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Sunday, July 05, 2015
Progressive Paradise Lost
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:58 AM :: 3838 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

One barrier to business is the Merchant Marine Jones Act....

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Sunday, July 05, 2015
NYT: Chorus of Calls to Relax Jones Act for Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 12:38 AM :: 2889 Views :: Jones Act

" ... Lawmakers should allow non-American ships to carry goods between the island and the mainland .... "

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Monday, June 29, 2015
Report: Jones Act Reform Could Help Save Bankrupt Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 5:10 PM :: 2813 Views :: Jones Act

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced the Commonwealth will not be able to pay its $72 billion outstanding debt....

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Friday, June 19, 2015
European Trade Talks 'Can Open Jones Act'
By Michael Hansen @ 6:11 PM :: 2554 Views :: Jones Act

A prominent European politician has urged the region's shipowners to get behind important trade talks....

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Friday, May 29, 2015
Horizon Acquisition: Matson Completes Alaska, Pasha Completes Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:49 PM :: 3395 Views :: Jones Act

Pasha and Matson both completed their acquisition of Horizon Lines today ....

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Thursday, May 28, 2015
Trade: European Parliament Call for Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 10:07 PM :: 3525 Views :: Jones Act

European maritime industry trade groups are seeking several specific exemptions from U.S. maritime cabotage provisions....

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Saturday, May 23, 2015
A Tale of Two Fleets: Canada Reforms its Version of Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 7:44 PM :: 3015 Views :: Jones Act

the Canadian government lifted an import duty of 25 percent on foreign-built ships in 2011....

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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Heritage: Jones Act Reform Part of Seven-Point Plan for Economic Recovery
By Michael Hansen @ 7:45 PM :: 3061 Views :: Jones Act

The Heritage Foundation offers a seven point recovery plan for the next president of the United States....

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Saturday, May 02, 2015
Jones Act Industry Lawyer Addresses Full Repeal Strawman
By Michael Hansen @ 2:48 AM :: 3254 Views :: Jones Act
“Myth and Conjecture? The ‘cost’ of the Jones Act”
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Feds OK Pasha Acquisition of Horizon's Hawaii Business
By News Release @ 3:53 AM :: 2862 Views :: Jones Act

The clearance paves the way for an anticipated final closing before the end of the second quarter....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
London Times: Jones Act 'Key Bargaining Chip' in Trans-Atlantic Trade Negotiations
By Selected News Articles @ 3:46 AM :: 2909 Views :: Jones Act

...that 95-year-old law has become a key bargaining chip in one of the world’s largest trade accords....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sen Murkowski: An Effort to Look at Jones Act, Energy Exports
By Michael Hansen @ 3:44 AM :: 4160 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

"I don't think we should get all agitated and upset when there's an effort to look at the Jones Act," Murkowski said....

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Momentum for Jones Act Reform Reaches Faraway Shores
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:56 AM :: 3062 Views :: Jones Act

...legislators from Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico came together for a videoconference forum to discuss legislative developments on the Jones Act for their respective jurisdictions....

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Friday, April 10, 2015
Senate Committee Amends, Approves Interisland Ferry Resolution
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:45 PM :: 3326 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

Formerly, the resolution only considered the Washington State ferry as a model, but now it has been expanded to other possible jurisdictions as well....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska Join Call for Jones Act Reform
By News Release @ 9:11 PM :: 4045 Views :: Jones Act
“Multi-Jurisdictional Jones Act Reform Forum”
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Thursday, April 02, 2015
SCR181: Interisland Ferry System Study
By Michael Hansen @ 10:16 PM :: 4355 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

There are several State regulatory issues that need to be resolved prior to attempting to establish a Hawaii interisland ferry and are at least as important as the technical modeling, facilities and feasibility considerations....

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Hawaii-Alaska Senate Resolutions Urge Jones Act Exemption
By News Release @ 2:01 AM :: 3192 Views :: Jones Act

Alaska SJR17 is the product of a continual, cooperative effort with officials in Hawaii....

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Thursday, March 26, 2015
Video: The Jones Act -- A Better Day
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:13 AM :: 2844 Views :: Jones Act

“Thanks to the work of the Hawaii Shippers Council and others, I feel after 20 years of activity, the public has a better understanding of the cost impact of the Jones Act and our options...."

