What are Drayage and Transloading?
Drayage is the term for transportation of a shipping container from a port to an intermediate destination, usually a warehouse near the port of entry. Drayage is performed by a drayman, who brings a power unit to the port to pick up the container.
Transloading is the process of unloading freight from one mode of transportation and re-loading it onto another. In drayage, the shipping container is owned by the cargo ship and must be returned to the port within a tight window, or the freight owner will face a charge. As such, a merchant will typically want to transload their freight from a container to a 53’ trailer for transportation to the final destination.
How does the Deliverr model work?
Deliverr simplified the drayage process by removing the hassle of coordinating between freight forwarders, drayman, and warehouses. By owning the entire process, we can reduce costs for merchants, cut out delays, and offer visibility throughout the process.
All you need to do is provide us with the container number, the contact information for the freight forwarder, and the final destination and we'll arrange for drayage to one of our local facilities. From there, we'll transload the freight and arrange transportation to the final destination.
How do I book drayage with Deliverr?
If you have a container that needs to be drayed, head here to book an order. Select drayage and transloading from the first menu.
In order to book an order, you'll need to know the number of your shipping container, the contact information for your freight forwarder, and the port of entry your container is bound for. As of this time, Deliverr offers flat rates for 6 major ports of entry; Los Angeles, Houston, Newark, Savannah, Jacksonville, and Charleston. Once you submit an order, a Deliverr representative will reach out within 24 hours to finalize your order.
If your freight is not headed to one of those ports, that's not a problem! Just let us know when you place your order and one of our representatives will reach out to quote you a rate.