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Sunday, January 15, 2017
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 5115 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

On December 13, 2016, Governor Ige signed off on, and thereby finalized, significant increases in fees charged by the Department of Transportation Harbors Division....

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Harbors wharfage rates to rise 34.5% in 2017
By Michael Hansen @ 1:18 AM :: 9062 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Cost of Living

The first two wharfage increases of 17% and 15% on February 1st and October 1st respectively will result in a 34.5% increase in 2017 on a compound basis....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Steady decline in Jones Act ships
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:42 PM :: 6951 Views :: Jones Act

...the American shipping industry has been in a steady decline for decades....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Is the Hawaii wharfage increase needed?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:50 AM :: 5881 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes

...the cumulative effect is a 54.8% increase in Wharfage rates....

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Is the Hawaii Wharfage increase justified?
By Michael Hansen @ 9:18 PM :: 6413 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

...asking Harbors to release the financial information that would justify the need for a wharfage rate increase....

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Saturday, November 5, 2016
When Pipelines Explode, Jones Act Freight Rates Go Up
By Michael Hansen @ 11:41 PM :: 3978 Views :: Jones Act

In the meantime the freight rates for Jones Act tankers to carry the petroleum products to the Northeast have reportedly doubled....

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Friday, November 4, 2016
Federal Grants for Container on Barge Services—But not for Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 5:23 AM :: 4020 Views :: Jones Act

...container-on-barge shuttle service between the State’s Honolulu Harbor and Kalaeloa Barbers Point Harbor (KBPH) could eliminate much of the truck traffic on the H-1....

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
55% Hike in Harbor Fees: Transportation Department Grabs for More of Your Money
By News Release @ 5:03 PM :: 6519 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

...The first public hearing on the proposal will be Nov. 7 at noon at the Pier 11 terminal at Honolulu Harbor....

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Saturday, October 8, 2016
Can a feasibility study make or break the inter-island ferry?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:24 AM :: 4494 Views :: Jones Act

...consider how a Jones Act exemption and privately-operated model can change the game....

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Jones Act Does Not Keep America Safe
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:13 PM :: 4712 Views :: Jones Act

...the harmful effects of the Jones Act on our Navy....

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Impact of the Jones Act Build American Requirement
By Selected News Articles @ 5:14 PM :: 4805 Views :: Jones Act

...the spread in ship prices between U.S. and foreign yards has now widened so much that it has significantly negatively impacted the U.S. economy and indirectly resulted in the loss of many thousands of U.S. jobs....

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Carroll for Senate—Reform the Jones Act
By News Release @ 9:36 PM :: 4099 Views :: Jones Act

Change Federal law (Jones Act) to eliminate inflated shipping costs that debilitate Hawaii’s economy....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Cover Up: Jones Act Whistleblower Case Costs Matson $1M
By Michael Hansen @ 10:23 PM :: 4470 Views :: Jones Act

...Horizon Line Inc. covered up unsafe conditions on the Jones Act containership HORIZON TRADER employed in the Puerto Rico trade....

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016
U.S. establishes new Jones Act enforcement arm
By Michael Hansen @ 10:18 PM :: 4302 Views :: Jones Act

"This plainly is the outgrowth of industry lobbying to get CBP to take Jones Act enforcement more seriously."

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Jones Act Shipbuilders Fail Again: Navy’s latest aircraft carrier cannot be deployed
By Michael Hansen @ 10:02 AM :: 5324 Views :: Jones Act, Military

the USS GERALD R FORD (CVN-78) is far behind schedule, not ready for deployment, and may need to be redesigned....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Feds Demand Arrest of Tugboat after Giant Golf Ball Mishap
By Selected News Articles @ 4:43 PM :: 7321 Views :: Jones Act, Military

... Justice Department has demanded the arrest, condemnation and sale of the tugboat Maulani, which snagged an undersea cable in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor and shut down the Electronic Harbor Security System ....

