Crux Systems Insights

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. 

If you're trying to figure out what's happening with your cargo in the region, it can be hard to get a definitive answer from various sources providing updates about the storm impacts. 

To provide the most accurate data about shipments, we consolidate terminal, shipping line, and traffic data so you can see in real time the location and status of your cargo, without having to check multiple sources.

Looking at the Houston region, for example, you can see that even if the port is able to open on September 1, many roads remain closed, limiting access to the port not just for truckers but also for port employees which could impact the movement of cargo out of the port.

 If you're expecting cargo to arrive at the Port of Houston, and wondering when you can pick it up, track your container now and we'll send you an update when the status of your container changes.