• 400N Tariff Rate Increase Projected at 2.1% for 2018 (10/19/17)
    Based on US Government figures recently released, Parsifal projects that the 400N tariff will have a rate increase of 2.1 percent effective January 1, 2018. Government figures are occasionally updated and therefore may be subject to change. Although the Surface Transportation Board’s (“STB”) decision (May 2007) froze AMSA’s involvement in the tariff, Item 40 of the 400 series tariff references a methodology to calculate continued General Price Increases annually based on the government CPI and CEU Indices. Increases in the past few years were: 1.6% for 2017, 1.4% for 2016 and 2.8% for 2015. (For more info see: Parsifal News Page, “Resource Center”)
  • Cyber Threat in the Maritime Industry (09/29/17)
    In the wake of the Maersk cyberattack this past June in Europe, costing the company as much as USD 300 million, this week World Maritime News interviewed Julian Clark of Hill Dickinson in Liverpool, UK to discuss the future of cyber threat in the traditional maritime industry. Clark explains that if a “sophisticated” company like Maersk can be so dramatically impacted, then virtually everyone in the industry is at substantial risk. This exposure comes to the industry as it has evolved towards digitalization and connectivity even as the vast majority (91%) of vessel security officers claim they are short on knowledge to deal with the immerging problem. The threat puts all areas of the industry at risk including navigation of ships and cargo loading operations and services at ports and terminals, resulting in potential large damaging affects pervasive throughout the global industry. (For more: search “cyber threat” at worldmaritimenews.com)
  • The Aging Traditional US Truck Driver Population (09/20/17)
    Trucking executives at the McLeod Software 2017 User Conference were considering the need to adjust the demographics of the current traditional and aging driver pool, reported FleetOwner today. Discussions included a shift to younger and less experienced drivers for the future, including more women and ethnic minorities. Current trends versus driver availability may present a shortage of 239,000 drivers by 2022, suggests Randy Seals at McLeod. According to the ATA, 38.75% of the current 3.5 million US truck drivers are minorities and 6% are women, with the average age about 49 (compared to the average age of all US workers at 42). (For more-search, “aging trucker demographics” at: http://fleetowner.com/news-0)

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 Filming WWBTV at GWS ERC® Link
Monday, September 25, 2017
Parsifal at Worldwide ERC® Symposium Link
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Parsifal 2017 Exhibitions Link
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Standards, Guidelines and More

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