Crux Systems Insights

Information that's private, and information that's for sharing

August 14, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

When you track your containers on the Crux Systems platform, you get better visibility into all of the information about your shipments. You'll want to share some information with your supply chain partners so you can plan more effectively for your container arrivals. You'll also want...

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What to do when your container has a hold

August 12, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

A hold can be placed on your shipment by a number of different parties, including US Customs, the shipping line, and the terminal. If you're notified that one of your contains has a hold, you'll need to get the hold cleared before you can pick up your container. 

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Meet us at LogTech19

August 12, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

Come meet us at the JOC Logistics Technology conference September 8-10 in Las Vegas. On day three of the conference, our CTO Miguel Pinilla and other panelists will discuss the interoperability and integration of logistics software solutions. We'd love to see you there!

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Kicking off the peak season in logistics

August 6, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

 

While some of us are still in summer vocation mode, retailers have already started importing goods for the holiday season. 

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Coordinating your shipments

August 5, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

If you're trying to coordinate the delivery of your shipment from the terminal, you're not working alone. A broker might email a spreadsheet with information about a job to a trucking company, who might text their drivers about which containers to pick up.

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Automate your container uploads via email

July 1, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Container tracking

An easy way to automate the process of uploading your containers to your dashboard is to email your containers to containers@cruxsystems.com.  

If you already receive an email from your supply chain partner with your containers, all you need to do forward it to ...

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Platform migration and upgrades

June 13, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

News, Container tracking

This year alone, the number of containers we've tracked through our platform has grown more by 485%. Nearly every week we're breaking new records for container volume and users, which has meant we've needed to do some work behind the scenes to manage the growth.

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What to do with the US-China trade war

May 28, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

The US-China trade war has escalated since President Donald Trump raised tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods on May 10. More products will be added to the list in the upcoming months. As a result, China has retaliated with 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion...

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Reducing the costs of supply chain complexity

May 22, 2019 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

At the Industrial Exchange conference in Miami recently, a lot of conversations were focused on how companies can reduce the costs associated with freight and supply chain complexity.

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Powering the next generation of ocean visibility

May 8, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News

The logistics and supply chain industry has been headed in the direction of real-time, multi-modal visibility for some time. However, real supply chain visibility involves knowing more than just the location of your cargo.

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