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Monday, September 29, 2014
Schatz Makes You Pay More Every Day
By News Release @ 7:42 PM :: 3089 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...the monthly out of pocket expenses for groceries has increased $130.80 since 2013....

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The Jones Act Is Irrelevant to Merchant Marine Shipbuilding
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:50 AM :: 3165 Views :: Jones Act

U.S. shipbuilding is less than 1% of the world share....

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Hawaii's out-of-control living costs can be beat
By Rep Gene Ward @ 2:59 AM :: 2601 Views :: Jones Act

...the people of Hawaii are paying thousands of dollars more per family to subsidize this act....

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Djou: Exempt Hawaii from Obamacare, Jones Act
By Rep Charles Djou @ 1:41 PM :: 3983 Views :: Health Care, Jones Act, Politicians

"Hawaii has America's highest cost of living and I am committed to reducing this burden...."

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Saturday, September 06, 2014
Hawaii LNG Shipping Options
By Michael Hansen @ 11:31 PM :: 6819 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

From the point of view of shipping, there are several issues which will impinge on HECO’s planning to transition from liquid petroleum fuels to LNG....

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Hawaii Gubernatorial Candidates on the Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 1:30 AM :: 3151 Views :: Jones Act

...a major gubernatorial candidate in the general election has endorsed the Hawaii Shippers’ Council’s noncontiguous trades Jones Act reform proposal....

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Hawaii and U.S. Territories aim to increase fuel diversity with LNG imports
By Selected News Articles @ 4:45 PM :: 3463 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...These islands may soon be able to diversify their energy sources to include natural gas, because of relatively low natural gas prices and new shipping technology....

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Changing Hawaii – Fred Hemmings
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:36 AM :: 3187 Views :: Jones Act, Republican Party

...we’re paying a premium not because of the distance from commodities that can be sold, but because of taxes and hidden costs of transportation....

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Will $150M Obamacare Tax Lead to ILWU Strike?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:35 PM :: 3622 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...Potentially, consumers in Hawaii and Alaska could pick up the tab for Obamacare excise tax....

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Monday, July 28, 2014
Hawaii’s dominant shipping carrier to pay $9 million to settle federal allegations
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:19 AM :: 3019 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...Matson and Horizon improperly billed the U.S. Department of Defense, costing $2 million a year in damages....

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The Jones Act and the Energy Price Hawaii Pays for Protectionism
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 4806 Views :: Energy, Jones Act, Cost of Living

...electricity prices in Hawaii are nearly double those in the state with the next highest prices because Hawaii generates 75% of its electricity from petroleum and must rely on Jones Act vessels for all domestic oil shipments....

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Matson Pays $9.95M to Settle Federal Fraud Suit
By Selected News Articles @ 4:33 PM :: 2623 Views :: Jones Act

...ocean carriers improperly and with intent applied ocean bunker fuel surcharges to inland (overland) freight charges....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Matson, Crowley to Grab for Horizon’s Alaska, Hawaii Ships?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:08 PM :: 2907 Views :: Jones Act

...men in suits have been seen visiting Horizon's facilities.  Is somebody doing due diligence?....

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
How might the Jones Act be altered to make US shipping competitive?
By Selected News Articles @ 4:50 PM :: 2821 Views :: Jones Act

Cheaper ships mean more ships in operation which create more U.S. seafarer and ship repair jobs and improve service to the shippers....

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Monday, June 23, 2014
Video: Shifting the Jones Act Tide
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:23 AM :: 3064 Views :: Jones Act

The shift in attitude regarding the Jones Act is an exciting development for those who have long supported change....

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Sunday, June 01, 2014
NIOSH: Distant Water Tuna Fleet Workers at High Risk
By News Release @ 3:34 PM :: 3171 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

... compared to most other fishing fleets in the U.S., workers in this fleet are at high risk of suffering a fatal injury ....

