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 Omaha, 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
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It will be a cool night, down into the mid 20s for Thursday morning, with calmer winds.
The wind stays lighter Thursday afternoon as we keep warming up. It will be mostly sunny with highs in the upper 50s, which is average for early November.
A cold front will move through Omaha early Friday morning, and but it gets a little breezy again. We will be in the low 60s around Omaha and cities south of the interstate. Cities north of I-80 will only reach the upper 50s.
Saturday will be a little cooler with a few more clouds. A couple spotty showers may be possible in the afternoon, but most will stay dry. Highs will be in the upper 50s.
Don't forget to "fall back" an hour before bed Saturday night. It's also a great time to check or replace the batteries in your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and weather radios.
We'll end the weekend with another warm up. Sunday will be in the mid 60s with a small chance for a spotty shower to hit you backyard.
A small chance for rain continues early next week as we start to cool off. Monday will be breezy with mid 50s, followed by upper 40s on Tuesday.
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Entering his 14th season at Creighton, Greg McDermott approached this preseason the same way he always has, with one closed-door scrimmage and one public exhibition. The former came on October 21, when his Bluejays beat Iowa State by three in Omaha. The latter comes on Friday, when they host Wayne State in a dress rehearsal under the lights of CHI Health Center Omaha for next week’s season opener.“It ended up being a close game,” McDermott said this week of the closed scrimmage. “We didn’t shoot it partic...
Entering his 14th season at Creighton, Greg McDermott approached this preseason the same way he always has, with one closed-door scrimmage and one public exhibition. The former came on October 21, when his Bluejays beat Iowa State by three in Omaha. The latter comes on Friday, when they host Wayne State in a dress rehearsal under the lights of CHI Health Center Omaha for next week’s season opener.
“It ended up being a close game,” McDermott said this week of the closed scrimmage. “We didn’t shoot it particularly well, but Iowa State’s defense was little bit of a shock to us because of the way we defend. It’s very different compared to what they see in practice every day.”
The Cyclones’ defense has ranked 5th and 8th in adjusted defensive efficiency the last two years, per KenPom’s data. It’s not the prettiest style to watch — their 59-41 loss to Pitt in last year’s NCAA Tournament was a 62-possession grind — but it’s effective. They’re projected to have the 3rd best defense in that category this year in KenPom’s preseason rankings, at 86.2 points per 100 possessions. Right behind them? UConn, at 4th in the preseason defensive rankings. Creighton’s no slouch, predicted to have the 18th best defense, but Iowa State’s hyper-aggressive style is very different — and one that should help prepare CU for the Big East battles to come.
In other words? Don’t get too worried about the Jays’ top offensive weapons struggling in that scrimmage.
“Trey (Alexander) and Baylor (Scheierman) didn’t shoot it great that game, but they did a lot of other things to impact the game and impact winning,” McDermott said.
Among those things? Making plays for their teammates and taking turns creating shots for themselves and others. He noted that throughout fall practices, Alexander, Scheierman and newcomer Steven Ashworth have developed great chemistry in that regard.
“It seems like it’s a different guy every day,” McDermott gushed. “You know, one of those guys gets nine or 10 assists in practice and the other two guys make a bunch of shots, and then the roles reverse the next day. It’s been it’s been fun to see it develop.”
Friday night will be Creighton fans’ first look in-person at Ashworth, the transfer who joined the program after Ryan Nembhard’s departure. He’s excited to experience CHI Health Center on gameday, and said this week that he can’t imagine what the environment and atmosphere will be like when the arena is full of fans.
“Personally I think that I’m looking forward to just playing with with the guys and seeing how we react when the popcorn’s popping and the lights are on,” Ashworth said. “And as a team I think we’re just, you know, looking forward to competing against somebody else.”
That somebody else is Wayne State. After winning the South Division of the DII Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference last year, their top four scorers departed, including all-time program scoring (2,104) and rebounding (1,146) leader Jordan Janssen. Tasked with replacing 70% of their points, they were picked 11th of 14 teams in the NSIC preseason poll.
They seem unlikely to present the kind of defensive challenges that Iowa State gave CU; Wayne State is scrappy but short on height, with their tallest player standing just 6’8″. That player is junior Cody McCullough, who averaged 8.2 points and 7.8 rebounds a year ago to go along with 1.2 blocks per game.
Their second leading returning scorer is junior Jay Saunders, a 5’11” guard from Omaha South High School who averaged 6.3 points and 2.2 assists per game a year ago. And they welcome back sophomore Alec Millender, who was a medical redshirt last season after averaging 10 points and 2.7 assists per game the year before.
The rest of the roster is young and untested; Eight of the 16 players on this year’s team have never played in an NCAA collegiate game (two redshirt freshmen, five true freshmen and a junior college transfer.) Among them is JUCO All-American Trey Deveaux (who hails from Lincoln’s Norris HS). Playing at Central Community College last season, he averaged 18.9 points per game while helping the Raiders advance to the national tournament with a 22-11 record.
The Jays’ trip to the Bahamas in August gave fans a glimpse at the 2023-24 roster, and Friday’s exhibition will offer a chance to see how they’ve progressed since then. If McDermott’s assessment is accurate, their fans are likely to enjoy what they see.
