• Senate Tax Version Passed – Impact on Mobility Industry Remains (12/04/17)
    The Senate version of current tax reform legislation passed late Friday, 12/1/17 with one Republican vote and all Democrat votes opposing the bill. The Worldwide ERC reports that, “the (Senate) bill, like the House bill, repeals the moving expense deduction and the exclusion for employer-paid moving expenses, effective January 1, 2018” and that, “there were no changes to most provisions important to the mobility industry.” The revised final bill agreement along with the House bill, allows the property tax deduction up to $10,000, and the home mortgage interest deduction is maintained, although the House version imposes a limit at a $500,000 mortgage debt. (See more at: https://worldwideerc.force.com/s/news)
  • Record Tonnage Transits Panama Canal (11/29/17)
    Last month the Panama Canal closed its 2017 fiscal year on October 17. With the close of the year, the ACP announced that, “the waterway welcomed a record 403.8 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS) of cargo in FY17, the largest amount of annual tonnage ever transited in its 103-year history.” As would be expected, this 22.2% increase over (FY16) is explained to be a result of the Expanded Canal’s increased capacity. The canal saw its 1000th transit of Neopanamax vessels in March of this year, while serving 29 major liner services, including 15 that are Neopanamax lines. The (largest) container segment accounted for 35.3% of tonnage through the canal. (See more at: https://www.pancanal.com)
  • Mills and Palmer to be Agents for Atlas in 2018 (11/14/17)
    Industry sources have recently indicated that Mills Van Lines (currently with Allied Van Lines) will become a new agent for Atlas Van Lines as of January 1, 2018. Additionally, Palmer Moving and Storage (currently with North American Van Lines) is also expected to join as an agent for Atlas Van Lines sometime early next year as well.

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 Broadcast on WWBTV with Kathy Ireland Link
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Parsifal Filming WWBTV at GWS ERC® Link
Monday, September 25, 2017
Parsifal at Worldwide ERC® Symposium Link
Thursday, June 29, 2017

Standards, Guidelines and More

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