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Saturday, June 03, 2017
Matson charters foreign flag containership for Samoa service
By Michael Hansen @ 11:22 PM :: 2955 Views :: Jones Act

...The SAMOANA is a fully cellular containership built in 2015 in China....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Foreign-built floating dry dock arrives for Jones Act work in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 9:32 PM :: 1432 Views :: Jones Act

...Local shipyard Marisco Ltd. said the ship and its cargo — a dry dock 454 feet long and 150 feet wide — are expected to arrive today....

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Friday, May 26, 2017
US-built fish-boat needs congressional Jones Act waiver
By Michael Hansen @ 4:25 AM :: 1228 Views :: Jones Act

The shipbuilding yard, Dakota Creek, misinterpreted the U.S. build regulations and ordered several pieces of steel hull plate to be prefabricated in the Netherlands....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Pasha Hawaii Selects foreign-owned yard to build Jones Act containerships
By Michael Hansen @ 4:54 AM :: 2999 Views :: Jones Act
To finance their proposed newbuildings, Pasha Hawaii should be able to apply for the federal ship finance program....
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
‘US Built’ Matson Ships Return from Chinese Shipyard
By Michael Hansen @ 10:15 PM :: 2426 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson tried to hide it, but....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
USNWR: Put the Jones Act Out to Sea
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 2132 Views :: Jones Act

...One compromise could exempt Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico from the American-built ship requirement....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
More Government Isn’t Puerto Rico’s Answer
By Michael Hansen @ 7:14 PM :: 2043 Views :: Jones Act

...advocating for additional changes in federal and local regulations to improve Puerto Rico’s economy....

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Jones Act: An out of date anchor on the American Economy
By Michael Hansen @ 12:01 AM :: 2045 Views :: Jones Act

...While the act harms all Americans, some consumers are more acutely affected — such as non-contiguous states like Alaska and Hawaii and American territories like Puerto Rico....

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Friday, May 12, 2017
Trump administration chooses growth over Jones Act protectionism
By Michael Hansen @ 12:01 AM :: 5058 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
... Trump is not so protectionist after all ....
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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Political Correctness: Conformity or Electrocution on the Waterfront
By Michael Hansen @ 1:47 PM :: 2888 Views :: First Amendment, Jones Act

...those in the U.S. maritime industry (or, the “Jones Act industry”) demand conformity from their fellows in support of the protectionist policies, and how difficult it’s to speak-out against them....

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Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Will the regulatory state strangle waterborne shipping in the U.S.?
By Michael Hansen @ 1:03 AM :: 2251 Views :: Jones Act

U.S. federal laws and regulations impacting waterborne shipping increased approximately 200% from 1970 to 2014....

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Monday, May 08, 2017
The Jones Act and other regulations have buried the shipping industry
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:01 AM :: 2264 Views :: Jones Act

Today, the U.S. has fewer shipyards than any time in the recent past. Between 2006 and 2011, the Jones Act-eligible fleet shrank by over 17 percent....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Thanks to Jones Act, US would struggle to resupply forces after 30 days war in Korea
By Michael Hansen @ 6:29 PM :: 2989 Views :: Jones Act, Military

“McDew testified that the U.S. military cargo ship fleet is "aging out" and asked Congress to approve the purchase of used commercial vessels....

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Mercatus: An Economic Analysis of the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 AM :: 2281 Views :: Jones Act

...Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Guam have suffered the most from the restrictions of the Jones Act....

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Friday, April 28, 2017
Proposed revocation of Jones Act rulings for the offshore industry
By Michael Hansen @ 10:10 PM :: 2472 Views :: Jones Act

...Revocation of the rulings would close a loophole that allows the use of non-Jones Act eligible vessels to support the offshore industry....

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Thursday, April 27, 2017
The Hill: How the Jones Act drives up the cost of food and gasoline for millions of Americans
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:08 PM :: 3029 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act is not just a Hawaii problem — it’s a national problem....

