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 New York City, 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
NFL media from across the internet have made their predictions on who they believe will win the Week 9 Monday Night Football game between the Chargers and the Jets at MetLife Stadium. Table inside Article Media Member Publication Pick Ali Bhanpuri NFL.com Jets Tom Blair ...
NFL media from across the internet have made their predictions on who they believe will win the Week 9 Monday Night Football game between the Chargers and the Jets at MetLife Stadium.
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|NFL Staff||Bleacher Report||Chargers|
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Pair of Dual-Threat Running Backs Of all the Chargers offensive threats, RB Austin Ekeler may be the explosive. One of the top dual-threat running backs in the NFL, the undrafted free agent has led the league in scrimmage touchdowns each of the past two seasons (38 total) and has eclipsed 1,500 total yards in three of his last four seasons.He's gained plus-632 yards after the catch over expected since 2018, which leads all running backs. He also leads all players with plus-262 receiving yards over expected on screen p...
Pair of Dual-Threat Running Backs Of all the Chargers offensive threats, RB Austin Ekeler may be the explosive. One of the top dual-threat running backs in the NFL, the undrafted free agent has led the league in scrimmage touchdowns each of the past two seasons (38 total) and has eclipsed 1,500 total yards in three of his last four seasons.
He's gained plus-632 yards after the catch over expected since 2018, which leads all running backs. He also leads all players with plus-262 receiving yards over expected on screen passes in that span. Last week against the Bears, Ekeler gained 105 of his season-high 116 yards after the catch in the first half, the most by any player in a half this season.
Like Ekeler, Jets RB Breece Hall, another top dual-threat, is coming off a game where he was more effective as a pass catcher than a rusher. Hall totaled 93 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants, 86 of which came through the air. He had a 50-yard catch-and-run touchdown, his fifth scrimmage play of at least 50 yards in 14 career games. It was his second 50-plus-yard reception and both came at MetLife Stadium.
Hall will play against a Chargers defense that has allowed the second most yards after the catch over expected this season with plus-116.
O-Line Shuffle The Jets will be starting their fifth offensive line combination Monday night against a Chargers defensive line that features four-time Pro Bowler Joey Bosa (4 sacks) and four-time first-team All-Pro Khalil Mack (7 sacks). C Connor McGovern (knee) and G/C Wes Schweitzer (calf) were placed on injured reserve Tuesday and the Green & White signed OL Dennis Kelly to the active roster from the practice squad. The team also added Pro Bowl OL Rodger Saffold to the P-squad.
"Rodger is an experienced guy, played in a lot of games, tough, smart," GM Joe Douglas said. "He knows [offensive line coach] Keith Carter well, being with him in Tennessee. He is the exact type of person, competitor, mental makeup, toughness that we are looking for to add to the group and I think he is going to be a really good acquisition for us."
The Jets could have rookie C/G Joe Tippmann back in the lineup after he missed the last game with a quad injury. Tippmann, who played center at Wisconsin and guard in his first four NFL games, could shift back to the pivot against an LA defense that's tied for No. 9 with 23 sacks this season.
Banged Up Herbert Chargers QB Justin Herbert has been playing with a finger injury on his non-throwing hand sustained in Week 4 that requires him to wear a cast. Last week in a 30-10 win over the Bears, Herbert completed 27-of-30 passes for 222 yards and 3 touchdowns on passes under 10 air yards. His 4.9 air yards per attempt was the second-lowest of his career.
Herbert has done a good job against the blitz this season. Entering Week 8, Herbert threw for 802 yards (2nd), 10 TD (T-1st), and +8.7% CPOE (2nd) against the blitz this season.
The Jets defense has been good at home in primetime games this season. Josh Allen (Week 1 "Monday Night Football") and Patrick Mahomes (Week 4 "Sunday Night Football") combined for 439 yards, 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Founders of Blue Ribbon restaurants, chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg, have opened Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak, a 2,600 square-foot restaurant that seats 150 people in the newly renovated, 1 Penn Plaza, a 57-story building between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.It’s Blue Ribbon’s greatest hits in one place: In addition to a sushi counter with sashimi, maki, yasai, and uzuzukuri, the menu features prime steaks, as well as Japanese A5 and Ameri...
Founders of Blue Ribbon restaurants, chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg, have opened Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak, a 2,600 square-foot restaurant that seats 150 people in the newly renovated, 1 Penn Plaza, a 57-story building between Seventh and Eighth Avenues.
