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.
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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 San Francisco, 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
In the history of Major League Baseball, only four managers have won a World Series with multiple teams:Make it five!Not only did Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy join this exclusive club, which includes four Hall of Famers, but he has the most World Series titles of any of them, having won three with the ...
In the history of Major League Baseball, only four managers have won a World Series with multiple teams:
Make it five!
Not only did Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy join this exclusive club, which includes four Hall of Famers, but he has the most World Series titles of any of them, having won three with the San Francisco Giants (2010, 2012, 2014) and this most recent one with Texas.
Many have had the opportunity to join this list, such as Terry Francona, who won two World Series with the Boston Red Sox and had an opportunity to win another with Cleveland in 2016, before falling to the Chicago Cubs in seven games. Or Al Dark, who won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics in 1974 and took the San Francisco Giants to the World Series in 1962, ultimately falling in seven games to the New York Yankees.
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Still, Bochy stands above them all.
Of course, we just witnessed Bochy win a championship in his first season with Texas, but Bochy was an integral part of the early-2010s Giants dynasty. Bochy's Bay Area boys won three World Series over the course of five years, most recently in 2014 against the Kansas City Royals, who won the World Series the following year. Two years prior, his Giants swept the Detroit Tigers.
Two years before that, the Giants took down the Texas Rangers, 4-1 in the series.
That's right. Bochy has now won a World Series with the Texas Rangers and beaten them in a World Series.
In short, no. This is the first time a manager has ever beaten a team in the World Series and then gone on to manage that team to a title. None of the managers on that list above accomplished the feat Bochy has.
That said, there is someone who accomplished something similar.
Casey Stengel won seven World Series as the manager for the New York Yankees between 1949 and 1958. In that stretch, he took down the Brooklyn Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Giants, and Milwaukee Braves.
Coincidentally, Stengel won two Fall Classics as a player, in 1921 and 1922, as an outfielder for the New York Giants. Both of those came against the New York Yankees. So, not only was Stengel on both sides of a title with the Yankees (beating them as a Giants player; winning as Yankees manager), but he was also on both sides of a title with the Giants (beating them as Yankees manager; winning as a Giants player).
Bochy is a shoe-in for Cooperstown at this point in his career. Here is where he ranks all-time in several key managerial categories:
Bruce Bochy is no stranger to delivering a city its first World Series title -- a feat the former Giants manager now has accomplished twice.Almost 13 years to the day after leading the Giants to their first championship in San Francisco, Bochy on Thursday night hoisted the Commissioner's Trophy as manager of the Texas Rangers after his new team defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in five ...
Bruce Bochy is no stranger to delivering a city its first World Series title -- a feat the former Giants manager now has accomplished twice.
Almost 13 years to the day after leading the Giants to their first championship in San Francisco, Bochy on Thursday night hoisted the Commissioner's Trophy as manager of the Texas Rangers after his new team defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks in five games to win the Fall Classic.
And, unsurprisingly, Bochy recognizes plenty of similarities between that first trophy in the Bay and the first in Rangers franchise history.
"It means a lot to me, it really does," Bochy told ESPN after the Rangers' 5-0 win at Chase Field (h/t KNBR). "[The Rangers have] been close a couple times -- I was involved in one in 2010 -- but they were so thirsty for a championship. ...
"It reminds me of San Francisco a little bit. Back in 2010, they hadn't won a championship. But I think of the players, first of all, I think of them -- guys who had not been to a World Series, guys who now have a ring. But all those [Rangers] fans who have been through some torture, I couldn't be happier."
"Torture" became a rally cry of sorts for both the Giants and their fans in 2010 thanks to an excruciating season full of nail-biters. But after all the ups and downs -- and close games -- throughout the campaign, San Francisco won its first World Series title in the city's history when Bochy and Co. defeated the Rangers, then led by Ron Washington, four games to one.
Bochy would go on to win two more championships in the Bay before he retired following the 2019 MLB season. He returned to baseball in 2023 to manage the Rangers, and his goal with Texas was clear from his introductory press conference last October.
"I wouldn't be here if I didn't want to help bring a championship to Texas," Bochy said. "I know we have some work to do, but I can tell you I'm all in. I'm all in on this."
Just as he was in San Francisco, Bochy was all in with the Rangers and became the first manager in MLB history to win a championship with a team he previously had beaten in the World Series.
