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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:

Why Are Drayage Companies in Virginia Beach, VA So Important?

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.

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RelyEx Solves Problems

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.

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RelyEx Has a Unique Vantage Point

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:

  • Inventory Management
  • Logistics
  • Purchasing
  • Finance

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.

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RelyEx Nurtures Strong Carrier Relationships

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 Virginia Beach, 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.

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Customers choose RelyEx because:

  • We are a reliable drayage logistics partner that manages your freight from beginning to end
  • We have a rare industry vantage point with 30+ years of client-side experience
  • We foster and fortify the strongest vendor relations
  • We take a proactive approach to problem-solving, not a reactive approach
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Your Drayage Shipments Managed from Start to Finish

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.

We Source Top-Notch Operators at the Best Prices

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.

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We Make Transparent, Timely Communication a Priority

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.

We Have Robust Project Management Experience

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.

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Paperwork Errors

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.

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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.

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Documents Received Too Late

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:

  • Damaged Container Storage
  • Custom Released Containers
  • Storage Containers Are Too Heavy

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The Supply Chain Partner You Can Count On

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.

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Virginia Beach woman, without arms and legs, doesn’t want empathy, she wants a job

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Eight hours a day and six days a week, from her home in Virginia Beach, 48-year-old Lisa Olson is in search of a job.She has a master’s degree in journalism from Regent University, where she worked for 19 years. 10 years ago, the scene was dramatically different. It was lights, camera, and action in front of a WAVY-TV camera for a re...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Eight hours a day and six days a week, from her home in Virginia Beach, 48-year-old Lisa Olson is in search of a job.

She has a master’s degree in journalism from Regent University, where she worked for 19 years. 10 years ago, the scene was dramatically different. It was lights, camera, and action in front of a WAVY-TV camera for a recorded interview for the Hampton Roads Show. Olson delivered her lines flawlessly.

“Hello, my name is Lisa Olson. I’m the Career Services and Quality Manager at Regent Univesity’s Robertson School of Management, and I am Hampton Roads,” said Olson for the closing line in her segment.

Last year, a light in Olson’s heart dimmed when she joined the ranks of the unemployed. Her position at Regent, a job she loved, was eliminated in September 2021. She found a new role with Entity Academy, but she only held that job until April 2022, when she says she and many other new hires were let go.

Olson was hopeful the pandemic-inspired work-from-home trend would bode well for her since her daily routine requires a few extra steps. She has applied for about 400 jobs and has sat for some 70 interviews. Not one job has been offered.

“I have experienced quite significant rejection in these last probably 11 months. It’s been very discouraging and very disheartening,” said Olson.

Crestfallen, the woman who was featured on WAVY-TV’s Hampton Roads Show, turned to 10 On Your Side for help in her 11-month-long effort to find a job.

Lisa’s email: lisamanyata@manyataministries.org

The story of her life began on an unknown day in 1974. One morning, doctors at a hospital in southern India opened the doors of the facility only to discover someone had abandoned an infant on the steps of the hospital. That little girl, with no known name, was born without hands and legs. It was suspected the child was exposed to Thalidomide, a drug that was given to pregnant women in America in the 1950s and 1960s to treat nausea. Thousands of children were born with severe deformities.

The infant’s case was presented to a panel of doctors who discussed a grim prognosis.

The head of pediatric medicine told his staff to euthanize me,” said Olson in an interview from her motorized wheelchair. “He believed my body would weaken and I would die of a hospital [based] infection. Out of all the doctors, there was one doctor, an intern in pediatric medicine, who jumped to his feet and said God had a purpose for my life and the hospital then washed their hands off me,” said Olson of the scene that she has shared with numerous audiences over the years.

From Southern India, the young intern and a colleague took a 37-hour trip (two buses and two trains) to a mission in Northern India.

“He carried me in a basket with another male intern and, other than for their specific medical training, they did not know how to care for a baby,” said Olson.

The women of the mission gave the infant with no arms and no legs a new name.

