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Friday, February 26, 2016
Puerto Rico moves to privatize local ferry services
By Michael Hansen @ 4:46 AM :: 3451 Views :: Jones Act

While Hawaii goes the other way....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
El Faro Disaster could reshape Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:41 AM :: 3118 Views :: Jones Act

...negative public opinion being generated by TOTE officials seemingly callous testimony....

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016
SB2618: Should there be a Hawaii State Ferry?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:45 PM :: 2410 Views

SB 2618 would direct and provide funds for the Hawaii State Department of Transportation to conduct a Hawaii inter-island ferry service feasibility study for a state owned and operated service along the lines of the Alaska State Ferry and Washington State Ferry....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Navy Sinking in Sea of Red Ink
By Michael Hansen @ 5:29 PM :: 3735 Views :: Jones Act, Military

The LCS were originally projected to cost around US $90 million each in 2001, when the program was being conceived. Bloomberg reported in January 2016 the LCS have cost on average about $440 million each....

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Monday, February 1, 2016
McCain strikes at Jones Act to reform U.S. energy policy
By Michael Hansen @ 8:58 PM :: 3302 Views :: Jones Act

Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ) submitted on January 28, 2016, legislation to eliminate certain domestic build requirements of the Jones Act....

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Drama of the Jones Act Follies
By Michael Hansen @ 2:50 AM :: 3019 Views :: Jones Act

...studies invariable degenerate into preachy Gospel-like statements parroting back talking points from whichever side commissioned the particular economic study....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Will Navy Buy More Foreign-Built Ships?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:31 AM :: 3392 Views :: Jones Act

The cost of merchant ship construction in the U.S. is approximately five times that of building comparable ships in South Korea and Japan....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Jones Act: “Diffuse costs and concentrated benefits”
By Michael Hansen @ 1:24 AM :: 2980 Views :: Jones Act

Jack P. Suyderhoud, Professor of Business Economics and Director of the MBA Program, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa, answering a question about the Jones Act....

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Monday, January 25, 2016
Another Brand New Navy Ship Breaks Down
By Michael Hansen @ 3:02 AM :: 3505 Views :: Jones Act

There is no estimated date of completion to the repairs....

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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Jones Act Shipbuilding: Only the Price is American
By Michael Hansen @ 1:41 PM :: 2907 Views :: Jones Act

Daewoo designed the Marlin Class containerships, built the main engines, and arranged the supply of much of the equipment installed on board. DSME engineers were on board for the sea trials....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Alaska Groceries Short due to Repeated Ship Breakdowns by Jones Act Carrier Behind El Faro Disaster
By Michael Hansen @ 5:22 PM :: 3231 Views :: Jones Act

...the ship that was supposed to arrive in Anchorage on Sunday never made it further than the port in Tacoma, Wash.....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Jones Act, LNG at Center of Puerto Rico Recovery Plan
By Michael Hansen @ 12:53 PM :: 4780 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

Cong Perluisi stated there “. . . . are eight constructive steps the federal government could take,” including the need to “update the Existing Jones Act LNG and LPG Exemption in Puerto Rico” ....

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Saturday, January 9, 2016
Sorry OHA, Free Trade Zones are not free of the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 5:15 PM :: 4826 Views :: Akaka Bill, Jones Act, OHA

Hawaii Business Magazine published in its January 2016 issue an article entitled “Change Agents” profiling four Hawaiian activists and describing their visions for Hawaii....

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Thursday, January 7, 2016
VIDEO: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Jones Act with Michael Hansen
By Michael Hansen @ 3:25 AM :: 3705 Views :: Jones Act

Kelii Akina and Mike Hansen discuss the Jones Act and its implications for the economy of Hawaii....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Jones Act Unions file protest over crewing of APL Guam
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 5213 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...a labor dispute over the manning of the U.S. Flag containership APL GUAM which is scheduled to provide regular liner service between Yokohama, Japan, Apra Harbor, Guam, and Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Lifting US Oil Export Ban could substantially change Jones Act dynamics
By Michael Hansen @ 1:21 PM :: 4163 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
“This [Jones Act] market did receive a boost from the coastwise transportation of crude oil in the past, but these movements, which already declined significantly in 2015, may disappear altogether....
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Bill to drop American Samoa flight fee reaches Senate
By Michael Hansen @ 1:13 PM :: 4641 Views :: National News, Tourism, Cost of Living

...Murkowski (R-AK) introduced a bill that would exclude intra-state air transportation within the U.S. Territory of American Samoa from federal aviation cabotage....

