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 Hoboken, 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
Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets Golden Jubilee Band will perform music from the Kaye-produced 1972 double album Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 — an influential compilation of garage rock classics — at the free, annual fall edition of the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, Oct. 1.The festival will take place in downtown Hoboken and also feature The Feelies, The Bongos, The Karyn Kuhl Gang and others.Kaye — the founding member of the Patti Smith Group who is also a seas...
Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets Golden Jubilee Band will perform music from the Kaye-produced 1972 double album Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968 — an influential compilation of garage rock classics — at the free, annual fall edition of the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, Oct. 1.
The festival will take place in downtown Hoboken and also feature The Feelies, The Bongos, The Karyn Kuhl Gang and others.
Kaye — the founding member of the Patti Smith Group who is also a seasoned music journalist and producer — will be joined in the Golden Jubilee Band by guitarist James Mastro of The Bongos and Ian Hunter’s Rant Band, bassist Fred Smith of Television, drummer Dennis Diken of The Smithereens, and keyboardist Dave Amels.
There will also be guest performers including Richard Barone, Karyn Kuhl, Tammy Faye Starlite, Elena Skye and Boo Reiners.
“Should be a fun one,” said Kaye, adding that “most all (of the performers are) local Hobokeneers.”
In April, Kaye released a Nuggets vinyl 50th anniversary boxed set that includes the original set, the planned but unreleased Vol. 2, and songs that were considered for the original set but didn’t make the final cut.
Kaye has presented similar Nuggets celebration shows in Los Angeles, New York and elsewhere.
“I’ve met many people around the world who come up to me and buy me a beer and say ‘Nuggets changed my life,’ and I have to say that’s because the songs on Nuggets changed my life,” Kaye said in a May NJArts.net interview.
Here is the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival schedule:
12:15 p.m.: Karyn Kuhl Gang 1:30 p.m.: Lenny Kaye’s Nuggets Golden Jubilee Band 3 p.m.: The Bongos 4:45 p.m.: The Feelies
SEVENTH STREET STAGE 12:15 p.m.: Jax Zilla 12:40 p.m.: Melanie Murray 1:10 p.m.: Allison Strong 1:50 p.m.: Zydeco Revelators 2:50 p.m.: Gene D. Plumber with Ed Fogarty and Friends 3:50 p.m.: Widely Grown 5 p.m.: Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra
Also, as is customary for this festival, more than 250 vendors — offering artwork, crafts, food and more — will line Washington Street, from Observer Highway to Seventh Street.
For information, visit hobokennj.gov.
The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.Hidden Grounds – 79 Hudson St & Garden St Hoboken, NJ 07030Hidden Grounds boasts two charming locations in Hoboken, one nestled on Hudson St and the other on Garden St, each offering a delightful South Asian-inspired coffee and culinary experience. The Garden St location is a more intimate front, while the Hudson St features gorgeous South Asian inspired decor and ample seating and outlets for ...
The opinions expressed in this article are the writer’s own and do not reflect the views of Her Campus.
Hidden Grounds – 79 Hudson St & Garden St Hoboken, NJ 07030
Hidden Grounds boasts two charming locations in Hoboken, one nestled on Hudson St and the other on Garden St, each offering a delightful South Asian-inspired coffee and culinary experience. The Garden St location is a more intimate front, while the Hudson St features gorgeous South Asian inspired decor and ample seating and outlets for your work needs. Just one minute away from the PATH station, Hidden Grounds on Hudson St features unique items like Saffron Chai, Cardamom Cold Brew, Rose Matcha Elixir, and fall classics like a Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew, and a Chai Latte. The expansive food menu includes South Asian-infused desserts such as the Gulab Jamun Doughnut and savory delights like the Bombay Dreams sandwich. Both locations are open from 7AM to 6PM on weekdays and 8AM to 6PM on weekends, and are sure to elevate your fall experience.
The Little Local – 519 Adams St Hoboken, NJ 07030
At The Little Local, the motto is clear: “We take pride in keeping our neighbors caffeinated,” and their menu wholeheartedly delivers on this promise. As the name suggests, this coffee shop prioritizes sourcing from local suppliers to craft the best local coffee. The menu features all your favorite fall classics, like chai lattes, iced coffee, hibiscus tea, along with a delectable assortment of pastries and dishes, ranging from flaky croissants to an irresistible avocado toast. The interior is small and intimate, with vintage-tiled ceilings, and warm string lighting, creating the perfect ambiance for the fall season.
Black Rail Coffee – 800 Jackson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Like the name suggests, Black Rail Coffee is located right off of the 9th street Hoboken Light Rail. Also conveniently located near ShopRite, Black Rail Coffee is an ideal pitstop before grocery shopping in Hoboken. Adorned with paper lanterns, expansive glass windows, and spacious seating, Black Rail boasts an extensive menu of both beverages and cuisine. Their menu features an all-day brunch, showcasing Mexican-inspired avocado toast, quesadillas, and a special bacon, egg, and American cheese treat on mini pancakes, exclusively available on weekends. Additionally, they offer a diverse array of sandwiches, soups, and salads, complementing coffee favorites such as turmeric lattes, lavender hot chocolates, and s’mores lattes.
