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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 :: 4158 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 :: 3357 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 :: 4595 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 :: 3594 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 :: 2894 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 :: 3204 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 :: 2876 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 :: 3089 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 :: 2882 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 :: 2381 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 :: 3551 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 :: 2511 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 :: 2989 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 :: 3591 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 :: 4418 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 :: 3674 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 :: 3060 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 :: 2513 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 :: 2746 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Monday, November 02, 2015
TTIP: Europe to Negotiate for Jones Act Reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 2:01 AM :: 2252 Views :: Jones Act

The exemptions from U.S. cabotage are being sought in the context of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (EU), a bilateral free trade agreement currently being negotiated between the United State and the EU....

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
Investment Advice: Repeal the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:23 AM :: 2723 Views :: Jones Act

Lutts mentions the Jones Act in the context of the Puerto Rico financial crisis, the loss of the EL FARO, and the distortions it causes in the economy....

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
Jones Act Ship: Only the Price is American
By Michael Hansen @ 2:35 PM :: 2682 Views :: Jones Act
Will pigs fly before the Jones Act changes?
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Sunday, October 25, 2015
5 Years: Another Jones Act Shipping Exec Heading to Prison
By Michael Hansen @ 2:17 PM :: 2401 Views :: Jones Act

...for participating in a price-fixing conspiracy....

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
NYT: Missing Cargo Ship Highlights Vulnerability of Aging U.S. Fleet
By Michael Hansen @ 2:15 PM :: 2251 Views :: Jones Act

"Their definition of seaworthy gets lower and lower because the ships are getting older and older.”

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
American President Challenges Matson's Guam Monopoly
By Michael Hansen @ 2:49 AM :: 3620 Views :: Jones Act

...foreign-owned American President Lines Ltd. (APL) will inaugurate a new service from the U.S. West Coast to the U.S. islands of Guam and Saipan employing foreign-built U.S. flag containerships....

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Thursday, October 08, 2015
Taiwanese Animators' Bermuda Triangle mystery: El Faro missing ship still on the water after 40 years
By Video @ 4:24 PM :: 2339 Views :: Jones Act

Why was El Faro was still on the water? And whose interest does the Jones Act protect today?

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015
Why was 40-Year Old Ship Sent into Path of Hurricane?
By Michael Hansen @ 4:27 AM :: 2493 Views :: Jones Act

...maritime attorney and former merchant seamen Rod Sullivan opined that the ship was beyond its useful life and this lead to a catastrophic failure at sea....

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Monday, October 05, 2015
“Time to repeal the Jones Act”
By Michael Hansen @ 4:15 AM :: 2530 Views :: Jones Act

The Hill newspaper posted an op-ed on October 2, 2015 entitled “Time to repeal the Jones Act.”....

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Thursday, October 01, 2015
Senate Puerto Rico Package to Include Jones Act Exemption?
By Michael Hansen @ 2:22 PM :: 2536 Views :: Jones Act

...Republicans said they are willing to consider exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015
GAO: Jones Act Ships Drive up Cost of US Food Aid
By Michael Hansen @ 7:28 PM :: 3395 Views :: Agriculture, Jones Act

...the USAID and USDA’s cost of shipping U.S. flag was 23% greater than would have been by foreign flag....

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Matson pledging not to scrap ships in South Asia
By Michael Hansen @ 5:57 PM :: 2292 Views :: Jones Act

This will impact Matson’s financial results by lowering revenue and possibly increasing costs, which lead to the need for increased freight revenue from their customers....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Will Jones Act Lobby Sink Puerto Rico to Save Itself?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:43 PM :: 2414 Views :: Jones Act

The remarks were made by Thomas Allegretti, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership (formerly known as the Maritime Cabotage Task Force), the primary Jones Act maritime industry trade association....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
US Navy, Coast Guard Sinking Under Weight of US Shipbuilders
By Michael Hansen @ 4:59 AM :: 3227 Views :: Jones Act, Military

... Finland Price, $139M / Mississippi Price $1B .....

