Crux Systems Insights

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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Upcoming webinar: stop searching and start saving

August 2, 2016 by Allen Thomas |

News

On Tuesday, August 9 I'll be hosting a live webinar designed to help freight forwarders and truckers save countless hours by automating their import container status searches.

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Tech start-ups and the logistics industry

July 27, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

Logistics is big. And complicated. With so many different parties involved in moving containerized cargo — from shippers to freight forwarders, shipping lines, terminals, trucking companies, rail and distribution centers — there are plenty of opportunities along each step of the supply...

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Panama Canal expansion

July 21, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Shipping

The Panama Canal expansion is complete and we’re finally getting a chance to see the big ships pass through. The predictions of whether cargo will shift from one port to another will now be put to the test. Will the US East Coast take away cargo from California? If it does, it will...

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An age-old problem

July 6, 2016 by Allen Thomas |

Logistics

I recently attended the Gulf Shipping Conference and my logistics engine for the week was Uber ― to and from the airport and all meetings. One of those meetings with a Houston-area freight forwarder revealed quite a different engine critical to their logistics operations…a fax machine.

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