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Hubert Yee

I help folks track containers | student of the shipping industry | evangelist for massive tech in container tracking industry | alter ego: @shanedog14
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Your shipping containers need your attention

March 13, 2018 by Hubert Yee |

Container tracking

If everything goes to plan, your containers will be loaded on a vessel overseas, and head along their merry way to their final destination without any delay. Most of the time, that's exactly what happens. 

But sometimes things go wrong. The question is - how can you easily find out when...

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10 tips for reducing uncertainty when shipping containers 

February 8, 2018 by Hubert Yee |


I remember the first time I sent a package of collectibles from Japan to the US. It was going to be a two-month journey. As I handed the package to the shipper, I crossed my fingers and prayed that the collectibles would arrive safely. 

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Checking your container's check digit number

December 14, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics, Shipping

Every one of the 34.5 million containers in the global fleet has a unique identifing number of four letters and seven digits - each of which tells you something about the container. Want to know how to crack the code? See our previous post on what makes up a shipping container number.

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What's in a shipping container number

October 23, 2017 by Hubert Yee |


There are 34.5 million shipping containers in the global fleet, and nearly 19 million containers enter the US every year carrying just about any type of product you can imagine. Using a unique number made up of four letters and seven digits assigned to each container, we track these...

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Storms and uncertainty

October 12, 2017 by Hubert Yee |


Hurricane season officially lasts through November 30, but it's already been one of the most active storm seasons on record. In the past few months, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and most recently, Hurricane Nate, all impacted supply chains to varying degrees.

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Container shipping industry terms and jargon

August 1, 2017 by Hubert Yee |


Container shipping is a vast and dynamic industry. However, there is a basic set of terminology that the container shipping industry is built upon. Understanding the jargon is a great start for working within the container shipping industry, and helpful when you're working with our team...

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Find what you're looking for

March 13, 2017 by Hubert Yee |


Faster, easier and more insightful. Those are the goals we've kept in mind for the watchlist. If you're tracking a lot of containers, though, you need tools to quickly identify specific containers. Our new watchlist features will help you do just that.

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New tools: favorites and notes

March 3, 2017 by Hubert Yee |


Have you ever wished you could highlight your most important containers? How about adding notes to specific containers? Yes you have! So with input from our community of users, we recently added these new features to our platform.

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Keeping an eye on your containers

February 9, 2017 by Hubert Yee |


The best way to keep an eye on your containers is to have all of the information you need in one place. Sure, you can manually look up the status of your containers by going to multiple websites and other sources to find the information, track the data in a spreadsheet and email the file...

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Help at your fingertips

January 31, 2017 by Hubert Yee |


Everyone needs a little help at one time or another. If you're looking for a quick answer to your question, check our newly relaunched help center to get the information you need.

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