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.

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News & Analysis

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.
Shippers have incurred heavy costs when their containers have been locked behind terminal gates for reasons outside their control.
07 Dec 2016
A broad range of US shippers, truckers, and transportation intermediaries are asking federal maritime regulators to consider creating a rule to prevent marine terminals and container lines from charging demurrage and detention fees.
07 Dec 2016
Consolidation of container lines could spur them to finally make a clean break from control of intermodal chassis.
23 Nov 2016
Authorities have expanded a program designed to curb traffic and pollution in the Port of New York and New Jersey by awarding grants to the owners of older drayage trucks so that they can be replaced by newer vehicles.
16 Nov 2016
Rep. Duncan Hunter views PierPass as a model for other ports' efforts to extend gate hours.
14 Nov 2016
Cameron Roberts, partner at Roberts & Kehagiaras, offers ways drayage and trucking companies can protect themsleves from financial and legal exposure to Hanjin Shipping assets.
10 Nov 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust shippers have shorter gate hours to drop off and pick up cargo.
03 Nov 2016
The Port of Long Beach will chip away at the backlog of empty Hanjin Shipping-leased containers in Southern California that has built up since the container line declared bankruptcy on Aug. 31 when a ship calls to pick up some of the empties.
31 Oct 2016
A New Jersey legislator said he will likely drop a plan to charge beneficial cargo owners a fee in an effort to cut drayage pollution at the Port of New York and New Jersey.