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Matson launches new foreign flag service
By Michael Hansen @ 12:43 AM :: 4502 Views :: Jones Act

With this new service, Matson will be competing with several shipping companies offering direct services from the USWC to South Pacific Island destinations....

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Jones Act: Protecting Special Interests, Not America
By Michael Hansen @ 2:54 AM :: 4314 Views :: Jones Act

...Center for the National Interest is associated with the realist school of foreign policy thought....

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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Why Do We Tax Shipping?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 7892 Views :: Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

...making the shipping more expensive and thereby directly adding to the cost of living....

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Are Jones Act ships really 'made in the USA'? Well, sort of
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:00 PM :: 4053 Views :: Jones Act

...U.S. companies that assemble oceangoing vessels rely heavily on foreign parts, foreign investment and foreign shipbuilding expertise....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Federal Transportation Network to Include Jones Act Reform?
By Michael Hansen @ 12:59 AM :: 4086 Views :: Jones Act

The Federal Register published on June 6, 2016, an announcement from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) stating that they would be establishing a National Multimodal Freight Network....

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Monday, June 6, 2016
Aloha, Puerto Rico
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:00 PM :: 4505 Views :: Jones Act

...An economic boon for the territory—and for Hawaii—would be an exemption from the antiquated Jones Act governing shipping from U.S. ports....

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Former Hawaii Superferry en route to Maine
By Michael Hansen @ 9:47 PM :: 6365 Views :: Jones Act

...Bay Ferries, will employ THE CAT between Portland, Maine, USA, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, a distance of 185 n miles. That is roughly comparable to the distance between Honolulu and Kawaihae....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Jones Act Worsens Puerto Rico’s economic crisis
By Michael Hansen @ 10:09 AM :: 4492 Views :: Jones Act

...Puerto Rico’s Economic Crisis Rooted in History of Feds’ Anti-Trade Policies....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Connecting the dots between Jones Act and EL FARO sinking
By Michael Hansen @ 4:03 PM :: 4960 Views :: Jones Act

...the connection between the Jones Act, the age of the ship, and likely causes the ship was lost....

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Sunday, May 15, 2016
Video: The Jones Act, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:55 AM :: 4048 Views :: Jones Act

Puerto Rico’s recent bankruptcy, the Jones Act, and how this could affect us here in Hawaii....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Open letter to Greenpeace: Jones Act Behind Lower Environmental Standards in US
By Michael Hansen @ 11:55 PM :: 3958 Views :: Jones Act

SEA Europe is seeking through the TTIP negotiations a treaty exemption in U.S. Jones Act....

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Lockheed under Navy scrutiny for troubled Littoral Combat Ship program
By Michael Hansen @ 11:32 PM :: 5213 Views :: Jones Act, Military

The LCS program is indicative of the problems with U.S. shipbuilding both military and commercial with high costs, poor quality and an inability to deliver on schedule....

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
After more than a decade of West Coast disruptions, shippers are wising up
By Michael Hansen @ 2:34 PM :: 4923 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

After a decade of ILWU disruption, shippers are routing more cargo through U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports....

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Sunday, May 8, 2016
Global shipbuilding depression appears on horizon for 2017; what are implications for Jones Act shipbuilding?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:10 AM :: 4048 Views :: Jones Act

...South Korea’s three big shipbuilders received “zero” newbuild ship orders during April 2016....

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Jones Act: The Plot Against Puerto Rico
By Michael Hansen @ 3:31 AM :: 5051 Views :: Jones Act

...To say this is uncompetitive in the modern world is a vast understatement....

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Did Jones Act contribute to EL FARO loss?
By Michael Hansen @ 3:18 AM :: 4556 Views :: Jones Act

"How old is an old ship?”

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Friday, May 6, 2016
Matson Stock Drops 12.5% due to Faltering China Trade
By Michael Hansen @ 2:53 AM :: 3790 Views :: Jones Act

...Matson Q1 profits shrink 27.6% on weak demand for Chinese cargo....

