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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 :: 2857 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 :: 4608 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 :: 2510 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 :: 2800 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 :: 2722 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 :: 2958 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 :: 3035 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 :: 2803 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 :: 2849 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 :: 2672 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 :: 2377 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 :: 3438 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 :: 2811 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 :: 2515 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 :: 2359 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 :: 5193 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 :: 3472 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 :: 3786 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 :: 3205 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 :: 2397 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 :: 4218 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 :: 4927 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 :: 3128 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 :: 4268 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 :: 2931 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 :: 7072 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 :: 2677 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 :: 2646 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 :: 3203 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 :: 2447 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 :: 3065 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 :: 2560 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 :: 2486 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 :: 2037 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 :: 5800 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 :: 2515 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 :: 2405 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 :: 2561 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 :: 3454 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 :: 4497 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 :: 3413 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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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Matson Admits Rate Hikes are to Pay for Overpriced Jones Act Ships
By News Release @ 11:30 AM :: 3059 Views :: Jones Act
For a 20-pound bag of rice, Matson said the additional shipping cost will amount to 10 cents. For a six-pack of canned beverages, the added cost will be 3 cents....
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Did Matson and Horizon Lines defraud the United States?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:52 PM :: 6329 Views :: Jones Act

A federal district court jury is scheduled to decide late next year whether or not the ocean carriers Matson Inc. (MATX) and Horizon Lines Inc. (HRZL) defrauded the United States of America in connection with military cargo shipments they carried in the Hawaii and Guam trades....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Matson's New Jones Act Ships Deemed an “Expensive Luxury”
By Michael Hansen @ 9:41 PM :: 4300 Views :: Jones Act
Drewry says, “comparable sized vessels could be built in Asia today for less than a fifth of that price.”
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Friday, November 15, 2013
VIDEO: Can Puerto Rico Change the Jones Act?
By Video @ 3:19 AM :: 2544 Views :: Jones Act

Can Puerto Rico Change the Jones Act? - Mike Hansen intervewed ....

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Saturday, November 09, 2013
Puerto Rico Legislature to Study Impact of Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:42 PM :: 2995 Views :: Jones Act

The purpose of the study is to review three recent reports and determine what changes are needed in the law so as improve the island’s economy....

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Saturday, November 02, 2013
John Carroll: Jones Act Violates Commerce Clause
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 2976 Views :: Jones Act

They keep our shipping rates the highest in the world, far exceeding the cost of the extra miles and fuel...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Tsunami evacuation rule established for Hawaiian Islands commercial harbors
By News Release @ 8:00 PM :: 3019 Views :: Jones Act, Law Enforcement

The Coast Guard has created safety zones within the commercial harbors of the main Hawaiian Islands that will require evacuation if a tsunami warning is issued....

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Friday, October 11, 2013
Federal grand jury subpoenas Matson in Honolulu Harbor molasses spill
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:14 PM :: 3540 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

The subpoena was revealed Thursday in a report obtained by Watchdog.org from the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission....

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Thursday, October 03, 2013
Jones Act Does Not Bar International Trade From Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 3:22 AM :: 9413 Views :: Jones Act

Several popular Jones Act notions circulating around Hawaii simply are not true....

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