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Why normalized data matters

We are monitoring import cargo for 68 terminals in the US and Canada today, and while 68 isn’t a massive number of sites, it does represent a significant undertaking in cleaning up data that is incredibly inconsistent. Before we launched our platform, if you were trying to find out the... read more

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

End of the line

More than 18 million shipping containers are brought into the US every year. Our job is to track where they’re coming in and when they leave the terminal. However, when they reach the end of their useful life as shipping containers, we’ve also been tracking where a few of them... read more

Typos can mean lost time and money

With so many different parties involved in moving an import container through a terminal, it’s not surprising that information sometimes gets lost or mixed up along the way. It’s even more likely for mistakes to happen when data is being transcribed from websites or emails to spreadsheets and back again.... read more

How we provide the most accurate container data available today

We get asked a lot about where we get our data. The short answer is: from a lot of places. And that’s the secret…which isn’t really a secret. In order for us to be a universal source for data about inbound cargo into the US and Canada, we aggregate information from a number... read more

Your data: access and share with APIs

Too often, crucial data about your import containers is incomplete, isolated on different websites and systems, or missing all together. You need complete data to get complete visibility into your container’s journey from origin to destination terminal. However, providing visibility into all of your container’s information is just part of the solution. What’s just... 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

Oops! That wasn’t suppose to go there

You pretty much expect that when your container is loaded on a ship, it will eventually arrive at the terminal where you want it to be delivered. Sometimes, though, containers have unexpected detours. That’s when having visibility into your container status and location information becomes a critical tool in quickly resolving... read more

Organization accounts for better collaboration

Tracking and delivering containers is not a one person job. The process includes multiple touch points along a container’s path from origin to destination, involving multiple parties within your own company and beyond. In essence, it’s a team effort. In order to make it easier for teams to collaborate and track... read more

Navis World 2017

I fondly remember my first Navis World conference over 17 years ago as an opportunity to share and discuss the future of things in the port industry with a great convergence of terminal operators. At that time, gate automation was just starting to show up. Looking at the Navis World 2017 conference coming... read more

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