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 Baltimore, RelyEx has a keen understanding of the challenges of managing the inbound and outbound flow of containers. Our team of container drayage experts provides your business with unique solutions to nuanced shipping problems, minimizing demurrage and ensuring the successful delivery of your freight.
Customers choose RelyEx because:
Some drayage brokers don't care how customers feel about their service as long as they sign a contract and get paid. As a solutions-oriented team, RelyEx takes the opposite approach. We're motivated by the opportunity to overachieve for our customers and to provide them with the best logistics experience possible. With professional experience as carriers and shippers ourselves, we know the roadblocks and challenges you're facing. We excel at mapping out the best plans of action to solve those problems. But that's just the start.
Our tracking experts monitor and manage every aspect of your drayage shipment from booking to delivery, 24/7. Once booked, we look for the availability of your containers hourly once they're at port. When they arrive, our team acts quickly to access your storage containers when they're available.
Plus, RelyEx ensures your company's requirements are met by the carrier during loading and delivery and provide necessary documentation as fast as possible. With real-time tracking updates and access to our customer service professionals, your team has complete visibility throughout the shipping process.
Over the years, RelyEx has built a strong network of drayage carriers, transloading locations, and container storage spaces to provide you with the best possible options to match your drayage service needs. We know that searching for quality service presents an added layer of complexity and stress to our customers. That's why we work hard to take that off your plate by connecting you with our reliable shipping partners.
With a background moving freight as an on-demand carrier, our founding partner understands how to maximize the resources and equipment of our carriers to match your needs.
Like other industries, the global logistics space is complex. Mistakes will be made, and problems will happen. With those truths in mind, RelyEx has built its reputation as problem solvers. Unlike other drayage companies, we don't shy away from this industry's complexities because we take pride in solving problems. Even better, we aim to do what's needed to avoid those problems altogether.
As your logistics partner, we will provide your company with accurate, transparent, and prompt communication. If there are unexpected issues, we'll notify you immediately and will provide several options to remedy the problem. We even offer custom reporting for large clients who need at-the-moment updates and quick access to shipment documentation.
Why let the unpredictability of your industry dictate your success? With a background working in manufacturing, our founders are familiar with the demands of managing production schedules and sales orders. That experience makes it abundantly clear to us that every business and industry is different. If you struggle with seasonal surges or other factors, our team supports your business with a mapped-out plan and schedule, so you stay ahead of the game.QUOTE REQUEST
Typically, shippers need four specific documents to clear shipments through customs: A Bill of Lading (or BOL), a commercial invoice, a packing list, and an arrival notice. Seasoned drayage brokers like RelyEx are used to preparing these documents, but new shippers tend to miss this step due to inexperience.
If a shipper only pays for part of their shipment, a vessel operator may refuse to release their freight until their bill is fully paid. Payment delays lead to cargo detention at the port of entry, which triggers demurrage charges.QUOTE REQUEST
Paperwork is needed when you're shipping goods with a drayage company. When documents like the Certificate of Origin or Bill of Lading arrive at their destination late, you can expect demurrage fees. RelyEx avoids this situation entirely by being proactive when submitting paperwork.
Additional causes for demurrage fees can include:
At RelyEx, we know first-hand how stressful supply chain problems can be for business owners. Though drayage shipping might seem minor on the surface, it affects every stage of your shipping process. And when inevitable hurdles manifest, RelyEx propels you over the proverbial roadblocks with a proactive mindset and a passion for challenging projects. We believe that all problems have a solution, and our unique vantage point allows us to provide first-hand solutions to customers in a wide array of industries.
When it comes to your business, don't settle for anything less than RelyEx. Contact our office today to learn more about how we make your shipping experience streamlined and stress-free.843-885-3082
The 2023 Baltimore Orioles – in first-place in the American League, on pace to record 102 wins, and having just secured their first playoff berth since 2016...
