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

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News & Analysis

24 Jul 2017
Negotiations between JNPT officials and other stakeholders are said to be in progress to resolve the impasse.
18 Jul 2017
APM Terminal (APMT) in the Port of New York and New Jersey says it will have mostly recovered from the cyber attack on Maersk by the end of the week.
12 Jul 2017
LA-LB container terminals are handling alliance changes and the recent APMT cyber attack with only minor glitches, so truckers are confident they will handle peak-season volumes without significant congestion.
05 Jul 2017
Trucker frustration builds at delays at APM Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
03 Jul 2017
Lengthy truck lines continued outside APM Terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey Monday on the third day of operations since a massive cyberattack last week on parent company Maersk Group shut down the facility.
29 Jun 2017
A coalition of groups is calling on the Port of New York and New Jersey to revive a plan to ban all trucks with engines from 2007 or older from the port, expressing health concerns.
27 Jun 2017
The $42 million North Gate project is part of a larger investment the Virginia Port Authority has undertaken to improve productivity for shippers.
23 Jun 2017
GCT Bayonne, the first marine terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey to introduce an appointment system, will increase the number of reservation slots by more than 60 percent.
20 Jun 2017
Teamsters expand picketing to additional motor carriers in LA-LB.
17 Jun 2017
SSA Marine the past two weeks has been opening its Terminal 18 in Seattle an hour early each day and is keeping its gates open through lunch and coffee breaks.