This is a logistics term that refers to the use of shipping freight or cargo freight over short distances, usually through ground shipping. In the logistics world, drayage is often seen as large trucks picking up cargo at local ports and delivering them to destinations near those ports. However, the origin of products picked up in drayage doesn’t necessarily mean they come from a port and the destination in a drayage delivery isn’t always the final destination.
Why is Drayage Important
Drayage is one of the first steps in the shipping process. If trucks get stuck at ports due to port congestion, all the remaining parts of the delivery process also get slowed down.