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Saturday, January 27, 2018
TOTE Places Hawaii Plans on Hold, Cancels Ship Purchases
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 4451 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

...Updates required at Hawai’i Terminals would prevent TOTE from entering Hawai’i trade in 2020/2021....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
‘Let’s not be greedy’
By Joe Kent @ 2:20 PM :: 3565 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act supporters in Congress are angling to require petroleum and liquid natural gas produced in the United States be exported on only so-called Jones Act ships....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
It’s all Kumbaya at Pro-Jones Act U.S. House hearing
By Michael Hansen @ 5:29 PM :: 4565 Views :: Jones Act

...members of the Subcommittee are virtually all strong supporters of the Jones Act and typically receive industry backing in turn....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Ferry: Hawaii's Rough Seas Favor Monohull Design
By Michael Hansen @ 6:54 PM :: 4579 Views :: Jones Act

...a better operating model for Hawaii might be what operates in the Tasman Strait in Australia....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State breaks ground for new Kapalama Container Terminal
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 4742 Views :: Jones Act, OHA

...the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hawai‘i’s commercial harbor system....

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018
HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 5213 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Small Business

...that which has been done can no longer be done....

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
Matson replaces interisland container barge; may increase Neighbor Island freight rates
By Michael Hansen @ 4:59 PM :: 6035 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson turned to Sause for a second hand deck barge....

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Tahiti Gets Superferry for 1/4 the Price
By Michael Hansen @ 3:05 AM :: 5443 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii Superferry was required to build its vessels in the U.S. by the Jones Act....

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Friday, December 29, 2017
Jones Act lobby chairman steps down
By Michael Hansen @ 11:37 PM :: 3583 Views :: Jones Act

...Thomas A Allegretti is the outgoing chairman of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the primary Jones Act industry lobbying group....

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Friday, December 29, 2017
Young Bros announces new president
By Michael Hansen @ 11:33 PM :: 4828 Views :: Jones Act

...Boivin will assume duties as of December 22, 2017, replacing the retiring Glenn K. Y. Hong who served as the company’s president for 25 years....

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Jones Act lobby attacks Bloomberg editorials
By Michael Hansen @ 9:23 PM :: 3648 Views :: Jones Act

...American Maritime Partnership responds to Bloomberg....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Pasha shipbuilder hit with $422 million fine in bribery case
By Michael Hansen @ 6:18 PM :: 5512 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...over $50 million in bribes....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Viking River Cruses blocked by Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 11:30 PM :: 4102 Views :: Jones Act

...“Varley noted that it likely would cost the company nearly twice as much to build its ships in an American shipyard and noted it already has a contract with a European shipbuilder. In addition, the current political climate in the U.S. makes it unlikely a variance to the Jones Act allowing Viking to use European-built vessels, would be approved.”....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Young Puerto Rican calls for Jones Act repeal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:28 PM :: 3391 Views :: Jones Act

...The debate over the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (Jones Act) has been revived as devastating hurricanes stormed through the Caribbean and public figures like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) have introduced legislation for its partial or total repeal....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Bloomberg considers Jones Act reform options
By Michael Hansen @ 5:09 PM :: 3390 Views :: Jones Act

...First, grant at least a five-year waiver of the act to Puerto Rico. This would speed the island’s recovery. It would also test how best to regulate foreign-flag carriers, and provide data to show exactly what the act is costing....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
The Jones Act Revisited
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 4142 Views :: Jones Act

...The benefits of the act are concentrated among special interest groups, but the costs are broadly dispersed....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bloomberg: Jones Act political contributions and lobbying
By Michael Hansen @ 6:36 PM :: 5016 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Labor

...Still playing with U.S. ports....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bloomberg: The Jones Act serves no purpose
By Michael Hansen @ 2:25 AM :: 3406 Views :: Jones Act

...the second in a planned series of four editorials focusing on the impacts of Jones Act cabotage on the U.S. economy....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Jones Act costs all Americans too much
By Michael Hansen @ 5:20 PM :: 3322 Views :: Jones Act

... Bloomberg -- “Hurricanes or no hurricanes, this ridiculous policy needs a rethink” ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Keli'i Akina and Malia Hill: DC Update
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:23 PM :: 3298 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, Federal Regulation, politics in Washington, and other issues that impact Hawaii....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Pasha Hawaii charged in labor dispute
By Michael Hansen @ 11:46 PM :: 4854 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...It may also lead to speculation that Pasha and the shipbuilder Keppel have not yet completed their ship design....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
Hurricane Maria spurs criticism of shipping laws
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 AM :: 3222 Views :: Jones Act

...“To impose the Jones Act on the people of Puerto Rico is deplorable,” U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-IL, told a crowd at the City Club of Chicago. “You cannot strangle an economy by saying that the only way that a state can ship its goods in or out is by using the most expensive shipping in the world.”....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:15 PM :: 4838 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Jones Act

...We are grateful for your partnership in striving for a Hawaii that leads the world in individual liberty and economic opportunity....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Jones Act? What's That? Democratic Congressmen Rip Trump Admin Official on Puerto Rico Recovery
By Video @ 3:05 AM :: 3321 Views :: Jones Act

...Despite her crucial role in Puerto Rico recovery, Jaresko was apparently unaware of the Jones Act or its effects on the Commonwealth....

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Monday, October 23, 2017
CNN’s Zakaria calls for Jones Act repeal as part of Puerto Rico aid package
By Michael Hansen @ 12:54 PM :: 3727 Views :: Jones Act

...“proposed by economist Anne Krueger.”....

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Thursday, October 19, 2017
VIDEO: PBS Insights Debates Jones Act
By Video @ 4:43 AM :: 3932 Views :: Jones Act

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President and CEO Keli’i Akina, Ph.D., was part of a panel moderated by Lara Yamada that discussed the federal maritime-related Jones Act on “Insights on PBS Hawai‘i,” Oct. 12....

