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 Charleston, 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.
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William & Mary Tribe (8-10) vs. College of Charleston Cougars (18-1)The Line: College of Charleston Cougars -16.5 / William & Mary Tribe +16.5; Over/Under: +144.5 (Click here for latest betting odds)The William & Mary Tribe and the Charleston Cougars meet in college basketball action from the TD Arena on Monday night.The William & Mary Tribe will try to build on a 69-67 win over UNC-Wilmington in their last matchup. ...
William & Mary Tribe (8-10) vs. College of Charleston Cougars (18-1)
The Line: College of Charleston Cougars -16.5 / William & Mary Tribe +16.5; Over/Under: +144.5 (Click here for latest betting odds)
The William & Mary Tribe and the Charleston Cougars meet in college basketball action from the TD Arena on Monday night.
The William & Mary Tribe will try to build on a 69-67 win over UNC-Wilmington in their last matchup. Anders Nelson leads the Tribe in scoring and assists with 11.4 PPG and 4.7 APG while Gabe Dorsey has 10.6 PPG. Ben Wight has 10.4 PPG with 4.7 RPG while Noah Collier has 9.2 PPG as well as a team-high 8.5 RPG to lead the Tribe in rebounding up to this point in the season. As a team, William & Mary is averaging 69.1 PPG on 43.4% shooting from the field, 36.2% from three and 67.1% from the foul line this season.
The Charleston Cougars will look to build on their 78-60 win over Elon last time out. Dalton Bolon leads the Cougars in scoring with 13.5 PPG and Ryan Larson has 11.2 PPG while also posting a team-high 4.1 APG to lead the Cougars in the assist department while Reyne Smith has 10.7 PPG. Ante Brzovic has 10.7 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for the Cougars this year while Jaylon Scott also leads Charleston on the glass with 5.2 RPG so far this season. As a team, Charleston is averaging 80.2 PPG on 43.8% shooting from the field, 32.9% from three and 74.3% from the foul line this season.
William & Mary is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS win while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record. Charleston is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss while the under is 9-0 in their last 9 home games.
I get the case to be made for William & Mary here as this is still a big number for conference play, but I have to roll with Charleston here. The Cougars have simply been the better team overall and have been one of the elite teams in the CAA for some time now. I just see no reason to step in front of Charleston up to this point so give me the Cougars big here.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — College of Charleston forward Ante Brzovic had a black eye, which he wears as a badge of honor in this extra special season.Brzovic got the shiner when he collided with teammate Dalton Bolon going for a rebound last week in a drama-filled, 71-69 win over UNC Wilmington.“I think it makes him look tougher,” Bolon said with a chuckle. “He wasn’t that handsome to begin with.”Brzovic has been plenty tough for the 18th-ranked Cougars (19-1, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Ass...
CHARLESTON, S.C. —
College of Charleston forward Ante Brzovic had a black eye, which he wears as a badge of honor in this extra special season.
Brzovic got the shiner when he collided with teammate Dalton Bolon going for a rebound last week in a drama-filled, 71-69 win over UNC Wilmington.
“I think it makes him look tougher,” Bolon said with a chuckle. “He wasn’t that handsome to begin with.”
Brzovic has been plenty tough for the 18th-ranked Cougars (19-1, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Association), scoring 17 points in an 82-54 victory over William & Mary on Monday — their 18th straight win this season.
“We played hard,” Charleston coach Pat Kelsey said. “We measure and value deflections. It tells us how hard we are playing. I think we had 50-something deflections, which I think is a record for us.”
Charleston’s 19 wins are the most in Division I and its ranking, up from No. 22 last week, is the program’s highest since 1999 when the school finished No. 16 in the AP poll.
William & Mary (8-11, 3-3) had its two-game win streak snapped.
Charleston didn’t shoot the ball particularly well – hitting just 38 percent from floor – but that didn’t stop the Cougars from connecting on a season-high 16 3-pointers against the Tribe.
“We’re a shooting team, and we play with a lot of pace,” said Bolon, who hit three of his four 3-point attempts. “We’ve got a lot of guys that really pass the ball well. Passing the ball well opens up guys for shots.”
College of Charleston dominated the glass, grabbing 19 offensive rebounds that led to 23 second-chance points.
“We got off to a great start and shared the ball,” Kelsey said.
Charleston came out hot, scoring on their first six offensive possessions. The Cougars quickly built a double-digit lead. Reyne Smith’s 3-pointer gave the Cougars a 14-2 lead less than four minutes into the game.
“We got into the game really quickly and our defense was solid,” said Brzovic, who had three steals and two assists. “We were doing what the game plan told us to do. We controlled the game from the first minutes.”
Charleston continued to build on its advantage throughout the first half, using a 12-3 run and grabbed a 33-14 lead on Brzovic’s putback with 8:31 to play before intermission.
