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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19 Jan 2017
The Port of Virginia will extend truck gate hours at its Virginia International Gateway terminal.
17 Jan 2017
The appointment system designed to combat congestion and improve efficiency at a major terminal of the Port of New York and New Jersey went off without a major glitch on its first regular work day Tuesday.
12 Jan 2017
IMC Companies' Chairman Mark H. George spoke to JOC.com in late 2016.
03 Jan 2017
The accident occurred April 21 in a line of trucks waiting at the staging area at the Global Container Terminal.
27 Dec 2016
A diverse group of shippers is ready to challenge fees that container lines and marine terminals impose for delays at US ports. But first the shippers need approval from federal maritime regulators.
21 Dec 2016
Marine terminal service to truckers in LA-Long Beach deteriorates during the night shift, analysis shows.
16 Dec 2016
The government of India has set the date by which all major, or public, ports should have in automated gate technologies.
12 Dec 2016
PierPass advisory committee will further investigate feasibility of a flat fee and a portwide peel-off program.
09 Dec 2016
Limited rollout at GCT Bayonne is first at US East Coast's largest port.
07 Dec 2016
The PierPass extended gates program at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex, which has moved vast quantities of cargo from daytime to nights and weekends, has come under no shortage of criticism in recent months.