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Saturday, September 08, 2018
Congressman Hunter, the Jones Act and corruption
By Michael Hansen @ 2:40 PM :: 577 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...the connection between charges for campaign finance violations brought against Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-CA-50), and his support for and campaign contributions from the Jones Act industry....

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Saturday, August 25, 2018
Coast Guard Reopens Honolulu Harbor
By News Release @ 7:38 PM :: 473 Views :: Jones Act

...Pasha Hawaii Resumes Cargo Operations After Receiving All Clear From U.S. Coast Guard and Hawaii Department of Transportation....

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Friday, August 24, 2018
Matson Unloading Interrupted by Hurricane Lane
By Michael Hansen @ 9:42 PM :: 447 Views :: Jones Act

...To comply with USCG order, Matson and the other operators with commercial vessels in Hawaii harbors had to stop cargo operations and send their vessels to sea and wait out the hurricane....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Hawaii ports closed for Hurricane Lane
By Michael Hansen @ 9:11 PM :: 422 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. Coast Guard ordered all commercial harbors in the State closed as of Thursday morning and all commercial vessels of 200 gross tons and greater to evacuate to sea....

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Thursday, August 23, 2018
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii sends Jones Act waiver request to President Trump
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:43 PM :: 701 Views :: Jones Act

...Grassroot Institute president says a waiver will help island families rebuild....

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Exempt Hawaii from Jones Act for Hurricane Lane
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:44 PM :: 532 Views :: Jones Act

...Federal agencies should take precautionary steps now to better assist Hawaii residents....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
Jones Act Blamed for High Consumer Prices in Puerto Rico
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:49 AM :: 775 Views :: Jones Act, Cost of Living

...What are the interests propping up this archaic legislation?....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
Ask tough questions about Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 5:52 PM :: 773 Views :: Jones Act

...OIRA asked the public to weigh in on how regulations in the maritime sector could be modified or repealed to remove unnecessary burdens, increase efficiency or simplify compliance....

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Friday, July 20, 2018
Unions reaffirm support for Rep Gabbard and Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:01 PM :: 980 Views :: Jones Act, Labor, Politicians

...support from the maritime unions for her support of Jones Act cabotage....

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Grassroot Institute gives feds input on Jones Act
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:20 PM :: 600 Views :: Jones Act

...there is one set of maritime regulations and laws that costs consumers and businesses millions of dollars every year....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
Only One Jones Act Ship Used in Iraq War
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:25 PM :: 923 Views :: Jones Act, Military

...For its overseas sealift operations, America’s military generally relies on America’s Maritime Security Program (MSP) fleet — all foreign-built ships that do not comply with the requirements of the Jones Act....

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Thursday, July 05, 2018
The Jones Act: A Burden America Can No Longer Bear
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 662 Views :: Jones Act

...closer scrutiny finds the law’s national security justification to be unmoored from modern military and technological realities....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
Rate Hikes Coming: Matson Christens Big Overpriced Inouye Boat
By News Release @ 11:07 PM :: 1032 Views :: Jones Act

...It is the first of two new ships being built for Honolulu-based Matson by Philly Shipyard at a total cost of approximately $418 million for the pair, and the first of four new vessels that Matson will put into its Hawaii service during the next two years....

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Friday, April 27, 2018
American Samoa Cabotage Legislation to Promote Reliable Air Service
By News Release @ 5:57 PM :: 1574 Views :: National News, Jones Act, Small Business, Tourism

...This solution has passed the House before, but not yet in the Senate; however, this time the provision is included in a major bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration....

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Territory Free of Jones Act, Matson extends its South Pacific service
By Michael Hansen @ 12:01 PM :: 1161 Views :: Jones Act

...the islands of American Samoa were exempted from maritime cabotage by the Tripartite Convention of 1899 concluding the Second Samoan Civil War....

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Friday, March 23, 2018
Sacrificing Safety Is an Unintended Consequence of the Jones Act
By Selected News Articles @ 1:13 AM :: 1241 Views :: Jones Act

On a 2015 voyage from Jacksonville, Florida, to Puerto Rico, the Jones Act–eligible cargo ship El Faro sailed directly into Hurricane Joaquin and sank, losing all 33 crew members....