It’s Blue Ribbon’s greatest hits in one place: In addition to a sushi counter with sashimi, maki, yasai, and uzuzukuri, the menu features prime steaks, as well as Japanese A5 and American wagyu. Beyond that, there’s a Blue Ribbon favorite, oxtail fried rice, as well as its fried chicken, the style of which Blue Ribbon has been serving for 30 years. The new spot i one of a dozen Blue Ribbon restaurants in New York and two dozen around the country. Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak will be open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. — Melissa McCart, editor
Instant Noodle Factory opened in Long Island City this summer, serving more than 85 types of packaged noodles from around the globe. Customers pick their noodles of choice and serve themselves, preparing to cook the bowls with hot water, as you would in a dorm. Now, the team is expanding with a second location opening in the East Village. It’s slated to open on November 27 at 130 E. Seventh Street, near Avenue A, near Tompkins Square Park.
Karakterre, a wine festival showcasing over 70 wines from places like Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, and more is coming to town on Saturday, November 4, at Rockefeller Plaza. Tickets are online, though a limited supply will be available at the door. Then, on Sunday, November 5, wine shop Orange Glou, is hosting a wine fair at Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel, exclusively devoted to orange wines from five continents, with 100 bottles to taste through. Purchase tickets online.
Gatcha, a nearly 9,000 square-foot arcade, is set to open in Queens mall Tangram next year, offering snacks and toys up for grabs. Gatcha joins the many new spots to have opened in the fancy mall since its opening: including Beijing duck spot, Ju Qi, and a food hall with Zaab Zaab, and Joju, a banh mi stand.
II generally tend to avoid areas like Bryant Park during the holidays: I don’t have to tell you, it’s swarmed with bodies. On a recent visit, an office worker in a suit Zoomed colleagues with a white backdrop, seemingly to dupe them into not realizing he was outside — while tourists walked so out of sync with the city’s patterns that I felt myself becoming as grumpy as Fran Lebowitz. But I wanted to visit the opening day of the Bryant Park Winter Village, to check out one of its new booths: ...
II generally tend to avoid areas like Bryant Park during the holidays: I don’t have to tell you, it’s swarmed with bodies. On a recent visit, an office worker in a suit Zoomed colleagues with a white backdrop, seemingly to dupe them into not realizing he was outside — while tourists walked so out of sync with the city’s patterns that I felt myself becoming as grumpy as Fran Lebowitz. But I wanted to visit the opening day of the Bryant Park Winter Village, to check out one of its new booths: Laksa Shop, a pop-up serving the Malaysian soup laksa.
This is the first time owner Cassandra Lam has stayed put with her pop-up, which has so far hopped around Brooklyn and Queens at various bars. Through January at the market, her menu is a slender two dishes — a curry laksa with shrimp and chicken broth, teeming with shrimp, fish balls. There’s also a vegetarian version with mushrooms in a miso broth with shiitake mushrooms and tomatoes. Both come with buoyant noodles, crunchy sprouts, herbs, and lime. $14, for a small, and $18 for a large. But don’t say I didn’t warn you: The sumptuous curry soup is known for its silky, creamy orange broth known to stain — at least, if you’re me. (After finding myself a table in the park, I held my Tide to Go pen at the ready).
It’s not the first time Lam has set up at the holiday market. Lam and her mother started Mama Lam’s, a curry paste condiment, back in 2016 (Mama Lam immigrated to New York in the 1980s and grew up in a town outside of Kuala Lumpur) and have set up at the holiday market before. Over the years, their products have been distributed on various store shelves throughout the city, including at restaurants like Bellucci’s Pizzeria and Bench Flour Bakers in Astoria. Laksa Shop felt like a natural extension of those products, Lam, a Flushing, Queens, native tells Eater.
Since launching Laksa Shop as a pop-up in 2022, she’s honed in on her bowls of soup and has brought on Lizzy Singh-Brar, a chef who has appeared on Chopped. The soups are prepared in a commissary in Queens and then assembled out of her new stall that launched in the park last week.
Before landing at Bryant Park, Lam hosted events at breweries at Wild East in Gowanus, Grimm Ales in East Williamsburg, and Heart of Gold in Astoria, among others. I had tried to stop by a few only to find they were already sold out of her shrimp laksa.
At Bryant Park Winter Village, she joins booths like the Migrant Kitchen and Lemak Malaysian Kitchen as some of the program’s more interesting food vendors that offer a lot to snack on while pursuing the gift counters or taking a snack break between ice skating loops.
If all goes as planned with the Laksa Shop, Lam hopes to open a permanent standalone storefront of her own down the line.
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