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Friday, July 03, 2020
Can the current YB management actually control costs?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:55 PM :: 522 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living

...The HPUC perceives the underlying problem as YB management’s inability to control costs and operate an effective service....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Ige Defers Harbor Tariff Hike
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 318 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Taxes

"...This will allow local shippers and businesses, especially those on the neighbor islands, to conduct business without worrying about a rate increase at this time....”

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Saturday, June 20, 2020
​‘The Jones Act isn’t just inefficient, it’s failed’
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:42 PM :: 575 Views :: Jones Act

...Who opposes repeal of the Jones Act?....

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Navy Calling Up Reservists to Fill in For Pearl Harbor Shipyard Workers Out for COVID-19
By Selected News Articles @ 9:48 PM :: 690 Views :: Jones Act, Military, COVID-19

...200 reservists will fill in for missing workers at Pearl Harbor Shipyard....

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Sunday, June 14, 2020
Sause ends Hawaii Barge Service after 54 years
By Michael Hansen @ 5:18 PM :: 1425 Views :: Jones Act, COVID-19

... Oregon-based Sause Bros. Ocean Towing Inc. ended their common carrier Hawaii Barge Service after 54 years with the arrival of their final voyage in mid-April 2020 ....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
This act needs a rewrite
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:43 AM :: 509 Views :: Jones Act

... I wrote one of its 17 chapters, “Updating the Jones Act for the 21st Century,” wherein I argue that reform of the act would not be a threat to either jobs or national security ....

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Saturday, June 13, 2020
VIDEO: Sen. Mike Lee on the Jones Act at 100: Time to chart a new course?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 AM :: 560 Views :: Jones Act

... American Enterprise Institute webinar streamed live on line ....

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Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Debate: Jones Act Necessary for National Security?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:26 AM :: 689 Views :: Jones Act

...Virtually no sealift is provided by Jones Act ships....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
Jones Act 100th -- Happy Birthday, NOT!
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:54 PM :: 459 Views :: Jones Act

...The best gift for this 100-year-old law that harms Hawaii would be to modernize it for the 21st century....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
Could “Tariff Man” Trump support Jones Act reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 11:24 PM :: 454 Views :: Jones Act

...Mulligan says that despite Trump’s reputation as a strong supporter of protectionist tariffs, the President sees the Jones Act as a “harmful regulation” and is particularly disappointed by the lack of competitiveness of U.S. shipyards....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
US Sen Mike Lee calls for Jones Act gas carrier exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:10 PM :: 529 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

... he notes the complete absence of self-propelled oceangoing liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers in the Jones Act fleet ....

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Friday, June 05, 2020
Happy Birthday Jones Act. Let’s Hope it’s Your Last
By Cato Foundation @ 9:43 PM :: 453 Views :: Jones Act

...The Jones Act turns 100 years old today....

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Thursday, June 04, 2020
Young Bros: Another Jones Act Failure
By Michael Hansen @ 4:52 AM :: 743 Views :: Jones Act

“...Hawaii and Puerto Rico now receive more cargo from foreign countries than they do from the U.S. mainland....”

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Debunked: YB Demands $25M COVID Relief on Top of Rate Hike
By News Release @ 4:26 AM :: 1560 Views :: Jones Act, Small Business, Cost of Living, COVID-19

... YB is absorbing operating costs for Saltchuck's unregulated services.  This is a standard accounting trick for companies that are partly regulated and partly unregulated ....

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Does Jones Act protect national security?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:15 PM :: 861 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
Fraudulent International Ship Registration Scandals hit Pacific Islands
By Michael Hansen @ 6:05 AM :: 944 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Law Enforcement

“...South Pacific island nations are scouring shipping records for vessels with links to North Korea after Fiji said it had identified 20 falsely flagged ships it suspects the isolated regime is using to evade United Nations sanctions....”

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Thursday, May 07, 2020
A new Hawaii Jones Act poll released
By Michael Hansen @ 4:43 AM :: 977 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii Business Magazine May 4, 2020: “BOSS Survey: Taking Hawai‘i’s Pulse on Important Non-Covid-19 Issues”....

