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Wednesday, July 03, 2013
UPDATE: Puerto Rico Jones Act report needs public review
By Michael Hansen @ 8:00 PM :: 4107 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 :: 2686 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 :: 3817 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 :: 2696 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 :: 2657 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 :: 2658 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 :: 2848 Views :: Jones Act
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Shipping Industry under “environmental siege”
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 3914 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 :: 2332 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 :: 2858 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 :: 3966 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 :: 3791 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 :: 6166 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 :: 2335 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 :: 4975 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 :: 2850 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 :: 2423 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 :: 3010 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 :: 4115 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 :: 2740 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 :: 3421 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 :: 3162 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 :: 3662 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 :: 4445 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 :: 3687 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 :: 4376 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 :: 3684 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 :: 3217 Views :: Jones Act

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Thursday, March 14, 2013
Horizon Lines Loses $94.7M for 2012
By Michael Hansen @ 5:13 AM :: 3119 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 :: 4307 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 :: 3067 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 :: 3545 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Friday, March 01, 2013
Sen Solomon Resolutions Urge Hawaii Jones Act Exemption
By Andrew Walden @ 2:13 PM :: 4015 Views :: Jones Act

Sen. Malama Solomon February 28 introduced two Senate Resolutions (SR20 and SCR42) with identical wording requesting Hawaii be exempted from the Jones Act.  Here is the full text....

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mad Money Video: Jim Cramer Rips Jones Act
By Video @ 4:11 AM :: 3828 Views :: Jones Act

Jim Cramer Mad Money CNBC addresses the Jones Act and its negative impact on liquid fuel prices and supply....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Heritage: Protectionist Jones Act Harms Puerto Ricans
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:32 PM :: 3597 Views :: Jones Act

An obsolete U.S. law known as the Jones Act makes people in Puerto Rico poorer, according to a new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York....

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Repeal the Jones Act, Reduce the Price of Gasoline
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:29 PM :: 3961 Views :: Jones Act

While the United States is on the verge of an energy revolution, an obsolete law threatens to stall oil production and already inflates the price of gasoline....

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bipartisan Bills present opportunity for Hawaii Jones Act LNG Ship Exemption
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 PM :: 3841 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...Hawaii also is looking to boost its use of natural gas, and it will need a Jones Act exemption as well. It's time to strike on this issue now!

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
Jones Act shackles Puerto Rico; No Jones Act frees Jamaica to grow its economy
By Michael Hansen @ 3:07 PM :: 4346 Views :: Jones Act

The proposed Jamaica logistics hub would act as a transshipment point for the Caribbean, Latin America and the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts....

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Thursday, February 07, 2013
World Economic Forum: Reform Jones Act to Grow Economy
By Michael Hansen @ 2:55 AM :: 5890 Views :: Jones Act

“Although the US Jones’ Act fleet only accounts for 10% of the total capacity of containerships used in cabotage trades, its impact is disproportionately higher due to the requirement for vessels to be US-built, unlike most other countries...."

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Friday, February 01, 2013
New York Fed Recommends Jones Act exemption for Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 10:50 PM :: 7340 Views :: Jones Act

...the New York Fed identified the Jones Act as a major impediment to the Island’s prosperity....

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Would a Jones Act exemption lower the cost of electricity in Hawaii?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:02 PM :: 3648 Views :: Jones Act

The type of ship needed to transport LNG is a highly-specialized kind of tanker ship known as an LNG Carrier, none of which have been built in the U.S. since the mid-1970’s....

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Obama Admin. Appoints Hawai'iGas CEO to Nat'l Petroleum Council
By News Release @ 12:54 PM :: 3643 Views :: Energy, National News, Jones Act

The purpose of the NPC is solely to advise, inform and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy with respect to any matters relating to oil and natural gas....

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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Storm of Protectionism: It’s time to repeal the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 10:01 PM :: 3815 Views :: Jones Act

In 2003, Hawaii congressman Ed Case introduced legislation to free his state from the Jones Act....

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Will LNG become a widely-used marine fuel?
By Michael Hansen @ 5:19 PM :: 4645 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...rising cost of petroleum fuels coupled with strict new international air pollution regulations for ships are causing ship owners and operators to look seriously at the use of LNG ....

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Monday, January 14, 2013
A Coherent Cabotage Critique
By Michael Hansen @ 7:50 PM :: 3695 Views :: Jones Act

...commentary not only addresses the primary U.S. cabotage statute – i.e., the Jones Act – but also the pernicious effects of cabotage laws in other countries....

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Sunday, January 13, 2013
Jones Act Hurts Hawaii (Alaska, Guam and Puerto Rico too)
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 2:48 PM :: 4566 Views :: Jones Act

By some estimates, Jones Act makes goods in Hawaii 33% more expensive than they could be....

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Monday, January 07, 2013
Lloyd’s List endorses U.S. Build exemption for Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 4:00 PM :: 3387 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Saturday, January 05, 2013
Matson, TOTE Ship Orders Timed to Influence Federal Jones Act Study?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 AM :: 4415 Views :: National News, Jones Act

...influential British maritime journal Lloyd’s List published three articles today regarding the long awaited US. Government Accountability Office release of a report on their study of the impact of the Jones Act on Puerto Rico....

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Bloomberg Editorial Blasts Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 4:53 PM :: 4533 Views :: National News, Jones Act

Bloomberg calls for major Jones Act reform in two parts: elimination of the U.S. build requirement for ships engaged in domestic coastwise trades; and, a more controversial proposal to allow foreign ship owners to compete....

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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Matson Buying Reef Shipping
By News Release @ 11:09 AM :: 3312 Views :: Jones Act

Matson will continue to provide service to Reef's historical core trade lanes from Auckland, New Zealand and Fiji to the island nations of Nauru, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, Vanuatu, Tarawa and Majuro ....

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