Drayage

Drayage is the retrieval of shipping containers from ports and hauling them to inland locations such as rail heads, distribution centers, or stores. It is one of the most important, yet fraught, parts of the supply chain. Many ports in the U.S. struggle to position chassis efficiently, and chassis shortages are a key contributor to port congestion. The issue of chassis maintenance and repair is also a sticking point in employer negotiations with longshore labor unions.

Commentary

It’s a fundamental principle of our free market system: payment for services.

News & Analysis

23 Nov 2016
Authorities have expanded a program designed to curb traffic and pollution in the Port of New York and New Jersey by awarding grants to the owners of older drayage trucks so that they can be replaced by newer vehicles.
16 Nov 2016
Rep. Duncan Hunter views PierPass as a model for other ports' efforts to extend gate hours.
14 Nov 2016
Cameron Roberts, partner at Roberts & Kehagiaras, offers ways drayage and trucking companies can protect themsleves from financial and legal exposure to Hanjin Shipping assets.
10 Nov 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust shippers have shorter gate hours to drop off and pick up cargo.
03 Nov 2016
The Port of Long Beach will chip away at the backlog of empty Hanjin Shipping-leased containers in Southern California that has built up since the container line declared bankruptcy on Aug. 31 when a ship calls to pick up some of the empties.
31 Oct 2016
A New Jersey legislator said he will likely drop a plan to charge beneficial cargo owners a fee in an effort to cut drayage pollution at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
25 Oct 2016
PierPass meeting with stakeholders could eventually result in a new pricing model for extended gates in LA-LB.
25 Oct 2016
A federal judge on Tuesday allowed a chassis company to terminate leases with Hanjin Shipping.
21 Oct 2016
DrayQ and DrayLink to be introduced in Seattle-Tacoma in early November to improve terminal efficiency for truckers and BCOs.
21 Oct 2016
PierPass Inc. discusses possible changes in its model with port stakeholders in LA-LB.