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Monday, April 27, 2020
Lyon Connection? Micronesia Acts Against Fake Shipping Registry
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1033 Views :: Ethics, World News, Jones Act

...defendants include FSM previous TCI Sec'y Lukner Weilbacher, the former boss of Lyon Associates convict Massey Halbert....

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Planes, trains and automobiles — but not ships
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:59 PM :: 691 Views :: Jones Act

...Even with all the regulations for shipbuilding in the United States, shipyards silently outsource many critical components....

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Friday, April 17, 2020
COVID-19 Turmoil Places Renewed Focus on Costly Maritime Protectionism
By Cato Foundation @ 2:06 AM :: 736 Views :: Jones Act, COVID-19

...rather than handing out taxpayer dollars to these firms....

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Sunday, April 12, 2020
Matson Recycles Containership Kauai in Texas
By Michael Hansen @ 3:46 AM :: 1004 Views :: Jones Act

...The tug RACHEL with the KAUAI departed Oakland, California, on April 6, 2020 and is currently enroute to Balboa, Panama, with an estimated time of arrival of May 1, 2020....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
The Jones Act is American Self-Sabotage
By Michael Hansen @ 9:57 AM :: 756 Views :: Jones Act

...supporters of the law argue that it helps thwart the ambitions of countries such as China. The truth is almost the complete opposite....

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Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Trump Considering Jones Act Waiver for Oil Industry
By Michael Hansen @ 9:53 PM :: 772 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, COVID-19

...a temporary waiver of the Jones Act, which would allow more ships to transport oil around the U.S....

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Friday, March 27, 2020
YB Uses COVID as Excuse to Impose Freight Rules it has Wanted for Years
By News Release @ 3:55 PM :: 994 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, COVID-19

...IQ Test: Do you believe that banning these cargoes protects YB workers from Corona Virus?....

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Friday, March 20, 2020
A century of Australia/New Zealand shipping to Hawaii ends
By Michael Hansen @ 2:32 AM :: 992 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act

...to and from Australia and New Zealand, freight costs have increased substantially....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Matson Debunks Rumors: Operations continue uninterrupted
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 743 Views :: Jones Act

...COVID-19 causes mass hysteria.  This is the cure....

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Thursday, March 12, 2020
Asian Ocean Carriers Duke it Out for Hawaii Market
By Michael Hansen @ 11:57 PM :: 723 Views :: Jones Act

...The ONE Line AHX Service is the incumbent carrier on this trade lane and is facing new competition from APL Ltd. Eagle Express X (EXX) Hawaii service, which inaugurated fortnightly service in August, 2019....

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Friday, March 06, 2020
The green case for Jones Act reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:31 PM :: 1666 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...the pros and cons of ships, trucks and trains....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
Will Non-Jones Act Service to Hawaii Survive?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:04 PM :: 878 Views :: Jones Act

...The fortnightly EXX (Hawaii) service is the third iteration of a contemporary APL Asia – Hawaii service they’ve attempted since August 2017.... 

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Saturday, February 29, 2020
New Maritime Report Marked by Factual Errors and Dubious Claims
By Cato Foundation @ 3:48 AM :: 833 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...77% of the Jones Act fleet consists of unpowered barges....

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Monday, February 17, 2020
​New Legislation Highlights Lack of Jones Act Competition
By Cato Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 993 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act

...the bill would grant Jones Act exemptions to any state or territory not served by at least three Jones Act ocean carriers....

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Monday, February 03, 2020
​Can changing a federal maritime law help lower Hawaii's cost of living? U.S. Rep. Ed Case thinks so
By Michael Hansen @ 9:57 PM :: 1209 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...a big reason why construction budgets are about 25% higher than the rest of the country....

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Friday, January 24, 2020
U.S. Ferry Systems Soaked by Maritime Protectionism
By Selected News Articles @ 3:38 PM :: 936 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii would certainly know....