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Friday, December 25, 2015
Jones Act unfairly hurts Hawaii while jeopardizing security of U.S.
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 3366 Views :: Jones Act

Outlawing international competition is advantageous to U.S. ship builders, but is very costly to every other industry in America....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
GAO: Freeze Funding for Littoral Combat Ship Building
By Michael Hansen @ 12:11 PM :: 3730 Views :: Jones Act, Military

A primary rationale for the domestic ship build requirement of Jones Act cabotage – which requires commercial vessels in coastwise service be built in the US. -- is to support Naval shipbuilding capacity....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Another Triumph of Jones Act Shipbuilding: USS Milwaukee breaks down on Maiden Voyage
By Michael Hansen @ 12:16 AM :: 3300 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Navy’s newest ship suffered a main engine causality on her maiden voyage and had to be towed 40 nautical miles to port....

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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Jonesing for a Fix? Delving into the Merchant Marine Act of 1920
By Michael Hansen @ 9:23 PM :: 3542 Views :: Jones Act
“When cows fly, it means there’s some serious market distortion.”
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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Debating Inouye on Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 1:03 AM :: 3246 Views :: Jones Act

The PBN did not disclose the source of the newly “reported” Inouye letter....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Sending Christmas trees to Hawaii costs more than sending them to Singapore
By Michael Hansen @ 10:22 PM :: 4111 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

Kirk Co., an Oregon shipper of Christmas trees, spends about $7,000 to send its trees to Hawaii, while it costs it just $3,500 to send them twice the distance to Singapore....

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Will the Jones Act cause Hawaii’s last sugar plantation to close?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:33 PM :: 4953 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

The cause of HC&S’s operating losses were poor growing conditions with too much rain and expenses relating to their elderly sugar-carrying vessel....

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Saturday, November 14, 2015
How energy prices are elevated by the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 4:21 PM :: 4218 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

Hawaii-West Coast products deliveries have to be done by costly Jones Act tankers....

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Asia, Europe look at Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 2913 Views :: Jones Act

65.2% believe the Jones Act is not fit for purpose....

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Friday, November 6, 2015
With Horizon Gone, Matson Profits Soar
By Michael Hansen @ 12:12 AM :: 3150 Views :: Jones Act

“Basically the Hawaiian market, we have seen as we noted an increase in demand for our service...."

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Monday, November 2, 2015
TTIP: Europe to Negotiate for Jones Act Reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 2:01 AM :: 2628 Views :: Jones Act

The exemptions from U.S. cabotage are being sought in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU), a bilateral free trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United State and the EU....

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Friday, October 30, 2015
S. Korea Bail out for Shipbuilder which Bails out US Shipbuilder
By Michael Hansen @ 3:30 AM :: 2553 Views

...without government subsidies, the major S. Korean shipbuilders would have to raise their prices by around 20%. That of course pales in comparison with the 500% premiums to build a oceangoing self-propelled ship in a major U.S. shipbuilding yard....

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Investment Advice: Repeal the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:23 AM :: 3161 Views :: Jones Act

Lutts mentions the Jones Act in the context of the Puerto Rico financial crisis, the loss of the EL FARO, and the distortions it causes in the economy....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Jones Act Ship: Only the Price is American
By Michael Hansen @ 2:35 PM :: 3117 Views :: Jones Act
Will pigs fly before the Jones Act changes?
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Sunday, October 25, 2015
5 Years: Another Jones Act Shipping Exec Heading to Prison
By Michael Hansen @ 2:17 PM :: 2760 Views :: Jones Act

...for participating in a price-fixing conspiracy....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
NYT: Missing Cargo Ship Highlights Vulnerability of Aging U.S. Fleet
By Michael Hansen @ 2:15 PM :: 2615 Views :: Jones Act

"Their definition of seaworthy gets lower and lower because the ships are getting older and older.”

