Crux Systems Insights

Tracking cargo: more than just location

April 23, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

Regardless of whether you're a cargo owner, freight forwarder, or trucker, the question you're probably asking most often is "Where's my cargo?"

Getting basic visibility into the location of your cargo and the estimated time of arrival at its destination is key. But that's just the first step. It's the most basic level of information that you need in order to plan for and manage your shipments.

What matters more is the answer to the question, "What's going on with my cargo?"

And that's a more complicated question to answer.

While other services may provide basic location tracking, that's not enough information to help you really understand what's going on with your shipments and enable you to bring real efficiencies to the management of your supply chain. 

We provide a complete picture of what's going on with your cargo beyond basic location information, including:

  • Vessel ETA
  • Vessel actual arrival
  • Container discharge 
  • Availability for pickup
  • Details on holds, including customs and line holds
  • Last free day
  • Demurrage
  • Planned pickup date
  • Appointment information
  • Departure from terminal

We also make it easy for you to add other key data for your shipments (such as SKU numbers, purchase order numbers, bills of lading, customer IDs, or anything else) so you can sort and track your shipments based on the information that matters most to your business. 

In addition, we're working on bringing more visibility to what's going on with your cargo once it departs from the marine terminal. If you're interested in this, contact us to find out more about what we're doing to bring truckers and railroad operators online.