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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Matson Recycles Containership Kauai in Texas
By Michael Hansen @ 3:46 AM :: 2538 Views :: Jones Act

...The tug RACHEL with the KAUAI departed Oakland, California, on April 6, 2020 and is currently enroute to Balboa, Panama, with an estimated time of arrival of May 1, 2020....

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020
The Jones Act is American Self-Sabotage
By Michael Hansen @ 9:57 AM :: 1832 Views :: Jones Act

...supporters of the law argue that it helps thwart the ambitions of countries such as China. The truth is almost the complete opposite....

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Trump Considering Jones Act Waiver for Oil Industry
By Michael Hansen @ 9:53 PM :: 2517 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, COVID-19

...a temporary waiver of the Jones Act, which would allow more ships to transport oil around the U.S....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
YB Uses COVID as Excuse to Impose Freight Rules it has Wanted for Years
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 2944 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, COVID-19

...IQ Test: Do you believe that banning these cargoes protects YB workers from Corona Virus?....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
A century of Australia/New Zealand shipping to Hawaii ends
By Michael Hansen @ 2:32 AM :: 2578 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

...to and from Australia and New Zealand, freight costs have increased substantially....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Matson Debunks Rumors: Operations continue uninterrupted
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 1712 Views :: Jones Act

...COVID-19 causes mass hysteria.  This is the cure....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Asian Ocean Carriers Duke it Out for Hawaii Market
By Michael Hansen @ 11:57 PM :: 2133 Views :: Jones Act

...The ONE Line AHX Service is the incumbent carrier on this trade lane and is facing new competition from APL Ltd. Eagle Express X (EXX) Hawaii service, which inaugurated fortnightly service in August, 2019....

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Friday, March 6, 2020
The green case for Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:31 PM :: 6834 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...the pros and cons of ships, trucks and trains....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Will Non-Jones Act Service to Hawaii Survive?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:04 PM :: 1927 Views :: Jones Act

...The fortnightly EXX (Hawaii) service is the third iteration of a contemporary APL Asia – Hawaii service they’ve attempted since August 2017.... 

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
New Maritime Report Marked by Factual Errors and Dubious Claims
By Cato Foundation @ 3:48 AM :: 2309 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...77% of the Jones Act fleet consists of unpowered barges....

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Monday, February 17, 2020
​New Legislation Highlights Lack of Jones Act Competition
By Cato Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 2357 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...the bill would grant Jones Act exemptions to any state or territory not served by at least three Jones Act ocean carriers....

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Monday, February 3, 2020
​Can changing a federal maritime law help lower Hawaii's cost of living? U.S. Rep. Ed Case thinks so
By Michael Hansen @ 9:57 PM :: 2961 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...a big reason why construction budgets are about 25% higher than the rest of the country....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
U.S. Ferry Systems Soaked by Maritime Protectionism
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 PM :: 2006 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii would certainly know....

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
At 100, Jones Act Looks Old and Wrinkly
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 PM :: 2105 Views :: Jones Act

...Alaska professor compares Jones Act to other forms of cabotage....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
US shipbuilding costs takes toll on national security
By Michael Hansen @ 5:22 PM :: 2623 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Navy considers shipbuilding cuts for upcoming budget....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
WSJ: Aloha Increasingly Means Goodbye Thanks to High Taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:29 PM :: 5083 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Taxes, Cost of Living

...With an 11% top rate, many Hawaii residents are looking for two tickets out of paradise....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Let's unite to reform Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:06 PM :: 2094 Views :: Jones Act

...On Dec. 19, Rep Ed Case introduced three measures to reform the archaic, century-old law....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Ed Case Innovative Approach to Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 6:25 PM :: 2201 Views :: Jones Act

...The first bill would reduce the ocean shipping companies’ capital and operating costs and the second place a hard cap on ocean freight rates. The third bill would be a failsafe alternative....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Ed Case Introduces Three Jones Act Reform Bills
By Ed Case @ 4:26 PM :: 4048 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...“My three bills aim directly at one of the key drivers of our astronomically high cost of living in Hawai‘i and other locations in our country that are not part of the continental U.S,” said Case....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Kalapama Container Terminal Enters Phase 2
By News Release @ 10:17 AM :: 3314 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

...The project is the largest capital improvement project in Hawaii harbors history....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Keli'i Akina: The Jones Act and Hawaii
By Audio @ 8:30 PM :: 2008 Views :: Jones Act

...The shipping regulation known as the Jones Act turns 100 next year.... 

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Protect our nation: Reform the Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:46 PM :: 2986 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...the Jones Act was enacted a century ago, when warfare and trade were very different....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 2281 Views :: Jones Act

...OECD estimates that the law's repeal would increase U.S. economic output by up to $135 billion....

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Monday, November 4, 2019
​Want Americans to Buy U.S. Products? Dump the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 2611 Views :: Jones Act

... the absence of Jones Act asphalt carriers means that Hawaii must import it from abroad ....

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage: Jones Act Reduces Water Trade Between US States
By UHERO @ 3:04 AM :: 2198 Views :: Jones Act

...the costs associated with the Jones Act are empirically important and should be taken into account by policy makers....

