Jones Act

gCaptain’s full coverage of Jones Act news stories. The Jones Act, officially the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, requires that goods transported between U.S. ports be shipped on U.S. built, owned, operated, and crewed vessels.


Thursday, December 15, 2022
Shipping

House Bill Would Close Jones Act Letter Ruling Loopholes

A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would repeal every anti-Jones Act decision by the U.S. Customers and Border Protection dating back

December 15, 2022
Total Views: 1785

Thursday, December 1, 2022
Offshore

Bleutec Advances Plans for Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Concept

Texas-based Bleutec Industries has taken its latest step to advance its development of a Jones Act-compliant alternative to more expensive wind turbine

December 1, 2022
Total Views: 915

lng carrier
Shipping

Opinion: The Jones Act is a Useful Scapegoat for Poor New England Energy Decisions

By Sam Norton, New England governors are clamoring for Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to support waivers to the Jones Act, a law requiring that cargo

December 1, 2022
Total Views: 2317

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
lng carrier
Shipping

American Maritime to New England Governors: Jones Act is Not Causing Higher Energy Prices and Waivers Won’t Help

The American Maritime Partnership, representing the domestic maritime industry, has sent a letter to New England governors urging them not to rely Jones Act

November 30, 2022
Total Views: 1346

Monday, November 28, 2022
fishing vessel
Fishing

‘Paper Captain’ Operator Faces Stiffer Penalty for Repeat Offenses

The operator of a Washington State-based tuna fishing vessel who was found to have used a “paper captain” in violation Jones Act manning

November 28, 2022
Total Views: 6577

Saturday, November 19, 2022
Tanker Barge on the Hudson River New York
News

US Gas Prices Fall Everywhere Except New York

Some critics say the Jones Act is to blame for higher gasoline prices in regions of the United States not serviced by pipelines. By Chunzi Xu (Bloomberg)

November 19, 2022
Total Views: 1543

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
tanker in new york harbor
Shipping

Opinion: Jones Act Waivers Will Do Nothing to Help With Diesel Shortages or Lower Costs for Consumers

By Ku’uhaku Park The Biden Administration is considering a range of options to address the lack of diesel supplies and the cost of diesel in the United

November 16, 2022
Total Views: 3192

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Shipping

New Hampshire Governor Slammed For Jones Act Comments On Face The Nation

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, who is facing re-election on Tuesday, told CBS News’ Face the Nation over the weekend that the Jones Act is

November 8, 2022
Total Views: 2568

Monday, October 31, 2022
fishing vessel
Shipping

U.S.-Flagged Fishing Vessel Busted for Use of “Paper Captain”

The U.S. Coast Guard busted a Washington State-based tuna fishing vessel for using a “paper captain” in violation of the Jones Act. A Coast Guard

October 31, 2022
Total Views: 18027

Friday, October 21, 2022
Pete Buttigieg
News

Shots Fired In Jones Act Debate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Shots were fired this week when a newly released US Maritime Administration (MARAD) document from 2020 showed that a

October 21, 2022
Total Views: 8130

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Shipping

American Maritime Furious Over ‘Unlawful’ Jones Act Waiver

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), representing most of the U.S. domestic maritime industry including ship operators, mariners, shipyards, and

September 29, 2022
Total Views: 15964

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Shipping

American Maritime Partnership: Debunking Erroneous Claims on Need for Jones Act Waiver

The American Maritime Partnership has issued the following statement and set of facts in response to “erroneous claims” about the Jones Act’s

September 28, 2022
Total Views: 1942

Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Shipping

Rail Disruption Could Lead to Energy Shortages for Northeast States

By Laila Kearney and Laura Sanicola NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Northeastern U.S. states could face disruptions to fuel supplies if rail transport

September 14, 2022
Total Views: 1048

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Shipping

Study Confirms Jones Act Benefits for Puerto Rico

The Jones Act can be a devisive topic, especially for those living in places like Puerto Rico and Hawaii who rely on ships for just about everything. For Jones

August 23, 2022
Total Views: 4617

Monday, August 22, 2022
Shipping

New York Draws Rare Jones Act Cargoes as Fuel Stocks Drop

By Chunzi Xu (Bloomberg) — New York gasoline inventories are so low that suppliers are resorting to expensive US vessels to move fuel into the region

August 22, 2022
Total Views: 7109

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Hawaii Coal Ship
Navy

What Happens When The Last Coal Ship Leaves Hawaii?

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The Hawaiian islands’ coal shipments are ending. The bulker carrying the state’s final coal shipment will leave this week

July 31, 2022
Total Views: 9645

Friday, July 29, 2022
Shipping

Pasha Takes Delivery of LNG-Powered Containership for Hawaii Trade

Hawaii-based Pasha Hawaii has taken delivery of the MV George III, the first LNG-powered ship on the U.S. West Coast and the first to serve Hawaii. The Jones

July 29, 2022
Total Views: 4136

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Shipbuilding

St. Johns Ship Building Lays Keel for First Jones Act Compliant Crew Transfer Vessel Under New Ownership

St. Johns Ship Building in Florida hosted a keel laying ceremony for the first Incat Crowther 30 Crew Transport Vessel (CTV) built in the United States in

July 21, 2022
Total Views: 3184

Friday, July 1, 2022
Defense

Congress May Give Jones Act Ships Special Port Privileges

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) This week, in the wake of the Ocean Shipping Reform Act that President Biden signed into law last month, US Congressmen John

July 1, 2022
Total Views: 2661

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Offshore

Crowley and ESVAGT Stengthen SOV Partnership in Jones Act Offshore Wind Market

U.S.-based Crowley and ESVAGT, headquartered in Esbjerg, Denmark, have signed additional joint venture agreements that will further strengthen their commitment

June 23, 2022
Total Views: 1048