Crux Systems Insights

Ports and terminals continue to operate as essential businesses during COVID-19 outbreak

March 27, 2020 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics, Terminals


To prevent the spread of COVID-19, more states in the US are issuing “Shelter in Place” orders requiring non-essential businesses to close. Ports and terminals, however, have continued running as they are considered essential businesses.

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Gate runners: who they are and what to do about them

Gate runner. It sounds like the title to this summer’s biggest feature film, but the reality is the only high speed chase in this block buster is the chase for data on a runaway container.

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Dwell times and demurrage fees up for West Coast ports

January 23, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News, Terminals

With an increase in container volume at West Coast ports at the end of the year, we saw a corresponding increase in dwell times and demurrage fees for the containers we're tracking on our platform.

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Increasing dwell times and demurrage fees

January 16, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Terminals

Over the past month, we've seen an increase in average dwell times and demurrage fees for containers coming through West Coast ports.

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Port productivity and partnerships

December 27, 2018 by Eric Klein |


Anyone who has been impacted by increasing container volumes and congestion at terminals understands first-hand the need for improvements in moving cargo more efficiently through ports.

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Port of Oakland tour

September 14, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Shipping, Terminals

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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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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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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