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018
White House studies permanent Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
By Selected News Articles @ 3:25 AM :: 1302 Views :: Jones Act

...One issue the group is grappling with is how to justify a waiver for Puerto Rico while keeping Jones Act requirements for other US ports, such as Hawaii....

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Philippines Reforms its own Version of Jones Act
By Joe Kent @ 1:40 PM :: 1201 Views :: Jones Act

...Reforming its shipping laws to allow foreign ships to transport foreign goods between Philippine ports seems to have worked out well for the Philippines....

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Saturday, February 24, 2018
VIDEO: Heritage hosts Jones Act panel
By Michael Hansen @ 3:28 AM :: 1526 Views :: Jones Act

...The Heritage Foundation hosted on Friday, February 23, 2018, a panel discussion, “Time to Reform the Jones Act?”....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Philly Shipyard: Will major U.S. commercial shipbuilding survive?
By Michael Hansen @ 10:21 AM :: 1410 Views :: Jones Act

...PSI is one of seven active major U.S. shipbuilding yards constructing large self-propelled seagoing ships....

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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Russian LNG episode exposes feeble Jones Act argument
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:01 AM :: 1214 Views :: Jones Act

...why did LNG that arrived in Boston at the end of January come from Russia — and in violation of Obama-era sanctions against Russia?....

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Matson Previews full year 2017 results
By Michael Hansen @ 7:38 PM :: 1156 Views :: Jones Act

...ahead of releasing of their 2017 annual results and earnings conference call scheduled for February 20....

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Friday, February 09, 2018
Will Indonesia's new shipping law impact Hawaii coal imports?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:06 PM :: 1824 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...new regulations in October 2016 requiring coal and raw palm oil exporters to ship on Indonesian flag ships....

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Thursday, February 08, 2018
Jones Act leads to surreptitious imports of Russian LNG
By Michael Hansen @ 11:01 PM :: 2428 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...a cargo of Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) was surreptitiously imported into the United States on January 28, 2018 at Boston, Massachusetts, in apparent violation of sanctions....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
TOTE pulls plug: What will Hawaii DOT, Philly Shipyard, Pasha and Matson do next?
By Michael Hansen @ 8:33 PM :: 2052 Views :: Jones Act

...the current carriers will in all probability avoid a “pricing war” and possible bankruptcy of one carrier....

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Thursday, February 01, 2018
Shield Internet from Jones Act
By Joe Kent @ 3:29 PM :: 1370 Views :: Jones Act

...It might be hard to believe, but Hawaii’s internet system (and, indeed, all U.S. internet cable systems) are highly dependent on not being subject to the protectionist shipping law known as the Jones Act....

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Saturday, January 27, 2018
TOTE Places Hawaii Plans on Hold, Cancels Ship Purchases
By News Release @ 1:08 AM :: 1646 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act

...Updates required at Hawai’i Terminals would prevent TOTE from entering Hawai’i trade in 2020/2021....

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018
‘Let’s not be greedy’
By Joe Kent @ 2:20 PM :: 1213 Views :: Jones Act

...Jones Act supporters in Congress are angling to require petroleum and liquid natural gas produced in the United States be exported on only so-called Jones Act ships....

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Sunday, January 21, 2018
It’s all Kumbaya at Pro-Jones Act U.S. House hearing
By Michael Hansen @ 5:29 PM :: 1754 Views :: Jones Act

...members of the Subcommittee are virtually all strong supporters of the Jones Act and typically receive industry backing in turn....

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Friday, January 19, 2018
Ferry: Hawaii's Rough Seas Favor Monohull Design
By Michael Hansen @ 6:54 PM :: 1849 Views :: Jones Act

...a better operating model for Hawaii might be what operates in the Tasman Strait in Australia....

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
State breaks ground for new Kapalama Container Terminal
By News Release @ 7:58 PM :: 2141 Views :: Jones Act, OHA

...the largest capital improvement project in the history of Hawai‘i’s commercial harbor system....

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018
HDoT Negativity: Ferry not Feasible
By News Release @ 2:58 PM :: 1767 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Small Business

...that which has been done can no longer be done....

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Thursday, January 04, 2018
Matson replaces interisland container barge; may increase Neighbor Island freight rates
By Michael Hansen @ 4:59 PM :: 2709 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson turned to Sause for a second hand deck barge....

