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IRS Tax Calendar for Small Business 

Online Tax Calendar | Internal Revenue Service (irs.gov)

  • Sun, August 21, 2022 3:43 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    DCSA and the European Shippers' Council Agree to Collaborate to Drive Adoption of DCSA Standards - DCSA

    DCSA and ESC are collaborating to develop containerized shipping standards to improve visibility of cargo. 

  • Tue, August 16, 2022 1:56 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Billions in port grants rolled into Democrats’ inflation bill - FreightWaves

    This legislation prevents port automation in the face of larger ships and rising container volumes.  

  • Tue, August 16, 2022 1:55 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    The Future of Automation at Terminals & Ports | iContainers

    China and other large ports are automating 

  • Tue, August 16, 2022 12:59 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Jamie Dimon warns ‘something worse’ than a recession could be coming (msn.com)

    Interest rates and tensions with China are rising.  Oil prices are down but home heating season is on the horizon. How are you planning for 2022Q4 and 2023?  Expert perspectives vary. 

  • Mon, August 15, 2022 10:12 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    PeakDemandSurcharges_US.pdf (ups.com)

    UPS is applying peak season surcharges effective August 14, with no end date specified. 

  • Mon, August 15, 2022 10:08 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    FedEx sets earlier start date for peak delivery surcharges - FreightWaves

    Fedex will apply peak season surcharges starting on Labor Day  

  • Sun, August 14, 2022 1:24 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)
  • Thu, August 11, 2022 3:29 PM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    Postal Service plans to hike prices for holidays (msn.com)

    Rates for priority mail, first-class services and ground shipping would increase by as little as 25 cents in some cases, and as much as $6.50 in others

  • Tue, August 09, 2022 9:27 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    New Obstacles Emerge For Small Businesses Two Years After COVID Struck (yahoo.com)

    Small business battled and overcame Covid challenges and the ongoing supply chain disruptions. Now it's increasing interest rates that drive up inventory carrying costs and impact consumer spending, and a worker shortage. Recent legislation includes increased regulation and tax increases including IRS audits of middle income earners.   

  • Mon, August 08, 2022 11:58 AM | Karen Kelly (Administrator)

    UK’s Biggest Container Port To Be Hit By Eight Days of Strikes (gcaptain.com)

    The union and the port have not agreed on the rate of pay increase.  A port strike would add to the supply disruptions from the rail worker walkouts and staffing shortages for airlines.  Re-routed freight will inflict potential increased costs for cargo owners. 

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