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Thursday, May 09, 2013
Reason TV: How Protectionism Hurts Hawaii--Why It's Time to Repeal the Jones Act
By Video @ 4:58 PM :: 2793 Views :: Jones Act

...this protectionist measure is crippling the Hawaiian economy and results in Hawaii's imports being among the most expensive in the world....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Foreign-Built Jones Act Ship Launches New Domestic Puerto Rico Service
By Michael Hansen @ 2:07 AM :: 5680 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 07, 2013
Puerto Rico Senate adopts Jones Act reform resolution
By Michael Hansen @ 10:21 AM :: 3228 Views :: Jones Act
...resolution was adopted by the Puerto Rico Senate on Monday, May 6, 2013....
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Reuters columnist disparages the Jones Act, but can’t see any way to repeal it
By Michael Hansen @ 10:59 PM :: 2780 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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Friday, April 12, 2013
Fuel Supplier Lobbies Congress Against Jones Act
By News Release @ 12:31 PM :: 3500 Views :: Jones Act

“The Jones Act chokes off Savannah’s ability to take advantage of the cheapest gasoline in the world, which is produced domestically right here in our own Gulf Coast.”

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Jones Act in the News
By Michael Hansen @ 1:32 PM :: 4780 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Friday, April 05, 2013
Audio Interview: Mike Hansen on Jones Act
By Audio @ 12:10 PM :: 3190 Views :: Jones Act
Michael Hansen of the Hawaii Shippers Council joins Malia Hill on the Grassroot Perspective to discuss the Jones Act....
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Star-Advertiser Backs Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 2:32 AM :: 3949 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 :: 3705 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 :: 4177 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
Rep. Ward urges Jones Act reform
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 5105 Views :: Jones Act

Rep. Gene Ward introduced a resolution calling on Congress to enact Jones Act reform legislation....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
GAO Releases Jones Act Puerto Rico report
By Michael Hansen @ 7:11 PM :: 4148 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 :: 4939 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 :: 4202 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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Friday, March 15, 2013
Could Repeal of the Jones Act Actually Happen?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:25 PM :: 3741 Views :: Jones Act

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Horizon Lines Loses $94.7M for 2012
By Michael Hansen @ 5:13 AM :: 3593 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Chevron Drives Kitimat LNG Export Project Forward
By Michael Hansen @ 7:38 PM :: 4930 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the several planned LNG export terminal projects at Kitimat are probable sources of LNG for Hawaii....

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Thursday, March 07, 2013
GAO Jones Act Report to be Released Next Week
By Michael Hansen @ 5:40 PM :: 3510 Views :: Jones Act

GAO is now indicating that they will issue their long awaiting report on the economic impact of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico, on Thursday, March 14, 2013....

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Friday, March 01, 2013
NRO: Sink the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 5:00 PM :: 4143 Views :: Jones Act

It’s devastating to the nation’s economy, environment, and defense capability....

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Friday, March 01, 2013
Sen Solomon Resolutions Urge Hawaii Jones Act Exemption
By Andrew Walden @ 2:13 PM :: 4710 Views :: Jones Act

Sen. Malama Solomon February 28 introduced two Senate Resolutions (SR20 and SCR42) with identical wording requesting Hawaii be exempted from the Jones Act.  Here is the full text....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mad Money Video: Jim Cramer Rips Jones Act
By Video @ 4:11 AM :: 4509 Views :: Jones Act

Jim Cramer Mad Money CNBC addresses the Jones Act and its negative impact on liquid fuel prices and supply....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Heritage: Protectionist Jones Act Harms Puerto Ricans
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:32 PM :: 4231 Views :: Jones Act

An obsolete U.S. law known as the Jones Act makes people in Puerto Rico poorer, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Repeal the Jones Act, Reduce the Price of Gasoline
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:29 PM :: 4662 Views :: Jones Act

While the United States is on the verge of an energy revolution, an obsolete law threatens to stall oil production and already inflates the price of gasoline....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bipartisan Bills present opportunity for Hawaii Jones Act LNG Ship Exemption
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 PM :: 4559 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Hawaii also is looking to boost its use of natural gas, and it will need a Jones Act exemption as well. It's time to strike on this issue now!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Jones Act shackles Puerto Rico; No Jones Act frees Jamaica to grow its economy
By Michael Hansen @ 3:07 PM :: 5069 Views :: Jones Act

The proposed Jamaica logistics hub would act as a transshipment point for the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts....

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Thursday, February 07, 2013
World Economic Forum: Reform Jones Act to Grow Economy
By Michael Hansen @ 2:55 AM :: 6559 Views :: Jones Act

“Although the US Jones’ Act fleet only accounts for 10% of the total capacity of containerships used in cabotage trades, its impact is disproportionately higher due to the requirement for vessels to be US-built, unlike most other countries...."

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Friday, February 01, 2013
New York Fed Recommends Jones Act exemption for Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 10:50 PM :: 8169 Views :: Jones Act

...the New York Fed identified the Jones Act as a major impediment to the Island’s prosperity....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Would a Jones Act exemption lower the cost of electricity in Hawaii?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:02 PM :: 4176 Views :: Jones Act

The type of ship needed to transport LNG is a highly-specialized kind of tanker ship known as an LNG Carrier, none of which have been built in the U.S. since the mid-1970’s....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Obama Admin. Appoints Hawai'iGas CEO to Nat'l Petroleum Council
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 4314 Views :: Energy, National News, Jones Act

The purpose of the NPC is solely to advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matters relating to oil and natural gas....

