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Thursday, October 03, 2013
Jones Act Does Not Bar International Trade From Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 3:22 AM :: 9472 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Friday, September 20, 2013
Full Text: State DoT Warned of Molasses Leak in 2012
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 4918 Views :: Environment, Jones Act
"We received a letter from the Hawaii Department of Transportation (DOT), dated July 31, 2012...."
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Friday, September 20, 2013
Taxpayers on hook for Honolulu Harbor molasses clean up
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:26 PM :: 3842 Views :: Environment, Jones Act
Photo by Elizabeth Miles.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Matson Claims Customer Rates Will not be Affected by Molasses Spill
By News Release @ 2:08 PM :: 3049 Views :: Environment, Jones Act

He also stated that customer rates would not be affected by the incident....

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Monday, September 16, 2013
Hilo: Akina, Hansen to Discuss Jones Act With Portuguese Chamber, ConFor
By News Release @ 12:15 AM :: 3439 Views :: Hawaii County , Jones Act

Friday October 4, 6:00pm, at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
State says LNG is Hawaii’s next energy source
By Michael Hansen @ 5:50 PM :: 4012 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the state would need to rely upon liquefied natural gas (LNG) brought in from the U.S. mainland ... to mitigate the high costs associated with generating electricity from liquid petroleum fuels....

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Friday, September 13, 2013
Molasses Mess: Abercrombie Deflects Blame for Lax Inspections
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 4277 Views :: Environment, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act
Abercrombie is deflecting blame away from his Department of Transportation and Department of Health for failure to inspect Matson's molasses loading operations....
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Jones Act: Road to Repeal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:40 PM :: 3091 Views :: Jones Act

...any law or set of laws that work against the public interest will give rise to chink-in-the-armor attacks by other, competing special interests....

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Friday, August 09, 2013
Audio: Mike Hansen on the Rick Hamada Show -- Jones Act Interview
By Audio @ 4:02 AM :: 2742 Views :: Jones Act
AUDIO: Hawaii Shippers Council President Mike Hansen interviewed for the Rick Hamada Community Affairs program....
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Friday, August 09, 2013
Report: Feds Have No Idea Why $200M Hawaii Harbors Contract Doubled in Cost
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 3945 Views :: National News, Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

MARAD could not provide documentation showing who developed the various port project estimates or explain why they doubled over time....

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Saturday, July 27, 2013
VIDEO: Rep. Ward discusses the Jones Act
By Video @ 4:27 AM :: 3742 Views :: Jones Act
Mike Hansen and Rep Ward.
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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Pierluisi introduces Puerto Rico Jones Act exemption legislation
By Michael Hansen @ 6:35 PM :: 2615 Views :: Jones Act

...create a limited exemption from the U.S. build requirement of the Jones Act allowing foreign-built ships to transport bulk cargoes the domestic Puerto Rico trade...

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
Jonesing for Relief from Port Protectionism
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 AM :: 2890 Views :: Jones Act

Jacksonville, Florida, brings in coal from Colombia rather than West Virginia.....

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Thursday, July 25, 2013
CNBC: Slash Fuel Prices, Repeal Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 AM :: 2914 Views :: Jones Act

The airline industry, whose largest expense is fuel, is also behind the structural change in the legislation that would allow foreign-made vessels to transport on U.S. waters....

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Sunday, July 21, 2013
Study: Cruise Ships Contribute $386M to Hawaii Economy
By News Release @ 8:18 PM :: 4252 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Jones Act, Tourism

Hawaii, which had been among the top ten states in previous studies, fell from 8th in 2008, to 11th in 2009, and now to 13th in 2012....

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Thursday, July 18, 2013
How to end the Jones Act’s protectionism
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:00 PM :: 2943 Views :: Jones Act
What’s the best way to destroy the economy of an island or largely coastal region? 
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013
VIDEO: Why Hawaii Shippers are Screaming About the Jones Act
By Video @ 2:44 PM :: 2728 Views :: Jones Act

Grassroot Institute President Keli'i Akina interviews Hawaii Shippers Council President Michael Hansen....

