Crux Systems Insights

Staying up to date on container details

January 11, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Container tracking

Wouldn’t it be great to wake up in the morning feeling ready to take on the world, not wondering where your cargo is? That's why we provide real-time notifications about container status changes to all registered users.

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Stop searching for your containers

January 4, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

Sure, it’s great to have one place to search for all of your import containers. But what if you didn't even have to search for a container at all?

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Happy holidays from Crux Systems

December 23, 2016 by Eric Klein |

News

When I was a kid one of my favorite things about the holidays was seeing delivery trucks pull into our driveway, bringing presents from relatives who lived out of town. The anticipation of what was coming was almost as exciting as actually opening the presents themselves.

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Making it easy to share data

December 8, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

When we talk about an easy way to share data, we’re not talking about EDI. Many logistics companies use electronic data interchange standards to exchange data about bills of lading, bookings, and cargo releases. It’s supposed to make things easier, but the reality is more complicated.

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Vessel tracking done right

December 1, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Shipping

Back in September just before the Hanjin crisis broke out, we were busy building a new means for tracking container vessels arriving into the United States. It was this early development that allowed us to watch the impending doom happen in near real time when the Hanjin bankruptcy...

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Plan your container arrivals

November 22, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

We recently launched a new dashboard that provides a comprehensive view of all the containers you’re tracking, making it easy to identify the containers that have issues. The dashboard has everything you need to know about your containers, including current status, location, vessel...

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When the data tells of impending doom

September 2, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Shipping

Making sense of big data is no small challenge. But making sense of big data can tell some fascinating stories. As the story was unfolding about the failure of the world’s seventh-largest ocean carrier, Hanjin, we saw the impact on the supply chain happening in real time.

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The digitization of ports

September 2, 2016 by Allen Thomas |

News

For those of you struggling to get updates on your transiting Hanjin cargo, the topic of digitization in ports could not be more timely.

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The container terminal visibility blind spot - via American Shipper

August 19, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

News

When it comes to information about container availability and location in the marine terminals, there’s a black hole. We’re working on shedding some light on the subject.

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Most common job in the US: truck driver

August 16, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Trucking

The most common job in 29 states is being a truck driver, and yet there’s a chronic shortage of drivers in the industry. Issues such as driver pay, regulations governing training and hours, and aging drivers are just some of the factors contributing to the shortage.

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