Through all the torture -- franchises aside -- Bochy now is a four-time World Series champion manager. And fans both in San Francisco and Texas have plenty to thank him for.
2023 stats: 19 G (18 GS), 99.2 IP, 4.88 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 18.9% K%, 4.8% BB%, 1.0 fWARIt’s a little strange to consider that Anthony DeSclafani represented a win above a replacement level player in 2023, right? Well, through the first two months of the season, he was actually the 31st-most valuable starting pitcher in Major League Baseball by FanGraphs’ Wins Above Replacement (1.2); and, if you want to make an 11-start stretch sound even more impressive, that value was good enough to place him ...
2023 stats: 19 G (18 GS), 99.2 IP, 4.88 ERA, 4.35 FIP, 18.9% K%, 4.8% BB%, 1.0 fWAR
It’s a little strange to consider that Anthony DeSclafani represented a win above a replacement level player in 2023, right? Well, through the first two months of the season, he was actually the 31st-most valuable starting pitcher in Major League Baseball by FanGraphs’ Wins Above Replacement (1.2); and, if you want to make an 11-start stretch sound even more impressive, that value was good enough to place him 17th in the NL, well ahead of probable Cy Young winner Blake Snell.
I say all that not to make fun of DeSclafani by way of small sample size, only to point out that he started off the season being the guy the Giants knew they had. They were able to pull him out of bargain bin of free agency and fix the dent that had put him there in the first place, reviving a career that had gone from interesting to shaky pretty quickly. His 2021 season was mostly magical, except for the 7 starts against the Dodgers where it was a curse, but you had the feeling even through that NLDS that the Giants had helped him figure something out.
But then last season happened, and it felt like DeSclafani mirrored the rest of the franchise’s sudden pumpkining after that magical 2021 season. The Giants had extended him for three years and it felt like a solid move to shore up the back of the rotation until it didn’t. Then Spring Training came around, and amidst the chorus of “Sure, Jans” to Disco being in The Best Shape of His Life or some such, we got this bit of news from Susan Slusser:
For most of his life, it turns out, Anthony DeSclafani was pitching without a groove for the peroneal tendon in his right ankle, his body somehow compensating for that genetic anomaly until late in the 2021 season.
It’s rare we get A Reason for why a player suddenly stinks, but you look at that and you think, “Okay, well, yeah, that would do it.” Then the first month of the season happened where he and Alex Cobb basically kept the Giants afloat and it felt good. It felt like the team’s evaluation of him had been vindicated and this one simple trick was going to make the last two years of his deal really fly. I’m sure that’s most of us felt after his 8 shutout innings against the Astros in Houston on May 2nd, easily his best start of the season. Brady wrote at the time:
Because Anthony DeSclafani continues to have the kind of year that we’ll look back on and point at if the Giants do figure this whole thing out.
DeSclafani’s performance wasn’t as box score dominant as Alex Cobb’s recent complete game shutout. He only pitched eight innings. He only struck out three batters.
But when you consider the quality of the opponent and the fact that the Giants were on a four-game losing streak and reeling in a big, big way, I feel confident calling this the best pitching performance of the season for the Giants.
It’s too bad it was his best pitching performance of the season because they really could’ve used his help in the second half. Instead, he hit the IL with shoulder and elbow issues starting in July. Some combination of fatigue and probably some pain from that surgically repaired ankle conspiring to take down what had been such a promising start to the season.
Hear me out. If you’re the Giants, a rotation of Logan Webb, Alex Cobb, Anthony DeSclafani, Sean Manaea, and Ross Stripling, with Jakob Junis, Tristan Beck, Keaton Winn, Sean Hjelle to back them up and Kyle Harrison expected to come along at some point makes a lot of sense for a team on sub-$200 million payroll. Figure a projection of 7 WAR for Webb & Cobb, 5 between DeSclafani & Manaea, maybe 2 WAR for Stripling and a combined 1 from the rest and that’s 15 WAR from your starting staff alone, which if that had wound up being the case this year would’ve put them right between Tampa Bay (3rd in MLB - 15.5 fWAR) and San Diego (4th in MLB - 14.5 fWAR).
