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Jennifer Colvin

Jennifer Colvin is the Co-Founder at Crux Systems.
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Information that's private, and information that's for sharing

August 14, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

When you track your containers on the Crux Systems platform, you get better visibility into all of the information about your shipments. You'll want to share some information with your supply chain partners so you can plan more effectively for your container arrivals. You'll also want...

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What to do when your container has a hold

August 12, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

A hold can be placed on your shipment by a number of different parties, including US Customs, the shipping line, and the terminal. If you're notified that one of your contains has a hold, you'll need to get the hold cleared before you can pick up your container. 

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Coordinating your shipments

August 5, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

If you're trying to coordinate the delivery of your shipment from the terminal, you're not working alone. A broker might email a spreadsheet with information about a job to a trucking company, who might text their drivers about which containers to pick up.

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Powering the next generation of ocean visibility

May 8, 2019 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News

The logistics and supply chain industry has been headed in the direction of real-time, multi-modal visibility for some time. However, real supply chain visibility involves knowing more than just the location of your cargo.

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APIs provide access to more data

With our tracking service, you get more than just location information. You get a complete picture of what's going on with your ocean cargo so you can better manage your supply chain.

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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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