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 Memphis, 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 Memphis Grizzlies (0-5) are favored (-2.5) to stop a five-game losing streak when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Moda Center. The game airs on ROOT Sports NW and BSSE.Place your bets on any NBA matchup at BetMGM, and sign up with our link for a first-time deposit bonus!Grizzlies vs. Trail Blazers Game Info &a...
The Memphis Grizzlies (0-5) are favored (-2.5) to stop a five-game losing streak when they visit the Portland Trail Blazers (2-3) at 10:00 PM ET on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Moda Center. The game airs on ROOT Sports NW and BSSE.
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Downtown Dining Week is set to return Nov. 6 through Nov. 12. It is now in its 14th year."It's about the restaurants and the restaurant community and their energy that they put towards this," said Penelope Huston, vice president of marketing, communications, and events at the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC).This year, 56 restaurants are participating. Twelve of those are new, including Hive Bagel & Deli, The Garden Brunch Cafe, Esco Memphis, and Dos Hermanos.Other participating restaurants include Automat...
Downtown Dining Week is set to return Nov. 6 through Nov. 12. It is now in its 14th year.
"It's about the restaurants and the restaurant community and their energy that they put towards this," said Penelope Huston, vice president of marketing, communications, and events at the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC).
This year, 56 restaurants are participating. Twelve of those are new, including Hive Bagel & Deli, The Garden Brunch Cafe, Esco Memphis, and Dos Hermanos.
Other participating restaurants include Automatic Slim's, Catherine & Mary's, the Rendezvous, Slider Inn, 117 Prime, Talk Shop, Feast & Graze, and Sabor Caribe.
In years past, there was a set model, where restaurants offered dishes with set prices based on the year — a three-course dinner for $20.23 for example. But, the rules have since loosened.
"We're doing another anything-goes year," Huston said. "We're letting people decide what the special is and what the price point is. Some people are doing some interesting price points and people are doing 2023 backwards. Westy's is doing dinner and a carriage ride. There's all kinds of experiences that are going to be different than just three courses for the price of the year. It'll be a little something different everywhere."
This year, the DMC reached out to local businesses for support of Downtown Dining Week.
"The employees in Downtown fuel the Downtown economy, and the Downtown restaurants really create that vibe that is the Memphis experience," Huston said. "We want these businesses to thrive and do well, and these employees are the engine that can make all this happen. So, we did reach out to all of our business community to say, 'Could you let your employees take an extra 30 minutes for lunch? Would you let them go early to enjoy a happy hour?'"
One business that accepted the overture was the architecture firm LRK. The firm is holding a contest in which those employees who do eat during Downtown Dining Week can turn in their receipts for a raffle. At the end of the week, a drawing is held, with two winners receiving a $100 gift card.
"LRK is proud to have called Downtown our home for 40 years. We believe that a vibrant Downtown community is essential to the success of our great city — thriving restaurants being an important piece of that puzzle," said Amy Smith, principal and director of human resources at LRK.
Huston said with 50-plus restaurants participating, it's hard for diners to try everything they would like. So, she suggests, they stretch the concept of Downtown Dining Week.
"One of the things that we would suggest is that you make November Downtown Dining Month for yourself, because there are so many really interesting new restaurants to check out," she said.
Re-Opening of the Mallory-Neely HouseMallory-Neely HouseFriday – Saturday, November 3 – 4, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Saturday is Use Your Common Sense Day, which sounds like a day that will be weaponized against many for their very human mistakes. Apparently, we have René Descartes to thank for our modern conception of common sen...
Saturday is Use Your Common Sense Day, which sounds like a day that will be weaponized against many for their very human mistakes. Apparently, we have René Descartes to thank for our modern conception of common sense. To think that something so old-timey has stayed with us for so long. I mean, the Mallory-Neely House was built back in ye ole 1852 and is still kicking around today, with its original historic interiors, furniture, and artifacts. Sure, it hasn’t been open to the public for a while, but it’s back in action starting this weekend with tours on Friday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for nonmembers and $8 for members, and can be purchased here.
Common sense, maybe she’s born with it. Maybe, it’s Maybelline. Either way, you can be sure she’s not walking around town without it. Not on Use Your Common Sense Day. Nuh-uh. And not at Broad Avenue’s Art Walk, a fun-filled and free fall festival, with more than 50 local artists and makers, a kids craft area, and fun activities such as live screen printing and aerial arts.
A study found that a moderate dose of red wine can increase pleasure and the attentional focus on the present moment, can turn the imagination more vivid, and make an environment more fascinating. Any word on red wine’s effects on common sense? That’s neither here nor there. What about white wine? Also, neither here nor there. Which says to me that there’s room for experimentation — in the name of common sense.
As fate would have it, Sip Tennessee Wine Fest will take over the Big Red Barn at Agricenter International, which will be full of curated vendors, including wineries who will be on hand with at least 100 different Tennessee-produced wines. Attendees will shop with farmers market artisans, enjoy delicious food, and sip Tennessee wine and hard cider. The proceeds from the event stay local, benefiting Tennessee agriculture, small businesses, and Agricenter’s Farmers Market. Tickets are $45 ($10 for designated drivers) and can be purchased here. This event is 21+.
If you’ve been told you don’t have any common sense, that’s okay. You can learn. At least, wikiHow says you can in their very helpful “How to Develop Common Sense” article. Isn’t it comforting to know that at any point you can just pick up the skills of common sense? It’s like when they say art can be taught and you can learn the skills with time.
