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Container tracking 101

Finding out the current status of your import container shouldn’t require you to go to multiple websites and other sources, send emails, or make phone calls. It should be drop-dead simple. So we made the process of getting container status information as easy as a Google search. Here’s how it... read more

Crux Systems announces launch of innovative FAX service

We’re thrilled to announce that today we launched our newest product, the Crux Systems Frequently Automated eXchange (FAX) Container Data Service. Combining the best of  machine learning technology with time-tested methodologies, the innovative new FAX Container Data Service promises to revolutionize the logistics industry. Utilizing a unique FAX number, companies can... read more

Easily add containers to your watchlist

We’ve now made it even easier for you to add containers to your watchlist. Click the “add containers” button in your watchlist, and you can upload a CSV file or drag and drop a file as an attachment. Or, you can copy and paste all of your container numbers at... read more

Choose your own adventure

While having all the information about your import containers in one place can make life easier, it can be overwhelming if you’re dealing with cargo coming into terminals across the US and Canada. That’s why we released a new feature that lets you customize your watchlist and dashboard to focus... read more

The gap between connected trucks and cargo

There’s been a lot of focus on connected trucks lately, and the startups looking to disrupt the space like Otto (acquired by Uber) and Peloton. On the shipping side, there are dozens of digital freight brokers like TruckerPath and Loadsmart looking to efficiently connect shippers and carriers. Trucks are connected. Shippers... read more

Stop searching for your containers

Sure, it’s great to have one place to search for all of your import containers. But what if you didn’t even have to search for a container at all? Simply email us your container numbers – no searching required. We’ll automatically save the containers to your account and send you... read more

Making it easy to share data

When we talk about an easy way to share data, we’re not talking about EDI. Many logistics companies use electronic data interchange standards to exchange data about bills of lading, bookings, and cargo releases. It’s supposed to make things easier, but the reality is more complicated. According to a survey... read more

The container terminal visibility blind spot – via American Shipper

When it comes to information about container availability and location in the marine terminals, there’s a black hole. We’re working on shedding some light on the subject. An article in American Shipper this week featured our CEO Eric Klein and highlights how our platform provides terminals, freight companies and BCOs... read more

Most common job in the US: truck driver

The most common job in 29 states is being a truck driver, and yet there’s a chronic shortage of drivers in the industry. Issues such as driver pay, regulations governing training and hours, and aging drivers are just some of the factors contributing to the shortage. To address the driver... read more

Tech start-ups and the logistics industry

Logistics is big. And complicated. With so many different parties involved in moving containerized cargo — from shippers to freight forwarders, shipping lines, terminals, trucking companies, rail and distribution centers — there are plenty of opportunities along each step of the supply chain to find efficiencies. As Allen Thomas pointed... read more

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