It’s less of a “you have to squint in order to see it” and more “if everything works out, this is the most likely outcome,” but I don’t think the latter was ever delusional. Then again, we should probably factor in the injury component: not that injuries are both unpredictable in the specific but predictable in the general sense, but that Alex Cobb and Anthony DeSclafani’s careers have been defined by injury. Manaea was a bounce-back candidate and Stripling was coming off a career best season. A healthy DeSclafani was a critical piece of the Jenga tower and after he got taken away, we saw how much the tower wobbled.
He’ll make $12 million in the final year of that three-year extension he signed and in order for him to “equal” that value, he’d need to put up basically 2-2.5 fWAR. Even in a diminished state he threw up a 1, but the shoulder and elbow problems that accompanied ankle surgery really does suggest that as much as the team will need him to be the 4th starter next year he is not a player they can count on and it’s now an open question if he’ll even be effective during the short stretches where he might be healthy.
But, dang it, if he is healthy at all, his ceiling is pretty clear: a guy who can give you a quality start every fifth day. That’s valuable and sorely needed. He’ll be paid as a guy who’s supposed to above the fray, but if he winds up being a contributor in the Junis/Stripling mold, that could work too. Maybe just don’t count on or even hope for it.
WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will meet in San Francisco this month for the 30th APEC summit, the first hosted by the United States since 2011.WHAT IS THIS YEAR'S LIKELY HIGHLIGHT?Like most international gatherings, APEC has become a stage for strategic competition between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, and all eyes will be on an ...
WASHINGTON, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Leaders from the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum will meet in San Francisco this month for the 30th APEC summit, the first hosted by the United States since 2011.
Like most international gatherings, APEC has become a stage for strategic competition between the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, and all eyes will be on an expected bilateral summit on the sidelines between U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Xi has yet to confirm his APEC attendance, but a meeting between the pair would be their second in person since Biden took office in January 2021. They first met at the G20 summit in Bali a year ago.
APEC leaders are due to gather between Nov. 15-17. From Nov. 11 senior APEC finance officials and ministers will meet ahead of the summit, while the annual APEC CEO summit will run from Nov. 14-16.
APEC was founded in Canberra in 1989 as an informal dialogue forum to promote regional economic integration. It initially had 12 members. Now it has expanded to involve more than 100 meetings a year.
APEC membership covers 38% of the global population, or nearly 3 billion people, about 62% of GDP, and almost half of global trade.
APEC says it operates on the basis of non-binding commitments, open dialogue and equal respect for the views of all participants. Decisions are reached by consensus and commitments undertaken on a voluntary basis.
APEC's members are: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States and Vietnam.
It is unique in grouping member economies rather than nations, allowing participation of Chinese-ruled Hong Kong, as well as self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as it own. It does not include India, however, the world's most populous country.
Attempts by India to join APEC were stymied for decades - first because its economy was not integrated into the global system and then by a membership freeze.
Taiwan presidents do not attend APEC summits, but the island is represented either by senior former officials or business leaders, such as Morris Chang, founder of semiconductor maker TSMC (2330.TW) who went to the Bangkok summit last year.
Hong Kong's representation has become controversial. Washington, as host, is in charge of the guest list and in July U.S. congressional aides told Reuters Hong Kong's chief executive, John Lee, would not be invited as he is under U.S. human-rights sanctions.
The Hong Kong government said Lee would not attend due to "scheduling issues" and Financial Secretary Paul Chan would go to San Francisco instead.
Russia's participation became divisive after it invaded Ukraine last year and its president, Vladimir Putin, did not attend the 2022 summit in Bangkok. The State Department has said Putin will not be in San Francisco.
Drafting a final summit declaration this year will be difficult due to divisions between members over conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East.
In Bangkok last year leaders endorsed a text vowing to uphold and strengthen a rules-based multilateral trading system while noting "most" of them condemned Russia's war in Ukraine.
Matt Goodman, a trade expert who was White House coordinator for the 2011 APEC summit, said smaller groups of like-minded states could issue their own statements.
"Given the make up of APEC with Russia and China both members, it's more difficult than ever to really come up with some tangible outcomes," he said.
The U.S. has chosen the theme "Creating a Resilient and Sustainable Future for All" for APEC 2023. It says it aims for an "interconnected, innovative, and inclusive" region and "to advance a free, fair, and open economic policy agenda that benefits U.S. workers, businesses, and families. "
As of 2021, APEC members made up seven of the United States' top 10 overall trading partners.
