Crux Systems Insights

Your shipping containers need your attention

March 13, 2018 by Hubert Yee |

Container tracking

If everything goes to plan, your containers will be loaded on a vessel overseas, and head along their merry way to their final destination without any delay. Most of the time, that's exactly what happens. 

But sometimes things go wrong. The question is - how can you easily find out when your containers that have issues, especially when you're trying to track 50, 100, or even 1,000 containers at a time.

To make is easy to find the containers with problems that need to be addressed, we created a  "Needs attention" section on your dashboard. Here you can see containers that have issues like an upcoming last free day, so you can be sure to schedule a pickup before your containers are assessed any demurrage fees.

We show you the containers with the following issues so you can take care of potential problems before your containers arrive at the terminal:

  • Appointment time is after planned delivery
  • Planned delivery is after last free day
  • Appointment time is after last free day
  • Last free day is in the past
  • Last free day is today
  • Last free day is tomorrow
  • Planned discharge is late
  • Vessel is late
  • Container has a customs hold
  • Container has a line hold
  • Container has holds

We've found that companies who using the dashhboard to get better visibility into the status of their ocean cargo have been able to reduce their dwell times from an average of 4 days down to just 1 day. 

And because they've been able to speed up the movement of their cargo through the terminals, they've also been able to eliminate almost all of the demurrage fees they'd been paying in the past.

See how the Crux Systems platform can give you better visibility into what's happening with your cargo - check your dashboard to see if any of your containers need attention today.