Crux Systems Insights

Typos can mean lost time and money

April 20, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Logistics, Trucking

With so many different parties involved in moving an import container through a terminal, it’s not surprising that information sometimes gets lost or mixed up along the way. It’s even more likely for mistakes to happen when data is being transcribed from websites or emails to...

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Find what you're looking for

March 13, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics

Faster, easier and more insightful. Those are the goals we've kept in mind for the watchlist. If you're tracking a lot of containers, though, you need tools to quickly identify specific containers. Our new watchlist features will help you do just that.

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Easily add containers to your watchlist

March 7, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

We’ve now made it even easier for you to add containers to your watchlist. Click the "add containers" button in your watchlist, and you can upload a CSV file or drag and drop a file as an attachment. Or, you can copy and paste all of your container numbers at once, rather than having...

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We don’t have a plan, a pilot program or a test project

March 6, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

Having worked in the logistics industry for more than 20 years, I can tell you that everyone is still complaining about the same issues year after year. Talk to anyone in the industry, or look on social media or a trade publication, and you’ll see the same things.

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New tools: favorites and notes

March 3, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics

Have you ever wished you could highlight your most important containers? How about adding notes to specific containers? Yes you have! So with input from our community of users, we recently added these new features to our platform.

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Keeping an eye on your containers

February 9, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics

The best way to keep an eye on your containers is to have all of the information you need in one place. Sure, you can manually look up the status of your containers by going to multiple websites and other sources to find the information, track the data in a spreadsheet and email the...

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The gap between connected trucks and cargo

January 26, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

There’s been a lot of focus on connected trucks lately, and the startups looking to disrupt the space like Otto (acquired by Uber) and Peloton.

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Stop searching for your containers

January 4, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

Sure, it’s great to have one place to search for all of your import containers. But what if you didn't even have to search for a container at all?

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Making it easy to share data

December 8, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

When we talk about an easy way to share data, we’re not talking about EDI. Many logistics companies use electronic data interchange standards to exchange data about bills of lading, bookings, and cargo releases. It’s supposed to make things easier, but the reality is more complicated.

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Plan your container arrivals

November 22, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

We recently launched a new dashboard that provides a comprehensive view of all the containers you’re tracking, making it easy to identify the containers that have issues. The dashboard has everything you need to know about your containers, including current status, location, vessel...

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