Crux Systems Insights

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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One and done

Regardless of whether you're importing a few hundred containers into the Los Angeles area, or you're importing thousands of containers into multiple regions across the US and Canada, tracking your cargo should be the easiest part of your job.

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The name of the game: high throughput

October 18, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Terminals

One thing just about everyone in logistics can agree on is that they want their supply chain to be more efficient. It's clear that if you're better at managing your supply chain, you're going to reduce operating expenses and inventory carrying costs, and be more profitable.
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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.

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Using your watchlist

October 5, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Logistics

The watchlist allows you to easily manage all the containers you're tracking. From this view, you have the ability to:

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When hurricanes hit: what the warnings mean

September 6, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Terminals

It’s hurricane season, which can mean major disruptions to your supply chain (and your life, if you live in the path of a major storm). Several different agencies, from the US Coast Guard to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, issue warnings and advisories about major...

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Tracking your cargo during Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

As Texas continues to get hit by rain and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the movement of goods has ground to a halt in the region. The Port of Houston remains closed at least through tomorrow, rail traffic has been suspended, and many roads are impassible. 

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