Crux Systems Insights

Storms and uncertainty

October 12, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics

Hurricane season officially lasts through November 30, but it's already been one of the most active storm seasons on record. In the past few months, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and most recently, Hurricane Nate, all impacted supply chains to varying degrees.

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Understanding your container status

October 11, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

Terminals, shipping lines, and freight brokers have different sets of rules that determine whether a container is "available" or not. That can leave you with conflicting information, depending on the source.

To ensure we have the most up-to-date information about your containers, we ...

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Using your watchlist

October 5, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Logistics

The watchlist allows you to easily manage all the containers you're tracking. From this view, you have the ability to:

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When hurricanes hit: what the warnings mean

September 6, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Terminals

It’s hurricane season, which can mean major disruptions to your supply chain (and your life, if you live in the path of a major storm). Several different agencies, from the US Coast Guard to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, issue warnings and advisories about major...

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Webhook update: vessel data

August 31, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Container tracking

If you're tracking containers, you also need to track the vessels they're on. With the latest update to our webhook, you can now receive vessel information for your container shipments, giving you better visibility into what's happening with your containers.

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Tracking your cargo during Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

As Texas continues to get hit by rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the movement of goods has ground to a halt in the region. The Port of Houston remains closed at least through tomorrow, rail traffic has been suspended, and many roads are impassible. 

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Container holds and what they mean for your cargo

August 11, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Logistics

If a hold is placed on your cargo, it won’t be leaving the terminal until the issue has been resolved. Here’s what you need to know about some of the more common types of holds, and how to handle them. Terminal holds If you have a demurrage fee on a container, it isn’t technically a...
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Surviving disaster when data goes dark

August 1, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Terminals

When you have a single source for information, what happens when you lose that connection? If you're moving millions of dollars worth of cargo, the answer to that question can be terrifying.

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Container shipping industry terms and jargon

August 1, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics

Container shipping is a vast and dynamic industry. However, there is a basic set of terminology that the container shipping industry is built upon. Understanding the jargon is a great start for working within the container shipping industry, and helpful when you're working with our...

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Update on APM Terminals status

June 28, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Terminals

The Maersk Group is still working to recover from the ransomware attack on June 27 that had a major impact on its operations and resulted in closures at several APM Terminals.

UPDATE as of July 10:

We're now able to track all cargo through APM Terminals. However, some APM Terminals...

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