Goodman expects the U.S. to highlight the relative strength of its economy in challenging times - a veiled comparison with difficulties China has faced after years of spectacular growth.
He said Washington would seek to highlight progress in the 14-nation Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) it created to boost engagement after former President Donald Trump quit a regional trade pact in 2017.
Traditionally APEC leaders wear local costume for a final-day group photo. This started in 1993 when President Bill Clinton prescribed bomber jackets in Seattle.
President Barack Obama, however, broke with tradition in 2011 by not ordering up the Hawaiian shirts that are de rigueur holiday attire on the islands. Whether and how San Francisco rises to the occasion remains to be seen.
Reporting by David Brunnstrom in Washington Additional reporting by Michael Martina in Washington Editing by Michelle Nichols and Matthew Lewis
Since opening Liholiho Yacht Club in 2015 and Good Good Culture Club in 2022, he’s earned accolades from everyone from Michelin and the James Beard Foundation to Bon Appétit and Food & Wine.Lately, Kapur has been putting his talents to work in another kind of business, too. In addition to his hit restaurants, the chef heads up Ohlena, a craft distillery ...
Since opening Liholiho Yacht Club in 2015 and Good Good Culture Club in 2022, he’s earned accolades from everyone from Michelin and the James Beard Foundation to Bon Appétit and Food & Wine.
Lately, Kapur has been putting his talents to work in another kind of business, too. In addition to his hit restaurants, the chef heads up Ohlena, a craft distillery specializing in a botanical spirit distilled with ginger and golden turmeric. But despite his great success over the last decade, Kapur’s public roles pale in comparison to the one he plays at home: Dad to his 12-year old son Makoa.
We caught up with Kapur at the Mission home he shares with Makoa, his wife April Storm, and their Great Dane-Rottweiler mix Malu to find out what’s in his Bay, from his go to neighborhood restaurant to his favorite Northern California day trip.
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What is your go-to neighborhood spot for food or drinks?
Living in the Mission, one of our favorite neighborhood spots is Loló (974 Valencia St.) We really like how the owners have created this unique, vibrant space. We love the energy, the constantly evolving interior, and the cocktail program.
What restaurant or bar are you excited to check out?
I’m excited to go to the restaurant at the Harbor House Inn (5600 South Hwy 1, Elk) up in Mendocino to see what they’re doing with that coastal-inspired cuisine.
What’s your favorite Northern California winery, brewery or distillery?
I really enjoy going to Barebottle (1525 Cortland Ave.) in Bernal because of this community space that they’ve created where adults can hang out and kids can run around. It’s just such a really great place to meet up with folks. They always have a food truck and there are games for people to play and lots of places to sit and hang out.
[Presidio Theatre] is just such a cool venue," says Kapur.(Courtesy of @presidiotheatre)
Do you have a favorite venue for seeing art or theater, or listening to live music?
We just recently revisited the Presidio Theatre (99 Moraga Ave., Presidio) to see Ritual by Patrick Makuakāne and Nā Lei Hulu i ka Wēkiu. It’s just such a cool venue. It’s intimate but has everything you need for a good stage performance like lighting and sound.
Best park for hiking or biking?
One of the top is El Corte de Madera Creek Open Space Preserve (CA-35 & Skyline Blvd., Redwood City). You can check out the Methuselah Tree and do a great shaded hike in the forest to this beautiful sandstone structure, the Tafoni Sandstone Formation, that’s been formed by the elements over the thousands of years.
On the way back from the Russian River, Kapur likes to stop at The Barlow in Sebastopol.(Courtesy of @thebarlow707)
Tell us about your favorite Northern California day trip.
We’ve been having a nice time up near Guerneville. We drive up to Monte Rio in the morning and go to Lightwave Coffee and Kitchen (9725 Main St.), which is kind of connected to this community garden and skate park, then cruise by the (Russian) river. On the way back to the Bay, hit The Barlow (6770 McKinley St.) or the Sunday farmers market (6908 Weeks Way) in Sebastopol.
What Bay Area shop do you love to visit?
Bernal Cutlery (766 Valencia St., Mission)! They always have such a well curated selection of knives—and that’s definitely my go-to place for them—but I also love the tinned fish selection, condiments, and other really cool, thoughtful gadgets that they have.