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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hawaii Shippers Council Discusses Port Slowdown, Jones Act Reform on Guam Radio
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 5634 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

Mike Hansen, President of the Hawaii Shippers Council (HSC) interviewed by K57 Guam’s leading talk radio host Ray Gibson....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
McCain challenges Jones Act build and ownership requirements
By Michael Hansen @ 2:30 PM :: 6085 Views :: Jones Act

...McCain’s instant amendment would be a rider to the Keystone Pipeline legislation....

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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Senator McCain’s Jones Act Amendment: Good for America
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 AM :: 4783 Views :: Jones Act

The Alaska governor is actually required to “use best efforts and all appropriate means to persuade the United States Congress to repeal those provisions of the Jones Act formerly codified at 46 U.S.C. 861, et seq.”...

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
A New Opportunity for Jones Act Reform in Washington, DC
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:25 PM :: 4597 Views :: Jones Act

Senator John McCain introduced a measure to modify the Jones Act so that American ship companies can purchase their ships from our allies....

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sen McCain Introduces Amendment to Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 5824 Views :: Jones Act

the text of McCain's proposed amendment repeals the US Build requirement of the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Management: No Takeaways in Proposed Contract, but ILWU Rejects
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 5144 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...To date, the ILWU and PMA have reached tentative agreements on health care and increases to pay guarantees....

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
POLITICO: A Bizarre Trip Through the Jones Act Bank
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 4537 Views :: Jones Act

“Honestly, I didn’t even know you could arrest ships.” 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
ILWU Agrees to Federal Mediation of West Coast Port Dispute
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 5245 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

“In response to a joint request for assistance from the parties, collective bargaining...will continue as soon as possible under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service...."

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Six Boats Run Aground Due to Winter Storm, One Sailor Missing
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 5838 Views :: Jones Act

...780-foot container ship Horizon Pacific ran aground in the channel as it exited Honolulu Harbor.  The ship was able to “self-extract” and returned to port....

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Saturday, January 3, 2015
West Coast Port Slowdowns Worsen: ILWU, PMA Blame Each Other
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 6003 Views :: Jones Act, Labor
“The congestion in the terminals is near a breaking point."
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Monday, December 22, 2014
PMA Requests Federal Mediation in West Coast Longshore Negotiations
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 5634 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

ILWU slowdown tactics have reduced productivity at Pacific Northwest ports for more than a month and a half....

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
ILWU Port Slowdowns Behind Japanese Potato Crisis?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 6195 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

The problem has also affected other restaurant chains, as a dockworker dispute on the West Coast of the United States has reverberated across the Pacific Ocean....

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
The Jones Act’s Costly Impact
By Heritage Foundation @ 3:59 PM :: 4434 Views :: Jones Act

U.S. law allows shippers to transport goods domestically on cars, trucks, aircraft, or rail cars built in other countries. Just not ships....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Averting West Coast Port Shutdowns
By Selected News Articles @ 1:27 AM :: 5507 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

West Coast ports are suffering a series of slowdowns....

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Matson Hikes Rates 5.4%
By News Release @ 4:11 PM :: 5457 Views :: Jones Act

"In the past decade, Matson has invested nearly $1 billion in four new containerships...."

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Lawyers Investigate Sale of Horizon Lines, Class Action Suit Possible
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 4273 Views :: Jones Act

...this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of Horizon’s shareholders....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
What does Horizon Line’s demise mean?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:14 PM :: 4887 Views :: Jones Act

With the cost of U.S. newbuildings now five times that of constructing comparable ships in South Korea and Japan, Horizon could not afford to build new Jones Act ships....

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Horizon Sells Hawaii Operations to Pasha Lines, Alaska to Matson
By News Release @ 7:14 PM :: 5317 Views :: Jones Act

Matson to acquire all outstanding shares of Horizon Lines immediately after Pasha acquires Horizon's Hawaii trade lane business....

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Zombies, Vampires, and the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:55 PM :: 4691 Views :: Jones Act
How does the Jones Act make Hawaii vulnerable to the Zombie Apocalypse?
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Matson to pay $1 million for Honolulu molasses spill under plea agreement
By Malia Zimmerman @ 12:35 PM :: 5659 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...Matson Terminals Inc has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor violations of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899....

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
The Jones Act--Backward Thinking
By Selected News Articles @ 3:51 PM :: 4622 Views :: Jones Act

With the right policies, the U.S. has an opportunity to become the world’s top energy producer and to continue the return of manufacturing jobs....

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Free Markets and Jones Act Reform at Union Meeting?
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:57 PM :: 5128 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...allow the purchase of less expensive but more efficient foreign-built ferries....

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Hawaii Superferry Making a Comeback?
By News Release @ 4:05 PM :: 6444 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business

5pm to 10pm Monday October 6th 2014 PIER 19 Ferry Facility....

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Monday, September 29, 2014
Schatz Makes You Pay More Every Day
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 5868 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...the monthly out of pocket expenses for groceries has increased $130.80 since 2013....

