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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 :: 3168 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 :: 6462 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 :: 4450 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 :: 2638 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 :: 3146 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 :: 3079 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 :: 3178 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 :: 3674 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 :: 9818 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 :: 5069 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 :: 3974 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 :: 3163 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 :: 3576 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 :: 4139 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 :: 4444 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 :: 3176 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 :: 2832 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 :: 4084 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 :: 3826 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 :: 2715 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 :: 2977 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 :: 2996 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 :: 4399 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 :: 3073 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 :: 2813 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 :: 3308 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 :: 4442 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 :: 2996 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 :: 4109 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 :: 2983 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 :: 2993 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 :: 2901 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 :: 3079 Views :: Jones Act
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
Shipping Industry under “environmental siege”
By News Release @ 7:47 PM :: 4304 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 :: 2624 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 :: 3122 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 :: 4202 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 :: 4128 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 :: 6615 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 :: 2617 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 :: 5439 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 :: 3051 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 :: 2634 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 :: 3321 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 :: 4491 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 :: 3011 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 :: 3759 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 :: 3484 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 :: 3964 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 :: 4816 Views :: Jones Act

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

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