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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Open letter to Greenpeace: Jones Act Behind Lower Environmental Standards in US
By Michael Hansen @ 11:55 PM :: 2146 Views :: Jones Act

SEA Europe is seeking through the TTIP negotiations a treaty exemption in U.S. Jones Act....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Lockheed under Navy scrutiny for troubled Littoral Combat Ship program
By Michael Hansen @ 11:32 PM :: 2748 Views :: Jones Act, Military

The LCS program is indicative of the problems with U.S. shipbuilding both military and commercial with high costs, poor quality and an inability to deliver on schedule....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
After more than a decade of West Coast disruptions, shippers are wising up
By Michael Hansen @ 2:34 PM :: 2579 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

After a decade of ILWU disruption, shippers are routing more cargo through U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports....

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Sunday, May 08, 2016
Global shipbuilding depression appears on horizon for 2017; what are implications for Jones Act shipbuilding?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 AM :: 2354 Views :: Jones Act

...South Korea’s three big shipbuilders received “zero” newbuild ship orders during April 2016....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Jones Act: The Plot Against Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 AM :: 2861 Views :: Jones Act

...To say this is uncompetitive in the modern world is a vast understatement....

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Did Jones Act contribute to EL FARO loss?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 AM :: 2531 Views :: Jones Act

"How old is an old ship?”

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Friday, May 06, 2016
Matson Stock Drops 12.5% due to Faltering China Trade
By Michael Hansen @ 2:53 AM :: 2061 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson Q1 profits shrink 27.6% on weak demand for Chinese cargo....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Supply Chain Optimization – Shipping Systems in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 10:15 AM :: 2214 Views :: Jones Act
“reducing supply chain barriers could increase world GDP over six times more than removing all tariffs.”
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Jones Act and Enviro Regs Blessing and Curse for California Refiners
By Michael Hansen @ 3:08 PM :: 3515 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...The principles applicable to the California petroleum market without doubt similarly impact Hawaii....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Shadow Boxing with Jones Act Strawmen
By Michael Hansen @ 9:28 PM :: 2369 Views :: Jones Act

... in the persons of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Jones Act: A new fight and a new argument
By Michael Hansen @ 11:39 PM :: 2653 Views :: Jones Act

...it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend Jones Act cabotage on the basis of economics and so the pro-Jones Act interests are retreating to national defense....

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Friday, April 01, 2016
Valuing the Jones Act Fleet
By Michael Hansen @ 7:55 PM :: 2241 Views :: Jones Act

“The value of the Jones Act fleet: $4.6 billion?”

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Friday, April 01, 2016
SB 2618: Ferry Feasibility Study
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:12 PM :: 2517 Views :: Jones Act

...Free market think tank says study should include effects of a Jones Act exemption....

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Friday, April 01, 2016
Jones Act Exemption Missing from Puerto Rico Relief Bill
By Michael Hansen @ 1:20 AM :: 2288 Views :: Jones Act

...long awaited Congressional legislation to address the Commonwealth’s financial crisis....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Stevedores Shutdown Matson Oakland Terminal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:25 PM :: 3294 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...a dispute about starting times....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Jones Act Campaign Contributions: Mazie Hirono is Living the Dream
By Michael Hansen @ 5:04 PM :: 2897 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...The Jones Act pays off — in politics....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
House committee to hear ferry bill Wednesday morning
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 2235 Views :: Jones Act

...Requires the department of transportation to conduct a feasibility study of establishing an interisland ferry system....

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Monday, March 07, 2016
Nine Ferry-related bills in the Hawaii State Legislature down to one
By Michael Hansen @ 11:54 PM :: 2142 Views :: Jones Act

After the local press hullabaloo....

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Thursday, March 03, 2016
Impact of Jones Act Shipping on Hawaii Cost of Living? House Refuses to Study Issue
By Michael Hansen @ 1:22 PM :: 2597 Views :: Jones Act

Mizuno decided the bill was necessary after Matson raised its rates by 5 percent for goods shipped to Hawaii at the end of November. This came after the company had reported a 93 percent jump in profits....

