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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Under mounting pressure, Jones Act lobby claims the law is cost‐​free to Hawaii
By Cato Foundation @ 10:00 AM :: 668 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act supporters in Hawaii can be forgiven for feeling a bit on edge these days....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
‘Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century’
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 636 Views :: Jones Act

...calling for outright repeal of the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act so far has not been a successful strategy....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
Jones Act: A public policy conundrum without a clear and ready solution
By Video @ 3:36 AM :: 659 Views :: Jones Act

...even U.S.-built tugboats suffer from similar excess costs. That means that tugboats built in the United States for $20 million would cost only $4 million-$5 million if constructed in another country....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Former Matson Lawyer: Why It's Time to Update Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:00 AM :: 1261 Views :: Jones Act

...Corporate and maritime attorney Wayne Parker talks about how the Jones Act affects the shipping industry in unexpected ways.... 

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Boldly going where no research has gone before
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:39 PM :: 711 Views :: Jones Act

...If you remember nothing else, remember these numbers: 1.2 billion, 5 and 9,100....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Jones Act costs Hawaii families almost $1,800 extra every year
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:58 PM :: 1032 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act overall costs Hawaii $1.2 billion annually, including 9,100 jobs and $148 million in taxes....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
10AM -- Major new study finally reveals how much Jones Act costs Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:50 AM :: 1640 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and U.S. Rep. Ed Case will be on hand when the findings are presented during a live webinar July 29 at 10AM >>>JOIN THE PRESENTATION<<< ....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
We've touched a nerve
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 AM :: 1260 Views :: Jones Act

...How do you know you’re starting to make a real difference on an issue? The quality of both your critics and your friends improves....

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Shipping industry study claims Jones Act benefits Hawaii economy ... yes, really
By News Release @ 4:02 AM :: 1052 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...A new study that allegedly shows the Jones Act has no “negative impact” on the cost of living in Hawaii actually shows the opposite, according to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii....

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Monday, July 20, 2020
A Jones Act Debate: Admiral vs Attorney
By Michael Hansen @ 5:03 PM :: 842 Views :: Jones Act

... in recognition of its 100th anniversary ....

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Jones Act: Something we can all agree on
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:24 PM :: 790 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, a protectionist federal maritime law enacted in 1920, is one of the few political issues that doesn’t break down along party lines....

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The scuttling of Trump’s modest Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 2:54 AM :: 936 Views :: Jones Act

...“Trump backed off shipping reform under political pressure, former advisers claim”....

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Friday, July 3, 2020
Can the current YB management actually control costs?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:55 PM :: 838 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The HPUC perceives the underlying problem as YB management’s inability to control costs and operate an effective service....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Ige Defers Harbor Tariff Hike
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 604 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Taxes

"...This will allow local shippers and businesses, especially those on the neighbor islands, to conduct business without worrying about a rate increase at this time....”

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Saturday, June 20, 2020
​‘The Jones Act isn’t just inefficient, it’s failed’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:42 PM :: 753 Views :: Jones Act

...Who opposes repeal of the Jones Act?....

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Navy Calling Up Reservists to Fill in For Pearl Harbor Shipyard Workers Out for COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 9:48 PM :: 925 Views :: Jones Act, Military, COVID-19

...200 reservists will fill in for missing workers at Pearl Harbor Shipyard....

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Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sause ends Hawaii Barge Service after 54 years
By Michael Hansen @ 5:18 PM :: 1728 Views :: Jones Act, COVID-19

... Oregon-based Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Inc. ended their common carrier Hawaii Barge Service after 54 years with the arrival of their final voyage in mid-April 2020 ....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
This act needs a rewrite
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:43 AM :: 677 Views :: Jones Act

... I wrote one of its 17 chapters, “Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century,” wherein I argue that reform of the act would not be a threat to either jobs or national security ....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
VIDEO: Sen. Mike Lee on the Jones Act at 100: Time to chart a new course?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 AM :: 735 Views :: Jones Act

... American Enterprise Institute webinar streamed live on line ....

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Debate: Jones Act Necessary for National Security?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:26 AM :: 865 Views :: Jones Act

...Virtually no sealift is provided by Jones Act ships....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Jones Act 100th -- Happy Birthday, NOT!
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:54 PM :: 598 Views :: Jones Act

...The best gift for this 100-year-old law that harms Hawaii would be to modernize it for the 21st century....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Could “Tariff Man” Trump support Jones Act reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:24 PM :: 590 Views :: Jones Act

...Mulligan says that despite Trump’s reputation as a strong supporter of protectionist tariffs, the President sees the Jones Act as a “harmful regulation” and is particularly disappointed by the lack of competitiveness of U.S. shipyards....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
US Sen Mike Lee calls for Jones Act gas carrier exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:10 PM :: 715 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... he notes the complete absence of self-propelled oceangoing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the Jones Act fleet ....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Happy Birthday Jones Act. Let’s Hope it’s Your Last
By Cato Foundation @ 9:43 PM :: 596 Views :: Jones Act

...The Jones Act turns 100 years old today....

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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Young Bros: Another Jones Act Failure
By Michael Hansen @ 4:52 AM :: 917 Views :: Jones Act

“...Hawaii and Puerto Rico now receive more cargo from foreign countries than they do from the U.S. mainland....”

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Debunked: YB Demands $25M COVID Relief on Top of Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 2267 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... YB is absorbing operating costs for Saltchuck's unregulated services.  This is a standard accounting trick for companies that are partly regulated and partly unregulated ....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Does Jones Act protect national security?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:15 PM :: 1097 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Fraudulent International Ship Registration Scandals hit Pacific Islands
By Michael Hansen @ 6:05 AM :: 1208 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Law Enforcement

“...South Pacific island nations are scouring shipping records for vessels with links to North Korea after Fiji said it had identified 20 falsely flagged ships it suspects the isolated regime is using to evade United Nations sanctions....”

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Thursday, May 7, 2020
A new Hawaii Jones Act poll released
By Michael Hansen @ 4:43 AM :: 1122 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii Business Magazine May 4, 2020: “BOSS Survey: Taking Hawai‘i’s Pulse on Important Non-Covid-19 Issues”....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lyon Connection? Micronesia Acts Against Fake Shipping Registry
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1322 Views :: Ethics, World News, Jones Act

...defendants include FSM previous TCI Sec'y Lukner Weilbacher, the former boss of Lyon Associates convict Massey Halbert....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Planes, trains and automobiles — but not ships
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 825 Views :: Jones Act

...Even with all the regulations for shipbuilding in the United States, shipyards silently outsource many critical components....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Turmoil Places Renewed Focus on Costly Maritime Protectionism
By Cato Foundation @ 2:06 AM :: 898 Views :: Jones Act, COVID-19

...rather than handing out taxpayer dollars to these firms....

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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Matson Recycles Containership Kauai in Texas
By Michael Hansen @ 3:46 AM :: 1194 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 :: 878 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 :: 965 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 :: 1170 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 :: 1178 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 :: 860 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 :: 869 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 :: 1910 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 :: 1009 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 :: 983 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 :: 1154 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 :: 1404 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 :: 1053 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 :: 1118 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 :: 1381 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 :: 3164 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 :: 1229 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 :: 1317 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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