Rori Harmon and Madison Booker earned Big 12 and national awards on Dec. 4. Harmon was the Big 12 Player of the Week and Booker the Big 12 Freshman of the Week. Harmon was one of five honorees of the Ann Meyers Drysdale National Player of the Week presented by the USABW. Harmon was also selected the Associated Press National Player of the Week. Booker earned Tamika Catchings Freshman of the Week honors from the USABW.
• RORI BEING RORI: Texas All-American point guard Rori Harmon is currently the only DI women's basketball player that is averaging at least 14 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals per game this season. Harmon leads the country in assist/TO ratio at 6.64. Harmon has 93 assists and 14 turnovers this season.
• SHAYLEE HOMECOMING: Shaylee Gonzales played in front of over 50 family and friends in the Longhorns game at Arizona on Dec. 13. Gonzales scored nine points in the third quarter on a trio of 3-point field goals and had 12 second half points to help lift Texas to victory.
• HORNS ON D: Last season the Longhorns were 22-0 when they held an opponent to 59 points or less. In the 2023-24 season Texas ranks sixth in the NCAA in turnovers forced per game at 24.33. Texas ranks first in the NCAA in turnover margin and are outscoring opponents 379-109 in points off turnovers.
• ON THE BOARDS: The Longhorns are +16.8 in rebounding margin this season and have a 232-66 advantage in second chance points. Texas is giving up only 5.5 second chance points per game. The Longhorns rank fourth in the country in offensive rebounds per game.
• POUNDING THE PAINT: The Longhorns have had a significant post presence this season as they lead opponents 578-286 in paint points.
• JONES COMING UP BIG: Taylor Jones scored a career-high 27 points and tied a school record by going 11-11 from the field in the Longhorns win over Oral Roberts. Jones also grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds in the game. Jones ranks second in the country in field goal percentage this season at 71.3 percent.
• BENCH POINTS: The Longhorns rank fifth in the NCAA in bench points per game this season at 34.8 per game. Against UTRGV all 12 players that saw the court scored in the game and seven scored in double figures.
• WINNING IN PARADISE: The Longhorns went 3-0 in the Virgin Islands to capture the 2023 Paradise Jam Reef Tournament Championship. Rori Harmon was named the tournament MVP as she dished out 15 assists with 0 turnovers. Taylor Jones was also named a Tournament All-Star.
• NO. 1 RECRUITING CLASS: On Nov. 8 the Longhorns signed what ESPN.Com has ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country. The Horns are the only school in the country with two top-10 signees.
• 2023 BIG 12 CHAMPIONS: The Longhorns finished the 2022-23 season with a 26-10 overall record and 14-4 mark in conference play as they claimed the Big 12 regular season championship, their first since 2004. Head Coach Vic Schaefer was named Big 12 Coach of the Year.
• PRESEASON HONORS: Texas point guard Rori Harmon was picked by the conference coaches as the Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year and Madison Booker was selected as the Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year. Harmon and DeYona Gaston earned spots on the Preseason All-Big 12 Team and Shaylee Gonzales and Aaliyah Moore earned preseason honorable mention All-Big 12 selections.