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: 6935

Monday, January 4, 2021
Shipping

American Maritime Partnership Salutes Passing of Defense Bill with ‘Significant Maritime Legislation’

The American Maritime Partnership is saluting Congress’s passing of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the advocacy group said includes some of the most consequential maritime legislation enacted in many...

January 4, 2021
Total Views: 841

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Shipbuilding

‘Matsonia’ Delivered to Matson, Completing Hawaii Fleet Renewal

U.S. carrier Matson Inc. has taken delivery of the M/V Matsonia, the second of two new Kanaloa Class “con-ro” ships built for Matson by General Dynamics NASSCO. The Jones Act-compliant...

December 22, 2020
Total Views: 6401

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Offshore

Keel Laid for First Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Construction of the first Jones Act-compliant offshore wind installation vessel has hit a major milestone with the keel being laid at the Keppel AmFELS shipyard in Brownsville, Texas. With delivery...

December 16, 2020
Total Views: 5121

Friday, December 11, 2020
Offshore

U.S. Defense Bill Affirms Key Federal Law Also Applies to Offshore Wind

The U.S. Senate today overwhelmingly passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021, a wide-ranging $740 billion defense bill that sets policy for the U.S. military. Among its...

December 11, 2020
Total Views: 4801

Monday, December 7, 2020
oil tanker at sea
Shipping

NYSE-Listed SEACOR Holdings to Go Private in $1 Billion All-Cash Deal

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based SEACOR Holdings has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to take the company private in a deal that values the company at approximately $1...

December 7, 2020
Total Views: 2607

Friday, September 25, 2020
offshore wind turbine
Environment

U.S. House Passes Bill Supporting Jones Act Enforcement in Offshore Wind

The U.S House of Representatives has passed the “Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act” seeking to reform U.S. energy policy and authorize major investments in research and development in transition...

September 25, 2020
Total Views: 70

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
FDNY Fire Chief Hugh Halligan
Blog

THIS IS NOT A DRILL – A Long Story About A Short Meeting To Save US Shipping

EDITORIAL NOTE: Elements of this story have been fictionalized for brevity. OP-ED By John Konrad (gCaptain) Those five words have special meaning. They motivate like no other. They ring for...

September 2, 2020
Total Views: 79

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Maritime News

VARD Secures Second ABS Approval for Jones Act-Compliant Offshore Wind Service Vessel

Naval architect Vard Marine has been awarded its second Approval in Principle from the American Bureau of Shipping for a Jones Act-compliant service operation vessel (SOV) for the U.S. offshore...

August 4, 2020
Total Views: 15

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Maritime News

Second Matson ‘Con-Ro’ Christened at NASSCO

The second of two Kanalao-class “con-ro” ships for Honolulu-based Matson, Inc. (NYSE: MATX) was launched last week at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California. The new vessel was christened...

July 7, 2020
Total Views: 15

Friday, June 5, 2020
jones act container ship
Maritime News

100 Years of the Jones Act – Here is to Another 100 Years!

Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D.  – June 5, 2020 marks the centennial of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly referred to as the Jones Act.  Earlier this year, I wrote...

June 5, 2020
Total Views: 235

Friday, March 13, 2020
tanker
Maritime News

Shale Drillers Float Jones Act Waiver

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg) — U.S. oil companies battered by the crude price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia are encouraging the Trump administration to waive a law that mandates...

March 13, 2020
Total Views: 10

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Interesting

American Commercial Lines to File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

File Photo: Ken Schulze / Shutterstock.com</font> Indiana-based barge company American Commercial Lines announced Tuesday an agreement with its lenders to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as part of a pre-packaged...

February 4, 2020
Total Views: 33

Friday, December 20, 2019
offshore wind
Maritime News

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Decision Seen Opening Jones Act Loopholes

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has decided to revoke a number of previous letter rulings related to the enforcement of the Jones Act that could result in loopholes with...

December 20, 2019
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
offshore wind farm
Maritime News

Proposed Customs and Border Protection Modifications Will Weaken the Jones Act

By Meghan Lapp – The Jones Act, or Merchant Marine Act of 1920, has been the foundation of U.S. maritime commerce for 100 years, requiring coastwise trade, i.e. transport of merchandise...

November 6, 2019
Total Views: 26

Monday, August 5, 2019
SS Antares arrives at Philly Shipyard
Maritime News

Philly Shipyard Begins Work on First Government Contract

U.S. shipbuilder Philly Shipyard has started work on its first government contract, kicking off short-term repair work on the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration vessel SS Antares. The The...

August 5, 2019
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
philly shipyard
Maritime News

Shipbuilding and Repair Work Dries Up at Philly Shipyard

All shipbuilding and repair work has completely dried up at Philly Shipyard following the delivery of the second of two container ships for Matson back in March as the shipbuilder...

July 17, 2019
Total Views: 11

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
oil tanker at sea
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Smooth Sailing Ahead for Jones Act Operators

By Ira Breskin (Business of Shipping) – It should be smooth sailing for the foreseeable future for operators of large Jones Act vessels, speakers said last week at the 32nd...

June 26, 2019
Total Views: 3

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
aegean marine petroleum class action lawsuit
Maritime News

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Jones Act Seaman’s Bid for Punitive Damages in Personal Injury Suit

The U.S. Supreme Court has resolved split circuit court decision sin the personal injury case of Dutra Group v. Batterton, ruling that an injured Jones Act seaman cannot recover punitive...

June 25, 2019
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Matson-containership-Daniel-K.-Inouye
Maritime News

On National Maritime Day, Where is the U.S. Merchant Marine?

May 22 is National Maritime Day in the United States.  Initiated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933, it commemorates the sailing of the American steamship Savannah across the Atlantic...

May 22, 2019
Total Views: 12