What Is Drayage?
In shipping and logistics, drayage is an important concept. Most clients need it at least some of the time if not all the time. But what is it exactly?
Drayage in shipping and logistics just refers to the movement of products over short distances. Technically, drayage refers to the short movement of a shipping container from the port or rail yards to the location needed for contents to be removed. The word “drayage” comes from the word “draught” or, later, “draft” as in draft horses that used to pull carts filled with products.
The point is that the drayage refers to short haul transport, which is needed in many different parts of the shipping equation. Drayage may include unloading, loading, packaging, repackaging, branding, or all of the above.
If you need drayage in southern British Columbia, you will want to choose a shipping and logistics partner with long experience in that process. Not all drayage services are the same. The cost of your shipping in both time and money may depend on the efficiency of the drayage that you need.
Pacific Coast Distribution, based in Langley, BC, on the Lower Mainland can help you with your drayage needs. Call us at (877) 999-8489 if you need help moving your products quickly and efficiently. We work with each client individually to find the best and most efficient solution for their products.
Pacific Coast Distribution, LTD, is a family-owned transportation and logistics company, based in Langley, British Columbia, with 20 years of experience and a fleet of 50 trucks and a 60,000-square-foot warehouse.
If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your transportation and freight needs, give us a call at (877) 999-8489.