Crux Systems Insights

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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Port productivity and partnerships

December 27, 2018 by Eric Klein |

Terminals

Anyone who has been impacted by increasing container volumes and congestion at terminals understands first-hand the need for improvements in moving cargo more efficiently through ports.

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Port of Oakland tour

September 14, 2018 by Jennifer Colvin |

Terminals, Shipping

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...

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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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One and done

Regardless of whether you're importing a few hundred containers into the Los Angeles area, or you're importing thousands of containers into multiple regions across the US and Canada, tracking your cargo should be the easiest part of your job.

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The name of the game: high throughput

October 18, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Terminals, Logistics

One thing just about everyone in logistics can agree on is that they want their supply chain to be more efficient. It's clear that if you're better at managing your supply chain, you're going to reduce operating expenses and inventory carrying costs, and be more profitable.
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When hurricanes hit: what the warnings mean

September 6, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

Terminals, Logistics

It’s hurricane season, which can mean major disruptions to your supply chain (and your life, if you live in the path of a major storm). Several different agencies, from the US Coast Guard to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, issue warnings and advisories about major...

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Surviving disaster when data goes dark

August 1, 2017 by Eric Klein |

Shipping, Terminals

When you have a single source for information, what happens when you lose that connection? If you're moving millions of dollars worth of cargo, the answer to that question can be terrifying.

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Update on APM Terminals status

June 28, 2017 by Jennifer Colvin |

News, Terminals

The Maersk Group is still working to recover from the ransomware attack on June 27 that had a major impact on its operations and resulted in closures at several APM Terminals.

UPDATE as of July 10:

We're now able to track all cargo through APM Terminals. However, some APM Terminals...

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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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