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Monday, July 15, 2013
Lloyds’ List covers the Jones Act debate in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii and Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 7:30 PM :: 3230 Views :: Jones Act

“Any action that weakens the protectionism of the Jones Act will ultimately be to the long-term benefit of U.S. shipping.”

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
UPDATE: Puerto Rico Jones Act report needs public review
By Michael Hansen @ 8:00 PM :: 4320 Views :: Jones Act

If the Alliance wants their report to become a basis for public policy making, we must insist that the Alliance report become part of the public domain....

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Sunday, June 30, 2013
Puerto Rico US Rep to Introduce Jones Act Reform Bill
By News Release @ 7:20 PM :: 2885 Views :: Jones Act

"My goals are to expand the universe of vessels that can transport natural gas and other fuel products from the U.S. to Puerto Rico to help reduce the cost of electricity...."

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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Guam: Legislators, Media Protest Jones Act 'Monster of the Pacific Rim'
By Selected News Articles @ 7:38 PM :: 4006 Views :: Jones Act
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Jones Act: Horizon, USCG Agree to Use of Foreign Shipyards for LNG Conversion
By News Release @ 5:11 PM :: 2863 Views :: Jones Act
USCG ruled that the work as described can take place in a foreign shipyard....
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Friday, June 21, 2013
Feds Release Economic Report on U.S. Shipyards
By Michael Hansen @ 4:16 AM :: 2858 Views :: Jones Act, Military

60% of all shipbuilding and repairing revenue is from U.S. military sources....

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Monday, June 10, 2013
Jones Act Adds 30% To Price of Paradise
By Selected News Articles @ 6:33 PM :: 2806 Views :: Jones Act

When asked about the high price of living in Hawaii, people often retort with the fatalistic, “That’s the price of living in paradise.”  Dr. Keli’i Akina does not agree....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Guam Testimony Favors Jones Act Reform
By News Release @ 3:27 AM :: 2988 Views :: Jones Act
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Shipping Industry under “environmental siege”
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 4149 Views :: Energy, Environment, Jones Act

a “huge, politically inspired environmental agenda” which would impose significant costs on the industry at a time when it could least afford them....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Hawaii residents renew fight for free market in shipping
By Malia Zimmerman @ 2:29 PM :: 2527 Views :: Jones Act

Carroll’s lawsuit was dismissed on standing, but he filed an appeal Thursday, May 23....

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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Hawaii Academics, Business Leaders Urge Congress to Repeal Jones Act
By News Release @ 2:39 PM :: 3015 Views :: Jones Act

The letter is being sent to all of Hawaii’s congressional delegation as well as all members of Congress....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Sinking Ship of Cabotage
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:14 PM :: 4103 Views :: Jones Act

...it makes it necessary for Jacksonville, Florida, to bring in coal from Colombia rather than from American mines; it requires Maryland and Virginia to bring in road salt from Chile rather than Ohio; and it makes it cheaper for livestock farmers to buy feed from grain farmers in Argentina and Canada....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Tesoro Bidder: Dismantle Refinery, Ship it to China
By Selected News Articles @ 1:20 PM :: 3991 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

“It’s not the easiest place in the world to do business,” one market source said of Hawaii.....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
Hawaii Gas delays LNG shipping container program
By Michael Hansen @ 3:25 AM :: 6436 Views :: Energy, Jones Act
Hawaii Gas says they withdrew their LNG shipping container application with the PUC so that they can concentrate on another application with the PUC covering a new naphtha feedstock agreement with Tesoro....
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Thursday, May 09, 2013
Reason TV: How Protectionism Hurts Hawaii--Why It's Time to Repeal the Jones Act
By Video @ 4:58 PM :: 2506 Views :: Jones Act

...this protectionist measure is crippling the Hawaiian economy and results in Hawaii's imports being among the most expensive in the world....

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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Foreign-Built Jones Act Ship Launches New Domestic Puerto Rico Service
By Michael Hansen @ 2:07 AM :: 5267 Views :: Jones Act

Built in Poland in 1988, the NATIONAL GLORY was seized and confiscated in a 2008 drug bust by the U.S. Government and later sold at auction to U.S. owners....

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Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Puerto Rico Senate adopts Jones Act reform resolution
By Michael Hansen @ 10:21 AM :: 2976 Views :: Jones Act
...resolution was adopted by the Puerto Rico Senate on Monday, May 6, 2013....
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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Reuters columnist disparages the Jones Act, but can’t see any way to repeal it
By Michael Hansen @ 10:59 PM :: 2552 Views :: Jones Act

...we believe that the Jones Act can be modified to greatly lessen its currently negative impacts on the nation’s economy....

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Friday, April 12, 2013
Fuel Supplier Lobbies Congress Against Jones Act
By News Release @ 12:31 PM :: 3217 Views :: Jones Act

“The Jones Act chokes off Savannah’s ability to take advantage of the cheapest gasoline in the world, which is produced domestically right here in our own Gulf Coast.”

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Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Jones Act in the News
By Michael Hansen @ 1:32 PM :: 4333 Views :: Jones Act

The past week was busy with coverage of the Jones Act....

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Friday, April 05, 2013
Audio Interview: Mike Hansen on Jones Act
By Audio @ 12:10 PM :: 2900 Views :: Jones Act
Michael Hansen of the Hawaii Shippers Council joins Malia Hill on the Grassroot Perspective to discuss the Jones Act....
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Saturday, March 30, 2013
Star-Advertiser Backs Jones Act Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 2:32 AM :: 3653 Views :: Jones Act
the Star Advertiser Thursday endorsed Jones Act reform resolutions introduced in the Hawaii State House ....
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Big Media Splash for Launch of Hawaii House Jones Act Resolutions
By Michael Hansen @ 7:50 PM :: 3367 Views :: Jones Act
...introduction of the resolutions garnered substantial press coverage in Hawaii, Guam and nationally....
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Request Hearings for Jones Act Reform Resolutions
By Michael Hansen @ 1:42 PM :: 3854 Views :: Jones Act
...the resolutions have been referred to four committee for hearings, but none of the committees have yet scheduled a hearing....
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Rep. Ward urges Jones Act reform
By News Release @ 7:26 PM :: 4668 Views :: Jones Act

Rep. Gene Ward introduced a resolution calling on Congress to enact Jones Act reform legislation....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
GAO Releases Jones Act Puerto Rico report
By Michael Hansen @ 7:11 PM :: 3856 Views :: Jones Act

"Resident Commissioner intends to introduce legislation in light of report’s findings"

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
New Governor Seeks Jones Act exemption to grow Puerto Rican Economy
By Michael Hansen @ 1:54 AM :: 4575 Views :: Jones Act

...15 initiatives, many of which depend upon more efficient seaborne transportation....

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Jones Act: Five House Reps Introduce Resolution Urging Reform
By Michael Hansen @ 7:28 PM :: 3890 Views :: Jones Act

A bipartisan group of five Hawaii State Representatives introduced in the current session a pair of resolutions calling on the U.S. Congress to enact reform ....

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Friday, March 15, 2013
Could Repeal of the Jones Act Actually Happen?
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:25 PM :: 3404 Views :: Jones Act

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Horizon Lines Loses $94.7M for 2012
By Michael Hansen @ 5:13 AM :: 3300 Views :: Jones Act

Net loss decreased by approximately 48% to $94.7 million from $229.4 million in 2011....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Chevron Drives Kitimat LNG Export Project Forward
By Michael Hansen @ 7:38 PM :: 4521 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...the several planned LNG export terminal projects at Kitimat are probable sources of LNG for Hawaii....

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Thursday, March 07, 2013
GAO Jones Act Report to be Released Next Week
By Michael Hansen @ 5:40 PM :: 3239 Views :: Jones Act

GAO is now indicating that they will issue their long awaiting report on the economic impact of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico, on Thursday, March 14, 2013....

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Friday, March 01, 2013
NRO: Sink the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 5:00 PM :: 3740 Views :: Jones Act

It’s devastating to the nation’s economy, environment, and defense capability....

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