• Ship-Tug Collision on the Amazon (08/11/17)
    A barge tug on the Amazon River near the town of Obidos in Para, Brazil had a head-on collision with a containership operated by Mercolsul Line (part of Maersk Group) last week. The devastating event occurred on August 2, resulting in nine people missing (feared dead) as the tug sank while pushing nine barges in the river around 4 AM in the morning. Some of the barges also sank in the collision with the 2,478 TEU, 210-meter vessel known as Mercosul Santos. (See more at https://www.porttechnology.org/news/)
  • Port Congestion Eases at Rotterdam and Antwerp (07/31/17)
    Over the past few months, major congestion has negatively affected barge and other intermodal services at the key container ports of Rotterdam and Antwerp in Europe. Now Lloyd’s Loading List has reported this past Friday that Contargo (European intermodal operator) states that the port delays are currently at two days down from previous six days, resulting from various terminal and authority measures at these ports, including congestion surcharges. The current congestion reduction has been described as unstable and can potentially return to longer waiting times. (For reference, search Barge Congestion at: http://www.lloydsloadinglist.com/freight-directory/news)
  • AMSA Reports 5.2% Decline in 2016 Shipments (07/19/17)
    According to first 2017 issue of Industry Trends, published by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA), 2016 shipment totals are down by 5.2%, continuing an ongoing year-over-year trending decline since 2013. While the Corporate Account sector presents the greatest decline at -6.7%, the GSA sector is alone in showing no decline. The report also displays a matrix comparing shipment types by region for shipment weights, indicating the heaviest average weight at 8,193 lbs. in the Central region. Data is also provided on inbound/outbound market information, timing of moves, existing and new home sales, as well as a spotlight section on COD shipments. (See full AMSA "Industry Trends" report at: http://www.nxtbook.com/ygsreprints/AMMOV/ it_issue1_2017/index.php)

Parsifal Enhances PAS™ Audit System Technology

Parsifal Corporation continues to enhance their technology edge in the industry. Parsifal has developed and released an upgraded version of its Audit Technology, PAS™ V. 7.0 which provides the entry/upload of Line Item Details into the Parsifal Audit System (PAS™). This upgrade option allows clients to data mine at a new level and transparency with seeing supplier and geographic trending of various accessorial charges (i.e., who charges shuttles more often, etc.).

Parsifal at Worldwide ERC® Symposium Link
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Parsifal 2017 Exhibitions Link
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Innovation & Excellence Awards Link
Thursday, January 26, 2017

Standards, Guidelines and More

Stay up-to-date with the latest industry standards and guidelines. Please feel free to download the PDF's below: