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Saturday, August 26, 2017
Saltchuk puts Matson’s terminal expansion at risk?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:54 PM :: 5556 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 :: 5401 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 :: 3941 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 :: 6405 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 :: 5208 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 :: 3980 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 :: 4223 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 :: 5475 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 :: 5476 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 :: 5524 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 :: 4463 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 :: 6818 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 :: 5311 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 :: 4067 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 :: 6779 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 :: 3963 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 :: 5979 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 :: 7083 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 :: 7424 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

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

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
APL to inaugurate new foreign flag Asia / Hawaii container service in August
By Michael Hansen @ 11:42 PM :: 6890 Views :: Jones Act

...APL Ltd. will inaugurate a direct Asia / Hawaii with the first vessel arrival to Honolulu scheduled on Sunday, August  13, 2017....

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Washington Holds Guam Back, Despite Not Knowing Where It Is
By Selected News Articles @ 8:02 PM :: 7091 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Military

...“Benign neglect,” were the words Lieutenant Gov. Ray Tenorio used to describe Washington’s relationship with his island. “The feds view Guam only as a military asset. Nothing more.”....

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Trump nominates retired Admiral Buzby to be MARAD Administrator
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 PM :: 4405 Views :: Jones Act

...there is nothing in the public record that would indicate Admiral Buzby’s views on national maritime policy....

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Meet the Jones Act: A 97-year-old regulatory law that's costing you money
By Michael Hansen @ 2:05 PM :: 4196 Views :: Jones Act

...the need for the Jones Act is sensibly being questioned and challenged as never before....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Pasha to Buy Four Mystery Ships?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:18 AM :: 5150 Views :: Jones Act

Pasha faces the more immediate need to renew its fleet, which still has four steamships over 30 years old....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
No Jones Act Tankers to Carry LNG
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 5900 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Currently no Jones Act-eligible tankers are capable of carrying LNG....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A third marine carrier in Hawaii?
By Video @ 1:43 AM :: 5186 Views :: Jones Act

VIDEO: Mike Hansen discusses what this means, whether it's likely to happen, and how it fits in the Hawaii marine seascape....

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Monday, June 12, 2017
The saga of fishing vessel ‘America’s Finest’ continues
By Michael Hansen @ 1:27 AM :: 4876 Views :: Jones Act

...New Anacortes-built trawler could be grounded by old law, endangering two Washington State firms....

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Friday, June 9, 2017
Ships Under Construction for New Cargo Liner Service for the Hawaii Trade?
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 3903 Views :: Jones Act

...Philly Shipyard is in advanced talks with a leading Jones Act operator to establish a new shipping service in the Hawaii containership trade with up to four new, state-of-the-art, cost-effective and environment-friendly vessels....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
From colonial navigation acts to the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 12:13 AM :: 7077 Views :: Jones Act
“The Navigation Acts Are Still Alive: A Century of the Jones Act.”
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Monday, June 5, 2017
Containership capacity in Transpacific trade increasing
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 2878 Views :: Jones Act

...This is an important development for many shippers in Hawaii and Guam because it further places the supposed opportunity to take advantage of these international services to the islands out of reach....

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Saturday, June 3, 2017
Matson charters foreign flag containership for Samoa service
By Michael Hansen @ 11:22 PM :: 5870 Views :: Jones Act

...The SAMOANA is a fully cellular containership built in 2015 in China....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Foreign-built floating dry dock arrives for Jones Act work in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 9:32 PM :: 3836 Views :: Jones Act

...Local shipyard Marisco Ltd. said the ship and its cargo — a dry dock 454 feet long and 150 feet wide — are expected to arrive today....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
US-built fish-boat needs congressional Jones Act waiver
By Michael Hansen @ 4:25 AM :: 3373 Views :: Jones Act

