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 Los Angeles, 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
ReactionsLike319Funny11Wow5Fire2LOS ANGELES -- Not long after James Harden and P.J. Tucker walked into their new locker room with the LA Clippers, ...
LOS ANGELES -- Not long after James Harden and P.J. Tucker walked into their new locker room with the LA Clippers, Russell Westbrook greeted his former Houston Rockets teammates with a handshake and embrace.
While the proposed trade between the Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers had not become official as of late Tuesday night in Los Angeles, Harden and Tucker were welcomed by the Clippers the moment they got out of their SUV in the Crypto.com Arena loading dock.
Team president Lawrence Frank was there to greet both players and walk them to the Clippers' locker room. Not long into their walk, Clippers owner Steve Ballmer came over to shake hands with both Harden and Tucker.
In the locker room, Westbrook and Harden were reunited again. The two played together in Oklahoma City and Houston. Westbrook snapped out of his typical pregame routine and focus and joked with Harden that he can stay on the other side of the locker room, where his new locker is situated across the room from Westbrook's locker.
Asked by a reporter in the locker room how excited he is, Harden replied, "You don't understand."
While walking in the locker room, Harden also sang "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" by the Gap Band, which was playing in the nearby trainer's room.
Even if the trade becomes official on Tuesday night, the expectation is Harden and Tucker likely will not suit up against the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.
Following that game, the Clippers have four days off before they open a three-game road swing in New York against the Knicks on Monday. The Clippers can use those four days as a mini training camp for Harden and Tucker once the deal becomes official.
Clippers coach Ty Lue could not comment on the trade before Tuesday night's game because the deal had not become official yet.
The Clippers beat the Magic 118-102.
ReactionsAngel City FC named Becki Tweed to be the club's manager on Thursday, removing the interim tag that had accompanied her since she took over for the fired Freya Coombe last June.Angel City had a record of 2-6-3 when Tweed took over. But under the Englishwoman's leadership, ACFC rallied to post an 8-2-5 record in all competitions, making an improbable run to the ...
Angel City FC named Becki Tweed to be the club's manager on Thursday, removing the interim tag that had accompanied her since she took over for the fired Freya Coombe last June.
Angel City had a record of 2-6-3 when Tweed took over. But under the Englishwoman's leadership, ACFC rallied to post an 8-2-5 record in all competitions, making an improbable run to the NWSL playoffs, where the team was eliminated 1-0 by OL Reign.
"I'm obviously excited and proud," Tweed told ESPN in an exclusive interview.
"I think we went through a lot last season as a group, and just really excited to just keep moving forward. I think when we look around the group, and where we are, we feel like there's a lot of unfinished business. Obviously losing in the playoffs was devastating, but the feeling of we know where we got to, and we know where we can continue to push on, is really, really exciting."
A native of Bristol, England, Tweed played professionally for Bristol City and Millwall. In the U.S., she played in the lower tier Women's Premier Soccer League with the Jersey Blues and Millburn Magic.
Tweed had previously been an assistant at the collegiate level with Monmouth University, in the professional ranks with NY/NJ Gotham FC, and the youth international level with the U.S. under-20 women's national team. Her only time as a head coach prior to Angel City was a one-game stint as interim manager with Gotham.
But once Tweed was given the keys to Angel City, she adapted to the manager's role quickly.
She said that the key to Angel City's turnaround was creating a more competitive environment within the group, where every player felt like they had an opportunity to get playing time. That attitude aided the team's preparation, and fostered an attitude that was "bigger than the 11 that are named to start the game."
"Once we got that buy-in, and once we got that belief, every week, there was somebody that scored the winning goal or a different player of the match," she said. "That brought the group together, and people celebrated each other's successes whilst becoming each other's biggest competitors."
Tactically, Tweed opted to keep things simple, emphasizing wing play and getting balanced goalscoring from the likes of Savannah McCaskill, Alyssa Thompson and Clair Emslie while Sarah Gorden and Paige Nielsen kept things tight in the back.
"You can talk all the tactics you want in the world, but until you get the ugly things right, and until you do the graft and the nitty gritty things that sometimes people don't see, you don't make any luck for yourself," Tweed said. "I think that's where within our structure defensively, we just talked about details and owning the details and committing to the ugly and doing the ugly really well."
In terms of the team's attack, Tweed said, "We don't mind being predictable, but we've got to be really good at it because if you're predictable, but you're really good, you're still hard to defend."
Angel City do have some work to do in the offseason. The team has eight players eligible for free agency, including Gorden. But Tweed feels that the team has established a foundation, and with a full preseason, there will be time to expand the team's attacking repertoire.
Given the star-studded ownership group led by team president Julie Uhrman -- a group that includes Mia Hamm, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Abby Wambach and Serena Williams -- Tweed figures to get plenty of support.
"It's just refining some of the details," she said. "I think we have to become more tactically flexible and we have to ask questions of other teams a little bit more. But not from beyond what our identity is. I think it's having two or three ways of playing, but that all ultimately relates back to who we are as a team, just different spaces to expose."
A look at injury reports of the Los Angeles Chargers and the New York Jets as we head into Week 9 of the 2023 season:LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Table inside Article Player Injury Thursday Friday Saturday Game Status TE Gerald Everett Hip Full ---- ---- ---- DL Morgan Fox Oblique Limited ---- ---- -...
A look at injury reports of the Los Angeles Chargers and the New York Jets as we head into Week 9 of the 2023 season:
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
|TE Gerald Everett||Hip||Full||----||----||----|
|DL Morgan Fox||Oblique||Limited||----||----||----|
|WR Jalen Guyton*||Knee||Full||----||----||----|
|QB Justin Herbert||Left Finger||Full||----||----||----|
|LB Eric Kendricks||Ribs||Limited||----||----||----|
|DL Otito Ogbonnia*||Knee||Full||----||----||----|
|WR Joshua Palmer||Knee||DNP||----||----||----|
* - Player is on Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform
The Chargers opened the 21-day practice window on Oct. 19 for wide receiver Jalen Guyton and defensive tackle Otito Ogbonnia.
