The term drayage was coined in the earliest days of freight handling and referred to “transport by a sideless cart” by horse, which was called a ‘dray’. Today, intermodal domestic drayage services are used to deliver export goods to and from marine ports (such as Port of Houston, Texas), and to deliver containers that arrive on sea faring vessels from major export leaders like Mexico and China.
For the commercial business owner, drayage services can involve a complete container of cargo that must be picked-up and delivered to their business location, or to another mode of transportation, such as rail (transmodal). It can also involve break-bulk or ‘picking’ palletized goods from a partial container for the commercial customer.
There are six (6) different types of drayage, that depend on the method of shipping, and the volume of freight that is being moved for the commercial business:
At Canal Cartage, we provide a transparent way to track your cargo through our Customer Portal. Track the progress of your delivery online, anytime. We deliver locally within the Greater Houston Area, across Texas and to surrounding states.
Contact our service team for more information about our drayage services.