Crux Systems Insights

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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Global trends in the ceramic tile market

August 23, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

If you've been contemplating a remodel and have been overwhelmed with the number of options for tile and stone - it's not just you. The market has exploded, and there are more tile and stone options than ever before for both residential and commercial projects.

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Sharing information about your shipments

August 13, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Logistics, Container tracking

Sharing information about your shipments is necessary not just for managing your supply chain, but for managing your supply chain more efficiently. Here are three reasons why sharing information can help make your supply chain more efficient.

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Busy season in logistics for retailers

August 8, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

While the rest of us can't even think about holiday shopping until the back to school shopping is done, retailers are planning much farther in advance. The busy holiday season for retailers is still a few months away, but the busy season for those working in retail logistics is right...

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When your containers are being reviewed

August 6, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

When you upload your containers into the Crux Systems dashboard, our system automatically finds information about the shipments and our algorithms clean up the data issues more than 90% of the time.

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