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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Senators Try to Separate Jones Act, Oil Export Ban
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 3838 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
"Century-old law looms as hurdle for exports push"
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Greece, Puerto Rico and the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 9:28 PM :: 3440 Views :: Jones Act

The only real answer is a coordinated, unified, and well-reasoned effort to persuade Congress to repeal or modernize this relic from a bygone century....

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Jones Act Squeezes Mainland Cattle Industry
By Michael Hansen @ 4:11 AM :: 3518 Views :: Jones Act

This is the same issue that spurred the founding in Hawaii of the Jones Act Reform Coalition (JARC) in the mid-1990’s....

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Europe, Manhattan, Puerto Rico all Demand Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 11:33 PM :: 3261 Views :: Jones Act

The Resolution was passed on July 8th by the European Parliament with 436 yes votes....

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Puerto Rico’s Financial Troubles Revive Discussion of Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:48 AM :: 3117 Views :: Jones Act

...the Puerto Rico financial crisis has revived the Jones Act debate....

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Sunday, July 5, 2015
NYT: Chorus of Calls to Relax Jones Act for Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 12:38 AM :: 3303 Views :: Jones Act

" ... Lawmakers should allow non-American ships to carry goods between the island and the mainland .... "

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Report: Jones Act Reform Could Help Save Bankrupt Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 5:10 PM :: 3214 Views :: Jones Act

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the Commonwealth will not be able to pay its $72 billion outstanding debt....

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Friday, June 19, 2015
European Trade Talks 'Can Open Jones Act'
By Michael Hansen @ 6:11 PM :: 2900 Views :: Jones Act

A prominent European politician has urged the region's shipowners to get behind important trade talks....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Trade: European Parliament Call for Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 10:07 PM :: 4097 Views :: Jones Act

European maritime industry trade groups are seeking several specific exemptions from U.S. maritime cabotage provisions....

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
A Tale of Two Fleets: Canada Reforms its Version of Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 7:44 PM :: 3508 Views :: Jones Act

the Canadian government lifted an import duty of 25 percent on foreign-built ships in 2011....

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Saturday, May 16, 2015
Jones Act Ready for Retirement
By Michael Hansen @ 3:32 PM :: 2315 Views

...From 43 percent of global shipping in 1950, the Department of Transportation found in 2009 that “U.S.-flag ships carry only about 1.5 percent of the foreign trade of the United States.”....

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Thursday, May 7, 2015
Heritage: Jones Act Reform Part of Seven-Point Plan for Economic Recovery
By Michael Hansen @ 7:45 PM :: 3506 Views :: Jones Act

The Heritage Foundation offers a seven point recovery plan for the next president of the United States....

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Saturday, May 2, 2015
Jones Act Industry Lawyer Addresses Full Repeal Strawman
By Michael Hansen @ 2:48 AM :: 3783 Views :: Jones Act
“Myth and Conjecture? The ‘cost’ of the Jones Act”
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sen Murkowski: An Effort to Look at Jones Act, Energy Exports
By Michael Hansen @ 3:44 AM :: 4815 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

"I don't think we should get all agitated and upset when there's an effort to look at the Jones Act," Murkowski said....

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Thursday, April 2, 2015
SCR181: Interisland Ferry System Study
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 4886 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

There are several State regulatory issues that need to be resolved prior to attempting to establish a Hawaii interisland ferry and are at least as important as the technical modeling, facilities and feasibility considerations....

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
PMA: We'll Pay ILWU's Obamacare Tax--Take it or be Locked Out
By Michael Hansen @ 11:32 PM :: 5192 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

"...No one can predict when that will happen — five days, seven days, two weeks — but the ports will soon grind to a halt...."

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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 :: 3798 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 :: 4322 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
What does Horizon Line’s demise mean?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:14 PM :: 3761 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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Saturday, September 6, 2014
Hawaii LNG Shipping Options
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 7608 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 :: 3669 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 5, 2014
Will $150M Obamacare Tax Lead to ILWU Strike?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 4282 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

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

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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 :: 3464 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
Hawaii GOP pledges Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:58 AM :: 3306 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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Monday, May 5, 2014
Hawaii State Task Force Recommends Jones Act Exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 6136 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

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

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Guam Legislature passes Jones Act reform resolution
By Michael Hansen @ 6:44 PM :: 5214 Views :: Jones Act

...calling on Guam’s Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU-D) to introduce federal legislation exempting the noncontiguous jurisdictions of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Hawaii Shippers Council testifies to Puerto Rico Senate in support Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:33 PM :: 6759 Views :: Jones Act

...The Hawaii Shippers’ Council made history on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, by becoming the first party to testify before a committee of the Puerto Rico Senate via Skype....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sixth shipping executive goes to jail in Puerto Rico rate fixing case
By Michael Hansen @ 4:13 AM :: 5420 Views :: Jones Act

...sentenced to federal prison for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act by colluding on ocean freight rates and in cargo allocation schemes....