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Audio: Hawaii Shippers’ Council Discusses the Jones Act on Guam Radio
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 PM :: 2911 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii Shippers Council discussed its noncontiguous trades Jones Act reform proposal and related issues on Guam’s leading radio talk show....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Heritage: Jones Act Hinders National Security
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:01 AM :: 2954 Views :: Jones Act

The Jones Act no longer fulfills its intended purpose of maintaining a dependable marine fleet for national security and emergencies....

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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Hawaii GOP pledges Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:58 AM :: 2780 Views :: Jones Act

The Hawaii Republican Party meeting in convention on May 17, 2014, adopted eight platform resolutions including one calling for Jones Act reform....

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Thursday, May 22, 2014
Military Officers Assoc. Backs Jones Act Reform
By Selected News Articles @ 9:16 PM :: 2470 Views :: Jones Act

Many lawmakers would like to know why the U.S. is contributing to a lower cost of living in China, while continuing to encourage high costs of living in the non-contiguous U.S. states and possessions....

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Congressional Report: Jones Act Boosts Oil Prices
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 3555 Views :: Jones Act

...The domestic build requirement for tanker ships, in particular, has been identified as contributing to higher costs in moving domestic crude oil along the coasts....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Want energy independence? Waive the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:52 AM :: 2920 Views :: Jones Act

The un-sustainability of the Jones Act is becoming more and more apparent as it runs headlong into the energy debate....

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Friday, May 09, 2014
Slom: Governor Should Seek Jones Act Exemption
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 3:16 PM :: 2616 Views :: Jones Act

"The Governor should follow the recommendations of his committee and should immediately seek an exemption from the Jones Act, particularly the ship build requirement."

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Thursday, May 08, 2014
Task force: Unshackle Hawaii from archaic shipping regulation
By Malia Zimmerman @ 4:05 PM :: 2472 Views :: Jones Act

Horizon and Matson control Hawaii’s shipping market because of Jones Act requirements, but a task force said the energy market is better served with foreign competition....

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Monday, May 05, 2014
Hawaii State Task Force Recommends Jones Act Exemption
By Michael Hansen @ 11:44 PM :: 5348 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

What might be the situation if one or both refineries closed ....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Repeal Jones Act Before Exporting Oil
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 PM :: 3607 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

This newfound abundance has come primarily from the application of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
DBEDT Hawaii Refinery Task Force Calls for Jones Act Waiver
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 3921 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Tesoro indicated that domestic supply was not competitive, in part due to Jones Act restrictions....

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
VIDEO: Is the Jones Act Impacting Domestic Oil?
By Video @ 7:54 PM :: 3337 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

Shippers are increasingly moving crude to a refinery in Canada....

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Gasoline: Jones Act Costs $0.15 per Gallon at the Pump
By Selected News Articles @ 9:34 PM :: 2490 Views :: Jones Act

...there are only 13 ships that can legally move oil between U.S. ports, and these ships are “booked solid”....

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Guam Legislature passes Jones Act reform resolution
By Michael Hansen @ 6:44 PM :: 4356 Views :: Jones Act

...calling on Guam’s Congresswoman Madeleine Z. Bordallo (GU-D) to introduce federal legislation exempting the noncontiguous jurisdictions of Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico from the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Obamacare Punches $150M Hole in ILWU Contract
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 5108 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...Negotiators this year could be asked to aim for a three-year contract that does not address health care in the hope that Congress would take action before 2018 to remove the Cadillac tax....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
VIDEO: Sen Sam Slom and Mike Hansen on Jones Act
By Video @ 1:00 AM :: 3240 Views :: Jones Act

A group of Hawaii lawmakers are proposing a resolution that, if passed, would try to get Congress to allow foreign-built ships to carry cargo to Hawaii from the Mainland....

