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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25 Apr 2017
Installation of the new Tideworks Technology system at San Juan follows the rollout of the system last September at Crowley’s Port Everglades, Florida terminal.
17 Apr 2017
Shippers and logistics operators at recent conferences didn't expect a massive capacity crunch to follow the rollout of an electronic logging mandate this year, but truckers warned there will be an impact.
13 Apr 2017
The operator of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s first ever terminal gate appointment program is expanding the 4-month-old pilot initiative.
11 Apr 2017
Forward Air has expanded its US Midwest-focused drayage footprint to the Southeast.
03 Apr 2017
Electronic logging of truck driver hours will run smack into congestion and delays at ports and rail yards, forcing changes to drayage operations and threatening higher costs.
30 Mar 2017
Technology aims to reduce wait times at India's busiest container gateway.
27 Mar 2017
Current back-up of chassis in LA-LB port is sign of deeper problems.
20 Mar 2017
New York may be the city that never sleeps, but the four main terminals at its namesake port, the Port of New York and New Jersey, are closed by 7 p.m.
15 Mar 2017
JOC’s 17th Annual TPM Conference was bursting with sharp insights on where the industry is headed and on ways to break the cycle of overcapacity, less-than-spectacular service, and unsustainable rates.
14 Mar 2017
The evolution of the Port of Vancouver's truck appointment system highlights the delicate walk ahead for US ports.