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
What will happen to Food for Peace cargo preference?
By Michael Hansen @ 7:03 PM :: 2263 Views :: Jones Act

...there is new criticism of the Food for Peace program and the requirement that much of the food aid be grown in the U.S. and transported on U.S. flag ships....

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Sunday, April 16, 2017
Tax Casualty? Maui County Carnival
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3507 Views :: Maui County, Jones Act, Taxes

The 2nd Annual Maui County Carnival, scheduled for April 6-9, 2017, has been cancelled. Skyrocketing state government fees have been blamed....

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Friday, April 14, 2017
How to Change the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:05 PM :: 2302 Views :: Jones Act

At nearly 100 years old, it is still able to defeat reform efforts … despite a mountain of evidence that it cripples the economy, fails to achieve its aims and is badly in need of modernization....

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Monday, April 10, 2017
Research surveys Jones Act costs and effects
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:19 PM :: 2815 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Jones Act distorts U.S. economy, endangers military....

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Friday, March 03, 2017
HIDOT to Solicit Feasibility Study for Ferry System
By News Release @ 1:41 AM :: 2717 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

Should the HDOT determine that a private ferry operation or public-private partnership is the desired model for the proposed ferry service the entity shall develop a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit for potential commercial ferry operators....

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Thursday, March 02, 2017
ILWU Work Action Idles Pasha Containership in Honolulu Harbor
By Michael Hansen @ 11:29 PM :: 3196 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

The work stoppage was in apparent violation of the contract between the Hawaii Stevedore industry and the ILWU....

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Friday, February 10, 2017
Jones Act and Maritime Security Program
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:10 PM :: 2965 Views :: Jones Act, Military

If it is possible to address the national security concerns of the Jones Act through other, more efficient and effective legislation, then we might clear the path to modernizing the Act....

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Thursday, January 19, 2017
EPA Fines Matson $725K for Molasses Spill
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 2426 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

...over federal Clean Water Act violations relating to a September 2013 molasses spill into Honolulu Harbor....

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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2649 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

On December 13, 2016, Governor Ige signed off on, and thereby finalized, significant increases in fees charged by the Department of Transportation Harbors Division....

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Harbors wharfage rates to rise 34.5% in 2017
By Michael Hansen @ 1:18 AM :: 4628 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first two wharfage increases of 17% and 15% on February 1st and October 1st respectively will result in a 34.5% increase in 2017 on a compound basis....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Steady decline in Jones Act ships
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:42 PM :: 4341 Views :: Jones Act

...the American shipping industry has been in a steady decline for decades....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:50 AM :: 3244 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

...the cumulative effect is a 54.8% increase in Wharfage rates....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Is the Hawaii Wharfage increase justified?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:18 PM :: 3393 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

...asking Harbors to release the financial information that would justify the need for a wharfage rate increase....

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Saturday, November 05, 2016
When Pipelines Explode, Jones Act Freight Rates Go Up
By Michael Hansen @ 11:41 PM :: 2203 Views :: Jones Act

In the meantime the freight rates for Jones Act tankers to carry the petroleum products to the Northeast have reportedly doubled....

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Friday, November 04, 2016
Federal Grants for Container on Barge Services—But not for Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 5:23 AM :: 2317 Views :: Jones Act

...container-on-barge shuttle service between the State’s Honolulu Harbor and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor (KBPH) could eliminate much of the truck traffic on the H-1....

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
55% Hike in Harbor Fees: Transportation Department Grabs for More of Your Money
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 3443 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

...The first public hearing on the proposal will be Nov. 7 at noon at the Pier 11 terminal at Honolulu Harbor....

