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The Ocean Shipping Reform Act: Considerations for Transportation and Logistics Company Owners

January 19, 2023 Business insights

The Covid-19 pandemic—a rare black swan event—was the catalyst that created a logistics nightmare. This past summer, Congress stepped in and passed the Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA 22) to prevent another such crisis from occurring in the future. Learn more about OSRA 22 and what it means for your business. The supply chain bottlenecks caused by …

Logistics Industry Trends: What to Know to Start 2023 Strong!

January 17, 2023 Business insights

Skyrocketing demand trends during the Covid-19 pandemic—coupled with rampant labor shortages and bottlenecked supply chains—strangled the logistics industry. As people locked themselves inside during the early pandemic, eCommerce took off—but the pivot caught businesses by surprise. It was a mass shift to a digital economy, but with all the …

Quarterly Market Review: Q4 2022

January 11, 2023 Business insights

QUARTERLY MARKET REVIEW: Q4 2022 By: Paul Dickson, Director of Research and Mark Stevens, Chief Investment Officer The New Map The post crisis economic and investment era is moving to the rear-view mirror as new drivers emerge. One year ago, we published our market review for the fourth quarter of 2021 and presented an outlook for 2022 that we …

Your 2023 Checklist for Preparing Your Estate and Tax Planning Documents

December 20, 2022 Personal insights

Don’t wait until March to begin estate and tax planning for this year’s taxes! Get ahead in the new year by gathering all the necessary documentation, including business expenses, statements, and receipts. Check out these actionable strategies to coordinate your estate and tax planning documents—and minimize your 2022 tax liability. Let’s dive …

Fake Fraud Alert Scam

December 14, 2022 Personal insights

If you get an SMS message supposedly from your bank about a fraud alert, be wary. The scheme tries to scare you into believing the scammers are representatives of your bank. An automated SMS message will appear on your phone, claiming to be a fraud alert from a banking institution. It’ll then ask if you recently made an instant payment in the …