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Thursday, April 21, 2016
Supply Chain Optimization – Shipping Systems in Hawaii
By Michael Hansen @ 10:15 AM :: 4259 Views :: Jones Act
“reducing supply chain barriers could increase world GDP over six times more than removing all tariffs.”
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Jones Act and Enviro Regs Blessing and Curse for California Refiners
By Michael Hansen @ 3:08 PM :: 6127 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

...The principles applicable to the California petroleum market without doubt similarly impact Hawaii....

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Saturday, April 16, 2016
Shadow Boxing with Jones Act Strawmen
By Michael Hansen @ 9:28 PM :: 4302 Views :: Jones Act

... in the persons of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders ....

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Jones Act: A new fight and a new argument
By Michael Hansen @ 11:39 PM :: 4516 Views :: Jones Act

...it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend Jones Act cabotage on the basis of economics and so the pro-Jones Act interests are retreating to national defense....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Valuing the Jones Act Fleet
By Michael Hansen @ 7:55 PM :: 3938 Views :: Jones Act

“The value of the Jones Act fleet: $4.6 billion?”

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Friday, April 1, 2016
SB 2618: Ferry Feasibility Study
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:12 PM :: 4355 Views :: Jones Act

...Free market think tank says study should include effects of a Jones Act exemption....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Jones Act Exemption Missing from Puerto Rico Relief Bill
By Michael Hansen @ 1:20 AM :: 4093 Views :: Jones Act

...long awaited Congressional legislation to address the Commonwealth’s financial crisis....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Stevedores Shutdown Matson Oakland Terminal
By Michael Hansen @ 5:25 PM :: 6092 Views :: Jones Act, Labor

...a dispute about starting times....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Jones Act Campaign Contributions: Mazie Hirono is Living the Dream
By Michael Hansen @ 5:04 PM :: 5310 Views :: Ethics, Jones Act

...The Jones Act pays off — in politics....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
House committee to hear ferry bill Wednesday morning
By News Release @ 1:46 AM :: 3983 Views :: Jones Act

...Requires the department of transportation to conduct a feasibility study of establishing an interisland ferry system....

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Monday, March 7, 2016
Nine Ferry-related bills in the Hawaii State Legislature down to one
By Michael Hansen @ 11:54 PM :: 3693 Views :: Jones Act

After the local press hullabaloo....

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Thursday, March 3, 2016
Impact of Jones Act Shipping on Hawaii Cost of Living? House Refuses to Study Issue
By Michael Hansen @ 1:22 PM :: 4673 Views :: Jones Act

Mizuno decided the bill was necessary after Matson raised its rates by 5 percent for goods shipped to Hawaii at the end of November. This came after the company had reported a 93 percent jump in profits....

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Friday, February 26, 2016
Puerto Rico moves to privatize local ferry services
By Michael Hansen @ 4:46 AM :: 4969 Views :: Jones Act

While Hawaii goes the other way....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
El Faro Disaster could reshape Jones Act
By Michael Hansen @ 3:41 AM :: 4431 Views :: Jones Act

...negative public opinion being generated by TOTE officials seemingly callous testimony....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Navy Sinking in Sea of Red Ink
By Michael Hansen @ 5:29 PM :: 5530 Views :: Jones Act, Military

The LCS were originally projected to cost around US $90 million each in 2001, when the program was being conceived. Bloomberg reported in January 2016 the LCS have cost on average about $440 million each....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Jones Act Exemption, LNG Imports Key to Puerto Rico Recovery
By Heritage Foundation @ 5:24 PM :: 6073 Views :: Energy, Jones Act

Exempting Puerto Rico from the Jones Act is the single most important step Congress can take....

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Monday, February 1, 2016
McCain strikes at Jones Act to reform U.S. energy policy
By Michael Hansen @ 8:58 PM :: 4675 Views :: Jones Act

Senator John S. McCain (R-AZ) submitted on January 28, 2016, legislation to eliminate certain domestic build requirements of the Jones Act....

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