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Jennifer Colvin

Jennifer Colvin is the Co-Founder at Crux Systems.
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The global tire market

September 20, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |


Depending on who you ask, China ranks as either the largest exporter of tires to the U.S., or the 5th largest. In a sense, they're both right. Both rankings tell part of the story about what's happening with the global tire production market. Here's how it breaks down.

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Container alarms for key events

September 19, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

If you need to be alerted right away when a container reaches a key milestone, set an alarm to get notified. Alarms give you more control over the type of notifications you receive about the containers on your dashboard, and allow you to specify the events you want to be notified about.

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Port of Oakland tour

September 14, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Shipping, Terminals

The Port of Oakland is the fifth busiest container port in the U.S., and handles 99% of all containerized goods in Northern California. Ships large enough to carry up to 18,000 containers call at the port, and are so long that they could nearly span the entire width of the Oakland Inner...

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Hurricane season

September 10, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, Shipping, Terminals

Hurricane season officially lasts through November 30. If you're shipping cargo, are you prepared?

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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.

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User accounts in your organization

Once your organization has signed up for a paid plan, you have the ability to add a number of users to your account. That way, you only have to upload your data once and everyone on your team will have access to the same real-time information about the containers you're tracking.
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Breaking down barriers

June 11, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |


Much of the information that's needed by those responsible for shipping and moving goods is walled off in systems that are isolated from each other. We're focusing on breaking down those barriers.

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Easily add containers to your dashboard

If you're tracking more than a few containers, the best way to add them to your dashboard is to upload a CSV file. It will give you a faster search result for your cargo, and allow you to automatically upload any other data you'd like to track.

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Top 10 reasons for tracking your cargo with Crux Systems

You have a lot of options for getting information about your shipments. So why should you track your cargo on the Crux Systems platform? Here's our top 10 reasons why tracking cargo with Crux Systems is better.

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Don't let your containers slip through the cracks

There are a lot of different ways you could be tracking your cargo. Terminals provide some information about a container's availability, shipping lines provide some other information about the vessel, and maybe your freight forwarder provides some updates as well.

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