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Friday, October 8, 2021
Are the COVID-related ocean shipping capacity shortages impacting Hawaii?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:26 PM :: 746 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... cargo freight rates, Eastbound and Trans-Pacific, have gone from around $2,000-$2,500 up to $4,500 for a 40-foot dry standard box ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act keeps foreign ships out of America’s inland waterways
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:57 PM :: 460 Views :: Jones Act

... there already are foreign-owned ships transporting goods along inland waterways such as the Mississippi and Delaware rivers ....

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Sunday, October 3, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act protects American jobs
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:12 AM :: 819 Views :: Jones Act

... 300 U.S. shipyards closed between 1983 and 2013, with only four shipyards remaining as of July 2021 that build large oceangoing ships for the commercial market ....

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Wednesday, September 29, 2021
China loves the Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:23 AM :: 669 Views :: Jones Act

... the Jones Act helps China dominate international trade ....

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Sunday, September 26, 2021
MYTH: The Jones Act contributes to economic growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:28 AM :: 476 Views :: Jones Act

... the Jones Act cost the U.S. economy $11.1 billion ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
46% Rate Hike: Audit Exposes Young Bros Fraudulent Accounting Tricks
By Andrew Walden @ 11:53 PM :: 1616 Views :: Jones Act, Labor, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... Saltchuk and Foss transferring expenses to YBs books makes YB seem less profitable, thereby fraudulently ‘justifying’ PUC rate hikes ....

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Saturday, July 31, 2021
Thousands view Jones Act video within hours of its post on Tik Tok
By News Release @ 2:35 PM :: 1027 Views :: Jones Act

... More than 11,000 viewers from around the nation, including many from Puerto Rico, somehow heard about the Jones Act video posted by "Oahu Joe" ....

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Thursday, July 29, 2021
New policy report slices through common defenses of Jones Act 
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:54 PM :: 810 Views :: Jones Act

... The Grassroot Institute has produced a handy guide addressing five key arguments that Jones Act defenders just won't let die ....

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Guam shows value of competition in U.S. shipping
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1123 Views :: Jones Act

... The territory’s exemption from the U.S.-build mandate of the Jones Act should apply to all U.S. ports to boost competition and lower costs ....

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Sunday, July 18, 2021
Shoring Up Water Transportation
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1106 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

... On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued the “Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy.”  There wasn’t much media coverage ....

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Saturday, July 17, 2021
Coalitions are the key to change
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:16 PM :: 985 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

... Put together a coalition of voices behind one cause and you instantly become “strong,” worthy of attention ....

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Thursday, July 15, 2021
​How an 1886 maritime law is holding back U.S. tourism
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1202 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... Some old laws have withstood the test of time. Some haven’t ....

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021
VIDEO: How Jones Act complicates life in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:57 PM :: 1205 Views :: Jones Act

... how the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act complicates life in the these outlying states and territories ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
How Jones Act complicates life in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Guam
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:17 AM :: 2047 Views :: Jones Act

... free webinar on July 12, how the 1920 law suppresses prosperity in communities dependent on waterborne imports ....

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Saturday, June 12, 2021
Sen. Lee Introduces Bills to Repeal, Reform PVSA
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 970 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) has introduced three bills to repeal and reform the Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886 (PVSA), an outdated, protectionist law that harms American jobs and American tourism ....

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Reform Jones Act and PVSA for Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:29 AM :: 1044 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... President Joe Biden recently issued two Jones Act waivers ....

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Monday, May 31, 2021
Let’s talk about the Jones Act — all eight of them
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:45 AM :: 1199 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

... there are at least eight separate federal Jones Acts ....

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Friday, May 28, 2021
Alaska victory bodes well for Hawaii
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:39 PM :: 1141 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... A case of maritime-related common sense has broken out in Washington, DC. ...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021
President Biden signs bill exempting Alaska Cruise Ships from PVSA
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:55 PM :: 1048 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... The Alaska Tourism Restoration Act provides the Last Frontier temporary relief from the 135-year-old PVSA, which requires foreign-flagged vessels carrying passengers between U.S. ports to stop in a foreign port as part of the itinerary .... 

