Crux Systems Insights

Container tracking: behind the scenes

March 1, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

It takes a global network of shippers, freight forwarders, truckers, brokers, and more to coordinate the movement of more than 20 million containers that are brought into the US and Canada each year. 

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10 tips for reducing uncertainty when shipping containers 

February 8, 2018 by Hubert Yee |


I remember the first time I sent a package of collectibles from Japan to the US. It was going to be a two-month journey. As I handed the package to the shipper, I crossed my fingers and prayed that the collectibles would arrive safely. 

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Customized lists for your team

February 7, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

For larger teams, tracking containers is a little more complicated than just checking up on a list of containers. You may want to track a subset of containers for a specific group or line of business so that each team has full visibility into the location and status of their containers.

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Tracking containers on your dashboard

February 1, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

No matter where your cargo has originated from, or where it's headed in the US and Canada, you can track it through the Crux Systems dashboard.

To get started, add containers to your dashboard through the search box, or attach a CSV file with container numbers.

Once your containers are...

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Getting help when you need it

January 24, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Container tracking

It's no secret that our container tracking platform can help save you time when managing your cargo, but did you know you can save time and become an expert at navigating our application with our help desk?

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You can travel by container ship - here’s how

January 19, 2018 by Siri Casper |


Before you jet off for your next vacation, you may consider taking another route. Although traveling by container ship isn’t especially popular, that’s exactly what makes it an appealing option for those looking for an uncommon adventure.

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The best of 2017

January 3, 2018 by Siri Casper |


We covered a lot of ground in the last year. Here are five of our most popular blogs from 2017.

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2017 in review

December 22, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News

In the past year, a lot of what's been happening at Crux Systems has been going on behind the scenes, where our engineering team has been focusing on the algorithms that make our container tracking service the most accurate source of real-time container information available today.


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Checking your container's check digit number

December 14, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics, Shipping

Every one of the 34.5 million containers in the global fleet has a unique identifing number of four letters and seven digits - each of which tells you something about the container. Want to know how to crack the code? See our previous post on what makes up a shipping container number.

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Top 10 gifts for truck drivers

December 4, 2017 by Siri Casper |


If you're looking for a thoughtful gift for a truck driver in your life, start with our list of top 10 gifts that drivers will appreciate both at home and on the road.

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