• Historic Monthly Volume at Port of Long Beach (08/23/17)
    The Port of Long Beach has reported that their container cargo volume was record breaking for this past month of July reaching a total volume of 720,312 TEUs. Cargo traffic has increased for five consecutive months and up 6.4% YTD over last year. July imports are 16.3% higher, while exports are down 11.7%. Harbor Commission President, Lou Anne Bynum stated that, “Given the unprecedented change in the industry, we are pleased to see shippers choosing Long Beach.” Long Beach is the second busiest port in the US and one of the world’s premier seaports as a gateway for trans-Pacific trade. (More at News page of POLB: http://polb.com/default.asp)
  • 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)

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

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