“We’ve had some practices that are better than others, but through 24 practices we really haven’t had a bad one. I don’t know that I have ever been able to say that in my 30 plus years as a coach,” McDermott said. “That’s attributed to the leadership on our team. Kalk and Trey and Baylor and Steven, in large part they’re going to determine how the practice is going to go. They’re going to get it back on the rails if it starts to go off to rails, and they’ve been able to do that. Their collective leadership has been outstanding.”
Wayne State captured a third NSIC South Division title in the last five seasons under coach Jeff Kamisky in 2022-23, recording an 18-11 overall record and 13-9 mark in the NSIC South Division. The Wildcats set a new school record shooting 80.1 percent (370-462) from the free throw line, which ranked third-best in NCAA Division II
Creighton’s Greg McDermott got his head coaching start at Wayne State, where he inherited a team coming off back-to-back 7-20 seasons and led the Wildcats to a 116-53 record in six campaigns from 1994-2000. That run included back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 1999 and 2000, and four straight 20-win seasons. Since McDermott’s departure, Wayne State has won more than 18 games just once (2018-19), and reached the NCAA Tournament just once (2020-21).
Greg McDermott is 30-0 in fall exhibition games as a Division I head coach, including an 10-0 mark at UNI, a 7-0 record at Iowa State, and a 13-0 mark at Creighton. All but one of his triumphs have been by double-digits. At Creighton the Bluejays have outscored foes by an average of 92.7 – 60.8 in fall exhibition games.
Creighton is 54-6 since 1981 in fall exhibition games thanks to 22 straight victories. The only team since 1994 to beat Creighton in an exhibition setting has been Global Sports (who did it three times: in 1999, 2000, and 2003).
Creighton and Wayne State have played just once before, a 93-46 Bluejay win in a 2016 exhibition game in Omaha. CU out-rebounded Wayne State 52-23 that night, including 15-4 on the offensive glass overall and 9-0 in the first half. CU outscored WSU 44-12 on points in the paint, 12-2 on points on turnovers, 19-2 on second-chance points, 21-0 on fastbreak points, and 44-25 on bench points. The Bluejays held Wayne State scoreless for nearly six minutes to open the night, and took a 13-0 lead right off the bat, which ballooned to 36-12 after a dozen minutes of action as they completely controlled the game.
Friday’s game might have a similar result, but it will still be a special one for McDermott.
“Generally I like to play somebody that I have a connection to, whether it’s a former player, former assistant, or (in this case) Wayne State where I coached,” McDermott said this week. “I’m happy to help them, and still have a lot of really good friends in Wayne. Though many of them will be here cheering against me on Friday night.”
On November 3, 2017, Creighton beat UNC Pembroke 93-70 in the second of two exhibitions before the season, having dispatched with Nebraska-Omaha 96-67 a week before. In a sign of things to come, the Jays were led by Marcus Foster and Khyri Thomas; Foster scored 19 points in 23 minutes, and Thomas added 22 points with a pair of steals and three assists.
Creighton won 93-46 the only other time these two schools met, and a similar result seems likely on Friday.
Creighton 95, Wayne State 48
A group in Omaha is working to make the city's roadways safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The City of Omaha is working on a comprehensive action plan to reduce traffic deaths.Thursday night, a local nonprofit called Mode Shift Omaha held its quarterly “Walk with Us” event to raise awareness about dangerous intersections. This time around they walked near 30th and Ames Avenue, close to the North Omaha Transit Center, bus...
A group in Omaha is working to make the city's roadways safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The City of Omaha is working on a comprehensive action plan to reduce traffic deaths.
Thursday night, a local nonprofit called Mode Shift Omaha held its quarterly “Walk with Us” event to raise awareness about dangerous intersections. This time around they walked near 30th and Ames Avenue, close to the North Omaha Transit Center, businesses, and a couple of schools.
“We like to highlight areas that need improvement that are high-traffic areas for pedestrians and bikers,” said Matt Wayne with Mode Shift Omaha.
Crash data compiled by the city shows the area to be potentially dangerous for the community.
“Because of the high pedestrian traffic with have the kids from school crossing 30th and Ames all the time using the grocery store, Big Jims, and McDonald’s,” said Wayne. “We just want to make sure everything is clearly marked so people can move safely across the street.”
In Omaha, there are roads where data shows it’s just more dangerous, more fatal or serious injury crashes, and more pedestrian and biker fatalities or injuries.
The city calls them “High Injury Networks.”
According to the city’s Vision Zero presentation in August, Ames Ave is marked as one of those roads that is considered a “High Injury Network.”
Over the past decade, there have been more than 10 serious injuries just along a 10-block strip of Ames Avenue, according to data presented by the city.
City engineer Austin Rowser told 6 News the area where Mode Shift is walking is already a target in the city’s Vision Zero Action Plan.
“We’re very glad to be ahead of the game with programming already proactively in progress for this corridor,” said Rowser. He added they recently won a grant from the Department of Transportation for $2 million to study ways to make that particular corridor safer.