“They changed my name from Lekhia to Manyata which means accepted in the Marathi language. Lekhia meant writer in the Marathi language and I ended with a journalism degree not knowing the meaning,” said Olson.

With pen-in-mouth, Olson uses a pen tip to activate the keystrokes needed to complete job applications.

She believes prospective employers, while conducting background investigations, have learned of her disability: Total Amelia, which means no arms and no legs.

“So I believe my disability plays in prospective employers not hiring me,” said Olson as she prepped for a remote interview.

Unwanted is how Lisa’s life began in Southern India. Eleven months into the job search process, she feels unwanted again even as just under 11 million jobs are unfilled in America.

Once again, Olson turned to the lens of WAVY-TV, this time with a plea to prospective employers.

“I believe I have great interpersonal skill sets, a journalism degree and I love serving people.I have the heart to serve people who are struggling, hurting, and who feel lost in this world,” said Olson. And I pray you will give me an opportunity,” Olson said.

Check WAVY.com for the latest updates.

New waterfront homeless camp sets up on London Bridge Creek

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A new waterfront homeless camp has set up on London Bridge Creek in Virginia Beach.In the Lynnhaven neighborhood off of Dean Drive, it’s close to an industrial park and is across the creek from Eureka Park, which is three blocks away once you cross the creek.The homeless camp is isolated and not easy to get to, and that’s how those who live there appear to like it.Chopper 10 flew above the camp to give you an idea of its size and location, nestled under westbound Interstate ...

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – A new waterfront homeless camp has set up on London Bridge Creek in Virginia Beach.

In the Lynnhaven neighborhood off of Dean Drive, it’s close to an industrial park and is across the creek from Eureka Park, which is three blocks away once you cross the creek.

The homeless camp is isolated and not easy to get to, and that’s how those who live there appear to like it.

Chopper 10 flew above the camp to give you an idea of its size and location, nestled under westbound Interstate 264.

10 On Your Side viewer Jim Stauffer travels in that area and noticed it.

“I’ve called the non-emergency number and asked for a wellness check,” Stauffer said, “but they could not help me because I didn’t have a specific person to ask for or a physical location for them to go to.”

So, he called 10 On Your Side and we set out across the abandoned train trestle, and across the London Bridge Creek to find out who lives at the camp and whether they are OK.

We branched off from the trestle and we found the first camp where Kris Laflamme lives.

“Why do I live here,” Laflamme said. “I like to walk around to find a place to be at peace.”

He said that even though he lives amid the constant hum of I-264 westbound at the Lynnhaven exit.

“It’s a place where I can go and read so I do a lot of reading,” Laflamme said. “I cook every once in a while.”

Noting the trash on the ground, he said he would get some trash bags and clean it up.

“Clean up the trash and somehow carry it out,” Laflamme said.

That will be hard to do because it’s a long way out of the woods.

Laflamme also demonstrated how he cooks on a Coleman grill and how one time, the fire department came down off of I-264 and cut a hole in the fence to follow the smoke on the interstate to his Coleman cooker.

“They didn’t say much,” Laflamme said, “but they said we know you have to cook, but you got smoke, billowing across the interstate.”

Does he think he’s in a good place in which to live?

“I have a pretty good spot,” Laflamme said. “It is waterfront, and I have a fishing license, so I can go fishing if I want.”

Another 300 yards away, at another, completely waterfront site on the property, there’s a boat owned by a man who calls himself Matt Gross, and it’s tied up to a makeshift dock.

“Where do I take my boat,” Gross said. “Well, to the Wawa and Amazon where I go in the dumpster to get something to eat.”

Gross gets his food from a trash dumpster, and doesn’t take kindly to strangers.

“I run them off,” Gross said. ” tell them there are no visitors allowed. … There aren’t any people who come over here.”

Stauffer’s original research showed that the property is considered tidal marshland, and it appears at least part of it is owned by the city of Virginia Beach. Any part that may be owned by individuals would have to be determined by title reports.

Gross made a point of mentioning the American flag that is hanging as part of what he calls his independence – that he wants to live alone and unbothered.

He hopes it stays that way.

