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Pier Drayage Services 101

Drayage refers to short distance movement of goods, the so-called “first mile.” This essential leg of the journey often determines whether your goods will reach their destination on time. Drayage logistics require expertise in moving goods from and to their departure and arrival points to start or finish the shipping process efficiently.

Van Brunt Logistics & Warehousing has a full lineup of drayage services, including the following:

  • Warehousing
  • Distribution
  • Warehouse management 
  • Transloading and export packing
  • Container stripping

The Domino Affect: Where Drayage Goes Right (or Wrong) 

At Van Brunt Logistics & Warehousing, we understand the vital role that drayage plays in supply chain management. That’s why transporting goods and materials along the first mile is a huge part of what we do. Let our team set the tone for your shipping journey, from port to shelf.

Typically, drayage starts at a port of entry, but has several components. Let us help ensure your important items get from the port to the yard to the warehouse to the truck or rail station. When the first step of the journey goes well, it’s highly likely that your goods and products will arrive on time at the final destination!

Benefits of Ensuring Efficient Drayage 

As industry experts, our team focuses on getting your shipment off the boat and into transportation vehicles (or vice versa). Some of the benefits of choosing us for your drayage services include: 

  • Cost Savings: Save money by reducing the cost of moving containers between the port and warehouse.
  • Time-Efficient: Cut down transit time, streamlining the supply chain.
  • Improved Inventory Management: Minimize the time needed to get goods to the warehouse.
  • Environmental Benefits: Reduce carbon footprint with more efficient ways to move goods.
  • Enhanced Security: Pier drayage decreases the handling of goods during transportation.

What to Look for in a Drayage Company

Van Brunt Logistics & Warehousing has 45 years of expertise in supply chain logistics. Perhaps you need someone to scale your drayage services as you grow your business or deal with seasonal fluctuations. Our team has the flexibility and deep experience in container drayage needed to get the job done. 

Our drayage service hinges on an industry-leading tech stack. We have heavily invested in solutions that help us track and manage first-mile transportation. That allows us to provide unparalleled services to our clients.

Our operations include numerous modes of transport, allowing us to accommodate any shipper’s needs. Do you need a third-party logistics provider that can turn on the dime when your business needs change? We can help you change course to handle a variety of products seamlessly.

Contact Van Brunt Logistics & Warehousing to find out how we can streamline your first-mile journey. Call 908-282-7080 to learn more about our pier drayage services.