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Jennifer Colvin

Jennifer Colvin is the Co-Founder at Crux Systems.
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Recent Articles

Expansion projects: three ports to keep an eye on

June 9, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Terminals

Ships are getting bigger, and terminals are expanding to keep pace. Here are three projects to keep an eye on.

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Reducing dwell times and demurrage fees

June 5, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Terminals

To track down what’s happening with your cargo today, you probably go to multiple websites, log into separate systems, make phone calls, and then transcribe all of the details in a spreadsheet that’s emailed back and forth with your team. At best, this process is a time-consuming...

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Crux Systems announces launch of innovative FAX service

April 1, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

News

We’re thrilled to announce that today we launched our newest product, the Crux Systems Frequently Automated eXchange (FAX) Container Data Service. Combining the best of  machine learning technology with time-tested methodologies, the innovative new FAX Container Data Service promises...

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Easily add containers to your watchlist

March 7, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

We’ve now made it even easier for you to add containers to your watchlist. Click the "add containers" button in your watchlist, and you can upload a CSV file or drag and drop a file as an attachment. Or, you can copy and paste all of your container numbers at once, rather than having...

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Choose your own adventure

February 28, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Container tracking

While having all the information about your import containers in one place can make life easier, it can be overwhelming if you’re dealing with cargo coming into terminals across the US and Canada.

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The gap between connected trucks and cargo

January 26, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

There’s been a lot of focus on connected trucks lately, and the startups looking to disrupt the space like Otto (acquired by Uber) and Peloton.

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Stop searching for your containers

January 4, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

Sure, it’s great to have one place to search for all of your import containers. But what if you didn't even have to search for a container at all?

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Making it easy to share data

December 8, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics

When we talk about an easy way to share data, we’re not talking about EDI. Many logistics companies use electronic data interchange standards to exchange data about bills of lading, bookings, and cargo releases. It’s supposed to make things easier, but the reality is more complicated.

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The container terminal visibility blind spot - via American Shipper

August 19, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

News

When it comes to information about container availability and location in the marine terminals, there’s a black hole. We’re working on shedding some light on the subject.

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Most common job in the US: truck driver

August 16, 2016 by Jennifer Colvin |

Trucking

The most common job in 29 states is being a truck driver, and yet there’s a chronic shortage of drivers in the industry. Issues such as driver pay, regulations governing training and hours, and aging drivers are just some of the factors contributing to the shortage.

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