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

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.
14 Mar 2017
Industry acceptance of the KPMG report is yet to be determined because key stakeholders have not had time to thoroughly analyze the report's conclusions.
07 Mar 2017
The practices of container lines, terminal operators, intermodal equipment operators, truckers, and beneficial cargo owners all contribute to chassis shortages at US ports.
07 Mar 2017
The Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are working together to build what they envision will be container terminals of the 21st century.
28 Feb 2017
Intermodal equipment providers hope to launch a long-delayed universal chassis pool at the Port of New York and New Jersey before the Bayonne Bridge is raised later this year.
27 Feb 2017
“The Teamsters are out of control.”
22 Feb 2017
If properly fitted with sensors, a chassis can evolve well beyond its current state of utility.
21 Feb 2017
Marine terminals encouraged to engage with truckers in order to improve turn times.