In the shipping industry and logistics, drayage is the transport of goods over a short distance, often as part of a longer overall move and is typically completed in a single work shift. Some research defines it specifically as "a truck picking up from or delivering to a seaport (ocean container), border point, inland port, or intermodal (train) terminal with both the trip origin and destination in the same urban area".
The term originally meant "to transport by a sideless cart", or dray. Such carts, pulled by dray horses, were used to move goods short distances, historically limited by the physical limitations of a dray horse. Dray activities generally occurred at marine ports, spreading to canal and rail terminals. Over time, the dray horse was replaced by the delivery truck.
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Additional Services Offered
- Loading and unloading containers
- Palletizing freight
- Storage short & long term
- Bonded storage
- Local specialized deliveries