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 Wichita, 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 dirty soda trend has been taking over TikTok, and now Wichitans can try it for themselves at Just a Sip. Located in west Wichita at 8520 W. 13th St. N., Just a Sip is Wichita’s first dirty soda shop.Originating in Utah...
The dirty soda trend has been taking over TikTok, and now Wichitans can try it for themselves at Just a Sip. Located in west Wichita at 8520 W. 13th St. N., Just a Sip is Wichita’s first dirty soda shop.
Originating in Utah, dirty soda is a typical soda flavored with different syrups, creams and other mix-ins to create unique combinations. At Just a Sip, these drinks are known as “sassy sodas.”
Just a Sip offers 16 different sassy sodas, all of which customers can personalize with additional flavorings, fresh fruit, boba and more.
In addition to their normal sassy sodas, the store also offers four caffeine-free kid’s drinks with a Sprite base. Customers can also order “sparklers,” which are sparkling waters with added fruits and flavorings, or lotus infusion drinks. The store also sells snacks like pretzel bites and cookies.
I tried the Campfire Cola sassy soda, which is Coca-Cola with toasted marshmallow flavoring and Italian cream mixed in, and the Strawberry Lemonade sparkler, sparkling water with strawberry purée and fresh lemon.
The Campfire Cola was delicious, and to my surprise, it really did taste like marshmallows had been added to it. The added flavoring made it heavier and sweeter than a typical soda, but the drink still had the nice bite of a classic Coca-Cola.
The Strawberry Lemonade was pleasant and refreshing. I appreciated that the strawberry flavor came from real strawberry purée, but it could have been a little stronger. However, the lemon flavor of the drink was strong and gave the drink a nice tang that went well with the carbonation from the sparkling water. Overall, I preferred the Campfire Cola, but the sparkler would be a nice alternative when you want something less sweet.
The general atmosphere of the store was lively. Despite being crowded when I ordered, the staff was friendly, and it only took a little over five minutes for my drinks to be ready. Customers should note that the business is walk-up and drive-thru only.
The drinks are priced reasonably — each sassy soda and sparkler is between $1 and $3 before add-ins, depending on the size.
Next time you find yourself in west Wichita, I’d highly recommend giving Just a Sip’s trendy and inexpensive drinks a try.
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The strip center that went up on the busy northeast corner of Kellogg and Seneca back in 2019 seemed promising when it first opened.It was home to a sports bar — Tight Ends — that was controversial because of its scantily clad waitresses but was also busy during its first months of business. And at the time, developer Abdul Arif said he planned to also open a Huddle House in the strip center — and maybe a high-end grocery store as well.Now four years and a global pandemic later, the strip center is empty excep...
The strip center that went up on the busy northeast corner of Kellogg and Seneca back in 2019 seemed promising when it first opened.
It was home to a sports bar — Tight Ends — that was controversial because of its scantily clad waitresses but was also busy during its first months of business. And at the time, developer Abdul Arif said he planned to also open a Huddle House in the strip center — and maybe a high-end grocery store as well.
Now four years and a global pandemic later, the strip center is empty except for a nail salon called NailTime. Tight Ends, the center’s anchor on the south end, re-branded as Clutch House in 2021, but that restaurant closed less than a year later. It was followed by the short-lived Tutors Pizza, which left the space after only six months.
And that Huddle House never opened — a victim of COVID-19 uncertainty.
Now, though, the center has a new owner. Hamid Bakhtiari, owner of local MobileComm stores and of various commercial properties around town, bought the center about a month ago, and he’s making plans to help it live up to its original potential.
“It’s really good real estate,” Bakhtiari said this week. “It’s two acres on Kellogg with great access. There’s no reason that Douglas and Seneca is more developed at this point in time. You’ve got 20,000 cars a day going north and 110,000 on the highway that can see the building and can see the sign.”
Bakhtiari said he envisions a neighborhood sports bar in the space that formerly had Tutors and Tight Ends/Clutch House. And the space on the opposite end also is built out for a restaurant, he said. Huddle House was close enough to opening that the space already had its grease trap and power installed. And it’s situated in a way that it could also support a drive-through.
He said he’s in “active talks with a couple of national groups,” but he’s open to hearing from other restaurateurs interested in the spaces before he lists the property with a broker. Ideally, he said, restaurants would open in the spaces within a year.
Bakhtiari also said he plans to split off one side of the large Huddle House space to make room for one more business in the center, which would be just north of Nail Time. The former Tight Ends space has about 6,000 square feet, and the would-be Huddle House space with drive-through potential on the north end has about 3,000 square feet.
Anyone interested in the spaces should call Bakhtiari at 316-519-4717.
Wichita State volleyball played twice on the road this weekend, losing to Florida Atlantic on Friday but beating Memphis on Sunday.Vs Florida AtlanticThe Shockers’ seven match win streak came to an end against Florida Atlantic on Oct. 27, as they dropped a tight five-set match against the Owls (25-23 F...
Wichita State volleyball played twice on the road this weekend, losing to Florida Atlantic on Friday but beating Memphis on Sunday.
