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Drakes & Associates

Mining Transportation and International Logistics Solutions

33464 Liberty Parkway,
North Ridgeville,
OH 44039,
United States of America

Drakes & Associates, Inc. (DAI) offers international logistics and transportation solutions to the mining and minerals industries through a unique partnership of IT experts, international transportation professionals, service providers and equipment owners. DAI was designed from the ground up with a common focus on helping the buyers of transportation services resolve the critical problem of widespread inefficiency and ever increasing transportation costs.

Point-to-point or turn-key international logistics and transportation solutions

DAI is a US-based, family owned business with a staff dedicated to providing the perfect solution to the transportation needs of our customers anywhere in the world. We are experts in moving OTR mining tires, over-dimensional / over-weight shipments from any place to any place in the world. Our experienced staff manages point-to-point moves as well as turn-key operations. We are able to quote truck or truck / rail / ocean combination moves.

Our vast network of heavy haul specialized trucks and relationships with all the major railroads allow us to move freight safely, efficiently, and cost effectively.

Over-dimensional freight forwarding and shipment

Our professionals are trained to handle every detail of each over-dimensional freight shipment. We know many heavy haul moves can present certain surprises even with the most meticulous planning. We handle all permitting, escorts, route surveys, and trucking. We have access to numerous trailer configurations including: flatbeds, step decks, double drops, RGNs, maxis, and stretch trailers. Every day of the week our carriers deliver tires, equipment and supplies to mines throughout the US, Canada and Northern Mexico.

Multi-load project shipments

DAI is experienced in coordinating multi-load project shipments utilizing different modes of transportation. Project management can be rigorous and time consuming. Our professionals work diligently so that the result is one smooth integrated process resulting in reduced costs, increased service, and customer satisfaction.

Through stringent project management we establish goals, objectives, and criteria for every step of the project. We know our capabilities and strengths and strive to attain the goals laid out by the client and to keep their projects on track and on budget.

Customs warehousing

We work with some of the largest import and export companies in the world. Whether it is a single over-dimensional shipment, a year-long project or a plant move, DAI is capable of managing every phase of your over-dimensional shipping.

Black Thunder Thermal Coal Mine, Wyoming

The Black Thunder thermal coal mine, located in the Southern Powder River Basin of Wyoming, US, was opened in 1977 and for many years was the largest single coal operation in the world.

Bovill Kaolin Project, Idaho

I-Minerals’ Bovill Kaolin Project, covering a total area of 5,140.6 acres, is located near the town of Bovill, in Latah County, Idaho, US.

Penasquito Polymetallic Mine, Zacatecas

Canadian mining company Goldcorp is expanding its Peñasquito open-pit polymetallic mine project in the north-eastern corner of the state of Zacatecas, Mexico.

Drakes & Associates Increases Mining Products and Services

Drakes & Associates, Inc. (DAI) has finalized the expansion of their headquarters located in OH, USA by acquiring an additional 4,500ft² of office space, leasing a further 50,000ft² of bonded warehouse space in GA and completing the acquisition of a West Coast NVOCC. Mars

8 October 2009

Drakes & Associates, Inc.

33464 Liberty Parkway
North Ridgeville
OH 44039
United States of America

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