“They played really well, and I don’t think that was our best game, but they had a lot to do with that,” William & Mary coach Dane Fischer said. “They came out and blitzed on offensive glass early. We really struggled to get into an offensive flow. We just never really got going.”
The second half was much of the same as the Cougars led by as much as 32 points.
Ben Wight had 14 points to lead the Tribe.
William & Mary: The Tribe came in with two straight victories and the CAA rookie of the week award winner Charlie Williams. But the team was quickly in the hole as Charleston opened a 13-point lead less than five minutes in. ... William & Mary finished 0-of-12 on threes.
College of Charleston: The Cougars have continued their success in long-range shooting. They connected on a season’s best 16 3-pointers a game after getting 15 in a win over Elon this past Saturday.
William & Mary goes to Delaware on Thursday night.
College of Charleston goes to Monmouth on Thursday night.
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Turnovers: 18 (Nelson 5, Dorsey 3, Collier 2, Mullins 2, Wight 2, Ayesa, Case, Lowe, Milkereit).
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3-Point Goals: 16-45, .356 (Smith 4-9, Bolon 3-4, Burnham 3-6, Brzovic 2-7, Horton 2-8, Ritter 1-1, Robinson 1-2, Faye 0-1, Larson 0-7).
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Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (30), Spain, def. Alexander Bublik, Kazakhstan, 6-0, 6-7 (3), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Andy Murray, Britain, def. Matteo Berrettini (13), Italy, 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-7 (7), 7-6 (6).
Tommy Paul, United States, def. Jan-Lennard Struff, Germany, 6-1, 7-6 (6), 6-2.
Alexander Zverev (12), Germany, def. Juan Pablo Varillas, Peru, 4-6, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (3), 6-4.
Alex de Minaur (22), Australia, def. Yu Hsiou Hsu, Taiwan, 6-2, 6-2, 6-3.
Ekaterina Alexandrova (19), Russia, def. Ysaline Bonaventure, Belgium, 6-2, 6-1.
Taylor Townsend, United States, def. Diane Parry, France, 6-1, 6-1.
William & Mary @ College of CharlestonCurrent Records: William & Mary 8-10; College of Charleston 18-1The #22 College of Charleston Cougars won both of their matches against the William & Mary Tribe last season (74-73 and 84-61) and are aiming for the same result Monday. The Cougars and William & Mary will face off in a Colonial battle at 5 p.m. ET at TD Arena. College of Charleston is out to keep their nine-game home win streak alive.College of Charleston strolled past the Elon Phoenix with points to spa...
William & Mary @ College of Charleston
Current Records: William & Mary 8-10; College of Charleston 18-1
The #22 College of Charleston Cougars won both of their matches against the William & Mary Tribe last season (74-73 and 84-61) and are aiming for the same result Monday. The Cougars and William & Mary will face off in a Colonial battle at 5 p.m. ET at TD Arena. College of Charleston is out to keep their nine-game home win streak alive.
College of Charleston strolled past the Elon Phoenix with points to spare this past Saturday, taking the matchup 78-60. Four players on College of Charleston scored in the double digits: guard Dalton Bolon (21), forward Ante Brzovic (17), guard Reyne Smith (14), and guard Ryan Larson (12).
Meanwhile, after constant struggles on the road, William & Mary has finally found some success away from home. They sure made it a nail-biter, but they managed to escape with a 69-67 victory over the UNC-Wilmington Seahawks this past Saturday. The Tribe's forward Charlie Williams filled up the stat sheet, picking up 15 points.
The Cougars are the favorite in this one, with an expected 16.5-point margin of victory. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the squad has let down bettors in their past three games.
Their wins bumped College of Charleston to 18-1 and William & Mary to 8-10. In College of Charleston's win, Dalton Bolon shot 6-for-11 from downtown and finished with 21 points and Ante Brzovic had 17 points along with seven boards. We'll see if William & Mary have a strategy for dealing with them or if they lead their team to another successful outing.
The Cougars are a big 16.5-point favorite against the Tribe, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 16.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
College of Charleston have won seven out of their last 13 games against William & Mary.
The strength of the Big 12 is starting to create a problem with the bracketing rules. One of those is that teams from the same conference among the top four seeds have to be placed in different regions. The exception for that is if there are more than four teams from one conference in the top 16.
That is the case in this updated bracket. The Big 12 has five teams in the top 16, which necessitated putting two of those teams in the same region. In this case, TCU and Kansas are each in the Midwest Region.
The Big Ten still has the most teams in the bracket with 10. The Big 12 and ACC have seven each.
Check out Palm's latest bracket, full field of 68 and all the teams on the bubble on the Bracketology hub.