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
American President Challenges Matson's Guam Monopoly
By Michael Hansen @ 2:49 AM :: 4116 Views :: Jones Act

...foreign-owned American President Lines Ltd. (APL) will inaugurate a new service from the U.S. West Coast to the U.S. islands of Guam and Saipan employing foreign-built U.S. flag containerships....

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Why was 40-Year Old Ship Sent into Path of Hurricane?
By Michael Hansen @ 4:27 AM :: 2847 Views :: Jones Act

...maritime attorney and former merchant seamen Rod Sullivan opined that the ship was beyond its useful life and this lead to a catastrophic failure at sea....

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Monday, October 5, 2015
“Time to repeal the Jones Act”
By Michael Hansen @ 4:15 AM :: 2916 Views :: Jones Act

The Hill newspaper posted an op-ed on October 2, 2015 entitled “Time to repeal the Jones Act.”....

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Senate Puerto Rico Package to Include Jones Act Exemption?
By Michael Hansen @ 2:22 PM :: 2916 Views :: Jones Act

...Republicans said they are willing to consider exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
GAO: Jones Act Ships Drive up Cost of US Food Aid
By Michael Hansen @ 7:28 PM :: 3922 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

...the USAID and USDA’s cost of shipping U.S. flag was 23% greater than would have been by foreign flag....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Matson pledging not to scrap ships in South Asia
By Michael Hansen @ 5:57 PM :: 2698 Views :: Jones Act

This will impact Matson’s financial results by lowering revenue and possibly increasing costs, which lead to the need for increased freight revenue from their customers....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Will Jones Act Lobby Sink Puerto Rico to Save Itself?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:43 PM :: 2827 Views :: Jones Act

The remarks were made by Thomas Allegretti, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership (formerly known as the Maritime Cabotage Task Force), the primary Jones Act maritime industry trade association....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
US Navy, Coast Guard Sinking Under Weight of US Shipbuilders
By Michael Hansen @ 4:59 AM :: 3841 Views :: Jones Act, Military

... Finland Price, $139M / Mississippi Price $1B .....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Jones Act Exemption at Heart of Puerto Rico’s New Plan
By Michael Hansen @ 9:41 PM :: 2869 Views :: Jones Act

A key provision of the FEGP is to seek a full exemption from Jones Act cabotage for Puerto Rico....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Sen Ted Cruz Backs Airline Deregulation for American Samoa
By Michael Hansen @ 9:22 PM :: 4286 Views :: Republican Party, Tourism

The US territories cannot vote in the presidential election, but are able to vote in selecting a candidate for the Republican and Democratic parties in their local caucuses....

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Feds Asked to Step in Earlier on Future West Coast Port Disputes
By Michael Hansen @ 7:37 PM :: 3072 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...the recent dispute between dockworkers and marine terminal operators at West Coast ports took almost nine months to resolve....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Former World Bank Chief Economist: Jones Act Very Costly
By Michael Hansen @ 10:10 PM :: 3357 Views :: Jones Act

The Krueger Report emphasized the need for Puerto Rico to be exempted from Jones Act....

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Jones Act Reform to be Part of Puerto Rico Relief Package?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:55 AM :: 3190 Views :: Jones Act

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, is seeking solutions to the Puerto Rico financial crisis....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
PBS: Jones Act suffocating Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 5:08 PM :: 3257 Views :: Jones Act

...And there aren’t that many shipyards left....

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Sunday, August 9, 2015
HTA "Will Continue to Monitor the Jones Act"
By Michael Hansen @ 12:05 AM :: 3956 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

HTA has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a cruise development consultant....

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Friday, August 7, 2015
European Trade Negotiators Push Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 3:28 PM :: 3194 Views :: Jones Act

Trade negotiations offer a chance to modernize U.S. ports....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Krugman: Puerto Rico Crisis 'exacerbated by Jones Act'
By Michael Hansen @ 3:29 AM :: 3081 Views :: Jones Act

... Paul Krugman commenting on the Puerto Rico financial crisis ....

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