Crux Systems Insights

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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Providing supply chain visibility to your sales team

Your logistics team may know what’s going on with your shipments, but what about the rest of the company?

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Where the data comes from

February 8, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

If you're comparing the information on your dashboard with another source, you may see differences. That's because we don't simply pass through data from any one source.

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Adding scheduled events to your shipments

January 31, 2019 by Eric Klein |

Container tracking

The Crux Systems platform collects and tracks a variety of container and vessel events, including things like vessel ETA, actual arrival, and discharge. Some events, however, are specific to your business and the coordination of your shipments.

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Data security and your privacy

December 26, 2018 by Eric Klein |

Container tracking

When it comes to data security and privacy, the most important thing to know is that your data is yours. We don't sell your data or share information about you with any third party. We only use information about you to improve our service and ensure it's functioning properly. 

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ETAs and planning for your container arrivals

December 7, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

It's difficult to plan for your container arrivals if one source says the vessel is estimated to arrive this week, and another source says it's estimated to arrive next week.

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Tools for managing your shipments

December 5, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Container tracking

At the bottom of each column on your dashboard, there are a number of tools that you can use to manage your shipments. Select one container (or several), click the icon at the bottom of your screen, and take action.

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Track your shipments on your phone

November 26, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Container tracking

Even if you're not at a computer, you can check the status of your shipments. Our mobile-friendly site makes it easy to see at a glance which containers are about to arrive at the terminal, which ones are available for pickup, and which ones have potential problems that need to be...

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How to upload containers to your dashboard

November 19, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Container tracking

Once you’ve registered for an account, the first thing you’ll want to do is to add your containers to track. The easiest way to do this is by uploading a CSV file with your container numbers, the shipping line (if you know it), and any additional information you'd like to add as...

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