The 2023 Baltimore Orioles – in first-place in the American League, on pace to record 102 wins, and having just secured their first playoff berth since 2016 – are obviously coming into their own this season. They are filled to the brim with young superstar talent, and are set to contend in the AL East for years to come.
Above all else though, they've been tremendously clutch.
All of those stats are great, but arguably the greatest demonstrator of the Orioles' clutch prowess is found elsewhere.
MLB Fangraphs has a clutch statistic that determines "how much better or worse a player does in high leverage situations than he would have done in a context neutral environment.” They determine this figure by taking a team's Win Probability Added, dividing that by the teams Average Leverage Index, and subtracting that entire quotient by the team's Situational Wins.
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The 2021 Mariners (90-72) didn't even reach the postseason. While the 2016 Texas Rangers (95-67) did earn the No. 1 seed in the American League, they were swept in the ALDS by the Toronto Blue Jays. That's not a good omen for Baltimore's avian club.
Even worse, there are a multitude of poor teams near the top of the clutch leaderboards as well: The 2023 Colorado Rockies (56-94) have the sixth-highest clutch rating in the last 10 years. The 2023 Washington Nationals (66-85) rank 15th.
That said, the 2018 Red Sox (fifth), 2015 Kansas City Royals (seventh), 2014 San Francisco Giants (19th), and 2014 Kansas City Royals (20th) all either won or reached their respective World Series'.
That stat alone does not tell us enough. But if we filter out teams with a Win Probability Added of less than 8.0, the list starts looking much better. Among all 300 teams, only 13 recorded a Win Probability Added of 8.0 or more and were a net-positive clutch team. Two of them haven't finished their seasons (the 2023 Orioles and 2023 Atlanta Braves), so we can't really determine their success.
Here are the remaining eleven:
As you can see, the results are pretty varied, but mostly point against the Orioles' 2023 World Series hopes. Only two of these teams went on to win the World Series. Only two more made it past the Divisional Series. Seven of these eleven teams lost in their first playoff round.
The Orioles have been among MLB's biggest lovable losers for years, and it's probably safe to assume that most fans love seeing them achieve this level of success after years of basement-dwelling. History might not be on the Orioles' side, though, when the MLB postseason begins on Oct. 3.
• Ravens jump two places to No. 2: Baltimore‘s offensive line allowed just six pressures to the Cardinals, tied for the fifth fewest in the league in Week 8.• Eagles drop to No. 4: Philadelphia's offensive line has let up 49 pressures over the past three weeks, more than any other team. • Looking for more grades and data? To access PFF Premium Stats, subscribe now!...
• Ravens jump two places to No. 2: Baltimore‘s offensive line allowed just six pressures to the Cardinals, tied for the fifth fewest in the league in Week 8.
• Eagles drop to No. 4: Philadelphia's offensive line has let up 49 pressures over the past three weeks, more than any other team.
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Few things are more important to a team’s success than the quality of its offensive line. Disastrous lines, or even disastrous weak-link mismatches, can determine the outcome of games, while strong units provide an incredible advantage to an offense.
We will be monitoring NFL offensive line play all season long while highlighting the biggest weak-link players for each group. With Week 8 of the 2023 NFL regular season in the books, here are the weekly rankings and each unit's best player.
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3XN to create stepped building for Baltimore's Inner HarborDanish architecture practice 3XN has been selected to create a stepped retail building located along Baltimore's Inner ...
"For most of my life, Copenhagen's waterfront was a working harbour–a place of industry, not somewhere where people would hang out, relax, or enjoy their city," said 3XN founder Kim Herforth Neilsen.
"The transformation of the harbour into a place for people has transformed the whole city as well, not changing Copenhagen but helping to emphasize what was already special about it. We see this project in Baltimore's Inner Harbor as a way to do the same thing – to give people a place to be together and to celebrate their city."
The building's curved form was informed by the "dipping and swooping" sails floating throughout the Inner Harbour, while its stepped floors were created to foster community.