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
VIDEO: Update on the Jones Act Reform Efforts
By Video @ 1:46 PM :: 2837 Views :: Jones Act

Hawaii Shippers Council President Mike Hansen interviewed on Think Tech Hawaii March 20, 2015....

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Puerto Rico Seeks Exemptions from Jones Act After Horizon Quits Trade
By News Release @ 1:41 PM :: 2635 Views :: Jones Act

...the legal procedure by which an individual or organization in Puerto Rico can request an administrative waiver from the Jones Act....

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Sunday, March 08, 2015
WSJ: Jones Act Biggest Danger to US Oil Production
By Selected News Articles @ 5:34 PM :: 3683 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

It costs $2 a barrel to ship Texas crude to Europe or Asia and $7 to ship it to Philadelphia....

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Saturday, March 07, 2015
The Jones Act does not enhance our defense
By Selected News Articles @ 12:02 AM :: 3009 Views :: Jones Act

... U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) quote "Unfortunately, very few commercial ships with high military value have been constructed in US shipyards in the last twenty years." ....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Protect American Shipping? The Jones Act Record of Failure
By Selected News Articles @ 2:36 PM :: 2966 Views :: Jones Act

...In 1950, 43 percent of global shipping was done by US-flagged vessels. According to a 2009 Department of Transportation report that percentage has fallen to 1.5 percent....

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Friday, February 27, 2015
Jones Act Documentary Film Premier Sets the Stage for a Bigger Conversation
By Video @ 9:15 PM :: 3639 Views :: Jones Act

The event was attended by approximately 80-100 members of public, some legislators, legislature staff and members of the shipping industry....

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Thursday, February 26, 2015
The Garden Island Embraces Jones Act Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:44 PM :: 2600 Views :: Jones Act

The old arguments in favor of the Act are no longer persuasive in light of the overwhelming evidence that it raises the cost of living....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Hawaii lawmakers file resolutions seeking Jones Act exemption
By News Release @ 2:49 PM :: 3004 Views :: Jones Act

...a short documentary film to educate the public about the Jones Act, which will be shown this Friday, February 27, 2015 at 12pm in the Capitol Auditorium....

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
AEI: Retire the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 9:59 PM :: 2643 Views :: Jones Act

Refineries would have access to cheaper domestically-produced crude oil, which would lower the cost of gasoline, diesel and fuel oil. And there would be less need for imported oil....

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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Jones Act Case to Be Heard by 9th Circuit at UH Manoa
By News Release @ 6:42 PM :: 2932 Views :: Jones Act

Patrick Novak v. USA, in which plaintiffs appeal the Hawaii district court’s dismissal for lack of standing of their action brought against the United States, seeking a declaration that the Jones Act was invalid as it applied to interstate commerce involving the State of Hawaii....

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Saturday, February 14, 2015
Horizon Settles Lawsuit, Clears Way for Sale to Pasha, Matson
By News Release @ 3:13 AM :: 2690 Views :: Jones Act

Horizon and its board of directors believe that the claims in the actions are entirely without merit but are entering into this settlement because it will eliminate the risks, costs, and other burdens of litigation....

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Lockout: Management Shuts West Coast Ports Four More Days
By News Release @ 8:54 PM :: 3797 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...ILWU: "There could be a delay on arrivals of vessels and that's the concern that we should have here in Hawaii"....

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
PMA: Unwavering ILWU Demand Threatens to Sink Contract Talks; “Slowdowns as a Way of Life”
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 3507 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

“The ILWU is essentially seeking the right to fire judges who rule against them.”

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Saturday, February 07, 2015
Creating "Paradise of the Pacific": How Tourism Began in Hawaii
By UHERO @ 4:59 AM :: 3725 Views :: Hawaii History, Jones Act, Tourism

...the early years of one of the most successful tourist destinations in the world, Hawaii, from about 1870 to 1940....

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Friday, February 06, 2015
Management: West Coast Port Lockout Begins Saturday
By News Release @ 8:09 PM :: 3681 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) announced today that weekend vessel loading and unloading operations will be temporarily suspended this weekend....