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Tahiti Gets Superferry for 1/4 the Price
By Michael Hansen @ 3:05 AM :: 1942 Views :: Jones Act

...Hawaii Superferry was required to build its vessels in the U.S. by the Jones Act....

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Friday, December 29, 2017
Jones Act lobby chairman steps down
By Michael Hansen @ 11:37 PM :: 1323 Views :: Jones Act

...Thomas A Allegretti is the outgoing chairman of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the primary Jones Act industry lobbying group....

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Friday, December 29, 2017
Young Bros announces new president
By Michael Hansen @ 11:33 PM :: 2143 Views :: Jones Act

...Boivin will assume duties as of December 22, 2017, replacing the retiring Glenn K. Y. Hong who served as the company’s president for 25 years....

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Jones Act lobby attacks Bloomberg editorials
By Michael Hansen @ 9:23 PM :: 1160 Views :: Jones Act

...American Maritime Partnership responds to Bloomberg....

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Pasha shipbuilder hit with $422 million fine in bribery case
By Michael Hansen @ 6:18 PM :: 2161 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...over $50 million in bribes....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Viking River Cruses blocked by Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 11:30 PM :: 1537 Views :: Jones Act

...“Varley noted that it likely would cost the company nearly twice as much to build its ships in an American shipyard and noted it already has a contract with a European shipbuilder. In addition, the current political climate in the U.S. makes it unlikely a variance to the Jones Act allowing Viking to use European-built vessels, would be approved.”....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Young Puerto Rican calls for Jones Act repeal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:28 PM :: 1254 Views :: Jones Act

...The debate over the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (Jones Act) has been revived as devastating hurricanes stormed through the Caribbean and public figures like Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) have introduced legislation for its partial or total repeal....

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Saturday, December 23, 2017
Bloomberg considers Jones Act reform options
By Michael Hansen @ 5:09 PM :: 1222 Views :: Jones Act

...First, grant at least a five-year waiver of the act to Puerto Rico. This would speed the island’s recovery. It would also test how best to regulate foreign-flag carriers, and provide data to show exactly what the act is costing....

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Friday, December 22, 2017
The Jones Act Revisited
By Selected News Articles @ 3:01 AM :: 1673 Views :: Jones Act

...The benefits of the act are concentrated among special interest groups, but the costs are broadly dispersed....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bloomberg: Jones Act political contributions and lobbying
By Michael Hansen @ 6:36 PM :: 1857 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act, Labor

...Still playing with U.S. ports....

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Bloomberg: The Jones Act serves no purpose
By Michael Hansen @ 2:25 AM :: 1224 Views :: Jones Act

...the second in a planned series of four editorials focusing on the impacts of Jones Act cabotage on the U.S. economy....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The Jones Act costs all Americans too much
By Michael Hansen @ 5:20 PM :: 1367 Views :: Jones Act

... Bloomberg -- “Hurricanes or no hurricanes, this ridiculous policy needs a rethink” ....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Keli'i Akina and Malia Hill: DC Update
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:23 PM :: 1317 Views :: Jones Act

...the Jones Act, Federal Regulation, politics in Washington, and other issues that impact Hawaii....

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Tuesday, December 05, 2017
Pasha Hawaii charged in labor dispute
By Michael Hansen @ 11:46 PM :: 1943 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...It may also lead to speculation that Pasha and the shipbuilder Keppel have not yet completed their ship design....

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Saturday, November 25, 2017
Hurricane Maria spurs criticism of shipping laws
By Selected News Articles @ 1:55 AM :: 1281 Views :: Jones Act

...“To impose the Jones Act on the people of Puerto Rico is deplorable,” U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-IL, told a crowd at the City Club of Chicago. “You cannot strangle an economy by saying that the only way that a state can ship its goods in or out is by using the most expensive shipping in the world.”....

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Grassroot: Things to be Thankful for This Year
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:15 PM :: 1584 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Jones Act

...We are grateful for your partnership in striving for a Hawaii that leads the world in individual liberty and economic opportunity....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Jones Act? What's That? Democratic Congressmen Rip Trump Admin Official on Puerto Rico Recovery
By Video @ 3:05 AM :: 1510 Views :: Jones Act

...Despite her crucial role in Puerto Rico recovery, Jaresko was apparently unaware of the Jones Act or its effects on the Commonwealth....

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