Virginia Beach City Public Schools budget for upcoming year nears final approval

Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence said this $930 million proposed operating budget prioritizes staff compensation, school safety, and student support.VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A $930 million budget proposal for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is on its way to city council members for approval.Earlier...

Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence said this $930 million proposed operating budget prioritizes staff compensation, school safety, and student support.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A $930 million budget proposal for Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) is on its way to city council members for approval.

Earlier this month, school board members stamped their seal of approval.

Plans include revamping the teacher pay scale, improving security, and boosting mental health support.

Elementary school parent Nicole Dunbar referred to heightened concerns over school safety in the wake of the January shooting at Richneck Elementary in Newport News.

"And that's close to here," said Dunbar.

"With the recent incident in Newport News, we've naturally been hearing from a lot of parents and staff who are concerned about safety here in VBCPS," said Superintendent Dr. Aaron Spence during a video message or "deskside chat" to families this month.

Spence assured the community his operating budget proposal for fiscal year '24 prioritizes school safety, along with staff compensation and student support.

For example, he set aside $668,000 to continue funding for 15 additional security assistants in elementary schools.

This year, administrators also began phasing in armed school security officers to support school resource officers in the buildings.

"I think that would be OK with me because you have someone right there when the threat is imminent," Dunbar added.

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For Spence, addressing student behavior plays a big part in school safety. Dunbar agreed.

"We've also seen extreme behaviors occurring within younger age groups than ever before," said Spence.

The superintendent seeks to add three more behavior intervention positions. One parent told 13News Now off-camera she would have liked to see even more added.

"These positions work directly with teachers and principals to support students with the most challenging behaviors and these additional positions will allow us to provide more consistent services across our schools," Spence said.

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When it comes to staff compensation, the proposed budget adjusts what is called the "instructional experience-based step pay scale," meaning teachers would have a 1.5% bump in salary each time they advance a step.

Kathleen Slinde, president of the Virginia Beach Education Association, said this type of consistency between steps is unprecedented.

"That [consistency] has not happened in the past. It's been a very long, very slow increase which is why we lose people to other districts who are close by and do that at a faster pace," said Slinde. "This new salary structure for '23 to '24 makes increases in salary at those upper levels greater this year, so this is greater incentive to stay."

Slinde called it a move in the right direction.

"We've been neglecting the schoolhouse for a long time. It cannot be made up in one budget season," she said.

Moreover, the budget resolution states the proposal upgrades "pay grade 5" positions, such as bus assistants, cafeteria assistants, custodians, and fleet shop helpers, to "pay grade 7," meaning the hourly wage would reach closer to $15.

"They've got a long way to go to really compete with other places in the region and the state, as well," Slinde added.

Final approval of the budget proposal is now in the hands of the city council. In his deskside chat, Dr. Spence said the budget will be presented to council members next month. They are expected to take a vote in May.

House under renovation catches fire on Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Beachside properties in that area of the city tend to be worth millions of dollars.VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Beach Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire on Ocean Front Avenue Friday morning.According to officials, the fire was reported by a nearby hotel guest who saw the flames shortly before 3 a.m.When firefighters got to the scene, located on the 5000 block of Ocean Front Avenue, they found that a three-story house that was under renovation with no one living in it presently had caught on fire...

Beachside properties in that area of the city tend to be worth millions of dollars.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Beach Fire Department was on the scene of a house fire on Ocean Front Avenue Friday morning.

According to officials, the fire was reported by a nearby hotel guest who saw the flames shortly before 3 a.m.

When firefighters got to the scene, located on the 5000 block of Ocean Front Avenue, they found that a three-story house that was under renovation with no one living in it presently had caught on fire.

“It’s got to be disappointing and frustrating for the owners whoever owns it to put all that work and time and labor into a house and then watch it overnight just like that,” Brigitte Gottlieb said, a Virginia Beach resident who lives in the area.

Virginia Beach fire crews are working a house fire early this morning on Ocean Front Ave by 50th St.You can see flames coming from the roof.#13Daybreakers @13NewsNow pic.twitter.com/ZDfQuS08dN

— Kaicey Baylor (@kaiceybaylor) March 17, 2023

Now, a trail of debris on the beach leads up to the home destroyed by an early morning fire.