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Friday, September 11, 2015
Jones Act Exemption at Heart of Puerto Rico’s New Plan
By Michael Hansen @ 9:41 PM :: 2495 Views :: Jones Act

A key provision of the FEGP is to seek a full exemption from Jones Act cabotage for Puerto Rico....

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Thursday, September 10, 2015
Where did our interisland ferry go?
By Rachelle Chang @ 4:53 PM :: 5468 Views :: Environment, Hawaii History, Jones Act

In the 1930s, residents and visitors could travel between Hawaii’s islands by boat....

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Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Feds Asked to Step in Earlier on Future West Coast Port Disputes
By Michael Hansen @ 7:37 PM :: 2587 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...the recent dispute between dockworkers and marine terminal operators at West Coast ports took almost nine months to resolve....

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015
Former World Bank Chief Economist: Jones Act Very Costly
By Michael Hansen @ 10:10 PM :: 2953 Views :: Jones Act

The Krueger Report emphasized the need for Puerto Rico to be exempted from Jones Act....

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Jones Act Reform to be Part of Puerto Rico Relief Package?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:55 AM :: 2765 Views :: Jones Act

Congressman Sean Duffy (R-WI), Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight & Investigations, is seeking solutions to the Puerto Rico financial crisis....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
PBS: Jones Act suffocating Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 5:08 PM :: 2855 Views :: Jones Act

...And there aren’t that many shipyards left....

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Sunday, August 09, 2015
Video: New Allies for Jones Act Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:48 PM :: 2412 Views :: Jones Act

What was once seen as a partisan concern is gaining ground as common sense economics....

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Sunday, August 09, 2015
HTA "Will Continue to Monitor the Jones Act"
By Michael Hansen @ 12:05 AM :: 3408 Views :: Jones Act, Tourism

HTA has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a cruise development consultant....

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Friday, August 07, 2015
European Trade Negotiators Push Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 3:28 PM :: 2784 Views :: Jones Act

Trade negotiations offer a chance to modernize U.S. ports....

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015
Krugman: Puerto Rico Crisis 'exacerbated by Jones Act'
By Michael Hansen @ 3:29 AM :: 2689 Views :: Jones Act

... Paul Krugman commenting on the Puerto Rico financial crisis ....

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Friday, July 31, 2015
9th Circuit Rejects Hawaii Jones Act Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 5:29 PM :: 3200 Views :: Jones Act

...it was possible that plaintiffs could establish standing if they amended their complaint, any amendment would be futile because plaintiffs’ Commerce Clause challenge to the Jones Act would fail on the merits....

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Senators Try to Separate Jones Act, Oil Export Ban
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 3260 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
"Century-old law looms as hurdle for exports push"
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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Molasses Spill Produces $15M Windfall for State
By News Release @ 12:06 AM :: 3101 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

"This is one of the largest settlements for an environmental violation in Hawaii’s history,” said Chin....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Greece, Puerto Rico and the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 9:28 PM :: 2955 Views :: Jones Act

The only real answer is a coordinated, unified, and well-reasoned effort to persuade Congress to repeal or modernize this relic from a bygone century....

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Monday, July 20, 2015
Jones Act Squeezes Mainland Cattle Industry
By Michael Hansen @ 4:11 AM :: 3108 Views :: Jones Act

This is the same issue that spurred the founding in Hawaii of the Jones Act Reform Coalition (JARC) in the mid-1990’s....

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Thursday, July 09, 2015
Europe, Manhattan, Puerto Rico all Demand Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 11:33 PM :: 2829 Views :: Jones Act

The Resolution was passed on July 8th by the European Parliament with 436 yes votes....

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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Puerto Rico’s Financial Troubles Revive Discussion of Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:48 AM :: 2690 Views :: Jones Act

...the Puerto Rico financial crisis has revived the Jones Act debate....

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