What is Drayage?

Drayage is a type of transportation that involves the short-distance movement of goods or cargo, usually within a port or between a port and an adjacent inland destination, like a warehouse or distribution center.

A drayage carrier, which specializes in the transportation of cargo using specialist equipment including container chassis, flatbed trailers, and other kinds of intermodal equipment, often offers this service.

Drayage is the movement of cargo from a port to a local warehouse or distribution center for additional processing or storage in the context of international shipping, or from a warehouse to a port for export. In addition to being able to handle the challenges of cross-border shipping, drayage carriers must have a thorough awareness of the many rules and compliance standards for transferring goods across multiple modes of transportation.

Drayage is a crucial service for businesses engaged in international shipping and supply chain management, and it calls for a high level of specialization and knowledge to guarantee the timely, safe, and economical transfer of goods between ports, warehouses, and other inland locations.

There is a great significance in choosing a drayage company who has expertise in international shipping, supply chain management, intermodal transportation and logistics. The smooth and effective movement of cargo between the various forms of transportation, such as ships, trucks, and trains, is made possible by drayage.

DrayPoint has a vast nationwide carrier network so we can service ports anywhere across the United States. 

DrayPoint offers various solutions available to service our markets categorized by asset based drayage and brokerage. We utilize the latest up to date industry standard technology to monitor your cargo.

DrayPoint currently offers:

  • 400+ power units in NY/NJ and Savannah/Charleston markets
  • Private chassis available for increased service levels for our customers
  • 3,000 carriers available nationwide for scaling
  • Strong partnerships with major terminal operators within our markets
  • Storage yards within these markets for the needs of our customers (storage, prepull, stacking) as well as, transload services and warehousing availability

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