Crux Systems Insights

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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The value of independent data

January 25, 2019 by Eric Klein |

Logistics

A lot of conversations have been taking place recently around the need for data standards. I believe this is coming up more frequently due to the growing frustrations with the quality of data and the lack of access to data in logistics.

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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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Getting ready for the spring

January 22, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

It seems like we've just gotten through the holiday season, but did you know that plants have already been imported to North America for the spring and Valentine’s Day? Greenhouses and farms from around the world are using Crux Systems to track their containers, including tulip farms...

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Logistics trends in 2019

January 17, 2019 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

Stepping into the new year, we see a number of technology trends in 2019 that will influence logistics and supply chain management. Here's the top five technology trends to keep an eye on. 

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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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Perspectives on software partnerships

November 15, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

Companies in the logistics space are increasingly forming partnerships to extend their networks. As our CEO Eric Klein has said, true end-to-end supply chain visibility will only be achieved through partnerships because there are simply too many integrations and companies you need to...

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The state of technology in the logistics industry

November 6, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Logistics, News

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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Market trends in furniture and home goods

October 15, 2018 by Kathleen Kong |

Logistics

The furniture and home goods market is growing, partially as a result of the growth in existing home sales and the strong construction market. We've seen these trends contribute to the growth in the ceramic tile market as well.

However, millennials in particular are influencing some...

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