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Thursday, August 3, 2023
Steve Forbes says the Jones Act should be sunk
By Michael Hansen @ 10:37 PM :: 2567 Views :: Jones Act

... the law has ended up hurting our national security by severely harming American shipbuilding, making us more dependent on imported energy, damaging our ports and waterways and inflicting unnecessary pain on victims of natural disasters ....

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Friday, October 14, 2022
Jones Act News: ILWU Endorses Republican Conrad Kress for CD1
By Michael Hansen @ 11:45 PM :: 2719 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Labor, Republican Party

... Kress is challenging the incumbent Ed Case (D, HI-1) who has been a longtime supporter of Jones Act reform ....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2022
Poll: To Know the Jones Act is to Oppose It
By Michael Hansen @ 12:22 PM :: 1791 Views :: Jones Act

... 87% of those who are familiar with the Jones Act want reform ....

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Monday, June 20, 2022
ExxonMobil calls for a Jones Act waiver ahead of Big Oil Meeting with Administration
By Michael Hansen @ 5:44 AM :: 1763 Views :: Jones Act

... The Administration is scheduled to meet with oil company executives on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to discuss ways to increase domestic production and lower costs, and one of the issues likely to be addressed is the Jones Act ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
Are the COVID-related ocean shipping capacity shortages impacting Hawaii?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:26 PM :: 2754 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... cargo freight rates, Eastbound and Trans-Pacific, have gone from around $2,000-$2,500 up to $4,500 for a 40-foot dry standard box ....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Republican Jones Act reform bills introduced
By Michael Hansen @ 2:50 AM :: 2024 Views :: Jones Act

“...Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) have introduced the Open America’s Water Act, a bill that would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports....”

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
U.S. will accept Jones Act waiver applications while Colonial Pipeline begins slow reopening
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 2934 Views :: Jones Act

... DHS issued the first Jones Act waiver to a U.S. oil company to charter a foreign flag tanker to transport a domestic petroleum products cargo from the U.S. Gulf to the East Coast ....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Will the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack necessitate a Jones Act waiver?
By Michael Hansen @ 6:55 PM :: 1850 Views :: Jones Act

... President Biden may not be as keen as President Trump was to issue Jones act waivers ....

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Biden formalizes Jones Act support in 'Buy America' Executive Order
By Michael Hansen @ 10:29 PM :: 3054 Views :: Jones Act

... Biden’s Buy America EO and accompanying briefing statement included explicit declarations of his administration’s support for the Jones Act and its inclusion in the policy ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Biden’s Transportation Sec’y Nominee Affirms Jones Act Support
By Michael Hansen @ 4:26 PM :: 2505 Views :: Jones Act

... Pete Buttigieg: ‘I support the Jones Act’ ....

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Monday, September 28, 2020
Kai Kahele holds online forum backing Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 5:25 PM :: 3086 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...Among the five headlined guests to Kahele’s forum is Randy Swindell, Honolulu Port Representative, International Organization of Masters, Mates, & Pilots (IOMMP). ...

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Monday, July 20, 2020
A Jones Act Debate: Admiral vs Attorney
By Michael Hansen @ 5:03 PM :: 2922 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The scuttling of Trump’s modest Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 2:54 AM :: 2807 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 :: 3890 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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Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sause ends Hawaii Barge Service after 54 years
By Michael Hansen @ 5:18 PM :: 5007 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
VIDEO: Sen. Mike Lee on the Jones Act at 100: Time to chart a new course?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 AM :: 2541 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 :: 2573 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Could “Tariff Man” Trump support Jones Act reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:24 PM :: 2193 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 :: 3098 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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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Young Bros: Another Jones Act Failure
By Michael Hansen @ 4:52 AM :: 3000 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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Friday, May 15, 2020
Fraudulent International Ship Registration Scandals hit Pacific Islands
By Michael Hansen @ 6:05 AM :: 4763 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 :: 2827 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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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Matson Recycles Containership Kauai in Texas
By Michael Hansen @ 3:46 AM :: 3483 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 :: 2561 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 :: 3566 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 20, 2020
A century of Australia/New Zealand shipping to Hawaii ends
By Michael Hansen @ 2:32 AM :: 3503 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

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

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Asian Ocean Carriers Duke it Out for Hawaii Market
By Michael Hansen @ 11:57 PM :: 3040 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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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Will Non-Jones Act Service to Hawaii Survive?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:04 PM :: 2715 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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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 :: 4144 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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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
At 100, Jones Act Looks Old and Wrinkly
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 PM :: 2894 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 :: 3588 Views :: Jones Act, Military

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

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Ed Case Innovative Approach to Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 6:25 PM :: 3113 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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Monday, September 9, 2019
Jones Act denies domestic ocean shipments of propane
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 6043 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 :: 5696 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 9, 2019
Matson forecasts lower net income and EBITDA for 2019
By Michael Hansen @ 6:34 PM :: 3290 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 :: 15623 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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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Canada to ship containerized LNG to China instead of Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 6202 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
Will Philly Shipyard close?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:24 AM :: 4066 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Friday, July 12, 2019
Updating Old Jones Act Cost Estimates
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 AM :: 4477 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 15, 2019
OECD Jones Act Study generates very large impact numbers
By Michael Hansen @ 9:43 PM :: 3516 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, May 31, 2019
VIDEO: Cato Jones Act Forum
By Michael Hansen @ 8:20 PM :: 3982 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
US Shipbuilders oppose Trump’s proposed LNG carrier waiver
By Michael Hansen @ 6:12 AM :: 3909 Views :: Jones Act

...“America first.” This is the phrase we hear repeated by President Trump more than any other—the simple yet powerful promise that our government will “buy American and hire American.”....

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Trump, the Jones Act and LNG
By Michael Hansen @ 4:21 AM :: 4678 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Michael Hansen on ThinkTech discusses a blanket Jones Act waiver for LNG Tankers....

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Friday, April 26, 2019
A Jones Act conversation with Rick Hamada and Mike Hansen
By Michael Hansen @ 6:40 PM :: 4502 Views :: Jones Act

... audio from The Rick Hamada Show ....

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Will Trump waive the Jones Act for Domestic LNG shipments?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:33 PM :: 5560 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the President is considering a 10-year waiver of the Jones Act for the domestic transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG)....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018
​Cato Institute’s Jones Act Conference
By Michael Hansen @ 2:24 PM :: 3946 Views :: Jones Act

...The Jones Act: Charting a new course after a century of failure....

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Friday, September 28, 2018
New international maritime cabotage study released
By Michael Hansen @ 3:03 AM :: 3828 Views :: Jones Act

...The report, “Cabotage Laws of the World,” is the outcome of a an international survey of national maritime cabotage regimes....

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Saturday, September 8, 2018
Congressman Hunter, the Jones Act and corruption
By Michael Hansen @ 2:40 PM :: 4848 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...the connection between charges for campaign finance violations brought against Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA-50), and his support for and campaign contributions from the Jones Act industry....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Matson Unloading Interrupted by Hurricane Lane
By Michael Hansen @ 9:42 PM :: 3706 Views :: Jones Act

...To comply with USCG order, Matson and the other operators with commercial vessels in Hawaii harbors had to stop cargo operations and send their vessels to sea and wait out the hurricane....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Hawaii ports closed for Hurricane Lane
By Michael Hansen @ 9:11 PM :: 3727 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Coast Guard ordered all commercial harbors in the State closed as of Thursday morning and all commercial vessels of 200 gross tons and greater to evacuate to sea....

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