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Saturday, May 22, 2021
Waiver goodbye to the Jones Act?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:04 AM :: 984 Views :: Jones Act

... If a shipping law that ostensibly protects “national security” has to be waived every time there’s a crisis, maybe the problem is the law itself ....

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Thursday, May 20, 2021
Republican Jones Act reform bills introduced
By Michael Hansen @ 2:50 AM :: 865 Views :: Jones Act

“...Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) have introduced the Open America’s Water Act, a bill that would repeal the Jones Act and allow all qualified vessels to engage in domestic trade between U.S. ports....”

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
U.S. will accept Jones Act waiver applications while Colonial Pipeline begins slow reopening
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 1366 Views :: Jones Act

... DHS issued the first Jones Act waiver to a U.S. oil company to charter a foreign flag tanker to transport a domestic petroleum products cargo from the U.S. Gulf to the East Coast ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
What happens after Pride of America says ‘aloha’ to Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:14 AM :: 1769 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... If the 2,186-passenger cruise liner were redeployed or retired today, there would be no comparable ship to replace it under federal law ....

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Thursday, May 13, 2021
The Jones Act Should Be Waived, but More Substantive Changes Are Needed
By Cato Foundation @ 12:03 AM :: 906 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... In the wake of the Colonial Pipeline outage that has produced mounting fuel shortages along the East Coast, the Department of Transportation has ​announced that it is taking initial steps ....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Will the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack necessitate a Jones Act waiver?
By Michael Hansen @ 6:55 PM :: 711 Views :: Jones Act

... President Biden may not be as keen as President Trump was to issue Jones act waivers ....

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Saturday, May 8, 2021
Travel Weekly: Grassroot Institute Cruises the Last Frontier
By Selected News Articles @ 10:36 PM :: 1203 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... it's been deemed easier to work with Canada rather than those within the U.S. government committed to preserving the status quo ....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
China a threat to Jones Act lobby, except when it’s not
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:38 PM :: 1261 Views :: Jones Act

... Jones Act carriers claim China is a threat to America’s maritime industry, but when they need cheap repairs, they know where to go ....

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Could Compensation Smooth the Path for Jones Act Reform?
By Cato Foundation @ 8:56 PM :: 1181 Views :: Jones Act

... This is the messy reality of politics that must be acknowledged .... 

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Alaska cruising crisis shows need for flexibility in U.S. maritime law
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:13 AM :: 1215 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... Like Hawaii, Alaska relies heavily on tourism .... 

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Sunday, March 7, 2021
Grassroot Institute supports Alaska bid seeking exemption from cruising ban
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:50 PM :: 1383 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... Alaska's tourism industry is in deep trouble because foreign cruise ships may not carry passengers between U.S. ports without a foreign stop ....

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021
COVID Closes Canadian Ports, Alaska Seeks Passenger Vessel Services Act Waiver
By News Release @ 5:23 AM :: 1452 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism, COVID-19

... Archaic Protectionism Is Set to Sink Alaska Cruises ....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021
New Legislation Casts Doubt on Future of Administrative Jones Act Waivers
By Cato Foundation @ 4:07 AM :: 1066 Views :: Jones Act

... Such waivers are perhaps best known for their use in recent decades to speed relief following natural disasters ....

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Sunday, January 31, 2021
Jones Act closed loophole that could have helped Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:20 PM :: 1834 Views :: Agriculture, Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... The Jones Act prohibits that, too ....

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Thursday, January 28, 2021
Biden formalizes Jones Act support in 'Buy America' Executive Order
By Michael Hansen @ 10:29 PM :: 1716 Views :: Jones Act

... Biden’s Buy America EO and accompanying briefing statement included explicit declarations of his administration’s support for the Jones Act and its inclusion in the policy ....