The Vision Zero Action Plan maps 117 priority projects split into 5 priority levels; Ames Avenue is on the list.
Some improvements Mode Shift Omaha would like to see to the area include: “We’d like to see the sidewalks widen, the street markings be done better, and also maybe a lead time for pedestrians and the corner so they have a chance to get out into the street before cars start moving,” said Wayne.
The Omaha City Council will review the Vision Zero Action Plan in the coming weeks, set for Nov. 14.
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The Mavericks will jump into NCHC play this weekend against No. 11 Western Michigan.UNO, previously ranked 20th, fell out of the USCHO ratings after a 2-2 tie and a 4-0 loss at home to the Buckeyes. The Broncos (3-0-1) will play games Friday and Saturday at Baxter Arena starting at 7:07 p.m.“They have a very high-powered offense,” coach Mike Gabinet said. “The first thing we need to do is take care of the puck and not give them opportunities to transition against us.”Western Michigan was idle last...
The Mavericks will jump into NCHC play this weekend against No. 11 Western Michigan.
UNO, previously ranked 20th, fell out of the USCHO ratings after a 2-2 tie and a 4-0 loss at home to the Buckeyes. The Broncos (3-0-1) will play games Friday and Saturday at Baxter Arena starting at 7:07 p.m.
“They have a very high-powered offense,” coach Mike Gabinet said. “The first thing we need to do is take care of the puck and not give them opportunities to transition against us.”
Western Michigan was idle last weekend while the Mavs were busy against Ohio State.
“I thought the guys deserved to win one of those two games,” Gabinet said. “You just have to keep progressing and keep growing.”
He added that UNO will try to step up its offense after scoring four goals over the last three games.
“You need to have a plan for when adversity hits,” Gabinet said. “You want to keep the guys consistent in their daily approach.”
Graduate forward Jack Randl said the team is eager for its league opener.
“We definitely want to get off to a good start in conference,” he said. “Every point is so huge, and we definitely want to finish as high as we can.”
Randl, the team’s leading scorer last year with 34 points, is scoreless after four games.
“We know there are times when things don’t go our way,” he said. “We need to keep playing the right way and in the long run it’ll work out for us.”
He added that the Mavs are looking forward to hosting another team in the Top 20.
“It’s always fun to play ranked opponents, especially ones ranked ahead of you,” Randl said. “We have a great conference, so getting these games early will help us.”
Defenseman Jacob Guevin leads Omaha in scoring with four assists. Five players have three points.
One bright spot for the Mavs has been the play of their two goalies. Sophomore Simon Latkoczy has a 1.45 goals-against average while graduate Seth Eisele, a transfer from Lake Superior State, has a 2.50 average.
» UNO won three of four games last season against Western Michigan.
» The Broncos are coached by Pat Ferschweiler, in his third season at the helm.
» UNO leads the all-time series 34-25-6. The Mavs are 18-8-2 in Omaha.
» The teams probably won’t be spending much time in the penalty box. Western Michigan is the least penalized team in the league while UNO is tied for second for fewest penalties.
Omaha has its first sportsbook, as WarHorse Casino began accepting wagers Wednesday.OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - For the first time ever, Husker fans will be able to bet on the Big Red right at home in Omaha.Wednesday marks the first day of legal sports betting in the city. Nebraska state law doesn’t allow betting on Nebraska home games, but this week, the Huskers are in East Lansing to take on Michigan State.For right now, sports gambling is going on in a temporary setup on the infield of the horse racing track at WarHors...
Omaha has its first sportsbook, as WarHorse Casino began accepting wagers Wednesday.
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - For the first time ever, Husker fans will be able to bet on the Big Red right at home in Omaha.
Wednesday marks the first day of legal sports betting in the city. Nebraska state law doesn’t allow betting on Nebraska home games, but this week, the Huskers are in East Lansing to take on Michigan State.
For right now, sports gambling is going on in a temporary setup on the infield of the horse racing track at WarHorse Casino in Omaha, while the rest of the facility is under construction.
Inside, there’s a lot of activity.
“We’ve got 10 kiosks that are self-serve, so you should be able to get in and out pretty efficiently,” said Lynne McNally, the CEO of the Nebraska Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association. “If you don’t want to use the self-serve machines, we’ve got a couple of tellers ready and happy to help.”
Betting will be totally integrated with simulcasting, so horse racing and sports betting will be in the same area of the casino.
WarHorse officials are excited to get Nebraska into the sports betting game and keep those betting slip dollars within state borders.
They tell 6 News people will be able to wager on all kinds of sports competitions.
“You can bet on cricket, tennis, rugby, international soccer, we’ll have it here,” said Lance Morgan, the President and CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc. “And if we don’t, you can access it through our partner, because our partner is from England. If there’s a demand for something, we have to get it authorized by the state, but I don’t think that will be a problem.”
But what people can’t do right now, unlike in Iowa, is bet remotely. Everyone wishing to place a wager must do so in person at WarHorse Casino.
Money was laid down on the state’s first sports wager at the WarHorse Casino in Lincoln back in June.
The Winnebago Tribe owns WarHorse, and officials say the casino and sports betting will help build housing and provide jobs to members of the tribe.
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