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Eric Klein

Eric Klein is Crux Systems CEO and Co-Founder.
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We don’t have a plan, a pilot program or a test project

March 6, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

Having worked in the logistics industry for more than 20 years, I can tell you that everyone is still complaining about the same issues year after year. Talk to anyone in the industry, or look on social media or a trade publication, and you’ll see the same things.

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Container tracking service, with a focus on service

January 17, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Container tracking

In the last few months we’ve tracked more than 4,000 port calls and 15,000 containers, and processed more than 3.8 million discrete data events. You simply can't do this without a sophisticated system to manage the data. But you also can't do this with technology alone. You still need...

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Happy holidays from Crux Systems

December 23, 2016 by Eric Klein |

News

When I was a kid one of my favorite things about the holidays was seeing delivery trucks pull into our driveway, bringing presents from relatives who lived out of town. The anticipation of what was coming was almost as exciting as actually opening the presents themselves.

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Vessel tracking done right

December 1, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Shipping

Back in September just before the Hanjin crisis broke out, we were busy building a new means for tracking container vessels arriving into the United States. It was this early development that allowed us to watch the impending doom happen in near real time when the Hanjin bankruptcy...

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Plan your container arrivals

November 22, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

We recently launched a new dashboard that provides a comprehensive view of all the containers you’re tracking, making it easy to identify the containers that have issues. The dashboard has everything you need to know about your containers, including current status, location, vessel...

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When the data tells of impending doom

September 2, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Shipping

Making sense of big data is no small challenge. But making sense of big data can tell some fascinating stories. As the story was unfolding about the failure of the world’s seventh-largest ocean carrier, Hanjin, we saw the impact on the supply chain happening in real time.

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Panama Canal expansion

July 21, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Shipping

The Panama Canal expansion is complete and we’re finally getting a chance to see the big ships pass through. The predictions of whether cargo will shift from one port to another will now be put to the test. Will the US East Coast take away cargo from California? If it does, it will...

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The continued rise of autonomous vehicles

June 24, 2016 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

Autonomous cars and trucks will change the way we drive and the shape of our infrastructure. There is certainly a question of when, though despite the prediction from Elon Musk, it won’t happen in two years. The real question that remains is how will this work.

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Taking your privacy seriously

March 24, 2016 by Eric Klein |

News

We are all faced with constant requests for things that should give us pause. Every time we provide a credit card number or grant an application permission access to our location, we trust that the company will keep our information safe. After all, there are good reasons for us to...

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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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