The artists in “Delta Chique,” opening this weekend, are a perfect example of this. The late Anthony Biggers took the more traditional route in his artistic journey, earning his MFA from the University of Memphis. Meanwhile, Robby Johnston and John Ruskey are both self-taught artists.
“Delta Chique” will present work by these three artists, all of whom find inspiration in the Delta. Biggers, who never showed his work publicly before passing in 2020, worked in color pencil. Johnston prefers acrylics, and Ruskey favors watercolors, each presenting their own style and their own perspective.
“Delta Chique” will be on display through November 17th. Learn more about the show here.
When the Memphis Botanic Garden hosts the Memphis Japan Festival, common sense dictates that you must go. The Memphis Japan Festival is a fun, family-friendly, interactive, and hands-on experience of Japanese culture. The day will have Japanese music and dance, martial arts demonstrations, cultural lectures, arts and crafts, and so much more. The festival is free with Garden admission ($12/adults).
After two weeks on the road, Memphis football returns home to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium for a homecoming against South Florida.The Tigers (6-2, 3-1 AAC) became bowl-eligible with last week's wild win over North Texas. Memphis is tied for fourth in the AAC behind t...
After two weeks on the road, Memphis football returns home to Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium for a homecoming against South Florida.
The Tigers (6-2, 3-1 AAC) became bowl-eligible with last week's wild win over North Texas. Memphis is tied for fourth in the AAC behind three 4-0 teams - Tulane, SMU and UTSA.
USF (4-4, 2-2) has shown improvement under first-year coach Alex Golesh, who took over after last season's 1-11 campaign.
Here's your primer for Saturday's matchup (2 p.m., ESPN+).
The Bulls lead the nation in plays per game at 83.6. Memphis' last two opponents, UAB and North Texas, are in the top 20 in plays per game. The Tigers have been preparing for quick offenses, but even those don't match up to the speed of USF.
Defensive coordinator Matt Barnes said the Memphis defense — particularly the secondary — started to tire as the game against North Texas went on and injuries piled up. The Tigers allowed 10 points in the first half, then allowed 32 in the second.
That was the opposite of Memphis' defensive performance against UAB. In that game, the Tigers looked confused and allowed 21 first-half points before regrouping at halftime and shutting out the Blazers in the final 30 minutes en route to a 45-21 win.
Can Memphis put a complete game together?
USF running back Nay'Quan Wright leads the team with 590 rushing yards, but quarterback Byrum Brown isn't far behind. He has 573 yards, good for fourth among quarterbacks nationally and first in the AAC.
Memphis running back Blake Watson is 23rd in the country with 762 rushing yards.
Wright and Brown are fourth and fifth, respectively, in the AAC. Brown has also thrown for 1,865 yards, which puts him sixth in the conference.
Indeed. The Bulls hosted the Crimson Tide on Sept. 16 for a bizarre game that featured a lengthy weather delay and multiple Alabama quarterbacks. Nick Saban shuffled through two quarterbacks that weren't usual starter Jalen Milroe, and the Crimson Tide plodded their way to a 17-3 win.
The Bulls have had an up-and-down season since then.
They began AAC play with wins over Rice and Navy, then got blown out by UAB and Florida Atlantic. The 56-14 loss to the Owlswas particularly brutal. South Florida is 12th in the 14-team AAC in yards allowed per game and 13th in pass yards allowed per game.
Memphis 48, USF 38. It's another high-scoring game, and though it isn't always pretty, the Tigers win their third-straight to pick up momentum heading into the final weeks of the season.
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Pentagram has released materials showcasing their new visual identity project undertaken for their clients at the Memphis Art Museum (formerly the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art) ahead of the completion of its Herzog & de Meuron-led expansion in 2025.The lettering and logo included in the kit derive from cross-section drawings of the new 122,000-square-foot...
Pentagram has released materials showcasing their new visual identity project undertaken for their clients at the Memphis Art Museum (formerly the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art) ahead of the completion of its Herzog & de Meuron-led expansion in 2025.
The lettering and logo included in the kit derive from cross-section drawings of the new 122,000-square-foot building, which will grace the center of downtown at Overton Park. The expanded museum also forms the anchor of a wider riverfront development master plan that will reorient the commercial/cultural district. Costs for the expansion have been reported around $180 million.
“We have worked with the greater Memphis community for years on our vision for a new museum, and as it begins to take shape, we are proud to see that it will be a place for community and connectivity unlike anything in our city’s history,” the museum's board president, Carl Person, told the Memphis Flyer newspaper recently about the institutional pivot. “It is truly Memphis’ art museum.”
Pentagram says: “The new logo emphasizes flexibility and is designed to be dynamic, modulating both vertically and horizontally. The brand direction came from working directly with Memphians while the logo letter shapes are derived from the cascading architecture of the new building. The identity provides a host of new colors and applications that allow it to be fluid and distinctive at the same time, reflected in a custom typeface that is infinitely adaptable.”
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The colors used were selected by Partner Paula Scher's team to emphasize the creative spirit of the city known throughout the world for its contributions to Jazz music and African-American literature.
Pentagram has also led rebranding campaigns for the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the MIT Museum relocation (led by Höweler + Yoon), and the Museum of Arts and Design in Columbus Circle.
Additional media from the rebranding can be viewed below.
Video courtesy of Pentagram
Video courtesy of Pentagram