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Tuesday, January 07, 2020
At 100, Jones Act Looks Old and Wrinkly
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 PM :: 980 Views :: Jones Act

...Alaska professor compares Jones Act to other forms of cabotage....

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Monday, December 30, 2019
US shipbuilding costs takes toll on national security
By Michael Hansen @ 5:22 PM :: 1221 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Navy considers shipbuilding cuts for upcoming budget....

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Saturday, December 28, 2019
WSJ: Aloha Increasingly Means Goodbye Thanks to High Taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:29 PM :: 2967 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Taxes, Cost of Living

...With an 11% top rate, many Hawaii residents are looking for two tickets out of paradise....

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Friday, December 27, 2019
Let's unite to reform Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:06 PM :: 1104 Views :: Jones Act

...On Dec. 19, Rep Ed Case introduced three measures to reform the archaic, century-old law....

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Saturday, December 21, 2019
Ed Case Innovative Approach to Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 6:25 PM :: 1185 Views :: Jones Act

...The first bill would reduce the ocean shipping companies’ capital and operating costs and the second place a hard cap on ocean freight rates. The third bill would be a failsafe alternative....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Ed Case Introduces Three Jones Act Reform Bills
By Ed Case @ 4:26 PM :: 2052 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...“My three bills aim directly at one of the key drivers of our astronomically high cost of living in Hawai‘i and other locations in our country that are not part of the continental U.S,” said Case....

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Friday, December 20, 2019
Kalapama Container Terminal Enters Phase 2
By News Release @ 10:17 AM :: 1518 Views :: Honolulu County, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

...The project is the largest capital improvement project in Hawaii harbors history....

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Keli'i Akina: The Jones Act and Hawaii
By Audio @ 8:30 PM :: 928 Views :: Jones Act

...The shipping regulation known as the Jones Act turns 100 next year.... 

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Friday, November 15, 2019
Protect our nation: Reform the Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:46 PM :: 1547 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...the Jones Act was enacted a century ago, when warfare and trade were very different....

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Rust Buckets: How the Jones Act Undermines U.S. Shipbuilding and National Security
By Selected News Articles @ 8:39 PM :: 1202 Views :: Jones Act

...OECD estimates that the law's repeal would increase U.S. economic output by up to $135 billion....

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Monday, November 04, 2019
​Want Americans to Buy U.S. Products? Dump the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:06 PM :: 1615 Views :: Jones Act

... the absence of Jones Act asphalt carriers means that Hawaii must import it from abroad ....

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Sunday, October 20, 2019
Cabotage Sabotage: Jones Act Reduces Water Trade Between US States
By UHERO @ 3:04 AM :: 1146 Views :: Jones Act

...the costs associated with the Jones Act are empirically important and should be taken into account by policy makers....

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Friday, October 04, 2019
Ed Case: “I don’t accept ‘the price of paradise’”
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:18 PM :: 1912 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...he is considering a proposal that would leave the Jones Act in place but forbid shipping companies from charging a certain percentage above an established international shipping rate....

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Monday, September 30, 2019
VIDEO: Ed Case and Keli'i Akina discuss Jones Act reform 
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:46 PM :: 2140 Views :: Jones Act

...Case says the Jones Act extorts money from Hawaii residents....

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Saturday, September 28, 2019
Economic Curtain closing on Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 6:05 PM :: 1598 Views :: Jones Act

...both the number and capacity of Jones Act ships has steadily declined in recent decades, which in turn has reduced domestic water shipments between the states....

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
Effects of the Jones Act
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1542 Views :: Jones Act

...A recent working paper released by the University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, or UHERO, collects and reports hard data on the effects of the Jones Act....

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Sunday, September 15, 2019
Cato Jones Act Criticism Prompts Industry Backlash
By Selected News Articles @ 7:07 PM :: 1388 Views :: Jones Act

...Michael Hansen, a maritime expert who serves as president of the Hawaii Shippers Council, published his own critiques....

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