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Two Weeks after Price Fixing Settlement, Saltchuk Named 'World's Most Ethical' Company
By Andrew Walden @ 12:02 PM :: 4443 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

Like price fixing, 'thought leadership' is a pretty good gig...until you get caught....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
NPR: Me and Mr. Jones
By Audio @ 8:34 PM :: 3041 Views :: Jones Act
If you want to send a bunch of oranges by truck from Florida to Baltimore, no one cares who made the truck....
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Friday, March 14, 2014
Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam team up on Jones Act
By News Release @ 5:02 AM :: 7235 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico lawmakers say the U.S. ship build requirement of the Jones Act is a major contributor to the high cost of living in their locations....

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
House Speaker Joe Souki Endorses Jones Act Reform
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:19 AM :: 2811 Views :: Jones Act

Souki (D) was among the group who introduced HR 113 and HCR 153, which note that the Act, "disproportionately imposes an economic burden on and adversely affects Hawaii."....

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Monday, March 10, 2014
Price Fixing: Horizon, Sea Star to Pay $3.4M Fine
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 2751 Views :: Jones Act

...Sea Star Line is a subsidiary of TOTE Inc., the ocean shipping group of Saltchuk Resources Inc., which also owns and operates Young Bros....

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Friday, March 07, 2014
UHERO: Is Monopoly a Barrier to Hawai’i’s Ascent?
By UHERO @ 9:02 PM :: 3339 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

In 2012 Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winning economist and Columbia University Business School Professor visited Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The Jones Act Strikes Oil
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:01 PM :: 2557 Views :: Jones Act

When a law has as broad a reach as the Jones Act does, you’re likely to run into it in some unlikely places....

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Hawaii's Choice: Let the Fleecing Continue or Bring on the Competition?
By News Release @ 12:32 PM :: 3258 Views :: Jones Act

Matson is increasing its already high shipping rates yet again....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Clinton’s chief economist supports Jones Act reform for Puerto Rico and Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 11:03 PM :: 2675 Views :: Jones Act
“Tell the U.S. you need more flexibility, not more money….”
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Matson Raising Fuel Surcharge 5%
By News Release @ 9:32 PM :: 2581 Views :: Jones Act

...from 34.5% to 39.5% for its Hawaii service, and from 36.5% to 41.5% for its Guam/CNMI and Micronesia services, effective March 23....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Jones Act Blocks NJ Emergency Road Salt Shipment
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:47 PM :: 2169 Views :: Jones Act

The only thing that we’ve been able to define as an American flag vessel would take us a month to get the salt here....

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Hawaii Shippers Council testifies to Puerto Rico Senate in support Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:33 PM :: 5927 Views :: Jones Act

...The Hawaii Shippers’ Council made history on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, by becoming the first party to testify before a committee of the Puerto Rico Senate via Skype....

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
The Problematic National Security Rationale for the Jones Act
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:58 PM :: 2621 Views :: Jones Act

... Reuters' Jack Kemp looks at the Jones Act and the national security arguments used to defend it ....

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Thursday, January 09, 2014
Jones Act Reform Should be on Legislative Agenda
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 AM :: 2529 Views :: Jones Act

The 2014 Hawaii Legislature will be requested to consider passage of a resolution on reforming the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Worldwide Shipping Monopoly? Hawaii, Alaska, Territories Concerned by P3
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 2677 Views :: Jones Act

Hawaii and the Pacific territories rely more heavily on ocean shipping....

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Friday, December 20, 2013
Panos: Helmet Law, Jones Act Repeal Top Wish List for 2014
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:58 PM :: 3615 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Rail

My first transportation wish for 2014: Hawaii needs a motorcycle helmet law....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sixth shipping executive goes to jail in Puerto Rico rate fixing case
By Michael Hansen @ 4:13 AM :: 4644 Views :: Jones Act

...sentenced to federal prison for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act by colluding on ocean freight rates and in cargo allocation schemes....

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Shipping fees: Union-backed federal law increases transport costs tenfold
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:33 PM :: 3541 Views :: Jones Act

...to ship a 40-foot container from Los Angeles to Shanghai is $790. Matson, Hawaii’s largest carrier, charges $8,700 to ship that same container from Los Angeles to Honolulu....

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