Crux Systems Insights

How to filter your dashboard

October 19, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Container tracking

To better manage the containers on your dashboard, you can sort and filter your shipments to focus on the ones that matter most. You can filter your containers by status and region, and then take action.

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Market trends in furniture and home goods

October 15, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

The furniture and home goods market is growing, partially as a result of the growth in existing home sales and the strong construction market. We've seen these trends contribute to the growth in the ceramic tile market as well.

However, millennials in particular are influencing some...

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Delivering real-time container visibility data

October 12, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

Trying to figure out what's happening with your shipments is more complicated than it should be. At the very least, you probably have to manually compile emails from suppliers, data from ERP systems, and information from different terminal and shipping line websites all in a...

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Meet us at the TPM Asia conference

September 24, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News, Shipping

Come meet us at the TPM Asia conference October 9-11 in Shenzhen, China. Our CEO Eric Klein will be speaking on a panel addressing how logistics technologies can solve some of the challenges that importers and suppliers deal with while doing business in the biggest export region in the...

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Overview of the Crux Systems dashboard

September 21, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

It's easy to get started tracking ocean cargo with Crux Systems. Check out this video for a tour of our container tracking dashboard.

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The global tire market

September 20, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

Depending on who you ask, China ranks as either the largest exporter of tires to the U.S., or the 5th largest. In a sense, they're both right. Both rankings tell part of the story about what's happening with the global tire production market. Here's how it breaks down.

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Container alarms for key events

September 19, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

If you need to be alerted right away when a container reaches a key milestone, set an alarm to get notified. Alarms give you more control over the type of notifications you receive about the containers on your dashboard, and allow you to specify the events you want to be notified about.

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Port of Oakland tour

September 14, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Shipping, Terminals

The Port of Oakland is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S., and handles 99% of all containerized goods in Northern California. Ships large enough to carry up to 18,000 containers call at the port, and are so long that they could nearly span the entire width of the Oakland...

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Hurricane season

September 10, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Shipping, Terminals

Hurricane season officially lasts through November 30. If you're shipping cargo, are you prepared?

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How the trade war affects supply chains

September 6, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

The so-called “trade war” started when the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from China, Canada, and some countries in Europe this past April. That was followed by another 25% tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods coming to the U.S.. China then imposed...

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