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The Shockers’ seven match win streak came to an end against Florida Atlantic on Oct. 27, as they dropped a tight five-set match against the Owls (25-23 FAU, 25-21 WSU, 25-22 FAU, 25-18 WSU, 15-10 FAU).
The first set was tied 23-23 before consecutive Florida Atlantic kills clinched a win. The second set was another close one, but ended with a Wichita State win after a 7-1 Shocker run.
Wichita State continued their momentum by taking a lead early in the third set, but FAU came back to take a 2-1 lead in the match. The Shockers ran away with the fourth set with help from 4 kills by junior blocker Morgan Stout. However, FAU controlled the decisive fifth set from the jump, clinching the match victory.
Sophomore hitter Emerson Wilford led Wichita State with a new career-high 15 kills, while junior blocker Natalie Foster tallied 14. Senior setter Izzi Strand led the team with 51 assists and sophomore libero Gabi Maas had 20 digs.
On Oct. 29, the Shockers bounced back from the earlier disappointing loss by coming out on the winning side of a five-set affair against Memphis (25-14 WSU, 25-22 Memphis, 27-25 WSU, 25-19 Memphis, 15-11 WSU).
While the first set was controlled by the Shockers and the second by Memphis, the third set provided some back-and-forth action. Stout registered her first ace of the season to give Wichita State a 25-24 lead and after Memphis evened the score, Wilford clinched the set with consecutive kills.
The Tigers won the fourth set despite a late Wichita State charge. The Shockers were able to seal the match in the final set with a 7-1 run, being helped by a few Memphis errors.
Stout had a career day during the match. She registered a career-high 17 kills, including 8 in the second set, a new set-high for all Shockers on the season. It was also a relatively mistake-free day for Stout because she had only one error.
Wilford clinched a double-double with 13 kills and 14 digs. Senior opposite Sophia Rohling contributed with 14 kills of her own, and Strand yet again led the way with 50 assists.
The Shockers are now 16-6 on the season and 10-2 in conference play. A four-match homestand awaits the team, with North Texas first up. Wichita State plays them on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2 p.m.
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Click here for updates on this storyLOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the past two years, a giant puppet has been traveling the world, spreading a message about human rights and the plight of refugees.Little Amal is here in Southern California this week.The 12-foot-tall puppet, who represents the story of a 10-year-old Syrian re...
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- For the past two years, a giant puppet has been traveling the world, spreading a message about human rights and the plight of refugees.
Little Amal is here in Southern California this week.
The 12-foot-tall puppet, who represents the story of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, is making three visits around Los Angeles as part of Amal Walks across America, a nationwide journey.
Tenth grader Tala Sultan said the character resonates with her.
"I was actually born in Syria - I came here when I was really young, probably two years old," Sultan said. "And seeing that Amal is actually Syrian and that's she's in this world kind of like me - I'm not a refugee but she's describing what other Syrian kids and other Syrian people are going through - is just a feeling that I can't really explain,"
The goal is to highlight the urgent needs of refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers and bring attention to what they go through.
"There's just a natural emotional response to her and that's the purpose of Amal is to get people to sink into their humanity and exercise this large muscle of empathy," said Khadijat Oseni, artistic associate with Little Amal U.S.
"I learned some of the puppet's background story she's like 10 years old and she's trying to look for her mother. She can't find her and it's really sad, that's like reality," said sixth grader Ryan Sultan.
Amal was designed and built by the Handspring Puppet Company. She joined students at Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools in Los Angeles.
"We've been working with these students for the last six to eight weeks doing creative writing, visual art, poetry, flower making, all around the themes of Amal and these themes of immigration, finding home and what you carry in your head, in your heart," said Theresa Willis Peters with the UCLA Center for the Art of Performance.
Amal brings hope at a time when so much is happening in the world especially as children in Israel and Gaza experience war.
"It's of course not acceptable for any people to die cause they have families, they have children, they have mothers, they're people," said Sultan. "I just really think it's important for the world to see the truth that the leaders act in the right way that a ceasefire happens because it's enough."
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What will happen on this week's Collision?Following an explosive Collision last week where MJF defeated Kenny Omega, what will go down in Kansas this week?Full Gear is getting closer so expect an explosive episode.Here's all you need to know about this week's AEW Collision.What time does AEW Collision start this week?AEW Collision gets underway at 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. UK and runs for around two hours.How to watch AEW Collision this weekTNT will broadcast the event in U.S., while UK fans can...
What will happen on this week's Collision?
Following an explosive Collision last week where MJF defeated Kenny Omega, what will go down in Kansas this week?
Full Gear is getting closer so expect an explosive episode.
Here's all you need to know about this week's AEW Collision.
AEW Collision gets underway at 8 p.m. ET / 12 a.m. UK and runs for around two hours.
TNT will broadcast the event in U.S., while UK fans can stream the event on FITE TV, for more information click here .
Meanwhile, wrestling fans across Europe and beyond can watch All Elite Wrestling, including Dynamite, Rampage and more, on DAZN. This applies to the following countries:
Albania, Alderney, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Jan Mayen Islands, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Svalbard, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
For more information on AEW's availability on DAZN, click here .
AEW Collision takes place at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas.
Match details will appear here when confirmed.
DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:
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