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Friday, April 27, 2018
American Samoa Cabotage Legislation to Promote Reliable Air Service
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 729 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...This solution has passed the House before, but not yet in the Senate; however, this time the provision is included in a major bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Territory Free of Jones Act, Matson extends its South Pacific service
By Michael Hansen @ 12:01 PM :: 750 Views :: Jones Act

...the islands of American Samoa were exempted from maritime cabotage by the Tripartite Convention of 1899 concluding the Second Samoan Civil War....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Sacrificing Safety Is an Unintended Consequence of the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 AM :: 930 Views :: Jones Act

On a 2015 voyage from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico, the Jones Act–eligible cargo ship El Faro sailed directly into Hurricane Joaquin and sank, losing all 33 crew members....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
White House studies permanent Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 AM :: 1024 Views :: Jones Act

...One issue the group is grappling with is how to justify a waiver for Puerto Rico while keeping Jones Act requirements for other US ports, such as Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Philippines Reforms its own Version of Jones Act
By Joe Kent @ 1:40 PM :: 901 Views :: Jones Act

...Reforming its shipping laws to allow foreign ships to transport foreign goods between Philippine ports seems to have worked out well for the Philippines....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
VIDEO: Heritage hosts Jones Act panel
By Michael Hansen @ 3:28 AM :: 1155 Views :: Jones Act

...The Heritage Foundation hosted on Friday, February 23, 2018, a panel discussion, “Time to Reform the Jones Act?”....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Philly Shipyard: Will major U.S. commercial shipbuilding survive?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:21 AM :: 1039 Views :: Jones Act

...PSI is one of seven active major U.S. shipbuilding yards constructing large self-propelled seagoing ships....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Russian LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 903 Views :: Jones Act

...why did LNG that arrived in Boston at the end of January come from Russia — and in violation of Obama-era sanctions against Russia?....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Matson Previews full year 2017 results
By Michael Hansen @ 7:38 PM :: 870 Views :: Jones Act

...ahead of releasing of their 2017 annual results and earnings conference call scheduled for February 20....

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Friday, February 09, 2018
Will Indonesia's new shipping law impact Hawaii coal imports?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:06 PM :: 1258 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...new regulations in October 2016 requiring coal and raw palm oil exporters to ship on Indonesian flag ships....

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Jones Act leads to surreptitious imports of Russian LNG
By Michael Hansen @ 11:01 PM :: 1786 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) was surreptitiously imported into the United States on January 28, 2018 at Boston, Massachusetts, in apparent violation of sanctions....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
TOTE pulls plug: What will Hawaii DOT, Philly Shipyard, Pasha and Matson do next?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:33 PM :: 1619 Views :: Jones Act

...the current carriers will in all probability avoid a “pricing war” and possible bankruptcy of one carrier....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Shield Internet from Jones Act
By Joe Kent @ 3:29 PM :: 1084 Views :: Jones Act

...It might be hard to believe, but Hawaii’s internet system (and, indeed, all U.S. internet cable systems) are highly dependent on not being subject to the protectionist shipping law known as the Jones Act....

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
TOTE Places Hawaii Plans on Hold, Cancels Ship Purchases
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 1263 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 :: 919 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 :: 1395 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 :: 1290 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 :: 1807 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 09, 2018
HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 1361 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Small Business

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

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Matson replaces interisland container barge; may increase Neighbor Island freight rates
By Michael Hansen @ 4:59 PM :: 2273 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Tahiti Gets Superferry for 1/4 the Price
By Michael Hansen @ 3:05 AM :: 1593 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 :: 1022 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 :: 1777 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 :: 858 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 :: 1803 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 :: 1206 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 :: 973 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 :: 902 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 :: 1335 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 :: 1439 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 :: 909 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 :: 1081 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 :: 998 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Pasha Hawaii charged in labor dispute
By Michael Hansen @ 11:46 PM :: 1533 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 :: 972 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 :: 1213 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 :: 1233 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 :: 1194 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 :: 1294 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 :: 1533 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 :: 1154 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 09, 2017
Jones Act industry anxiety increases with Hurricane waivers
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 1285 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Jones Act Lobby: Ten Days is all Puerto Rico Should Get
By Michael Hansen @ 2:03 PM :: 1386 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Saturday, October 07, 2017
Jones Act industry dirty tricks sabotage Hawaii poll
By Michael Hansen @ 1:50 PM :: 1319 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 05, 2017
Our Revolution: Bernie Sanders Group Calls on Congress to Extend Jones Act Exemption for Puerto Rico
By News Release @ 12:55 PM :: 1116 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Survey: Over 80% of Hawaii Residents want Jones Act Repeal or Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 7:40 PM :: 1709 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 :: 1621 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 :: 2563 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 :: 1532 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 :: 1260 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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