Crux Systems Insights

To provide better visibility, we create better data

January 17, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Shipping

We consistently hear from our customers about the importance of knowing what's happening with their cargo so they can do better planning. That starts with getting accurate ETAs for vessel arrivals, and better information around the status of their containers at the terminals.

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Meet us at the TPM Asia conference

September 24, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Logistics, Shipping

Come meet us at the TPM Asia conference October 9-11 in Shenzhen, China. Our CEO Eric Klein will be speaking on a panel addressing how logistics technologies can solve some of the challenges that importers and suppliers deal with while doing business in the biggest export region in the...

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Port of Oakland tour

September 14, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Terminals, Shipping

The Port of Oakland is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S., and handles 99% of all containerized goods in Northern California. Ships large enough to carry up to 18,000 containers call at the port, and are so long that they could nearly span the entire width of the Oakland...

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Hurricane season

September 10, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Shipping, Terminals

Hurricane season officially lasts through November 30. If you're shipping cargo, are you prepared?

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Save on shipping costs with non-operating reefer containers

June 11, 2018 by Siri Casper |

Shipping, Logistics

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

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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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What's in a shipping container number

October 23, 2017 by Hubert Yee |


There are 34.5 million shipping containers in the global fleet, and nearly 19 million containers enter the US every year carrying just about any type of product you can imagine. Using a unique number made up of four letters and seven digits assigned to each container, we track these...

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Webhook update: vessel data

August 31, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Container tracking

If you're tracking containers, you also need to track the vessels they're on. With the latest update to our webhook, you can now receive vessel information for your container shipments, giving you better visibility into what's happening with your containers.

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Surviving disaster when data goes dark

August 1, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Terminals

When you have a single source for information, what happens when you lose that connection? If you're moving millions of dollars worth of cargo, the answer to that question can be terrifying.

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Impacts of the Panama Canal expansion

June 2, 2017 by Eric Klein |


One year ago the Panama Canal's expanded locks opened to accommodate container ships that can carry more than 13,000 TEU, nearly three times bigger than the 5,000 TEU ships that can pass through the original locks built more than 100 years ago. As a point of comparison, the largest...

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