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Did Matson and Horizon Lines defraud the United States?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:52 PM :: 7401 Views :: Jones Act

A federal district court jury is scheduled to decide late next year whether or not the ocean carriers Matson Inc. (MATX) and Horizon Lines Inc. (HRZL) defrauded the United States of America in connection with military cargo shipments they carried in the Hawaii and Guam trades....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Matson's New Jones Act Ships Deemed an “Expensive Luxury”
By Michael Hansen @ 9:41 PM :: 5314 Views :: Jones Act
Drewry says, “comparable sized vessels could be built in Asia today for less than a fifth of that price.”
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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Puerto Rico Legislature to Study Impact of Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:42 PM :: 3849 Views :: Jones Act

The purpose of the study is to review three recent reports and determine what changes are needed in the law so as improve the island’s economy....

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Thursday, October 3, 2013
Jones Act Does Not Bar International Trade From Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 3:22 AM :: 12252 Views :: Jones Act

Several popular Jones Act notions circulating around Hawaii simply are not true....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
State says LNG is Hawaii’s next energy source
By Michael Hansen @ 5:50 PM :: 4927 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the state would need to rely upon liquefied natural gas (LNG) brought in from the U.S. mainland ... to mitigate the high costs associated with generating electricity from liquid petroleum fuels....

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Jones Act: Road to Repeal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:40 PM :: 3720 Views :: Jones Act

...any law or set of laws that work against the public interest will give rise to chink-in-the-armor attacks by other, competing special interests....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Pierluisi introduces Puerto Rico Jones Act exemption legislation
By Michael Hansen @ 6:35 PM :: 3294 Views :: Jones Act

...create a limited exemption from the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act allowing foreign-built ships to transport bulk cargoes the domestic Puerto Rico trade...

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Lloyds’ List covers the Jones Act debate in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 7:30 PM :: 3823 Views :: Jones Act

“Any action that weakens the protectionism of the Jones Act will ultimately be to the long-term benefit of U.S. shipping.”

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013
UPDATE: Puerto Rico Jones Act report needs public review
By Michael Hansen @ 8:00 PM :: 5207 Views :: Jones Act

If the Alliance wants their report to become a basis for public policy making, we must insist that the Alliance report become part of the public domain....

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Friday, June 21, 2013
Feds Release Economic Report on U.S. Shipyards
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 3772 Views :: Jones Act, Military

60% of all shipbuilding and repairing revenue is from U.S. military sources....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Hawaii Gas delays LNG shipping container program
By Michael Hansen @ 3:25 AM :: 7382 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
Hawaii Gas says they withdrew their LNG shipping container application with the PUC so that they can concentrate on another application with the PUC covering a new naphtha feedstock agreement with Tesoro....
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Foreign-Built Jones Act Ship Launches New Domestic Puerto Rico Service
By Michael Hansen @ 2:07 AM :: 6309 Views :: Jones Act

Built in Poland in 1988, the NATIONAL GLORY was seized and confiscated in a 2008 drug bust by the U.S. Government and later sold at auction to U.S. owners....

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Puerto Rico Senate adopts Jones Act reform resolution
By Michael Hansen @ 10:21 AM :: 3569 Views :: Jones Act
...resolution was adopted by the Puerto Rico Senate on Monday, May 6, 2013....
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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Reuters columnist disparages the Jones Act, but can’t see any way to repeal it
By Michael Hansen @ 10:59 PM :: 3121 Views :: Jones Act

...we believe that the Jones Act can be modified to greatly lessen its currently negative impacts on the nation’s economy....

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Jones Act in the News
By Michael Hansen @ 1:32 PM :: 5487 Views :: Jones Act

The past week was busy with coverage of the Jones Act....

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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Star-Advertiser Backs Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 2:32 AM :: 4434 Views :: Jones Act
the Star Advertiser Thursday endorsed Jones Act reform resolutions introduced in the Hawaii State House ....
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Big Media Splash for Launch of Hawaii House Jones Act Resolutions
By Michael Hansen @ 7:50 PM :: 4286 Views :: Jones Act
...introduction of the resolutions garnered substantial press coverage in Hawaii, Guam and nationally....
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Request Hearings for Jones Act Reform Resolutions
By Michael Hansen @ 1:42 PM :: 4691 Views :: Jones Act
...the resolutions have been referred to four committee for hearings, but none of the committees have yet scheduled a hearing....
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
GAO Releases Jones Act Puerto Rico report
By Michael Hansen @ 7:11 PM :: 4654 Views :: Jones Act

"Resident Commissioner intends to introduce legislation in light of report’s findings"

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New Governor Seeks Jones Act exemption to grow Puerto Rican Economy
By Michael Hansen @ 1:54 AM :: 5600 Views :: Jones Act

...15 initiatives, many of which depend upon more efficient seaborne transportation....

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Jones Act: Five House Reps Introduce Resolution Urging Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 7:28 PM :: 4742 Views :: Jones Act

A bipartisan group of five Hawaii State Representatives introduced in the current session a pair of resolutions calling on the U.S. Congress to enact reform ....

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Horizon Lines Loses $94.7M for 2012
By Michael Hansen @ 5:13 AM :: 4094 Views :: Jones Act

Net loss decreased by approximately 48% to $94.7 million from $229.4 million in 2011....

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