Crux Systems Insights

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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Tech start-ups and the logistics industry

July 27, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

Logistics is big. And complicated. With so many different parties involved in moving containerized cargo — from shippers to freight forwarders, shipping lines, terminals, trucking companies, rail and distribution centers — there are plenty of opportunities along each step of the supply...

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An age-old problem

July 6, 2016 by Allen Thomas |

Logistics

I recently attended the Gulf Shipping Conference and my logistics engine for the week was Uber ― to and from the airport and all meetings. One of those meetings with a Houston-area freight forwarder revealed quite a different engine critical to their logistics operations…a fax machine.

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The continued rise of autonomous vehicles

June 24, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

Autonomous cars and trucks will change the way we drive and the shape of our infrastructure. There is certainly a question of when, though despite the prediction from Elon Musk, it won’t happen in two years. The real question that remains is how will this work.

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Managing big data

May 31, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

Trucking companies are increasingly going paperless and looking to cloud-based technologies to manage things like compliance and track driver performance and vehicle data. There are some big advantages to switching to cloud-based technologies to collect and manage this kind of data —...

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Hurricane Joaquin has a bigger reach than most people realize

October 1, 2015 by Eric Klein |

Logistics, Shipping, Terminals

The East Coast is getting ready to batten down the hatches as Hurricane Joaquin leaves the Bahamas and heads north. As of the time of this post, Joaquin is just a category 3 storm and will likely increase in strength to a category 4.

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Logistics companies in the collaborative economy

August 24, 2015 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Trucking

More and more companies are finding innovative ways to tap into the collaborative economy and make use of idle resources or excess capacity. While companies that enable people to get what they need directly from their peers are most often associated with the collaborative economy (like...

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The final mile

May 15, 2015 by Eric Klein |

Logistics, Trucking

The US logistics market moves more than $1 trillion worth of goods each year. This covers everything from the ships that carry cargo from abroad through our ports, to the trains and distribution centers that move and sort cargo through the interior of the country. But what about the...

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