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Saturday, January 23, 2021
Biden’s Transportation Sec’y Nominee Affirms Jones Act Support
By Michael Hansen @ 4:26 PM :: 1313 Views :: Jones Act

... Pete Buttigieg: ‘I support the Jones Act’ ....

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Thursday, January 14, 2021
Ed Case Reintroduces Jones Act Reform Bills
By Ed Case @ 9:49 PM :: 2178 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

... His proposals would amend the century-old Jones Act to combat monopolies in domestic shipping ....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Hawaii's Creaking Jones Act Ships Turn to Chinese Shipyards for Maintenance Needs
By Cato Foundation @ 4:42 PM :: 1319 Views :: Jones Act

... Pasha Hawaii's Horizon Spirit, recently departed Nantong after nearly 50 days in a local shipyard ....

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Friday, October 30, 2020
Federal PVSA is pilau
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:43 PM :: 1580 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

... As Hawaii struggles to rebuild its economy following the COVID-19 lockdown, we are faced with big questions about the future of our tourism industry. ...

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Monday, October 26, 2020
Remember when U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye led the charge for Jones Act reform?
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:36 PM :: 1582 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

... “If you are going to get the cost of living down … you are going to have to get the Jones Act amended.”  -- Alaska Gov. Walter Hickel, speaking to the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, Sept. 12, 1967 ....

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Old federal maritime law holds back Hawaii tourism, new report shows
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:53 PM :: 1867 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

...Ocean cruising has been suspended during the coronavirus lockdowns, but when it resumes, the industry needs more freedom to benefit Hawaii....

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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "We must lift the Jones Act, which has exploited Puerto Rican consumers and strangled the economy"
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:24 PM :: 2909 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used the recent three-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Rico to call for a lifting of the Jones Act....

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Monday, September 28, 2020
Kai Kahele holds online forum backing Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 5:25 PM :: 1659 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...Among the five headlined guests to Kahele’s forum is Randy Swindell, Honolulu Port Representative, International Organization of Masters, Mates, & Pilots (IOMMP). ...

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Under mounting pressure, Jones Act lobby claims the law is cost‐​free to Hawaii
By Cato Foundation @ 10:00 AM :: 1447 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act supporters in Hawaii can be forgiven for feeling a bit on edge these days....

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020
‘Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century’
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:46 PM :: 1482 Views :: Jones Act

...calling for outright repeal of the protectionist federal maritime law known as the Jones Act so far has not been a successful strategy....

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Sunday, August 16, 2020
Jones Act: A public policy conundrum without a clear and ready solution
By Video @ 3:36 AM :: 1374 Views :: Jones Act

...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....

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Former Matson Lawyer: Why It's Time to Update Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:00 AM :: 2392 Views :: Jones Act

...Corporate and maritime attorney Wayne Parker talks about how the Jones Act affects the shipping industry in unexpected ways.... 

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Friday, July 31, 2020
Boldly going where no research has gone before
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:39 PM :: 1458 Views :: Jones Act

...If you remember nothing else, remember these numbers: 1.2 billion, 5 and 9,100....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Jones Act costs Hawaii families almost $1,800 extra every year
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:58 PM :: 1813 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act overall costs Hawaii $1.2 billion annually, including 9,100 jobs and $148 million in taxes....

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020
10AM -- Major new study finally reveals how much Jones Act costs Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:50 AM :: 2878 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...U.S. Sen. Mike Lee and U.S. Rep. Ed Case will be on hand when the findings are presented during a live webinar July 29 at 10AM >>>JOIN THE PRESENTATION<<< ....

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Saturday, July 25, 2020
We've touched a nerve
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 AM :: 2046 Views :: Jones Act

...How do you know you’re starting to make a real difference on an issue? The quality of both your critics and your friends improves....

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