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Puerto Rico moves to privatize local ferry services
By Michael Hansen @ 4:46 AM :: 2757 Views :: Jones Act

While Hawaii goes the other way....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
El Faro Disaster could reshape Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:41 AM :: 2452 Views :: Jones Act

...negative public opinion being generated by TOTE officials seemingly callous testimony....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Navy Sinking in Sea of Red Ink
By Michael Hansen @ 5:29 PM :: 2814 Views :: Jones Act, Military

The LCS were originally projected to cost around US $90 million each in 2001, when the program was being conceived. Bloomberg reported in January 2016 the LCS have cost on average about $440 million each....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Exemption, LNG Imports Key to Puerto Rico Recovery
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:24 PM :: 3170 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

Exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act is the single most important step Congress can take....

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Monday, February 01, 2016
McCain strikes at Jones Act to reform U.S. energy policy
By Michael Hansen @ 8:58 PM :: 2637 Views :: Jones Act

Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ) submitted on January 28, 2016, legislation to eliminate certain domestic build requirements of the Jones Act....

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Saturday, January 30, 2016
The Drama of the Jones Act Follies
By Michael Hansen @ 2:50 AM :: 2294 Views :: Jones Act

...studies invariable degenerate into preachy Gospel-like statements parroting back talking points from whichever side commissioned the particular economic study....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Will Navy Buy More Foreign-Built Ships?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:31 AM :: 2639 Views :: Jones Act

The cost of merchant ship construction in the U.S. is approximately five times that of building comparable ships in South Korea and Japan....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Jones Act: “Diffuse costs and concentrated benefits”
By Michael Hansen @ 1:24 AM :: 2351 Views :: Jones Act

Jack P. Suyderhoud, Professor of Business Economics and Director of the MBA Program, Shidler College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa, answering a question about the Jones Act....

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Monday, January 25, 2016
Another Brand New Navy Ship Breaks Down
By Michael Hansen @ 3:02 AM :: 2844 Views :: Jones Act

There is no estimated date of completion to the repairs....

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Saturday, January 23, 2016
Jones Act Shipbuilding: Only the Price is American
By Michael Hansen @ 1:41 PM :: 2254 Views :: Jones Act

Daewoo designed the Marlin Class containerships, built the main engines, and arranged the supply of much of the equipment installed on board. DSME engineers were on board for the sea trials....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Alaska Groceries Short due to Repeated Ship Breakdowns by Jones Act Carrier Behind El Faro Disaster
By Michael Hansen @ 5:22 PM :: 2562 Views :: Jones Act

...the ship that was supposed to arrive in Anchorage on Sunday never made it further than the port in Tacoma, Wash.....

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Thursday, January 14, 2016
Jones Act, LNG at Center of Puerto Rico Recovery Plan
By Michael Hansen @ 12:53 PM :: 3717 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

Cong Perluisi stated there “. . . . are eight constructive steps the federal government could take,” including the need to “update the Existing Jones Act LNG and LPG Exemption in Puerto Rico” ....

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Saturday, January 09, 2016
Sorry OHA, Free Trade Zones are not free of the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 5:15 PM :: 3749 Views :: Akaka Bill, Jones Act, OHA

Hawaii Business Magazine published in its January 2016 issue an article entitled “Change Agents” profiling four Hawaiian activists and describing their visions for Hawaii....

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Thursday, January 07, 2016
VIDEO: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Jones Act with Michael Hansen
By Michael Hansen @ 3:25 AM :: 3115 Views :: Jones Act

Kelii Akina and Mike Hansen discuss the Jones Act and its implications for the economy of Hawaii....

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Jones Act Unions file protest over crewing of APL Guam
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 4214 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...a labor dispute over the manning of the U.S. Flag containership APL GUAM which is scheduled to provide regular liner service between Yokohama, Japan, Apra Harbor, Guam, and Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands....