Green Pear Cafe – 93 Grand St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
For those seeking an authentic European dining experience with a touch of autumnal charm, Green Pear Cafe is the perfect choice. They offer a selection of your favorite beverages, including the indulgent Dirty Chai Latte, a refreshing Wild Berry Cappuccino, or a classic matcha latte. The outdoor seating area is adorned with flowers and vines, creating an Instagram-worthy setting. Green Pear Cafe is your go-to destination for savoring a fall-themed beverage alongside a scrumptious pastry.
Are you a lover of plants and coffee? Rosecrans is the perfect place for you. Just a minute away from the 9th street PATH station, Rosecrans is a coffee and flower shop right in the heart of the West Village. This adorable place features gorgeous vintage decor, and a carefully curated collection of premium flowers and lush foliage plants available for purchase, alongside all your favorite hot and cold drinks. While they don’t allow laptops, Rosecrans provides the ideal setting for reading a book while sipping your favorite drink, all while surrounded by an abundance of stunning greenery. If you’re seeking a touch of spring amidst the fall season, Rosecrans is a must-visit destination.
Rosecrans Florist & Cafe @Greenwich Ave. Photos by Anusha Qaisar.
Photo Credit: HoLa Dual Language Charter SchoolPublishedSeptember 26, 2023 at 7:46 AMHOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) was honored with a School Leader Award from the New Jersey Schools Board Association (NJSBA), becoming the first charter school to receive the distinction.HoL...
Photo Credit: HoLa Dual Language Charter School
PublishedSeptember 26, 2023 at 7:46 AM
HOBOKEN, NJ - The Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa) was honored with a School Leader Award from the New Jersey Schools Board Association (NJSBA), becoming the first charter school to receive the distinction.
HoLa was specifically recognized for its successful launch of its AP Spanish program in Middle School which it described as a “groundbreaking initiative that has significantly enriched the educational experience of its students”.
“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire HoLa community. We are honored to be recognized by the NJSBA for our innovative programs and our commitment to student success," Jen Sargent, Executive Director and co-founder of HoLa, said.
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“This remarkable success stems from the unique experience our students receive, starting in Kindergarten, where they seamlessly master the art of reading and writing in both Spanish and English,” she added.
HoLa’s dual language program starts in Kindergarten and fosters advanced bilingual proficiency by 8th grade with the aim of preparing students for College Board-approved coursework.
Middle School students in approved world language and culture courses can avail of the AP classes which typically begin in 9th grade.
“HoLa's AP Middle School curriculum, developed entirely by its faculty and instructional leaders, exemplifies the school's rapid progress since its chartering just eleven years ago,” according to a press release.
"It's not easy to blaze new trails year after year. I want to take this opportunity to thank our talented teachers, administrators, and staff, our incredible parent community, our hard-working Board of Trustees and Friends of HoLa teams, and, of course, our dedicated co-founder and Executive Director, Jen Sargent," Nicole Cammarota, President of HoLa's Board of Trustees, said. In my opinion, the key to HoLa’s continued success is our collective sense of community. Thank you for making HoLa such a special place for our children."
Harry Lee, President and CEO of the New Jersey Public Charter Schools Association, added his congratulations on the honor saying that "HoLa's commitment to student growth and innovation exemplifies the charter school sector's dedication to providing high-quality education in New Jersey."
"We are delighted to see Hoboken Dual Language Charter School recognized for their remarkable language acquisition program, which sets a powerful example for the importance of bilingual education and showcases just how exceptional it can be when implemented effectively."
Since their surprise appearance at this year’s MTV VMAs, famously held at Newark’s Prudential Center, *NSYNC has been everywhere. Of course, everywhere is really nowhere if Hoboken isn’t involved, and it seems at least one member of the iconic 90s/2000s boy band understands this truth. On October 5th, *NSYNC vocalist, reality TV host, and Dancing With the Stars competitor Joey Fatone wil...
Since their surprise appearance at this year’s MTV VMAs, famously held at Newark’s Prudential Center, *NSYNC has been everywhere. Of course, everywhere is really nowhere if Hoboken isn’t involved, and it seems at least one member of the iconic 90s/2000s boy band understands this truth. On October 5th, *NSYNC vocalist, reality TV host, and Dancing With the Stars competitor Joey Fatone will visit the Mile Square for a snack-filled tailgate event at Wicked Wolf. Hosted by Heluva Good! Dips, the “No Team Required” tailgate food tour will bring a night of dip samplings, food pairings, and 1/5 of *NSYNC to 120 Sinatra Drive in Hoboken. Read on for details surrounding this upcoming Hoboken foodie event involving *NSYNC member Joey Fatone.