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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Storm of Protectionism: It’s time to repeal the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 4425 Views :: Jones Act

In 2003, Hawaii congressman Ed Case introduced legislation to free his state from the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Will LNG become a widely-used marine fuel?
By Michael Hansen @ 5:19 PM :: 5416 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...rising cost of petroleum fuels coupled with strict new international air pollution regulations for ships are causing ship owners and operators to look seriously at the use of LNG ....

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Monday, January 14, 2013
A Coherent Cabotage Critique
By Michael Hansen @ 7:50 PM :: 4188 Views :: Jones Act

...commentary not only addresses the primary U.S. cabotage statute – i.e., the Jones Act – but also the pernicious effects of cabotage laws in other countries....

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Jones Act Hurts Hawaii (Alaska, Guam and Puerto Rico too)
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:48 PM :: 5099 Views :: Jones Act

By some estimates, Jones Act makes goods in Hawaii 33% more expensive than they could be....

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Monday, January 07, 2013
Lloyd’s List endorses U.S. Build exemption for Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 4:00 PM :: 3891 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Saturday, January 05, 2013
Matson, TOTE Ship Orders Timed to Influence Federal Jones Act Study?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 AM :: 5112 Views :: National News, Jones Act

...influential British maritime journal Lloyd’s List published three articles today regarding the long awaited US. Government Accountability Office release of a report on their study of the impact of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico....

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Bloomberg Editorial Blasts Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 4:53 PM :: 5205 Views :: National News, Jones Act

Bloomberg calls for major Jones Act reform in two parts: elimination of the U.S. build requirement for ships engaged in domestic coastwise trades; and, a more controversial proposal to allow foreign ship owners to compete....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Matson Buying Reef Shipping
By News Release @ 11:09 AM :: 3834 Views :: Jones Act

Matson will continue to provide service to Reef's historical core trade lanes from Auckland, New Zealand and Fiji to the island nations of Nauru, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu, Tarawa and Majuro ....

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Thursday, December 20, 2012
Sause Building New Barge to Service Hawaii
By News Release @ 12:57 AM :: 4649 Views :: Jones Act

The new barge is being specially designed and built to service the Hawaii market and will be larger, more efficient than its predecessor....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
The Jones Act Debate in Puerto Rico: Urban Legend or a Never-Ending Story?
By Selected News Articles @ 11:28 PM :: 4122 Views :: Jones Act

...the U.S. build section of the Act should be modified in certain trades of domestic shipping in order to support the U.S. Merchant Marine....

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Monday, December 17, 2012
Jones Act union official calls islands “off-mainland threat”
By Michael Hansen @ 12:15 AM :: 4114 Views :: Jones Act

 “the remote states and territories.”

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Jones Act U.S.- build requirement is a sham
By Michael Hansen @ 8:30 PM :: 8290 Views :: Jones Act

A leading Jones Act shipowner said last week they will build two containerships in the United States that were designed by a foreign shipbuilder and will be fitted with foreign manufactured components....

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Matson Fires Shot Across Consumers’ Bow
By Michael Hansen @ 12:57 PM :: 6998 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson is planning to acquire, within the next five years, two new mainline ships for the extravagant price of U.S. $400 million.... 

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Monday, November 19, 2012
Joni’s Jones Act Plea
By Michael Hansen @ 3:40 PM :: 4919 Views :: Jones Act

Perhaps the most important upcoming development in respect of Jones Act reform will occur early in the first quarter of 2013. That is when the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) is expected to release a Jones Act study requested by the resident commissioner of Puerto Rico, Representative Pedro Pierliusi (D).

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Jones Act Shipbuilding Burdens Hawaii, Alaska, Guam, and Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 9:58 PM :: 7689 Views :: Jones Act

...the “prices for new ships have fallen to an eight-year low” and may be pushed down another 15 percent....

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Friday, November 02, 2012
Obama Administration Waives Jones Act For Hurricane Sandy
By Michael Hansen @ 10:37 PM :: 4250 Views :: Jones Act

The Jones Act Waiver was requested by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo ....

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Saturday, September 08, 2012
Liquefied Natural Gas for Hawaii: Sourcing and Transportation Options
By Michael Hansen @ 8:26 PM :: 6910 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

To go beyond supplying their current gas customer base in Hawaii, it will be necessary for Hawaii Gas and the other players to look at a very much larger scale program....

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Friday, August 24, 2012
How Jones Act May Swing Presidential Election
By Michael Hansen @ 6:58 PM :: 5729 Views :: Jones Act

The long predicted fight over the foreign flag carriage of crude oil from the U.S. Government’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) on the U.S. Gulf Coast to refineries on the U.S. East Coast seems set to begin in earnest ....

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Friday, August 17, 2012
Murder at Pier 23: The Death of Hawaii Animal Agriculture
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 5884 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

"...it’s come to the point where we are wondering whether it’s worth continuing the business...."

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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Hawaii Congressional Candidates on the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:52 AM :: 4688 Views :: Jones Act

The Star-Advertiser asked all 24 candidates running for three federal offices 6 questions including, “Should Hawaii be exempt from the Jones Act, the federal law that protects the domestic shipping industry from foreign competition?” 

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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Shipowners Add New Bunker Surcharges for Low Sulfur Fuel
By Michael Hansen @ 4:22 AM :: 7655 Views :: Energy, Environment, Jones Act

...additional costs to be incurred by carriers switching to low sulfur ship fuels as required by an international convention, which the United States Senate has not ratified but is being imposed anyway by President Barack Obama’s administration beginning on August 1, 2012....

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