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Lifting US Oil Export Ban could substantially change Jones Act dynamics
By Michael Hansen @ 1:21 PM :: 3257 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
“This [Jones Act] market did receive a boost from the coastwise transportation of crude oil in the past, but these movements, which already declined significantly in 2015, may disappear altogether....
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Friday, December 25, 2015
Jones Act unfairly hurts Hawaii while jeopardizing security of U.S.
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 2571 Views :: Jones Act

Outlawing international competition is advantageous to U.S. ship builders, but is very costly to every other industry in America....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
GAO: Freeze Funding for Littoral Combat Ship Building
By Michael Hansen @ 12:11 PM :: 2887 Views :: Jones Act, Military

A primary rationale for the domestic ship build requirement of Jones Act cabotage – which requires commercial vessels in coastwise service be built in the US. -- is to support Naval shipbuilding capacity....

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Another Triumph of Jones Act Shipbuilding: USS Milwaukee breaks down on Maiden Voyage
By Michael Hansen @ 12:16 AM :: 2624 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Navy’s newest ship suffered a main engine causality on her maiden voyage and had to be towed 40 nautical miles to port....

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Saturday, December 12, 2015
Jonesing for a Fix? Delving into the Merchant Marine Act of 1920
By Michael Hansen @ 9:23 PM :: 2830 Views :: Jones Act
“When cows fly, it means there’s some serious market distortion.”
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Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Debating Inouye on Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 1:03 AM :: 2646 Views :: Jones Act

The PBN did not disclose the source of the newly “reported” Inouye letter....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Petition: Puerto Rico Demands Freedom from Jones Act
By News Release @ 10:32 PM :: 2161 Views :: Jones Act

By acting now U.S. can avoid Puerto Rico becoming the next version of Greece....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Sending Christmas trees to Hawaii costs more than sending them to Singapore
By Michael Hansen @ 10:22 PM :: 3221 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

Kirk Co., an Oregon shipper of Christmas trees, spends about $7,000 to send its trees to Hawaii, while it costs it just $3,500 to send them twice the distance to Singapore....

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Monday, November 30, 2015
Video: Jones Act Business Forum
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:18 PM :: 2255 Views :: Jones Act

This video is a condensed version of the Jones Act Business Forum held November 13th, 2015....

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Matson Admits Rate Hikes Caused by Expensive Jones Act Ships
By News Release @ 12:05 PM :: 2732 Views :: Jones Act

Matson has invested nearly $1 billion in new containerships....

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
HPU Report: Lack of US Flag Merchant Ships puts US at Risk of ‘Sea Strangulation’
By News Release @ 4:01 PM :: 3233 Views :: Jones Act, Military
“China, through a strategy we call ‘Sea Strangulation,’ now has the capability to crash the U.S. economy, threaten our allies and hold our military hostage”
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Will the Jones Act cause Hawaii’s last sugar plantation to close?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:33 PM :: 3947 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

The cause of HC&S’s operating losses were poor growing conditions with too much rain and expenses relating to their elderly sugar-carrying vessel....

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Saturday, November 14, 2015
How energy prices are elevated by the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 4:21 PM :: 3308 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

Hawaii-West Coast products deliveries have to be done by costly Jones Act tankers....

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Jones Act Business Forum set for UH Manoa
By News Release @ 6:30 PM :: 2813 Views :: Jones Act

Nov. 12 at UH Campus Center Ballroom 5:30pm to 7:30pm....

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Saturday, November 07, 2015
Asia, Europe look at Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 11:59 PM :: 2231 Views :: Jones Act

65.2% believe the Jones Act is not fit for purpose....

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Friday, November 06, 2015
With Horizon Gone, Matson Profits Soar
By Michael Hansen @ 12:12 AM :: 2465 Views :: Jones Act

“Basically the Hawaiian market, we have seen as we noted an increase in demand for our service...."

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