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Eric Klein

Eric Klein is Crux Systems CEO and Co-Founder.
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Webhook update: vessel data

August 31, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Container tracking

If you're tracking containers, you also need to track the vessels they're on. With the latest update to our webhook, you can now receive vessel information for your container shipments, giving you better visibility into what's happening with your containers.

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Tracking your cargo during Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017 by Eric Klein |


As Texas continues to get hit by rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the movement of goods has ground to a halt in the region. The Port of Houston remains closed at least through tomorrow, rail traffic has been suspended, and many roads are impassible. 

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Surviving disaster when data goes dark

August 1, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Terminals

When you have a single source for information, what happens when you lose that connection? If you're moving millions of dollars worth of cargo, the answer to that question can be terrifying.

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Maersk Line and APM Terminals outage

June 27, 2017 by Eric Klein |


Earlier today, a global cyber attack caused outages at a number of companies, including A.P. Moller-Maersk. As a result, we are currently unable to process any container updates for Maersk Line or any containers associated with APM Terminals. We wanted to let you know that Crux Systems...
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Impacts of the Panama Canal expansion

June 2, 2017 by Eric Klein |


One year ago the Panama Canal's expanded locks opened to accommodate container ships that can carry more than 13,000 TEU, nearly three times bigger than the 5,000 TEU ships that can pass through the original locks built more than 100 years ago. As a point of comparison, the largest ships...

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Why normalized data matters

May 8, 2017 by Eric Klein |


We are monitoring import cargo for 68 terminals in the US and Canada today, and while 68 isn't a massive number of sites, it does represent a significant undertaking in cleaning up data that is incredibly inconsistent.

Before we launched our platform, if you were trying to find out the...

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How we provide the most accurate container data available today

April 19, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Container tracking

We get asked a lot about where we get our data. The short answer is: from a lot of places. And that's the secret...which isn't really a secret.

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Your data: access and share with APIs

April 7, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Container tracking

Too often, crucial data about your import containers is incomplete, isolated on different websites and systems, or missing all together. You need complete data to get complete visibility into your container's journey from origin to destination terminal.

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Organization accounts for better collaboration

March 23, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Container tracking

Tracking and delivering containers is not a one person job. The process includes multiple touch points along a container's path from origin to destination, involving multiple parties within your own company and beyond. In essence, it's a team effort.

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Navis World 2017

March 14, 2017 by Eric Klein |


I fondly remember my first Navis World conference over 17 years ago as an opportunity to share and discuss the future of things in the port industry with a great convergence of terminal operators. At that time, gate automation was just starting to show up. Looking at the Navis World 2017...

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