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Jones Act Is Irrelevant to Merchant Marine Shipbuilding
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:50 AM :: 5435 Views :: Jones Act

U.S. shipbuilding is less than 1% of the world share....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:59 AM :: 4227 Views :: Jones Act

...the people of Hawaii are paying thousands of dollars more per family to subsidize this act....

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Djou: Exempt Hawaii from Obamacare, Jones Act
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:41 PM :: 6709 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, Politicians

"Hawaii has America's highest cost of living and I am committed to reducing this burden...."

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Hawaii LNG Shipping Options
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 9481 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

From the point of view of shipping, there are several issues which will impinge on HECO’s planning to transition from liquid petroleum fuels to LNG....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hawaii Gubernatorial Candidates on the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 1:30 AM :: 4929 Views :: Jones Act

...a major gubernatorial candidate in the general election has endorsed the Hawaii Shippers’ Council’s noncontiguous trades Jones Act reform proposal....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 5770 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...These islands may soon be able to diversify their energy sources to include natural gas, because of relatively low natural gas prices and new shipping technology....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Changing Hawaii – Fred Hemmings
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:36 AM :: 5613 Views :: Jones Act, Republican Party

...we’re paying a premium not because of the distance from commodities that can be sold, but because of taxes and hidden costs of transportation....

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Will $150M Obamacare Tax Lead to ILWU Strike?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 5929 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...Potentially, consumers in Hawaii and Alaska could pick up the tab for Obamacare excise tax....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Hawaii’s dominant shipping carrier to pay $9 million to settle federal allegations
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:19 AM :: 5559 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Matson and Horizon improperly billed the U.S. Department of Defense, costing $2 million a year in damages....

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Jones Act and the Energy Price Hawaii Pays for Protectionism
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 7654 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...electricity prices in Hawaii are nearly double those in the state with the next highest prices because Hawaii generates 75% of its electricity from petroleum and must rely on Jones Act vessels for all domestic oil shipments....

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Matson Pays $9.95M to Settle Federal Fraud Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 4737 Views :: Jones Act

...ocean carriers improperly and with intent applied ocean bunker fuel surcharges to inland (overland) freight charges....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Matson, Crowley to Grab for Horizon’s Alaska, Hawaii Ships?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 4924 Views :: Jones Act

...men in suits have been seen visiting Horizon's facilities.  Is somebody doing due diligence?....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
How might the Jones Act be altered to make US shipping competitive?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 4515 Views :: Jones Act

Cheaper ships mean more ships in operation which create more U.S. seafarer and ship repair jobs and improve service to the shippers....

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Monday, June 23, 2014
Video: Shifting the Jones Act Tide
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:23 AM :: 5062 Views :: Jones Act

The shift in attitude regarding the Jones Act is an exciting development for those who have long supported change....

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Sunday, June 1, 2014
NIOSH: Distant Water Tuna Fleet Workers at High Risk
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 5300 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

... compared to most other fishing fleets in the U.S., workers in this fleet are at high risk of suffering a fatal injury ....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Audio: Hawaii Shippers’ Council Discusses the Jones Act on Guam Radio
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 PM :: 4839 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii Shippers Council discussed its noncontiguous trades Jones Act reform proposal and related issues on Guam’s leading radio talk show....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Heritage: Jones Act Hinders National Security
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:01 AM :: 4927 Views :: Jones Act

The Jones Act no longer fulfills its intended purpose of maintaining a dependable marine fleet for national security and emergencies....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Hawaii GOP pledges Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:58 AM :: 4638 Views :: Jones Act

The Hawaii Republican Party meeting in convention on May 17, 2014, adopted eight platform resolutions including one calling for Jones Act reform....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Military Officers Assoc. Backs Jones Act Reform
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 3974 Views :: Jones Act

Many lawmakers would like to know why the U.S. is contributing to a lower cost of living in China, while continuing to encourage high costs of living in the non-contiguous U.S. states and possessions....

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Congressional Report: Jones Act Boosts Oil Prices
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 5907 Views :: Jones Act

...The domestic build requirement for tanker ships, in particular, has been identified as contributing to higher costs in moving domestic crude oil along the coasts....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Want energy independence? Waive the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 AM :: 4554 Views :: Jones Act

The un-sustainability of the Jones Act is becoming more and more apparent as it runs headlong into the energy debate....

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Friday, May 9, 2014
Slom: Governor Should Seek Jones Act Exemption
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 3:16 PM :: 4476 Views :: Jones Act

"The Governor should follow the recommendations of his committee and should immediately seek an exemption from the Jones Act, particularly the ship build requirement."

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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Task force: Unshackle Hawaii from archaic shipping regulation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:05 PM :: 4029 Views :: Jones Act

Horizon and Matson control Hawaii’s shipping market because of Jones Act requirements, but a task force said the energy market is better served with foreign competition....

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Monday, May 5, 2014
Hawaii State Task Force Recommends Jones Act Exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 8242 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

What might be the situation if one or both refineries closed ....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Repeal Jones Act Before Exporting Oil
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 5879 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

This newfound abundance has come primarily from the application of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
DBEDT Hawaii Refinery Task Force Calls for Jones Act Waiver
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 6246 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Tesoro indicated that domestic supply was not competitive, in part due to Jones Act restrictions....

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