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Monday, June 12, 2017
The saga of fishing vessel ‘America’s Finest’ continues
By Michael Hansen @ 1:27 AM :: 3462 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017
From colonial navigation acts to the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 12:13 AM :: 4762 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 :: 1841 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 :: 3992 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 :: 2327 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 :: 1899 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 :: 4180 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 :: 3133 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 :: 2857 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 :: 2766 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 :: 2659 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 :: 6247 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 :: 3806 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 :: 2907 Views :: Jones Act

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

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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 :: 3811 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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Friday, April 28, 2017
Proposed revocation of Jones Act rulings for the offshore industry
By Michael Hansen @ 10:10 PM :: 3233 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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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
What will happen to Food for Peace cargo preference?
By Michael Hansen @ 7:03 PM :: 2931 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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Thursday, March 2, 2017
ILWU Work Action Idles Pasha Containership in Honolulu Harbor
By Michael Hansen @ 11:29 PM :: 4054 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

The work stoppage was in apparent violation of the contract between the Hawaii Stevedore industry and the ILWU....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Harbors wharfage rates to rise 34.5% in 2017
By Michael Hansen @ 1:18 AM :: 6393 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first two wharfage increases of 17% and 15% on February 1st and October 1st respectively will result in a 34.5% increase in 2017 on a compound basis....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:50 AM :: 4200 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

...the cumulative effect is a 54.8% increase in Wharfage rates....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Is the Hawaii Wharfage increase justified?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:18 PM :: 4457 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

...asking Harbors to release the financial information that would justify the need for a wharfage rate increase....

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Saturday, November 5, 2016
When Pipelines Explode, Jones Act Freight Rates Go Up
By Michael Hansen @ 11:41 PM :: 2803 Views :: Jones Act

In the meantime the freight rates for Jones Act tankers to carry the petroleum products to the Northeast have reportedly doubled....

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Friday, November 4, 2016
Federal Grants for Container on Barge Services—But not for Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 5:23 AM :: 2880 Views :: Jones Act

...container-on-barge shuttle service between the State’s Honolulu Harbor and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor (KBPH) could eliminate much of the truck traffic on the H-1....

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Monday, October 3, 2016
Hawaii Department of Transportation to study isle ferry services
By Michael Hansen @ 10:03 PM :: 3121 Views :: Small Business

...a feasibility study of various intra-island and interisland ferry services....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Cover Up: Jones Act Whistleblower Case Costs Matson $1M
By Michael Hansen @ 10:23 PM :: 3159 Views :: Jones Act

...Horizon Line Inc. covered up unsafe conditions on the Jones Act containership HORIZON TRADER employed in the Puerto Rico trade....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
U.S. establishes new Jones Act enforcement arm
By Michael Hansen @ 10:18 PM :: 2997 Views :: Jones Act

"This plainly is the outgrowth of industry lobbying to get CBP to take Jones Act enforcement more seriously."

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Jones Act Shipbuilders Fail Again: Navy’s latest aircraft carrier cannot be deployed
By Michael Hansen @ 10:02 AM :: 3803 Views :: Jones Act, Military

the USS GERALD R FORD (CVN-78) is far behind schedule, not ready for deployment, and may need to be redesigned....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Matson launches new foreign flag service
By Michael Hansen @ 12:43 AM :: 2839 Views :: Jones Act

With this new service, Matson will be competing with several shipping companies offering direct services from the USWC to South Pacific Island destinations....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Jones Act: Protecting Special Interests, Not America
By Michael Hansen @ 2:54 AM :: 3007 Views :: Jones Act

...Center for the National Interest is associated with the realist school of foreign policy thought....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Federal Transportation Network to Include Jones Act Reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:59 AM :: 2725 Views :: Jones Act

The Federal Register published on June 6, 2016, an announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) stating that they would be establishing a National Multimodal Freight Network....

