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Port workers“What is the biggest challenge in drayage today? The highly fragmented drayage marketplace,” Ken Kellaway, president and CEO at RoadOne Intermodal Logistics, said at the Pulse of the Ports conference last week. There has been significant infrastructure investment made in the supply chain over the last few years to enhance everything from terminals at the ports to rail to intermodal. However, the highly fragmented drayage market is causing major issues in the supply chain that Kellaway says will inhibit growth.

“We have watched everyone speak about multi-billion dollar market caps and big infrastructure investment in terminals, vessels and rail,” said Kellaway. “In the middle of all of this is the weakest link in the supply chain when there is not one company in the United States that does more than half-a-billion dollars in drayage today. That is a big staggering issue.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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