On Thursday, October 5th, Heluva Good! Dips, an American food company specializing in chip dips, condiments, and cheeses, is bringing its “No Team Required” tailgate food tour to Wicked Wolf in Hoboken. The event will feature dip samplings, food pairings, and raffles, with the chance to win some prizes, including free dip coupons and gift cards. For every person who attends the event, Heluva Good! will donate $25 to local Feeding America food banks.
Now, for those wondering: what does this have to do with the paramount boyband of the late 1990s that, to the excitement of millennials everywhere, recently announced their reunion tour? Well, exactly 1/5 of *NSYNC is attending the Heluva Good! Dips “No Team Required” tailgate at Wicked Wolf. Joey Fatone, who sang/sings baritone for the band, will be in Hoboken on October 5th, taste-testing various dips among other hungry Hoboken locals.
In the years between *NSYNC’s dissolution and 2023 reunion, Joey has made numerous television and movie appearances including the My Big Fat Greek Wedding franchise and ABC’s Dancing with The Stars. As an NSYNC member, Joey was known for his bold fashion choices — always perfectly coordinated with his bandmates — and even bolder dance moves. No word yet if he will rock the ubiquitous frosted tips that were on every male pop star of the era.
The Heluva Good! Dips “No Team Required” tailgate takes place on Thursday, October 5th, from 4PM – 10PM at Wicked Wolf in Hoboken. Joey will be there from 4PM-6PM, and the meet + greet and photo opportunity is first-come, first-serve. You can find more event details here. Registration is not required + it’s free to attend — all you have to do is get in line at Wicked Wolf.
Whether hosting a birthday party, need a rainy-day activity, or want to throw a new idea in the group chat, laser tag can be a blast. It almost feels like you’re in a real-life version of a video game. There are a few places to play laser tag close to Hoboken + Jersey City and even some companies that will bring the game to you. Keep reading to discover where to play laser tag in and around Northern New Jersey....
Whether hosting a birthday party, need a rainy-day activity, or want to throw a new idea in the group chat, laser tag can be a blast. It almost feels like you’re in a real-life version of a video game. There are a few places to play laser tag close to Hoboken + Jersey City and even some companies that will bring the game to you. Keep reading to discover where to play laser tag in and around Northern New Jersey.
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The two-story laser tag arena at Bounce About is fun for both kids and adults. The space has an underwater theme but there are 25 different programmable games to make each round feel different — which is great if you decide to become a member. Single games cost $5 per person but a membership is available to get discounts or perks like watching game replays or viewing scorecards. It’s recommended that you call ahead with a big group but walk-ins are welcome. Kids can also plan birthday parties here which come with two laser tag games and time in “Jersey’s first inflatable sports arena.”
This laser tag gaming center in the Menlo Park Mall has a 10,000 square foot battlefield which means there are plenty of places to hide. Public sessions are open Thursdays-Saturdays for players ages 12 and up and private games can be reserved on Saturdays and Sundays for groups of up to 10 people. Adults and kids can also host parties here which come with 90+ minutes of private gameplay.
Fireball Mountain has outdoor laser tag, which is a unique twist on the classic game. There are 15 wooded acres with forts, trenches, and tunnels to make each game dynamic and exciting. Individuals can sign up for a 90-minute public game on the website or players can book a private group event for a birthday party or team-building event. There are also some special events throughout the year, including Zombie-themed games and Jello tag where players can shoot small balls of Jello instead of lasers.
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FunTime Junction has a “vest-less” version of laser tag which is supposed to be easier for younger players. Kids five and up can play laser tag and each five-minute round includes two teams trying to score the most points. FunTime Junction is a family-owned indoor playground with more than just laser tag. Children could spend the entire day playing in the funcade and climbing maze. HG Tip: You must pre-register at least 30 minutes in advance to guarantee a spot. FunTime Junction will also be closed on weekdays and select Saturdays in September — specifically the 16th, 23rd, and 30th.
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Game Rider brings laser tag to you. This mobile game truck transports all kinds of entertainment, including laser tag, to parties across North Jersey. The Game Rider team will create a unique battlefield at your indoor or outdoor locations. Games last about 8-10 minutes and are designed to be fun for everyone.
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iPlay America is a massive indoor amusement park with rides, arcade games, and a two-level 6,500 square foot laser tag arena. The area has LED lights that change colors and effects throughout the game. Each laser tag game runs for 8 minutes and costs 20 credits ($10) to play.
This laser tag venue has more than 20 different game formats including free-for-all and capture the flag. Both adults and kids ages 6+ can join in on the fun. The New York-themed 3,000-square-foot arena features a maze and plenty of other places to hide. Laser tag packages are priced per hour and come with four rounds.
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The team behind Tac Ops took inspiration from video games to create what they call “NJ’s Baddest Battlegrounds.” Players can pick from a variety of missions like elimination and VIP to make each laser tag round feel unique. This one-of-a-kind laser tag experience is for players 8+ and time slots are posted on the Tac Ops website and social media where players can reserve their spots.