Crux Systems Insights

Container tracking 101

Finding out the current status of your import container shouldn’t require you to go to multiple websites and other sources, send emails, or make phone calls. It should be drop-dead simple.

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SaaS in logistics

August 2, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

The Crux Systems platform is software as a service, meaning that the software is centrally hosted and licensed on a subscription basis. One of the primary reasons we use a SaaS model is that it makes things easy for our customers. It's easy to deploy and flexible enough to meet the...

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Blockchain in the logistics industry: yes or no?

July 10, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

While blockchain has been more commonly associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, it's now being used in the logistics industry with increasing frequency. But where does blockchain make the most sense for the supply chain? 

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Save on shipping costs with non-operating reefer containers

June 11, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Logistics, Shipping

Countries that import refrigerated cargo like food or flowers often do not export the same amount of refrigerated cargo out of the country.

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Rolled containers and what to expect

If your container has been rolled, the good news is that it hasn't fallen off the ship in the middle of the ocean.

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How to get reliable data for ocean cargo

How can you determine if the data you're getting about your ocean cargo is accurate? Sometimes it's not easy to figure out, especially if the shipping line tells you one thing, and the terminal tells you something different. Who's right?

That's one of the problems we set out to solve...

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10 tips for reducing uncertainty when shipping containers 

February 8, 2018 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics

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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You can travel by container ship - here’s how

January 19, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Logistics

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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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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