"The roof will be a publicly accessible landscape with easily traversed terraces that invite people to be a part of the building's activities and take in the elevated views of the water," said partner in charge of 3XN US Jens Holm.
"The concave design is not just an aesthetic move – it creates an amphitheatre-like space with close connections among the activities happening on each level. This gives a sense of neighbourhood and intimacy, ensuring that people feel included in and inspired by the activities around them."
Climate resiliency was also considered for the design.
"Like a sail catches and directs the flow of the wind, the edges of the building’s concave curved terraces are tuned to take advantage of both the prevailing wind and sea breeze," said the team.
"The generous exterior landscape of 201 E Pratt St. allows for stormwater management and anticipation of flooding to be embedded into the base design while the building is also envisioned as a community refuge during extreme heat and poor air quality events."
Interior renders show multiple floors with apertures into the levels above and a central stair clad in light wood with a slated ceiling and floor-to-ceiling windows.
A large wooden archway and walkway will welcome visitors into the space.
Colloquially called The Sail according to the team, the building will face the Inner Harbor and a future park in order to "amplify and extend" a dedication to public space at the site.
To be located at 201 E Pratt Street, the building is part of a master plan by Gensler and developer MCB Real Estate for the redevelopment of Harborplace, a shopping complex along Baltimore's Inner Harbour.
The plan includes the addition of several retail and commercial buildings, a residential tower, greenspace and an amphitheatre.
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The Seahawks will hit the road to take on the 6-2 Baltimore Ravens at M&T Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Click here to learn how to watch, listen, and stream the action.Wednesday Injury ReportThe Seahawks continue to make major strides in getting healthier as Wednesday's injury report only lists two players as absent from practice due to injury. One of those...
The Seahawks will hit the road to take on the 6-2 Baltimore Ravens at M&T Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday, November 5, 2023. Click here to learn how to watch, listen, and stream the action.
The Seahawks continue to make major strides in getting healthier as Wednesday's injury report only lists two players as absent from practice due to injury. One of those players is Tyler Lockett who has been dealing with a hamstring injury for the past few weeks but has not missed any game time. The ninth-year man is coming off one of his most productive games of the season as he had eight receptions on nine targets for 81 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter in the win over the Browns. Jamal Adams was the other player who missed practice to start the week but was held out for resting purposes which has been a common occurrence since returning from injury.
Two guards, Anthony Bradford and Phil Haynes were limited in practice on Wednesday due to lower body injuries. Haynes has been in and out of the lineup this season due to a calf injury but is making his way back to the field. "Just going to take it a day at a time," said coach Pete Carroll when asked about Haynes. "We're happy to have him back and we're going to see if he can fit in."
While two guards were limited in practice today, another fully practiced despite dealing with an ankle injury. Damien Lewis fully participated in practice after playing the entire game in Week 8 versus Cleveland. He made it through the game without any setbacks and should be ready to go for Sunday in Baltimore.
The team got running back Kenny McIntosh and nose tackle Austin Faoliu back at practice last week and they are making good progress in making their way back to game action as both were full participants in practice today. "Kenny (McIntosh) is there. He's practicing with us full speed and going," said coach Carroll. We have to see when the opportunity comes."
The Baltimore Ravens had a few key players on offensive side of the ball that were held out of practice on Wednesday due to injuries. Tackles Ronnie Stanley and Morgan Moses as well as receiver Odell Beckham Jr. missed practice because of shoulder injuries. Also missing practice was the team's leading rusher Gus Edwards who is coming off of a season high 80-yards and three touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals.
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BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby is facing heat from a political challenger for approving an additional $3.6 million in Safe Streets despite an ongoing federal probe involving several of the program's workers.FOX45 News was first to report that Safe Street...
BALTIMORE (WBFF) — Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby is facing heat from a political challenger for approving an additional $3.6 million in Safe Streets despite an ongoing federal probe involving several of the program's workers.
