Crux Systems Insights

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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Container holds and what they mean for your cargo

August 11, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Logistics

If a hold is placed on your cargo, it won’t be leaving the terminal until the issue has been resolved. Here’s what you need to know about some of the more common types of holds, and how to handle them. Terminal holds If you have a demurrage fee on a container, it isn’t technically a...
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Container shipping industry terms and jargon

August 1, 2017 by Hubert Yee |

Logistics

Container shipping is a vast and dynamic industry. However, there is a basic set of terminology that the container shipping industry is built upon. Understanding the jargon is a great start for working within the container shipping industry, and helpful when you're working with our...

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5 tips for avoiding demurrage fees

June 22, 2017 by Siri Casper |

Logistics

When you’re moving cargo around the world, fees charged by shipping lines, carriers and ports can all vary. But one thing is certain: they can add up quickly.

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Why normalized data matters

May 8, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

We are monitoring import cargo for 68 terminals in the US and Canada today, and while 68 isn't a massive number of sites, it does represent a significant undertaking in cleaning up data that is incredibly inconsistent.

Before we launched our platform, if you were trying to find out...

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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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