“The first thing I thought was I hope that this is not a house that anyone is living in,” Gottlieb said.

Gottlieb, who lives nearby, said the sounds of sirens woke her up.

“When I went out to my back deck, I looked out and I saw a ladder and I saw the hose and I could tell it was coming from here,” Gottlieb said.

Several neighbors stopped by the scene Friday morning surprised to see the home ruined. They said the home was under renovation for a couple of years.

“I’m just grateful no one lived in that house," Gottlieb said. "It could have been so much worse.”

A fire official on scene says no one lives in the home that caught fire.In fact, it was under renovation.He tells me someone staying at a nearby hotel saw the flames from their room and called 911.#13Daybreakers @13NewsNow pic.twitter.com/YVZ2E3ykSo

— Kaicey Baylor (@kaiceybaylor) March 17, 2023

The Virginia Beach Fire Department district chief confirmed that the houses on both sides of the scene were okay. However, the damage to the home itself was considered extensive.

Beachside properties in that area of the city tend to be worth millions of dollars.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

New festival celebrating culture, diversity, and unity coming to Virginia Beach

Organizers say World Culture Festival Hampton Roads is an exploration of people's differences in an effort to bring communities together.VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — You don't have to travel the world to experience rich culture.World Culture Festival Hampton Roads is a celebration of diversity around the globe.The Art of Living Foundation, the International Association for Human Values, and other local groups are coming together to br...

Organizers say World Culture Festival Hampton Roads is an exploration of people's differences in an effort to bring communities together.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — You don't have to travel the world to experience rich culture.

World Culture Festival Hampton Roads is a celebration of diversity around the globe.

The Art of Living Foundation, the International Association for Human Values, and other local groups are coming together to bring the event to the area for the first time.

"World Culture Festival aims to bring, like, all communities together and create, like, a more compassionate and harmonious society," Nitin Kakde with the Art of Living Foundation said.

The event will include more than two dozen cultural performances, and more than 30 ethnic and cultural organizations in Hampton Roads are scheduled to participate in the festivities.

Richele Dey with the Art of Living Foundation said it's a chance for communities to share their visions of unity, noting "it's a lot of separation and division going on amongst us."

Chantal Dejou with the Art of Living Foundation said a celebration of cultural differences like this is healthy for communities because it aims to teach people that "across their differences, beyond their differences, we are the same."

"People from all the community, tradition, culture, they come together, and they can celebrate," Sonali Kakde with the Art of Living Foundation said.

Festival booths and events put diverse music, art, food, dance, meditation techniques, and inspirational messages on display.

"We want to create that sense of belongingness," Nitin Kakde said. "And you will notice that in each and every performance that we do, the speakers that we have, the well-being sessions, and the food made with a lot of love."

"Very interesting initiatives... will be highlighted to show the goodness of people in the grassroots in Hampton Roads, what they are doing, and inspiring, maybe, people to join them," Dejou said.

Over the past few years, communities worldwide have faced extraordinary challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dey said a celebration of resilience and harmony like the World Culture Festival Hampton Roads is needed to help people heal, calling it "a whole bunch of people from all walks of life, all different cultures, together in one setting just to have a great time."

Sonali Kakde said organizers want people to not only learn about different cultures but actively participate in festivities, "coming from the space of contributing to the society and making this world a better place."

Nitin Kakde hopes the World Culture Festival "sends the message across Hampton Roads that we are all one. We cannot just coexist, we can celebrate each other's diversity."

"Come and join us, and let's celebrate together," Kakde said.

World Culture Festival Hampton Roads is Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Virginia Beach Convention Center.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Children age 15 and under are free. Click here to purchase tickets.

To make a donation to World Culture Festival Hampton Roads, click here.

You can also find the festival and the Art of Living Foundation Hampton Roads on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

The festival is one of several events across the country leading up to the next international World Culture Festival in the fall. That event will be held in Washington, D.C. this year.

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