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Jennifer Colvin

Jennifer Colvin is the Co-Founder at Crux Systems.
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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 |

News, Logistics

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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The state of technology in the logistics industry

November 6, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Logistics

One of the common themes we heard last week at the JOC Logistics Technology conference was that supply chains are evolving and becoming more complex. While technologies like blockchain and AI have the potential to fundamentally transform the way that people manage their supply chains,...

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Top 7 technology trends in logistics

October 24, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

In the logistics industry, we often hear the same things from the people who are responsible for moving cargo around the world. "We need to move cargo more efficiently. We need better visibility. We need better collaboration."

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Delivering real-time container visibility data

October 12, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

Trying to figure out what's happening with your shipments is more complicated than it should be. At the very least, you probably have to manually compile emails from suppliers, data from ERP systems, and information from different terminal and shipping line websites all in a...

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Meet us at the TPM Asia conference

September 24, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Logistics, Shipping

Come meet us at the TPM Asia conference October 9-11 in Shenzhen, China. Our CEO Eric Klein will be speaking on a panel addressing how logistics technologies can solve some of the challenges that importers and suppliers deal with while doing business in the biggest export region in the...

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