Crux Systems Insights

Tracking containers on your dashboard

February 1, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

No matter where your cargo has originated from, or where it's headed in the US and Canada, you can track it through the Crux Systems dashboard.

To get started, add containers to your dashboard through the search box, or attach a CSV file with container numbers.

Once your containers are in...

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Getting help when you need it

January 24, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

It's no secret that our container tracking platform can help save you time when managing your cargo, but did you know you can save time and become an expert at navigating our application with our help desk?

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You can travel by container ship - here’s how

January 19, 2018 by Siri Casper |


Before you jet off for your next vacation, you may consider taking another route. Although traveling by container ship isn’t especially popular, that’s exactly what makes it an appealing option for those looking for an uncommon adventure.

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The best of 2017

January 3, 2018 by Siri Casper |


We covered a lot of ground in the last year. Here are five of our most popular blogs from 2017.

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2017 in review

December 22, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News

In the past year, a lot of what's been happening at Crux Systems has been going on behind the scenes, where our engineering team has been focusing on the algorithms that make our container tracking service the most accurate source of real-time container information available today.


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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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Top 10 gifts for truck drivers

December 4, 2017 by Siri Casper |


If you're looking for a thoughtful gift for a truck driver in your life, start with our list of top 10 gifts that drivers will appreciate both at home and on the road.

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One and done

Regardless of whether you're importing a few hundred containers into the Los Angeles area, or you're importing thousands of containers into multiple regions across the US and Canada, tracking your cargo should be the easiest part of your job.

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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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The name of the game: high throughput

October 18, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Terminals

One thing just about everyone in logistics can agree on is that they want their supply chain to be more efficient. It's clear that if you're better at managing your supply chain, you're going to reduce operating expenses and inventory carrying costs, and be more profitable.
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