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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Jones Act costs all Americans too much
By Michael Hansen @ 5:20 PM :: 2543 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 :: 2415 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 :: 3678 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 :: 2406 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 :: 3437 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 :: 2547 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 :: 2817 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 :: 3083 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 :: 3543 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 :: 2478 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 :: 2814 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 :: 2818 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 :: 2903 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 :: 2628 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 :: 3335 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 :: 3314 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 :: 4138 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 :: 3410 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 :: 2671 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 :: 3139 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 :: 3542 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 :: 2860 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 :: 4029 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 :: 2765 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 :: 3545 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 :: 2215 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 :: 2555 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 :: 2841 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 :: 2615 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 :: 2968 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 :: 3685 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 :: 3644 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Friday, August 25, 2017
Pasha signs contract to build two containerships; what now?
By Michael Hansen @ 1:50 AM :: 3417 Views :: Jones Act

...Pasha Hawaii’s announcement is in direct response to Saltchuk Resources Inc.’s press release....

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
A strange mix of piracy and racketeering
By Michael Hansen @ 12:33 AM :: 2466 Views :: Jones Act

...How Congress abets seaway robbery....

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Friday, August 18, 2017
Ships No Longer a Mystery: Young Bros Owner to Launch New Hawaii Service
By Michael Hansen @ 12:50 AM :: 4274 Views :: Jones Act

...“This week [TOTE] began conversations to secure the new deep water Kapalama Container Terminal (KCT) in Honolulu...."

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Jones Act: Matson and Pasha Seek Every Loophole
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 3259 Views :: Jones Act

...big enough to sail four ships through....

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Thursday, August 10, 2017
Video: How Jones Act Jams up Highway Traffic
By Michael Hansen @ 2:58 AM :: 2599 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act has stifled coastal shipping and shifted the movement of freight to the nation’s roadways....

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Matson Tightens Grip on South Pacific
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 2708 Views :: Jones Act

...once their Marshall Islands service is in place, Matson will no longer use Kyowa Line to transship cargo....

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Friday, August 4, 2017
Seafarers’ irrational opposition to Sen McCain’s Jones Act reform bill
By Michael Hansen @ 11:43 PM :: 3591 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...Sacco’s column was in response to U.S. Senator John S. McCain’s introduction on July 13, 2017, of Open America’s Waters Act of 2017....

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Matson: Construction-Related Shipments Down
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 3467 Views :: Economy, Jones Act

...lower construction related cargo to Hawaii as the boom of high-rise condominium developments in Honolulu has begun to ebb....

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Thursday, July 27, 2017
Matson purchases second-hand ship for new Marshall Islands service
By Michael Hansen @ 9:56 PM :: 3607 Views :: Jones Act

“Matson announces new U.S. flag Marshall Islands service”

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Monday, July 17, 2017
U.S. Senator McCain strikes again at the Jones Act
By News Release @ 10:06 PM :: 2818 Views :: Jones Act

“Senator John McCain introduces legislation to repeal the Jones Act & promote free trade”

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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Can American Samoa Break Hawaiian Airlines Monopoly?
By Michael Hansen @ 4:29 PM :: 4259 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

...American Samoa seeks federal avaition cabotage waiver....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis
By Michael Hansen @ 11:33 PM :: 3327 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Competition: Too Many Ships Ply Asia-Hawaii Routes?
By Michael Hansen @ 4:40 AM :: 2634 Views :: Jones Act

“...this high level of service should provide better access and lower logistics costs for Asian goods....”

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Saturday, July 8, 2017
Economic freedom needed to increase affordable housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:31 PM :: 4434 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Cost of Living

Dr. Keli’i Akina gave the following speech on June 30th, 2017, at the 2017 Maui County Affordable Housing Summit, hosted by the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns....

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Friday, July 7, 2017
Competition heating up on Asia-Hawaii trade
By Michael Hansen @ 4:17 AM :: 2666 Views :: Jones Act

...the dedicated Asia–Hawaii Express will be upgraded from a fortnightly service to a weekly sailing starting in July 2017....

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Secy Perry calls the Jones Act an impediment to energy independence
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 3896 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

“Regarding our ability to retrieve energy, we don’t need anybody. Transportation may be our biggest impediment.”

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Monday, July 3, 2017
Craving Statehood: The view from Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 4493 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Military

...Guam, like the other four inhabited U.S.-governed territories, lacks even a semblance of political representation back on the mainland....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
As Predicted, Matson Strike Avoided
By Michael Hansen @ 10:42 PM :: 4719 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...reporting on the expiration of two maritime union contracts with Matson....

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