Do you know millions of drayage journeys are done annually for shipping freight around the world? But what is drayage? In the shipping and logistics industries, the term “drayage” is understood as the process of moving shipping containers and cargo from one point to another by rail or road.
Drayage is considered as one of the quickest transportation ways as it requires less time to carry the freight. It is an important part of shipping management since it is actually the only way freight can travel from a port to an intermodal facility for distribution to other locations.
For instance, say you have a shipment that requires multiple means of transport, such as an airplane and a truck. The process starting from offloading your goods from the aircraft until it is loaded on the truck will be termed drayage.