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