FOX45 News was first to report that Safe Streets Belair-Edison site supervisor David Caldwell was not only the target of FBI raids at his house on Thursday, but was also arrested on Saturday for state charges of illegal possession of ammunition.
According to state charging documents, the FBI seized a loaded handgun magazine, narcotics packaging material, electronics and “various other documents/receipts” at Caldwell’s residence.
Following Wednesday’s vote, Council President Mosby’s primary challenger, Shannon Sneed, demanded greater accountability.
Sneed questioned why tax dollars funneled to Safe Streets did not receive scrutiny from Mosby.
We need accountability,” Shannon Sneed exclaimed to FOX45 News. “If we are spending money [on Safe Streets], show me where we are spending it at, show me the results. I think it’s pretty simple.”
Sneed told FOX45 News she decided to try to unseat Council President Nick Mosby because she’s frustrated by a lack of leadership and accountability on display.
It’s not hard,” Shannon Sneed explained to FOX45 News during a phone interview. “We have to show checks and balances in whatever that we do. We have to, we have to!”
As part of Maryland law, the state must provide Baltimore City annual funds for Safe Streets. According to state code, it does not appear Baltimore must accept this funding.
Passed by the Maryland General Assembly in 2018, the Tyrone Ray Safe Streets Act requires $3.6 million in state money to be allocated to community-based organizations to pay for Baltimore City Safe Streets initiatives.
The law was sponsored by then-Baltimore City Del. Talmadge Branch to honor his 22-year-old grandson, who was gunned down by two men in 2017.
Council President Mosby defended his actions in a statement to FOX45 News, claiming he and other lawmakers need "to let the investigation play out" before taking any drastic measures.
Our number one priority is the public safety of every Baltimorean. How could we look our neighbors, communities and citizens in the eyes and tell them we turned down resources that could help us all in the battle against senseless violence? That’s simply not a viable option for our city," Mosby said.
According to last year’s grant application, $300,000 was earmarked for the Belair-Edison Safe Streets location to fund a portion of the site’s $448,000 payroll budget.
The grant approved Thursday appears to continue to fund all ten sites, despite site administrator LifeBridge Health telling FOX45 News they have temporarily shuttered operations at the Belair-Edison location amid an FBI investigation.
Grant funds will support a portion of the operating costs (staffing/program materials/equipment) for each of the ten Safe Street sites,” the approved Board of Estimates grant proposal stated.
Councilman Zeke Cohen, who is also seeking Mosby's seat, expressed dismay about the lack of debate during Wednesday’s hearing.
I support greater transparency and scrutiny for every public dollar we spend,” Councilman Cohen told FOX45 News in a written statement. “I have introduced a bill to reform the Board of Estimates that has not received a hearing.”
Council President Mosby is responsible for scheduling the legislative body’s hearings.
Both Sneed and Cohen support an audit of the Safe Streets program, but neither are ready to call for a pause in taxpayer spending on the embattled initiative.
Jovani Patterson, chairman for the community group People for Elected Accountability and Civic Engagement (P.E.A.C.E), told FOX45 News he is outraged about the additional Safe Streets spending on the heels of FBI raids targeting its workers.
When money is automatically approved, it presumes everything is above board with the program,” P.E.A.C.E. chairman Jovani Patterson explained to FOX45 News. “With recent event sthat doesn’t seem to be the case.”
Patterson told FOX45 News he believes Baltimore deserves good politicians, not individuals that he claimed misses opportunities to provide residents deeper transparency into a public safety organization many are questioning.
Some state legislators are joining a growing number of lawmakers calling for prompt changes surrounding the Safe Streets program.
Del. Christopher Tomlinson, a member of the Maryland House Judiciary Committee, expressed disgust with the state and city’s lack of disclosures into Safe Streets operations and funding.
I think the state should slam on the breaks and stop providing funds immediately,” Del. Christopher Tomlinson demanded to FOX45 News. “Between the feds busting down the doors and revelations about excess spending on shoes, video games and alcoholic beverages, we need a lot of questions answered.”
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