Tuesday, July 20, 2021
jones act enforcer
Shipping

New Jones Act Enforcement Vessel Looks to Bust Foreign-Flag Rule Breakers

Sick and tired of foreign vessels taking advantage of loopholes in the Jones Act, the Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) says it is taking the unprecedented step of launching a...

July 20, 2021
Total Views: 18320

Thursday, June 10, 2021
offshore wind feeder vessel
Offshore

Green Shipping Line Selects Designer for Jones Act Offshore Wind Feeder Vessels

U.S.-based Green Shipping Line has announced an agreement with European marine engineer DEKC Maritime (DEKC) for the design of offshore wind shuttle vessels to be operated in the United States...

June 10, 2021
Total Views: 2910

Monday, May 17, 2021
colonial pipeline tanks
Shipping

gCaptain Weekly Episode 5 – Colonial Pipeline and the Jones Act

In this latest episode of gCaptain Weekly, John Konrad and Sal Mercogliano discuss the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, the Jones Act waivers issued by the DHS and the response of the...

May 17, 2021
Total Views: 1378

Friday, May 14, 2021
citgo
Shipping

Citgo Revealed as Recipient of Second Jones Act Waiver

By Laura Sanicola and Susan Heavey NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) – The Biden administration granted oil refiner Citgo Petroleum a Jones Act shipping waiver allowing it to move fuel...

May 14, 2021
Total Views: 3366

colonial pipeline tanks
Shipping

DHS Approves Second Jones Act Waiver

The U.S. Department of Homeland approved a second Jones Act waiver late Thursday in response to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown, which has now been reopened. “Today, Secretary Mayorkas approved a...

May 14, 2021
Total Views: 1711

Thursday, May 13, 2021
product tanker
Maritime News

Department of Homeland Security Issues Limited Jones Act Waiver to Foreign Shipping Company

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Jennifer Jacobs (Bloomberg) — The Biden administration temporarily eased century-old U.S. shipping requirements so a single foreign tanker could transport gasoline and jet fuel to the...

May 13, 2021
Total Views: 12180

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Shipping

U.S. Fuel Supply Response Slowed by Mothballed Oil Tankers

By Jonathan Saul, Devika Krishna Kumar and Laura Sanicola LONDON/NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) – Efforts to get fuel supplies to areas in the United States facing shortages have been...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 4954

colonial pipeline storage tanks
Shipping

White House: Foreign Shipping Companies Need to Prove Need for Jones Act Waiver

The White House said the Biden Administration was ready to review Jones Act waiver requests from companies that can show insufficient domestic capacity, but stopped short of saying it would...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 3175

Gasoline tanker
Maritime News

Biden Administration Ready to Review Jones Act Waiver Requests

by Doina Chiacu (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has completed its assessment of what ships are available to carry petroleum products from the Gulf to the...

May 12, 2021
Total Views: 1404

Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Eneti offshore wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

Eneti (Ex-Scorpio Bulkers) in Planning Stages for Jones Act-Compliant Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Eneti Inc. on Tuesday revealed plans it has entered into a binding agreement for the construction of one Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV), as well as “advanced discussions” with U.S....

May 11, 2021
Total Views: 3086

tanker
Shipping

U.S. Considering Temporary Jones Act Waiver If Needed to Alleviate Gas Shortages

Update: Wednesday, May 12: The White House has chimed in saying the Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for issuing Jones Act waivers, is ready to review waiver requests...

May 11, 2021
Total Views: 4932

Monday, May 10, 2021
crowley jones act tanker
News

Colonial Pipeline – To Waive Or Not To Waive The Jones Act

By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) The cyberattack upon the Colonial Pipeline on Friday, May 7, 2021 has resulted in the shutdown of a major conduit that provides 45 percent of...

May 10, 2021
Total Views: 6635

Friday, April 2, 2021
deme wind turbine installation vessel
Offshore

First Large-Scale Offshore Wind Project in U.S. Selects DEME-Foss Partnership for Wind Turbine Installation Work

The first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States has selected a U.S.-based arm of Belgian marine services provider DEME to transport and install wind turbine generators for the...

April 2, 2021
Total Views: 6769

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Offshore

Latest Customs and Border Protection Ruling Has Big Implications for the Jones Act’s Role in Offshore Wind

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued its latest ruling on the Jones Act’s role in the development of offshore wind projects off the nation’s coasts. The latest ruling now...

March 31, 2021
Total Views: 8521

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Shipbuilding

Crowley’s Alaska-Bound 55,000-Barrel Petroleum Barge Launched at Greenbrier

Crowley’s new 55,000-barrel double-hulled petroleum barge has been launched at Greenbrier Marine in Portland, Oregon. The Jones Act-compliant barge, named Qamun, has been specifically designed for the Alaska fuels market....

March 9, 2021
Total Views: 3556

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
container ship
Shipping

International Chamber of Shipping Says Tackling Trade Protectionism Can Lift Post-Covid GDP

By Jack Wittels (Bloomberg) — Governments must look again at eliminating practices that hinder trade if they want to fire an economic recovery once Covid-19 has been tackled, according to new...

February 24, 2021
Total Views: 507

Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Shipping

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Expressly Applies Jones Act to Offshore Wind Projects in U.S. Waters

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has for the first time expressly found that the Jones Act applies to offshore wind projects on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf, reports...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 6682

Shipping

Jones Act Supporter Pete Buttigieg Confirmed as U.S. Transportation Secretary

In a 86-13 vote, the U.S. Senate has confirmed Pete Buttigieg to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation as Transportation Secretary in the Biden Administration. The confirmation makes 39-year-old Buttigieg...

February 2, 2021
Total Views: 2099

Monday, January 25, 2021
Defense

Biden Administration’s ‘Buy American’ Executive Order Reiterates Support of the Jones Act

President Joe Biden is set to sign an Executive Order, titled Strengthening ‘Buy American’ Provisions, Ensuring Future of America is Made in America by All of America’s Workers, ensuring that...

January 25, 2021
Total Views: 10517

Thursday, January 21, 2021
Defense

Pete Buttigieg, Biden’s Nominee to Lead the U.S. Transportation Department, Supports the Jones Act

President Joe Biden’s pick for U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, has expressed his support for the Jones Act and its role in creating jobs and supporting the shipbuilding industrial...

January 21, 2021
Total Views: 8776