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Former Hawaii Superferry en route to Maine
By Michael Hansen @ 9:47 PM :: 4864 Views :: Jones Act

...Bay Ferries, will employ THE CAT between Portland, Maine, USA, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, a distance of 185 n miles. That is roughly comparable to the distance between Honolulu and Kawaihae....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Jones Act Worsens Puerto Rico’s economic crisis
By Michael Hansen @ 10:09 AM :: 3143 Views :: Jones Act

...Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis Rooted in History of Feds’ Anti-Trade Policies....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Connecting the dots between Jones Act and EL FARO sinking
By Michael Hansen @ 4:03 PM :: 3421 Views :: Jones Act

...the connection between the Jones Act, the age of the ship, and likely causes the ship was lost....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Open letter to Greenpeace: Jones Act Behind Lower Environmental Standards in US
By Michael Hansen @ 11:55 PM :: 2750 Views :: Jones Act

SEA Europe is seeking through the TTIP negotiations a treaty exemption in U.S. Jones Act....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Lockheed under Navy scrutiny for troubled Littoral Combat Ship program
By Michael Hansen @ 11:32 PM :: 3579 Views :: Jones Act, Military

The LCS program is indicative of the problems with U.S. shipbuilding both military and commercial with high costs, poor quality and an inability to deliver on schedule....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
After more than a decade of West Coast disruptions, shippers are wising up
By Michael Hansen @ 2:34 PM :: 3407 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

After a decade of ILWU disruption, shippers are routing more cargo through U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports....

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Sunday, May 8, 2016
Global shipbuilding depression appears on horizon for 2017; what are implications for Jones Act shipbuilding?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 AM :: 2902 Views :: Jones Act

...South Korea’s three big shipbuilders received “zero” newbuild ship orders during April 2016....

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Jones Act: The Plot Against Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 AM :: 3627 Views :: Jones Act

...To say this is uncompetitive in the modern world is a vast understatement....

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Did Jones Act contribute to EL FARO loss?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 AM :: 3157 Views :: Jones Act

"How old is an old ship?”

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Matson Stock Drops 12.5% due to Faltering China Trade
By Michael Hansen @ 2:53 AM :: 2632 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson Q1 profits shrink 27.6% on weak demand for Chinese cargo....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Supply Chain Optimization – Shipping Systems in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 10:15 AM :: 2838 Views :: Jones Act
“reducing supply chain barriers could increase world GDP over six times more than removing all tariffs.”
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Jones Act and Enviro Regs Blessing and Curse for California Refiners
By Michael Hansen @ 3:08 PM :: 4424 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...The principles applicable to the California petroleum market without doubt similarly impact Hawaii....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Shadow Boxing with Jones Act Strawmen
By Michael Hansen @ 9:28 PM :: 3010 Views :: Jones Act

... in the persons of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Jones Act: A new fight and a new argument
By Michael Hansen @ 11:39 PM :: 3258 Views :: Jones Act

...it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend Jones Act cabotage on the basis of economics and so the pro-Jones Act interests are retreating to national defense....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Valuing the Jones Act Fleet
By Michael Hansen @ 7:55 PM :: 2820 Views :: Jones Act

“The value of the Jones Act fleet: $4.6 billion?”

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Jones Act Exemption Missing from Puerto Rico Relief Bill
By Michael Hansen @ 1:20 AM :: 2851 Views :: Jones Act

...long awaited Congressional legislation to address the Commonwealth’s financial crisis....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Stevedores Shutdown Matson Oakland Terminal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:25 PM :: 4293 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...a dispute about starting times....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Jones Act Campaign Contributions: Mazie Hirono is Living the Dream
By Michael Hansen @ 5:04 PM :: 3720 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...The Jones Act pays off — in politics....

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Monday, March 7, 2016
Nine Ferry-related bills in the Hawaii State Legislature down to one
By Michael Hansen @ 11:54 PM :: 2663 Views :: Jones Act

After the local press hullabaloo....

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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Impact of Jones Act Shipping on Hawaii Cost of Living? House Refuses to Study Issue
By Michael Hansen @ 1:22 PM :: 3283 Views :: Jones Act

Mizuno decided the bill was necessary after Matson raised its rates by 5 percent for goods shipped to Hawaii at the end of November. This came after the company had reported a 93 percent jump in profits....

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