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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
No Jones Act Waivers as Marine Markets Return to Normal After Canadian Pipeline Explosion
The explosion on the Enbridge natural gas pipeline on October 9, spectacular as it was, never drove the West Coast marine oil market to seek Jones Act waivers. Although one...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
House Bill Seeks 5-Year Moratorium of Jones Act in Puerto Rico
Congressman Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) have introduced a bill that would place a 5-year moratorium of the Jones Act in Puerto Rico as the U.S. commonwealth...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Dozens of U.S. Offshore Supply Vessels Awaiting Call to Assist in Puerto Rico
Dozens of U.S.-flagged offshore supply vessels are ready and waiting to assist in the humanitarian relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands if they are called on...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
U.S. Maritime Industry Dispels Jones Act Misinformation in Washington
American shipping industry executives were in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to participate in a panel discussion during a House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Democrats hearing on the Jones Act and its...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Crowley Maritime: Puerto Rico Jones Act Waiver ‘Not Needed’
U.S. shipping company and leading Jones Act carrier Crowley Maritime Corp. issued a statement Thursday opposing the Trump administration’s decision to approve a 10-day waiver of the Jones Act in...
Friday, September 22, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
Phillips 66 Uses Jones Act Waiver to Book Foreign Tanker as U.S.-Flagged ‘Armada’ Heads for Florida
Phillips 66 has taken advantage of the U.S. Department of Homeland Securities’ temporary Jones Act waiver applying to tankers in response to fuel shortages in the southeast United States in...
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Crowley: 18 Jones Act Tankers Sent to Refuel Florida
Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corporation says it has dispatched 18 company-owned or operated Jones Act tankers to discharge gasoline and diesel fuel into Florida ports in the coming days. The mobilization...
DHS Extends Jones Act Waiver and Broadens Geographic Area Covered, But Many Questions Still Unanswered
By Eric Lee and J. Michael Cavanaugh (Holland & Knight) – Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke has issued an extension of the original Sept. 8 Jones Act waiver to Sept. 22....
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
U.S. Extends Jones Act Waiver in Wake of Hurricanes Irma, Harvey
The Department of Homeland Security’s Acting Secretary, Elaine Duke, has extended the limited Jones Act waiver for tankers that it had issued last week ahead of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in...
Friday, September 8, 2017
DHS Secretary Duke Signs Jones Act Waiver to Secure Fuel After Major Hurricanes Irma and Harvey
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday said it was temporarily waiving the Jones Act for tankers to ensure enough fuel reaches emergency responders and affected areas during Hurricane...
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Senator McCain Sets Crosshairs on Jones Act Build Requirement (Again!)
Once again U.S. Senator John McCain [R-AZ] has his crosshairs set on the Jones Act with an amendment he intends to attach to a proposed energy bill that would eliminate...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
New Jersey Senators Defend Jones Act in Salt Shortage Crisis
New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have released a joint-statement today in defense of the Jones Act after it was wrongfully blamed for a shortage of road salt in New Jersey.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Horizon Lines Seeking Foreign Yard for Dual Fuel Conversions
Horizon Lines is in the preliminary stages of converting two of its Jones Act-qualified, steam-powered containerships to the use of dual fuel... at a foreign shipyard!
Friday, November 16, 2012
Gasoline Advances in New York as Jones Act Waiver Expires
(Bloomberg) — Gasoline advanced for the first time in three days in New York Harbor as the waiver of shipping regulations following Hurricane Sandy approaches an end even as supplies...
Thursday, November 15, 2012
U.S. East Coast Gasoline Slumps as Jones Act Waiver Draws More Tankers
(Bloomberg) — New York Harbor gasoline slumped for a third day after the waiver of the Jones Act allowed cargoes to be delivered from the Gulf Coast and as tanker...
Friday, November 2, 2012
American Maritime Partnership Will Not Oppose Jones Act Waivers In Wake of Sandy
The American Maritime Partnership, representing more than 40,000 Jones Act vessels, issued a statement late Thursday regarding the delivery of petroleum and other cargoes to areas hit by Hurricane Sandy...
Monday, February 27, 2012
American Vessel Operators Urge Feds to Prevent Future Jones Act Waivers if SPR is Tapped
With rising gas prices and current events again fueling Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) speculation, a coalition of U.S.-flagged vessel operators has urged the Feds to work and consult with industry...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
America’s Cup Act of 2011: All-American Bill or Bust?
– By Rich Madden On January 5, 2011, H.R. 3321 America’s Cup Act of 2011 was introduced in the first session of the 112th Congress. On the surface, this bill...
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