NEW YORK JETS
|OL Duane Brown||Hip||Full||----||----||----|
|OL Mekhi Becton||Knee||Limited||----||----||----|
|WR Irvin Charles||Shoulder||Full||----||----||----|
|WR Randall Cobb||Shoulder||Full||----||----||----|
|WR Xavier Gipson||Ankle||Limited||----||----||----|
|LB Chazz Surratt||Ankle||DNP||----||----||----|
|OL Joe Tippmann||Quadricep||Limited||----||----||----|
|OL Laken Tomlinson||Hamstring||Limited||----||----||----|
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Corey Seager was at a loss for words.The star shortstop had just won the World Series for the second time in...
Corey Seager was at a loss for words.
The star shortstop had just won the World Series for the second time in four years, as a member of the Texas Rangers.
He also had just been named World Series MVP for the second time in four years, as a member of the Rangers.
That's what happened during Seager's news conference after the game — a seemingly odd time for a reporter to bring up the team with which Seager won his first World Series and series MVP in 2020 and then let him walk as a free agent after the following season.
"Hey Corey, I'm just gonna ask you the question I get texted the most, especially this whole series," a reporter said when given a turn to address Seager. "Why did the Dodgers let you go?"
Seager, who had been smiling as the reporter started talking, became visibly uncomfortable as the question unfolded. He looked away, stammered and mumbled "I don't know" before appearing to turn toward the person running the session for some help.
That person obliged by quickly attempting to move on, but the reporter wasn't ready to give up on his awkward inquiry.
"You don't have an answer?" he asked Seager.
Seager did not, giving a slight shrug and uneasy smile before turning his attention to the next reporter's question.
The Dodgers selected Seager in the first round of the 2012 draft. Four years later, the player out of Northwest Cabarrus High in Concord, N.C., was named the National League rookie of the year. In 2020, Seager was named the MVP of the NL Championship Series before earning the same honor in the World Series while leading the Dodgers to their first championship since 1988.
Casually carrying another MVP trophy nbd pic.twitter.com/QJ9qaWQCLz
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) November 2, 2023
Seager turned down an eight-year, $250-million contract extension offered by the Dodgers during spring training in 2021. He became a free agent the following offseason and signed a 10-year, $325-million contract with the Rangers, who had lost 102 games the previous season.
The Rangers went 68-94 in 2022 before this year's dramatic turnaround, which culminated in the first World Series championship in the organization's history. When speaking about the team during his postgame news conference Wednesday, Seager said he was "lost for words."
This time, that was a good thing.
"It's just awesome, you know?" Seager said. "This is the vision, right? So kind of lost for words, but it's a really special moment."
This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.
CNN —LeBron James’ list of memorable moments throughout his NBA career has become exhaustive. And on Wednesday night, he added yet another to the highlight reel.James had 35 points, 12 rebounds and seven assistss and was the catalyst for a Lakers comeback as they overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Clippers 130-125 in overtime in the all-Los Angeles affair.Anthony ...
LeBron James’ list of memorable moments throughout his NBA career has become exhaustive. And on Wednesday night, he added yet another to the highlight reel.
James had 35 points, 12 rebounds and seven assistss and was the catalyst for a Lakers comeback as they overcame a 19-point deficit to beat the Clippers 130-125 in overtime in the all-Los Angeles affair.
Anthony Davis and D’Angelo Russell both scored 27 points apiece, but it was James who was the figurehead for the Purple and Gold, as he’s so often been in the past.
For the shorthanded Lakers – missing five key contributors through injury – James filled out the box score as his squad ended its 11-game losing streak against the Clippers.
The exclamation point of the impressive performance came in overtime when James emphatically converted an alley-oop from Austin Reeves to effectively seal the victory.
The moment elicited a big reaction from the next wave of basketball stars, including James’ son Bronny, but after the victory, James said he’s just happy he’s “able to go get ‘em.”
“At this point in my career, [Reeves] trusts me to go get it, so I just wanted to go up there and I understand how much of a momentum play those are, especially coming off a turnover, we get a good fast break,” James told reporters afterwards.
“And obviously, Magic [Johnson], Kareem [Abdul-Jabbar] and those guys created ‘Showtime’ and things of that nature, so you just want to try and keep that going. These fans love the fast break here to finish it with an alley-oop at that point in time and have us go up by five, have them call a time out, crowd keeps going … big time momentum play for us and happy to be on the side where they are.”
It was the Clippers who started fastest on the night though, with their duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George leading the way. Leonard ended the game with 38 points, six rebounds and five assists while George added 35 points and six rebounds.
James wowed the crowd midway through the second quarter when he lost his shoe in the middle of a play, managed to put it on and then run all the way up court to dunk the ball.
In an encounter in which the Clippers had led for the majority of play, James took over late in the day.
The 38-year-old scored 12 points in the fourth quarter, playing nearly the entire period, a remarkable achievement for the oldest player in the league.
However, George responded with eight points in the last 57 seconds to send the game into overtime.
But in the additional five minutes, Reaves scored seven of his 15 on the night as the Lakers were able to grab an important victory.
For the Clippers, it was the second loss of their season as they played without their new acquisition, James Harden, whose trade from the Philadelphia 76ers was officially announced earlier on Wednesday.
The 2018 MVP will be reunited with Russell Westbrook – who he played with at the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Houston Rockets – and will provide some additional firepower for a Clippers team aiming for a title charge.