Early season brackets – and this is still early in the season for bracket purposes – means that some teams will have computer rankings that do not match their resumes. There are various reasons why that can happen. For a few teams with good NET rankings, their overall records or some segment of them are not good enough to get in the bracket for now. A win or two, could end up having a more dramatic impact than usual in those cases.
For example, Ohio State has lost four straight, including a loss at home to Minnesota, to fall to 10-7 overall and just 4-6 against the top three quadrants. Things might get worse before they get better for the NET No. 21 Buckeyes as they play three of their next four on the road.
Also, Creighton is still trying to recover from a six-game losing streak earlier in the season. The Bluejays are ranked 24th in the NET, but are just 10-8 overall. They are only 6-8 against the top three quadrants. I mention that split because teams with records below .500 against that group rarely get selected as at-large teams. They have three of their next five at home and the road games are Butler and Georgetown, so this is a chance to get a streak going.
Now that I am doing brackets every Monday and Friday, some teams will not play at all between brackets. This time, it was two of the No. 1 seeds, Houston and Purdue, getting the weekend off. The Boilermakers play a matinee at Michigan State on Monday, while the Cougars travel to Tulane on Tuesday. Tulane has won five straight, including wins over Memphis and UCF.
Kentucky is back in the bracket following the Wildcats win at Tennessee on Saturday. That was their first Quad 1 win of the season and followed on the heels of a Quad 4 loss at home to South Carolina. Kentucky is far from safe though. The Wildcats are a No. 10 seed.
UConn got off to a flying start and was on the cusp of rising to the top of the polls, but the Huskies have lost four out of their last five and has them slowly sliding down the bracket. The most disappointing of those losses came on Sunday when UConn lost to St. John's at home. That is currently a Quad 3 loss.
Matthew Kenner and Madison Donnan met at Milk Bar in Raleigh. It’s one of the many bars Kenner owns and operates in the Carolinas. There’s also Dogwood, Whiskey Rose and Hive Nightclub, among other current and upcoming ventures.Ritual, located on a rooftop at the old Carolina Ale House location on Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston, is the first Tulum, Mexico-themed operation. And it’s a place where Donnan got to apply her interior decorating...
Matthew Kenner and Madison Donnan met at Milk Bar in Raleigh. It’s one of the many bars Kenner owns and operates in the Carolinas. There’s also Dogwood, Whiskey Rose and Hive Nightclub, among other current and upcoming ventures.
Ritual, located on a rooftop at the old Carolina Ale House location on Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston, is the first Tulum, Mexico-themed operation. And it’s a place where Donnan got to apply her interior decorating touch.
Inspired by many a birthday and anniversary trip the couple had been on together to Tulum, Donnan used neutral tones and textures throughout and let natural elements shine, from woven wicker furniture to wispy beige pampas grass. Green plants thrive amid the relaxing oasis.
“In Tulum, everything is made with nature and blends in with nature,” said Donnan. “At a lot of restaurants, there are trees in the middle of a table or right next to you. There’s this idea of you don’t want to chop down the tree for the table; you want to make the table fit around the tree.”
That was part of her inspiration. As for the food and drinks, those are influenced by both Tulum and Charleston cuisines, with a range from Spanish tapas to fresh seafood.
You can start with guacamole and chips or crispy Brussels sprouts and work your way toward a braised beef empanada, Yucatan wings, shrimp and scallop ceviche, a whole fish or tequila mussels.
Pair with cocktails inspired by Donnan and Kenner’s Tulum favorites, like the Tepache Betty, El Jefe Caliente, Cenote Milk Punch and Mezcalita.
Brunch has also been a popular addition. Donnan said the restaurant has teamed up with their downstairs neighbor, Hero’s Doughnuts & Buns, for fried chicken and pepper jelly sandwiches in doughnut buns.
While a DJ spins some EDM and house beats on the outdoor terrace, mimosas and bloody mary’s are served alongside cinnamon rolls, deviled eggs, huevos Tulum, and grilled shrimp and avocado toast.
“We want to create a vibe where daytime goes into nighttime,” said Donnan.
Hence DJs that start before the sun goes down and are still creating a party atmosphere when the stars come out. Events are also big, like an ABBA-themed party that catered to bachelorette groups, and upcoming February matchmaking table swaps and Galentine’s Day celebrations.
Ritual has partnered with Jibe Cycling to bring 40 stationery bikes onto the terrace; there are goals to host more yoga, dance and trampoline classes. The Drip Lounge has administered “hangover IVs” on the rooftop.
“I love getting new ideas and working with local businesses,” said Donnan, who works in marketing in addition to design.
Ritual, located at 145 Calhoun St., is open 4 p.m. to around midnight Monday through Wednesday, 4 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Thursday, 12 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday through Saturday and 12 p.m. to around midnight on Sunday.