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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.