Crux Systems Insights

Jennifer Colvin

Jennifer Colvin is the Co-Founder at Crux Systems.
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Providing supply chain visibility to your sales team

Your logistics team may know what’s going on with your shipments, but what about the rest of the company?

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Where the data comes from

February 8, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

If you're comparing the information on your dashboard with another source, you may see differences. That's because we don't simply pass through data from any one source.

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When General Average is declared in a disaster

January 30, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

General Average is a principle of maritime law that requires all stakeholders to share any losses resulting from extreme events that threaten the safety of the vessel, cargo, and crew. In recent years, General Average has been declared when there has been a fire on a vessel, or when a...

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Dwell times and demurrage fees up for West Coast ports

January 23, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News, Terminals

With an increase in container volume at West Coast ports at the end of the year, we saw a corresponding increase in dwell times and demurrage fees for the containers we're tracking on our platform.

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Crux Systems in the news

January 17, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

News

In case you haven't seen the latest news about Crux Systems, here's a roundup of some of the most recent articles covering ocean cargo visibility and our container tracking platform:

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To provide better visibility, we create better data

January 17, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Shipping

We consistently hear from our customers about the importance of knowing what's happening with their cargo so they can do better planning. That starts with getting accurate ETAs for vessel arrivals, and better information around the status of their containers at the terminals.

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Increasing dwell times and demurrage fees

January 16, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Terminals

Over the past month, we've seen an increase in average dwell times and demurrage fees for containers coming through West Coast ports.

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2018 in review

December 12, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News

Over the course of the past year, we've been focusing on two main things: expanding our coverage, and making it even easier to track and manage your shipments.

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ETAs and planning for your container arrivals

December 7, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

It's difficult to plan for your container arrivals if one source says the vessel is estimated to arrive this week, and another source says it's estimated to arrive next week.

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Data alone is not enough

November 14, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

Crux Systems isn't the only source for information about ocean cargo. The data is out there - it's just not easy to get. And it's not always reliable. In fact, we've found that up to 30% of the time, information about ocean cargo is either missing, incomplete, or simply wrong.

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