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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Obamacare Punches $150M Hole in ILWU Contract
By News Release @ 2:18 AM :: 7756 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 :: 5271 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 :: 7212 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 :: 4963 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 :: 11650 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 :: 4766 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 :: 4535 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 7, 2014
UHERO: Is Monopoly a Barrier to Hawai’i’s Ascent?
By UHERO @ 9:02 PM :: 5315 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 5, 2014
The Jones Act Strikes Oil
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:01 PM :: 4238 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 :: 5951 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 :: 4506 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 :: 4191 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 :: 3778 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 5, 2014
Hawaii Shippers Council testifies to Puerto Rico Senate in support Jones Act reform
By Michael Hansen @ 1:33 PM :: 9224 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 :: 4281 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 9, 2014
Jones Act Reform Should be on Legislative Agenda
By Selected News Articles @ 11:53 AM :: 3963 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 8, 2014
Worldwide Shipping Monopoly? Hawaii, Alaska, Territories Concerned by P3
By News Release @ 3:30 PM :: 4405 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 :: 6110 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 :: 6915 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 :: 5401 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 :: 5197 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 :: 9818 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 :: 7060 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 :: 4310 Views :: Jones Act

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

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Saturday, November 9, 2013
Puerto Rico Legislature to Study Impact of Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:42 PM :: 5007 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 2, 2013
John Carroll: Jones Act Violates Commerce Clause
By News Release @ 9:46 PM :: 4568 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 :: 5243 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 :: 5725 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 3, 2013
Jones Act Does Not Bar International Trade From Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 3:22 AM :: 17084 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 :: 7587 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 :: 5943 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 :: 5094 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 :: 5854 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 :: 6342 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 :: 6878 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 :: 4775 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 9, 2013
Audio: Mike Hansen on the Rick Hamada Show -- Jones Act Interview
By Audio @ 4:02 AM :: 4790 Views :: Jones Act
AUDIO: Hawaii Shippers Council President Mike Hansen interviewed for the Rick Hamada Community Affairs program....
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Friday, August 9, 2013
Report: Feds Have No Idea Why $200M Hawaii Harbors Contract Doubled in Cost
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 6649 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 :: 5942 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 :: 4502 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 :: 5052 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 :: 4742 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 :: 7436 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 :: 4850 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 :: 4309 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 :: 4937 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 3, 2013
UPDATE: Puerto Rico Jones Act report needs public review
By Michael Hansen @ 8:00 PM :: 6690 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 :: 4911 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 :: 6747 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 :: 4757 Views :: Jones Act
USCG ruled that the work as described can take place in a foreign shipyard....
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