Crux Systems Insights

Free Trial: More Supply Chain Visibility in Uncertain Times

 

Knowing the status of your shipments is difficult enough in the best of times. But with all the uncertainty the COVID-19 outbreak is causing global supply chains—including the impacts of labor shortages, shipping delays, and terminal closures — the challenge is now truly daunting.

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When your container is transshipped

February 13, 2020 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics, Container tracking

If you’re traveling to the other side of the world, you’ll likely have to fly into a major airport hub and then transfer to a regional flight in order to get to your final destination. The same thing happens when you’re shipping cargo.

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2019 in review

December 12, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics, Container tracking

More of everything has been the theme for 2019: more data, more features, and more container volume.

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Information that's private, and information that's for sharing

August 14, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

When you track your containers on the Crux Systems platform, you get better visibility into all of the information about your shipments. You'll want to share some information with your supply chain partners so you can plan more effectively for your container arrivals. You'll also want...

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What to do when your container has a hold

August 12, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

A hold can be placed on your shipment by a number of different parties, including US Customs, the shipping line, and the terminal. If you're notified that one of your contains has a hold, you'll need to get the hold cleared before you can pick up your container. 

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Coordinating your shipments

August 5, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

If you're trying to coordinate the delivery of your shipment from the terminal, you're not working alone. A broker might email a spreadsheet with information about a job to a trucking company, who might text their drivers about which containers to pick up.

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Automate your container uploads via email

July 1, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Container tracking

An easy way to automate the process of uploading your containers to your dashboard is to email your containers to containers@cruxsystems.com.  

If you already receive an email from your supply chain partner with your containers, all you need to do forward it to ...

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Platform migration and upgrades

June 13, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

News, Container tracking

This year alone, the number of containers we've tracked through our platform has grown more by 485%. Nearly every week we're breaking new records for container volume and users, which has meant we've needed to do some work behind the scenes to manage the growth.

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APIs provide access to more data

With our tracking service, you get more than just location information. You get a complete picture of what's going on with your ocean cargo so you can better manage your supply chain.

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Gate runners: who they are and what to do about them

Gate runner. It sounds like the title to this summer’s biggest feature film, but the reality is the only high speed chase in this block buster is the chase for data on a runaway container.

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