The shipbuilding yard, Dakota Creek, misinterpreted the U.S. build regulations and ordered several pieces of steel hull plate to be prefabricated in the Netherlands....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Pasha Hawaii Selects foreign-owned yard to build Jones Act containerships
By Michael Hansen @ 4:54 AM :: 6285 Views :: Jones Act
To finance their proposed newbuildings, Pasha Hawaii should be able to apply for the federal ship finance program....
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
‘US Built’ Matson Ships Return from Chinese Shipyard
By Michael Hansen @ 10:15 PM :: 4600 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson tried to hide it, but....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
USNWR: Put the Jones Act Out to Sea
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 4214 Views :: Jones Act

...One compromise could exempt Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico from the American-built ship requirement....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
More Government Isn’t Puerto Rico’s Answer
By Michael Hansen @ 7:14 PM :: 4041 Views :: Jones Act

...advocating for additional changes in federal and local regulations to improve Puerto Rico’s economy....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Jones Act: An out of date anchor on the American Economy
By Michael Hansen @ 12:01 AM :: 3942 Views :: Jones Act

...While the act harms all Americans, some consumers are more acutely affected — such as non-contiguous states like Alaska and Hawaii and American territories like Puerto Rico....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Trump administration chooses growth over Jones Act protectionism
By Michael Hansen @ 12:01 AM :: 8637 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
... Trump is not so protectionist after all ....
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Political Correctness: Conformity or Electrocution on the Waterfront
By Michael Hansen @ 1:47 PM :: 5571 Views :: First Amendment, Jones Act

...those in the U.S. maritime industry (or, the “Jones Act industry”) demand conformity from their fellows in support of the protectionist policies, and how difficult it’s to speak-out against them....

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Will the regulatory state strangle waterborne shipping in the U.S.?
By Michael Hansen @ 1:03 AM :: 4302 Views :: Jones Act

U.S. federal laws and regulations impacting waterborne shipping increased approximately 200% from 1970 to 2014....

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Monday, May 8, 2017
The Jones Act and other regulations have buried the shipping industry
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 4336 Views :: Jones Act

Today, the U.S. has fewer shipyards than any time in the recent past. Between 2006 and 2011, the Jones Act-eligible fleet shrank by over 17 percent....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Thanks to Jones Act, US would struggle to resupply forces after 30 days war in Korea
By Michael Hansen @ 6:29 PM :: 5956 Views :: Jones Act, Military

“McDew testified that the U.S. military cargo ship fleet is "aging out" and asked Congress to approve the purchase of used commercial vessels....

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Mercatus: An Economic Analysis of the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 4575 Views :: Jones Act

...Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam have suffered the most from the restrictions of the Jones Act....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Proposed revocation of Jones Act rulings for the offshore industry
By Michael Hansen @ 10:10 PM :: 4919 Views :: Jones Act

...Revocation of the rulings would close a loophole that allows the use of non-Jones Act eligible vessels to support the offshore industry....

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Hill: How the Jones Act drives up the cost of food and gasoline for millions of Americans
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 5376 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act is not just a Hawaii problem — it’s a national problem....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
What will happen to Food for Peace cargo preference?
By Michael Hansen @ 7:03 PM :: 4629 Views :: Jones Act

...there is new criticism of the Food for Peace program and the requirement that much of the food aid be grown in the U.S. and transported on U.S. flag ships....

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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Tax Casualty? Maui County Carnival
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 6630 Views :: Maui County, Jones Act, Taxes

The 2nd Annual Maui County Carnival, scheduled for April 6-9, 2017, has been cancelled. Skyrocketing state government fees have been blamed....

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Friday, April 14, 2017
How to Change the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:05 PM :: 4351 Views :: Jones Act

At nearly 100 years old, it is still able to defeat reform efforts … despite a mountain of evidence that it cripples the economy, fails to achieve its aims and is badly in need of modernization....

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Monday, April 10, 2017
Research surveys Jones Act costs and effects
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:19 PM :: 5430 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Jones Act distorts U.S. economy, endangers military....

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