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

Terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have scrapped a proposed fee on chassis entering their facilities after a regulatory challenge from chassis lessors.
23 Aug 2016
LA-LB terminal operators decide to individually negotiate hosting arrangements with chassis-leasing companies.
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust's new funding will be used to fund road upgrades that will help address truck bottlenecks that can weigh on productivity at India's leading port.
23 Aug 2016
JNPT is the first major, or public, port to take advantage of a new policy under the Sagar Mala infrastructure development program.
23 Aug 2016
Terminal operators and chassis providers spar over cause of equipment shortages in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
22 Aug 2016
Authorities at the Port of New York and New Jersey are scrutinizing trucks bought under a program that awards grants to replace older, polluting drayage vehicles.
16 Aug 2016
Show-cause petition by equipment lessors charges LA-LB proposed chassis services fee violates Shipping Act.
16 Aug 2016
The Georgia Ports Authority has extended its five-year agreement with Consolidated Chassis Management’s South Atlantic Chassis Pool.
Drayage drivers serving the ports of Seattle and Tacoma will have a bit more time and flexibility to complete moves this peak season.
15 Aug 2016
Beneficial cargo owners are lauding a peak-season program of flex and late gates.
03 Aug 2016
XPO's North American LTL operations, the former Con-way, led the company's drive to its first quarterly net profit.
02 Aug 2016
Terminal operators in Southern California faced criticism over this newest fee.
The chassis of the North American Chassis Pool Cooperative are newer and of better quality than those found in other chassis pools.
02 Aug 2016
The North American Chassis Pool Cooperative is offering rentals of premium intermodal chassis near the port of Savannah.