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Saturday, October 08, 2016
Can a feasibility study make or break the inter-island ferry?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:24 AM :: 2524 Views :: Jones Act

...consider how a Jones Act exemption and privately-operated model can change the game....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Jones Act Does Not Keep America Safe
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:13 PM :: 2543 Views :: Jones Act

...the harmful effects of the Jones Act on our Navy....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Impact of the Jones Act Build American Requirement
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 2656 Views :: Jones Act

...the spread in ship prices between U.S. and foreign yards has now widened so much that it has significantly negatively impacted the U.S. economy and indirectly resulted in the loss of many thousands of U.S. jobs....

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Carroll for Senate—Reform the Jones Act
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 2209 Views :: Jones Act

Change Federal law (Jones Act) to eliminate inflated shipping costs that debilitate Hawaii’s economy....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Cover Up: Jones Act Whistleblower Case Costs Matson $1M
By Michael Hansen @ 10:23 PM :: 2532 Views :: Jones Act

...Horizon Line Inc. covered up unsafe conditions on the Jones Act containership HORIZON TRADER employed in the Puerto Rico trade....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
U.S. establishes new Jones Act enforcement arm
By Michael Hansen @ 10:18 PM :: 2311 Views :: Jones Act

"This plainly is the outgrowth of industry lobbying to get CBP to take Jones Act enforcement more seriously."

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Jones Act Shipbuilders Fail Again: Navy’s latest aircraft carrier cannot be deployed
By Michael Hansen @ 10:02 AM :: 2986 Views :: Jones Act, Military

the USS GERALD R FORD (CVN-78) is far behind schedule, not ready for deployment, and may need to be redesigned....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Feds Demand Arrest of Tugboat after Giant Golf Ball Mishap
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 4270 Views :: Jones Act, Military

... Justice Department has demanded the arrest, condemnation and sale of the tugboat Maulani, which snagged an undersea cable in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor and shut down the Electronic Harbor Security System ....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Matson launches new foreign flag service
By Michael Hansen @ 12:43 AM :: 2124 Views :: Jones Act

With this new service, Matson will be competing with several shipping companies offering direct services from the USWC to South Pacific Island destinations....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Jones Act: Protecting Special Interests, Not America
By Michael Hansen @ 2:54 AM :: 2372 Views :: Jones Act

...Center for the National Interest is associated with the realist school of foreign policy thought....

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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Why Do We Tax Shipping?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4339 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

...making the shipping more expensive and thereby directly adding to the cost of living....

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Are Jones Act ships really 'made in the USA'? Well, sort of
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 2253 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. companies that assemble oceangoing vessels rely heavily on foreign parts, foreign investment and foreign shipbuilding expertise....

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Tuesday, June 07, 2016
Federal Transportation Network to Include Jones Act Reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:59 AM :: 2097 Views :: Jones Act

The Federal Register published on June 6, 2016, an announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) stating that they would be establishing a National Multimodal Freight Network....

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Monday, June 06, 2016
Aloha, Puerto Rico
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 PM :: 2567 Views :: Jones Act

...An economic boon for the territory—and for Hawaii—would be an exemption from the antiquated Jones Act governing shipping from U.S. ports....

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Saturday, June 04, 2016
Former Hawaii Superferry en route to Maine
By Michael Hansen @ 9:47 PM :: 3495 Views :: Jones Act

...Bay Ferries, will employ THE CAT between Portland, Maine, USA, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, a distance of 185 n miles. That is roughly comparable to the distance between Honolulu and Kawaihae....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Jones Act Worsens Puerto Rico’s economic crisis
By Michael Hansen @ 10:09 AM :: 2473 Views :: Jones Act

...Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis Rooted in History of Feds’ Anti-Trade Policies....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Connecting the dots between Jones Act and EL FARO sinking
By Michael Hansen @ 4:03 PM :: 2735 Views :: Jones Act

...the connection between the Jones Act, the age of the ship, and likely causes the ship was lost....

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Video: The Jones Act, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:55 AM :: 2155 Views :: Jones Act

Puerto Rico’s recent bankruptcy, the Jones Act, and how this could affect us here in Hawaii....

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