Thursday, May 25, 2017

OMSA: Jones Act Decision is Not Only Disappointing – It is Alarming

Note: Below is editorial by the Offshore Marine Service Association in response to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency’s recent decision to withdraw its proposal to modify and revoke...

May 25, 2017
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

U.S. Customs Agency Rules Against Jones Act Action – Foreign-Flag Construction Vessels to Stay in GoM

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced Wednesday it is withdrawing its notice of proposed modification and revocation of letter rulings related to its enforcement of the Jones Act, meaning there will...

May 10, 2017
Total Views: 19

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

New ‘Harvey Sub-Sea’ Boosts Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Construction Fleet

New Orleans-based Harvey Gulf International Marine has taken delivery of the first of two large capacity Multi Purpose Support Vessels (MPSV) that will significantly strengthen the domestic Jones Act fleet...

May 2, 2017
Total Views: 9

Monday, May 1, 2017

Maritime During Trump’s First 100 Days: Not Exactly Smooth Sailing, But Infrastructure Still a Focus

By J. Michael Cavanaugh and Eric Lee (Holland & Knight) – With President Donald Trump’s 100th day just completed, the trend towards protectionism continues, but Congress has not passed legislation that...

May 1, 2017
Total Views: 1

Friday, April 21, 2017
Maritime News

Reinterpreting the Jones Act a Done Deal? Not So Fast

The way the Jones Act works offshore is in focus again because of a recent proposal from Customs and Border Protection. That agency proposed two days before President Trump was...

April 21, 2017
Total Views: 4

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Maritime News

U.S. Maritime Industry Stands Behind Jones Act Ruling Letter Changes

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), representing interests of the domestic maritime industry, has submitted comments strongly in support of the recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) notice proposing to...

April 18, 2017
Total Views: 14

Friday, April 7, 2017

OMSA Fires Back at ‘Erroneous’ and ‘Misguided’ Report on Jones Act Changes

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has issued a statement in response to what it calls “erroneous claims and misguided research” by the American Petroleum Institute in relation to the Customs...

April 7, 2017
Total Views: 18

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Oil Trade Association API Says New Jones Act Rulings Could Cost American Jobs

The Customs and Border Protection Agency’s (CBP) proposed modification and revocation of ruling letters related to its application of the Jones Act vessels in offshore oil and natural gas activity has the...

April 6, 2017
Total Views: 32

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Public Comment Period Extended For Jones Act Proposed Revocations and Modifications

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended the public comment period for its notice of proposed modification and revocation of ruling letters related to the CBP’s application of the...

February 14, 2017
Total Views: 57