Crux Systems Insights

Adding scheduled events to your shipments

January 31, 2019 by Eric Klein |

Container tracking

The Crux Systems platform collects and tracks a variety of container and vessel events, including things like vessel ETA, actual arrival, and discharge. Some events, however, are specific to your business and the coordination of your shipments.

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When General Average is declared in a disaster

January 30, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |


General Average is a principle of maritime law that requires all stakeholders to share any losses resulting from extreme events that threaten the safety of the vessel, cargo, and crew. In recent years, General Average has been declared when there has been a fire on a vessel, or when a...

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The value of independent data

January 25, 2019 by Eric Klein |


A lot of conversations have been taking place recently around the need for data standards. I believe this is coming up more frequently due to the growing frustrations with the quality of data and the lack of access to data in logistics.

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Dwell times and demurrage fees up for West Coast ports

January 23, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News, Terminals

With an increase in container volume at West Coast ports at the end of the year, we saw a corresponding increase in dwell times and demurrage fees for the containers we're tracking on our platform.

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Getting ready for the spring

January 22, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |


It seems like we've just gotten through the holiday season, but did you know that plants have already been imported to North America for the spring and Valentine’s Day? Greenhouses and farms from around the world are using Crux Systems to track their containers, including tulip farms in...

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Crux Systems in the news

January 17, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |


In case you haven't seen the latest news about Crux Systems, here's a roundup of some of the most recent articles covering ocean cargo visibility and our container tracking platform:

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To provide better visibility, we create better data

January 17, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Shipping

We consistently hear from our customers about the importance of knowing what's happening with their cargo so they can do better planning. That starts with getting accurate ETAs for vessel arrivals, and better information around the status of their containers at the terminals.

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Logistics trends in 2019

January 17, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |


Stepping into the new year, we see a number of technology trends in 2019 that will influence logistics and supply chain management. Here's the top five technology trends to keep an eye on. 

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Increasing dwell times and demurrage fees

January 16, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Terminals

Over the past month, we've seen an increase in average dwell times and demurrage fees for containers coming through West Coast ports.

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Port productivity and partnerships

December 27, 2018 by Eric Klein |


Anyone who has been impacted by increasing container volumes and congestion at terminals understands first-hand the need for improvements in moving cargo more efficiently through ports.

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