From Think Tech, July 10, 2020
A public policy conundrum without a clear and ready solution. The host for this episode is Jay Fidell.
The guest for this episode is Mike Hansen. Mike Hansen of the Hawaii Shippers Council, comments on the recent op-ed by Captain Ed Enos in the Start Advertiser entitled 'Give Young Brothers a chance to put its proposals to the test.'
From Cato Foundation, Jones Act Gazette, August, 2020
It is well-established that U.S.-built Jones Act ships cost 4-5 times as much as those built abroad. However, according to Mike Hansen, president of the Hawaii Shippers Council, even U.S.-built tugboats suffer from similar excess costs. That means that tugboats built in the United States for $20 million would cost only $4 million-$5 million if constructed in another country!