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Saturday, July 15, 2017
Can American Samoa Break Hawaiian Airlines Monopoly?
By Michael Hansen @ 4:29 PM :: 3859 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

...American Samoa seeks federal avaition cabotage waiver....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis
By Michael Hansen @ 11:33 PM :: 3028 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...National conservative advocates for Jones Act on national security basis....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Competition: Too Many Ships Ply Asia-Hawaii Routes?
By Michael Hansen @ 4:40 AM :: 2396 Views :: Jones Act

“...this high level of service should provide better access and lower logistics costs for Asian goods....”

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Saturday, July 08, 2017
Economic freedom needed to increase affordable housing
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:31 PM :: 3991 Views :: Jones Act, Land Use, Cost of Living

Dr. Keli’i Akina gave the following speech on June 30th, 2017, at the 2017 Maui County Affordable Housing Summit, hosted by the Maui Chamber of Commerce and Maui County Department of Housing & Human Concerns....

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Friday, July 07, 2017
Competition heating up on Asia-Hawaii trade
By Michael Hansen @ 4:17 AM :: 2450 Views :: Jones Act

...the dedicated Asia–Hawaii Express will be upgraded from a fortnightly service to a weekly sailing starting in July 2017....

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Secy Perry calls the Jones Act an impediment to energy independence
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 3571 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

“Regarding our ability to retrieve energy, we don’t need anybody. Transportation may be our biggest impediment.”

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Monday, July 03, 2017
Craving Statehood: The view from Guam
By Selected News Articles @ 12:01 AM :: 4024 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Military

...Guam, like the other four inhabited U.S.-governed territories, lacks even a semblance of political representation back on the mainland....

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Friday, June 30, 2017
As Predicted, Matson Strike Avoided
By Michael Hansen @ 10:42 PM :: 4201 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...reporting on the expiration of two maritime union contracts with Matson....

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Thursday, June 29, 2017
APL to inaugurate new foreign flag Asia / Hawaii container service in August
By Michael Hansen @ 11:42 PM :: 4075 Views :: Jones Act

...APL Ltd. will inaugurate a direct Asia / Hawaii with the first vessel arrival to Honolulu scheduled on Sunday, August  13, 2017....

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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Washington Holds Guam Back, Despite Not Knowing Where It Is
By Selected News Articles @ 8:02 PM :: 3850 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Military

...“Benign neglect,” were the words Lieutenant Gov. Ray Tenorio used to describe Washington’s relationship with his island. “The feds view Guam only as a military asset. Nothing more.”....

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Trump nominates retired Admiral Buzby to be MARAD Administrator
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 PM :: 2394 Views :: Jones Act

...there is nothing in the public record that would indicate Admiral Buzby’s views on national maritime policy....

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Meet the Jones Act: A 97-year-old regulatory law that's costing you money
By Michael Hansen @ 2:05 PM :: 2360 Views :: Jones Act

...the need for the Jones Act is sensibly being questioned and challenged as never before....

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Pasha to Buy Four Mystery Ships?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:18 AM :: 3189 Views :: Jones Act

Pasha faces the more immediate need to renew its fleet, which still has four steamships over 30 years old....

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Thursday, June 15, 2017
No Jones Act Tankers to Carry LNG
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:54 AM :: 3675 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Currently no Jones Act-eligible tankers are capable of carrying LNG....

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A third marine carrier in Hawaii?
By Video @ 1:43 AM :: 2943 Views :: Jones Act

VIDEO: Mike Hansen discusses what this means, whether it's likely to happen, and how it fits in the Hawaii marine seascape....

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Monday, June 12, 2017
The saga of fishing vessel ‘America’s Finest’ continues
By Michael Hansen @ 1:27 AM :: 3040 Views :: Jones Act

...New Anacortes-built trawler could be grounded by old law, endangering two Washington State firms....

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Friday, June 09, 2017
Ships Under Construction for New Cargo Liner Service for the Hawaii Trade?
By News Release @ 12:41 AM :: 1972 Views :: Jones Act

...Philly Shipyard is in advanced talks with a leading Jones Act operator to establish a new shipping service in the Hawaii containership trade with up to four new, state-of-the-art, cost-effective and environment-friendly vessels....

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
From colonial navigation acts to the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 12:13 AM :: 3935 Views :: Jones Act
“The Navigation Acts Are Still Alive: A Century of the Jones Act.”
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Containership capacity in Transpacific trade increasing
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 1545 Views :: Jones Act

...This is an important development for many shippers in Hawaii and Guam because it further places the supposed opportunity to take advantage of these international services to the islands out of reach....

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Saturday, June 03, 2017
Matson charters foreign flag containership for Samoa service
By Michael Hansen @ 11:22 PM :: 3393 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 :: 1838 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 :: 1474 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 :: 3473 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 :: 2715 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 :: 2457 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 :: 2365 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 :: 2287 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 :: 5500 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 :: 3303 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 :: 2523 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 :: 2595 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 :: 3328 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 :: 2603 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 :: 2758 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 :: 3351 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 :: 2541 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 :: 3906 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 :: 2551 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 :: 3138 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 :: 3057 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 :: 3555 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 :: 3293 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 :: 2786 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 :: 3016 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 :: 5375 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 :: 5092 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 :: 3624 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 :: 3816 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 :: 2453 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 :: 2549 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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