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Wednesday, February 04, 2015
PMA: We'll Pay ILWU's Obamacare Tax--Take it or be Locked Out
By Michael Hansen @ 11:32 PM :: 4707 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

"...No one can predict when that will happen — five days, seven days, two weeks — but the ports will soon grind to a halt...."

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Jones Act: The little-discussed policy that's a major problem for international trade
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 2661 Views :: Jones Act

...Jared Meyer of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute says the 1920 law hurts the American economy, raises prices and harms the American shipping industry....

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
Repealing the Jones Act: Good for Energy, Great for America
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:24 PM :: 2922 Views :: Jones Act

...the cost of a U.S.-manufactured ship is about four times that of foreign competition....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Jones Act Risks Lives (again)
By Heritage Foundation @ 8:57 PM :: 3027 Views :: Jones Act

With the onset of another snowstorm hitting the Northeast, New Jerseyans are shaking their snow shovels at a federal law that causes them almost yearly fits.... 

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Thursday, January 22, 2015
VIDEO: McCain Rips Matson's Overpriced Ships on Senate Floor
By Video @ 9:08 PM :: 3496 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson’s order at $209 million per ship is more than five times more expensive than those same ships were procured outside the United States....

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hawaii Shippers Council Discusses Port Slowdown, Jones Act Reform on Guam Radio
By Michael Hansen @ 10:41 PM :: 3292 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

Mike Hansen, President of the Hawaii Shippers Council (HSC) interviewed by K57 Guam’s leading talk radio host Ray Gibson....

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
McCain challenges Jones Act build and ownership requirements
By Michael Hansen @ 2:30 PM :: 3869 Views :: Jones Act

...McCain’s instant amendment would be a rider to the Keystone Pipeline legislation....

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Sunday, January 18, 2015
Senator McCain’s Jones Act Amendment: Good for America
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 AM :: 3101 Views :: Jones Act

The Alaska governor is actually required to “use best efforts and all appropriate means to persuade the United States Congress to repeal those provisions of the Jones Act formerly codified at 46 U.S.C. 861, et seq.”...

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Saturday, January 17, 2015
A New Opportunity for Jones Act Reform in Washington, DC
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:25 PM :: 3003 Views :: Jones Act

Senator John McCain introduced a measure to modify the Jones Act so that American ship companies can purchase their ships from our allies....

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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Sen McCain Introduces Amendment to Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 2:10 PM :: 3709 Views :: Jones Act

the text of McCain's proposed amendment repeals the US Build requirement of the Jones Act....

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Management: No Takeaways in Proposed Contract, but ILWU Rejects
By News Release @ 3:50 AM :: 3176 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...To date, the ILWU and PMA have reached tentative agreements on health care and increases to pay guarantees....

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
POLITICO: A Bizarre Trip Through the Jones Act Bank
By Selected News Articles @ 1:00 PM :: 2959 Views :: Jones Act

“Honestly, I didn’t even know you could arrest ships.” 

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
ILWU Agrees to Federal Mediation of West Coast Port Dispute
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 3232 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

“In response to a joint request for assistance from the parties, collective bargaining...will continue as soon as possible under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service...."

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Six Boats Run Aground Due to Winter Storm, One Sailor Missing
By News Release @ 2:06 AM :: 2595 Views :: Jones Act

...780-foot container ship Horizon Pacific ran aground in the channel as it exited Honolulu Harbor.  The ship was able to “self-extract” and returned to port....

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Saturday, January 03, 2015
West Coast Port Slowdowns Worsen: ILWU, PMA Blame Each Other
By News Release @ 1:14 AM :: 3790 Views :: Jones Act, Labor
“The congestion in the terminals is near a breaking point."
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Monday, December 22, 2014
PMA Requests Federal Mediation in West Coast Longshore Negotiations
By News Release @ 10:40 PM :: 3351 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

ILWU slowdown tactics have reduced productivity at Pacific Northwest ports for more than a month and a half....

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
ILWU Port Slowdowns Behind Japanese Potato Crisis?
By Selected News Articles @ 12:37 AM :: 3935 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

The problem has also affected other restaurant chains, as a dockworker dispute on the West Coast of the United States has reverberated across the Pacific Ocean....

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