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Saturday, October 14, 2017
Hawaii politicians missing the boat on Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:13 PM :: 4540 Views :: Jones Act

...It isn't often that a supposedly controversial political issue builds to an overwhelming consensus among Hawaii citizens — especially when that consensus is in direct opposition to the official position of the state's Democratic Party....

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Trump Refuses to Extend Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 8:05 PM :: 3244 Views :: Jones Act

...Expiration of Trump’s temporary Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver validates Sen McCain’s permanent exemption bill....

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Monday, October 9, 2017
Jones Act industry anxiety increases with Hurricane waivers
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 3620 Views :: Jones Act

...Seafarers Fret Over New Assault on Jones Act in Wake of Storms....

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Saturday, October 7, 2017
Jones Act Lobby: Ten Days is all Puerto Rico Should Get
By Michael Hansen @ 2:03 PM :: 3559 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. House Subcommittee hears the Jones Act industry praise themselves....

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Saturday, October 7, 2017
Jones Act industry dirty tricks sabotage Hawaii poll
By Michael Hansen @ 1:50 PM :: 3685 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act carriers in Jacksonville, FL were able to take time away from Puerto Rico hurricane relief shipments to dial in to a Hawaii online poll....

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Thursday, October 5, 2017
Our Revolution: Bernie Sanders Group Calls on Congress to Extend Jones Act Exemption for Puerto Rico
By News Release @ 12:55 PM :: 3384 Views :: Jones Act

...Tell Congress: Extend the Jones Act exemption....

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Survey: Over 80% of Hawaii Residents want Jones Act Repeal or Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 7:40 PM :: 4364 Views :: Jones Act

...surveys taken in 2012 and 2017 show similar results....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Sen McCain Introduces Bill to Exempt Puerto Rico from Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 7:54 PM :: 4291 Views :: Jones Act

... legislation that would permanently exempt Puerto Rico from the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, or the Jones Act, to aid recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria and encourage long-term economic growth ....

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Friday, September 29, 2017
White House waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico -- For Just 10 Days
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:16 AM :: 5095 Views :: Jones Act

...Puerto Rico needs more than temporary Jones Act waiver...the Jones Act had been significantly hindering essential relief efforts to the millions of hurricane victims on the island....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
TOTE to Challenge Pasha for Hawaii trade?
By Michael Hansen @ 1:37 PM :: 4448 Views :: Jones Act

...TOTE has every intent to challenge Pasha Hawaii not only for assignment of KCT, but also Pasha Hawaii’s current operations prior to completion of KCT....

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Trump says NO to Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver
By Michael Hansen @ 1:27 PM :: 3533 Views :: Jones Act

Crowley taking action to defend their interests and forestall the administration from declaring a Jones Act waiver to cover Hurricane Maria and Puerto Rico....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Does the Jones Act Endanger American Seamen?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:16 AM :: 4340 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...the Jones Act has contributed to a smaller and older domestic shipping industry with more dangerous conditions for American seamen....

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Problems ahead for Pasha Hawaii and TOTE despite Gov Ige’s terminal announcement
By Michael Hansen @ 12:11 AM :: 4529 Views :: Jones Act

...the Diamond Head Terminal at Piers 1 & 2 – where TOTE would operate -- won’t be available until the 2024/2025 time frame....

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Monday, September 25, 2017
Congresswoman calls for yearlong Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver
By Michael Hansen @ 3:36 AM :: 3730 Views :: Jones Act

Cong Velázquez is one of five representatives in the U.S. House of Representatives of Puerto Rican descent....

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Sunday, September 24, 2017
Harbors Division Soaking the Taxpayer – Again and Again
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5608 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business

...the Harbors Division isn’t satisfied with three years of triple-digit increases....

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Hurricanes Blow Jones Act Out of the Way
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:35 PM :: 3638 Views :: Jones Act

"...we waived regulations, we waived rules, we waived the Jones Act restrictions to free up additional capacity."

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Friday, September 22, 2017
Ige Assigns Dock Space to Pasha, TOTE
By Michael Hansen @ 3:12 PM :: 4605 Views :: Jones Act

...PASHA gets the new Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT)....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Jones Act Waivers Prove Need for Reform
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:19 PM :: 2949 Views :: Jones Act

The very fact that such waivers are standard in emergencies reveals something that the Jones Act lobby doesn't want people to understand....

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Friday, September 15, 2017
Bloomberg: After Irma, America Should Scrap the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 2:30 AM :: 3318 Views :: Jones Act

...The century-old law restricting trade between U.S. ports is a costly failure....

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Saturday, September 9, 2017
U.S. waives Jones Act before Hurricane Irma hits
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:18 PM :: 3666 Views :: Jones Act

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii praises waiver to help hurricane victims....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Jones Act industry attacks Mercatus paper
By Michael Hansen @ 1:50 AM :: 3548 Views :: Jones Act

...AMP is the leading domestic maritime industry trade association....

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Will Trump Admin approve Jones Act waivers in wake of Hurricane Harvey?
By Michael Hansen @ 1:42 AM :: 3844 Views :: Jones Act

This will be another test of the Trump Administration’s willingness to stand-up to the domestic maritime industry....

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Grassroot Institute Testifies on Jones Act in Washington, DC
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 AM :: 4592 Views :: Jones Act

...President Keli'i Akina Discusses Act’s Economic Impact, Reform at SBA Hearing....

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Saltchuk puts Matson’s terminal expansion at risk?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:54 PM :: 4638 Views :: Jones Act

“Matson signs contracts for a total of six new and upgraded cranes for Honolulu terminal” 

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