Crux Systems Insights

Gate runners: who they are and what to do about them

Gate runner. It sounds like the title to this summer’s biggest feature film, but the reality is the only high speed chase in this block buster is the chase for data on a runaway container.

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Providing supply chain visibility to your sales team

Your logistics team may know what’s going on with your shipments, but what about the rest of the company?

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The growing global market for batteries

February 20, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

The global lithium-ion battery market is expected to reach $100 billion by 2025, registering a CAGR of 17%. The growth of the battery industry is largely due to the growing demand for electric vehicles, with some estimates predicting that there will be140 million electric cars on roads...

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Where the data comes from

February 8, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

If you're comparing the information on your dashboard with another source, you may see differences. That's because we don't simply pass through data from any one source.

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Meet us at TPM19

February 7, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics, News, Shipping

Come meet us at the TPM conference March 3-6 in Long Beach, California. On day three of the conference, Sentury Tire will present their case study about how they integrated their supply chain visibility data with Salesforce to provide better service to their customers. We'd love to see...

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Adding scheduled events to your shipments

January 31, 2019 by Eric Klein |

Container tracking

The Crux Systems platform collects and tracks a variety of container and vessel events, including things like vessel ETA, actual arrival, and discharge. Some events, however, are specific to your business and the coordination of your shipments.

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When General Average is declared in a disaster

January 30, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

General Average is a principle of maritime law that requires all stakeholders to share any losses resulting from extreme events that threaten the safety of the vessel, cargo, and crew. In recent years, General Average has been declared when there has been a fire on a vessel, or when a...

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The value of independent data

January 25, 2019 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

A lot of conversations have been taking place recently around the need for data standards. I believe this is coming up more frequently due to the growing frustrations with the quality of data and the lack of access to data in logistics.

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Dwell times and demurrage fees up for West Coast ports

January 23, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News, Terminals

With an increase in container volume at West Coast ports at the end of the year, we saw a corresponding increase in dwell times and demurrage fees for the containers we're tracking on our platform.

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Getting ready for the spring

January 22, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

It seems like we've just gotten through the holiday season, but did you know that plants have already been imported to North America for the spring and Valentine’s Day? Greenhouses and farms from around the world are using Crux Systems to track their containers, including tulip farms...

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