Crux Systems Insights

Storms and uncertainty

October 12, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics

Hurricane season officially lasts through November 30, but it's already been one of the most active storm seasons on record. In the past few months, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, and most recently, Hurricane Nate, all impacted supply chains to varying degrees.

In the worst cases, ports were temporarily closed, and cargo was diverted. Once ports reopened, blocked roads and rail lines delayed deliveries. To complicate matters, getting updated information about what was happening was often a challenge. And for those in the path of the hurricanes, taking care of family and loved ones became the top priority.

Through all the chaos, we bring some simplicity to the task of tracking your cargo. To provide the most accurate data about shipments, we consolidate data from terminals, shipping lines, and traffic sources so you can see in real time the location and status of your cargo, without having to check multiple places.

So even if your cargo is diverted or delayed, you'll get real-time updates about the location and status of your containers, regardless of whether they're on a ship or at a terminal.

When the next storm hits, you take care of your family. We'll keep an eye on your cargo. Stay safe.