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.


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News & Analysis

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.
19 Oct 2016
FMC Chairman Mario Cordero expresses concern after receiving staff briefing on analysis of PierPass fee collections and disbursements.
19 Oct 2016
Los Angeles and Long Beach have served as a laboratory for creative measures to cope with the growing container volumes and the surges of cargo from mega-ships that have also challenged other US ports.
The willingness of Total Terminals International's terminal in Long Beach, pictured, to accept Hanjin Shipping containers won't be enough to solve the problem of Hanjin boxes stranded throughout Southern California.
12 Oct 2016
A Long Beach container terminal's willingness to collect Hanjin Shipping containers only solves part of the problem.
Hanjin Shipping's T-46 terminal at the Port of Seattle, pictured, is one the locations on the US West Coast where shippers can drop off empty Hanjin-owned containers.
11 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping terminals in the United States will begin to accept empty Hanjin-owned containers.
11 Oct 2016
Southern California’s landmark “pool of pools” in which three equipment providers share more than 72,000 inter-operable chassis could be improved.
11 Oct 2016
The postponement is the latest road-bump to a somewhat controversial program aimed at smoothing the peaks and valleys of truck traffic flows.
10 Oct 2016
Upward of 20,000 empty Hanjin containers remain scattered throughout Southern California with no place to go.
The night gate program at the Northwest Seaport Alliance is still in its pilot phase, but if the program becomes permanent the three largest gateways on the US West Coast would have some sort of extended gate program in place.
05 Oct 2016
Nearly 10 percent of container traffic at the Northwest Seaport Alliance has migrated to off-peak hours since night gates began.