Crux Systems Insights

Don't let your containers slip through the cracks

There are a lot of different ways you could be tracking your cargo. Terminals provide some information about a container's availability, shipping lines provide some other information about the vessel, and maybe your freight forwarder provides some updates as well.

If it feels like you need a way to track your tracking options, you're not alone. Like a lot of people who manage shipments, you're probably using Excel spreadsheets to compile information from a bunch of different sources, and update it when you can.

Unless you're getting real-time updates about your cargo, however, it's impossible to stay on top of the changes. You can't predict the unexpected.

Maybe your container has been rolled and is going to arrive late. Maybe a hold has been placed on your shipment and it's no longer available for pickup. Maybe the terminal site has gone down and you can't get the information you need. Or maybe your container has been accidentally offloaded at the wrong terminal.

Without reliable data and real-time visibility, the consequences of any one of these situations can be significant. Costly delays and demurrage fees add up quickly.

Granted, most of the time things will go according to plan, and it's not critical that you get real-time updates. But when things do go wrong (as they inevitably do when you're dealing with complex logistics), you'll be glad that you're tracking all of your cargo from a single place.

Don't let information about your shipments slip through the cracks. See how easy it is to track your cargo on the Crux Systems platform.