Crux Systems Insights

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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Update on APM Terminals status

June 28, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Terminals

The Maersk Group is still working to recover from the ransomware attack on June 27 that had a major impact on its operations and resulted in closures at several APM Terminals.

UPDATE as of July 10:

We're now able to track all cargo through APM Terminals. However, some APM Terminals still...

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Expansion projects: three ports to keep an eye on

June 9, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |


Ships are getting bigger, and terminals are expanding to keep pace. Here are three projects to keep an eye on.

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Reducing dwell times and demurrage fees

June 5, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |


To track down what’s happening with your cargo today, you probably go to multiple websites, log into separate systems, make phone calls, and then transcribe all of the details in a spreadsheet that’s emailed back and forth with your team. At best, this process is a time-consuming hassle...

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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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Terminal collaboration

July 29, 2015 by Eric Klein |


Collaboration is a growing focus in the logistics industry. Given pressures from increasing imports and the growing number of mega-ships, more attention is being paid to ways that terminals and shipping lines can work together.

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Freight bottlenecks in the US and Asia

July 17, 2015 by Jennifer Colvin |


The number of imports to West Coast ports has decreased this year, while imports to East Coast ports have increased. Surprisingly, the biggest driver has been China, not the backups at West Cost ports, according to the research company Zepol.

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Delivering efficiently today

June 29, 2015 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Terminals, Trucking

The backlog of cargo at West Coast ports has been clearing up, but problems still remain.

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May 26, 2015 by Jennifer Colvin |

Terminals, Trucking

The problems with gate congestion extend beyond marine terminals. But too often, the solutions only address issues at the marine terminal gates.

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Seamless gate processing

May 19, 2015 by Eric Klein |

Terminals, Trucking

Our mission is to help trucks move through marine terminals faster. To do this, we partner with gate providers to bring truckers through the gate processing in a seamless manner.

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