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Friday, October 4, 2019
Ed Case: “I don’t accept ‘the price of paradise’”
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:18 PM :: 3342 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...he is considering a proposal that would leave the Jones Act in place but forbid shipping companies from charging a certain percentage above an established international shipping rate....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
VIDEO: Ed Case and Keli'i Akina discuss Jones Act reform 
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:46 PM :: 3686 Views :: Jones Act

...Case says the Jones Act extorts money from Hawaii residents....

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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Economic Curtain closing on Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:05 PM :: 2610 Views :: Jones Act

...both the number and capacity of Jones Act ships has steadily declined in recent decades, which in turn has reduced domestic water shipments between the states....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Effects of the Jones Act
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2548 Views :: Jones Act

...A recent working paper released by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, or UHERO, collects and reports hard data on the effects of the Jones Act....

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Cato Jones Act Criticism Prompts Industry Backlash
By Selected News Articles @ 7:07 PM :: 2339 Views :: Jones Act

...Michael Hansen, a maritime expert who serves as president of the Hawaii Shippers Council, published his own critiques....

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage? The Curious Case of the Jones Act
By UHERO @ 6:37 PM :: 2456 Views :: Jones Act

...UHERO examines the economic implications of the Jones Act....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Jones Act denies domestic ocean shipments of propane
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 4721 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The situation with LPG carriers parallels that of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in that none of these ships exist in the Jones Act fleet....

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Monday, September 9, 2019
Matson pays the highest wages in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 4278 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...The relatively high median compensation level is probably related to Matson’s high degree of unionization....

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Friday, August 30, 2019
Case and Akina discuss future of Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:06 PM :: 3270 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...During his first term in Congress, from 2002 to 2007, Case introduced three bills to reform the Jones Act.... 

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Make the Jones Act worse?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:32 PM :: 3618 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...there is a move in Congress to make things worse....

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Friday, August 9, 2019
Matson forecasts lower net income and EBITDA for 2019
By Michael Hansen @ 6:34 PM :: 2550 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson Inc. reported second quarter 2019 results on August 7, 2019....

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Jones Act supporter labels Puerto Rico report “Gobbledygook”
By Michael Hansen @ 4:31 PM :: 8158 Views :: Jones Act

...This dire prediction can only mean that McCown understands the Jones Act has a significant economic impact on shipping services....

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Friday, August 2, 2019
Federal laws we could do without
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:02 PM :: 2296 Views :: Jones Act

...a panel discussion on the "dirty dozen" of federal laws....

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Thursday, August 1, 2019
Stossel and Akina talk ‘dirty dozen’ at FreedomFest 2019
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:33 AM :: 2451 Views :: Jones Act

...Akina focused on how the protectionist federal shipping law known as the Jones Act has financially hurt Hawaii....

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Canada to ship containerized LNG to China instead of Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 4756 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The HECO LNG plans were abandoned after their proposed merger with NextEra Energy, Inc. was disapproved by the Hawaii State Public Utilities Commission....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Pennies Add Up
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:29 PM :: 2400 Views :: Jones Act

...Pennies add up. And when we’re talking about the Jones Act, they add up to billions of dollars....

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Friday, July 19, 2019
Will Philly Shipyard close?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:24 AM :: 3102 Views :: Jones Act

...the yard remains idle as its continues to burn cash....

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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Will Hawaii be the next Puerto Rico?
By Video @ 3:57 PM :: 2617 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act researcher lays out its failures and false arguments....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Puerto Rico Relief? Special interests lobby to uphold Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:57 PM :: 3922 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...Several domestic shipping and maritime interest groups, alongside unions, are backing lobbying efforts to keep the Jones Act on the books....

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Updating Old Jones Act Cost Estimates
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 AM :: 3400 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...The Hawaii Shippers’ Council (HSC) recently reviewed its 1997 estimates of the cost of the Jones Act on Hawaii....

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Saturday, June 29, 2019
Will Hawaii be the Next Puerto Rico?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:00 AM :: 2996 Views :: Jones Act

...Hear how Jones Act has cost Puerto Rico dearly, and Hawaii, too....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
John Stossel to interview Keli'i Akina at FreedomFest
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 AM :: 2838 Views :: Jones Act

...The TV personality and Grassroot Institute of Hawaii president will discuss the Jones Act....

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Saturday, June 15, 2019
OECD Jones Act Study generates very large impact numbers
By Michael Hansen @ 9:43 PM :: 2707 Views :: Jones Act

...The Organization of Economic Development Cooperation (OECD) recently released a new study of local content requirements for maritime services in the U.S. under the Jones Act....

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Friday, June 14, 2019
Hey, shipbuilders, Jones Act reform is your friend
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:07 AM :: 2694 Views :: Jones Act

...the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development predicts growth for the U.S. shipbuilding industry in the long term, should the U.S-build requirement of the law be abolished or relaxed....

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Friday, May 31, 2019
VIDEO: Cato Jones Act Forum
By Michael Hansen @ 8:20 PM :: 3100 Views :: Jones Act

...“Unnatural Disaster: Assessing the Jones Act’s Impact on Puerto Rico”....

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