Gas Pipeline Explosion in Canada May Drive Jones Act Waiver Requests

By Don Martin - An explosion on October 9 to the Enbridge natural gas pipeline in Canada near Prince George B.C. threatens natural gas distribution to the refineries located in Anacortes, Washington. Refineries in the Anacortes area in Washington state depend on the Canadian natural gas supply to run several of their units that refine crude oil. As a result, the decrease in … [Read more...]

The Jones Act And Duncan Hunter – A Rebuttal

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano (Editorial) Opponents of the American Maritime Industry and the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known as the Jones Act, have new ammunition in their assault against this sector and legislation and it is Congressman Duncan Hunter.  There is absolutely no defense for the actions taken by Congressman Hunter and he should be made accountable.  … [Read more...]

Opinion: Duncan Hunter’s Real Crime Is the Jones Act

Bloomberg Opinion editorials do not necessarily reflect the opinions of gCaptain. By James Gibney (Bloomberg Opinion) -- A $14,000 family vacation in Italy. Zipline rides for $399. Tickets to see “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” for $704. Dozens, if not hundreds, of purchases of groceries and sundries and meals out. The breadth of transactions in the 47-page indictment … [Read more...]

OSG Orders New Jones Act Tank Barge at Gunderson Marine

U.S.-flag tanker company Overseas Shipholding Group announced Tuesday it has signed a shipbuilding contract Gunderson Marine for the construction of one 204,000 barrel capacity oil and chemical tank barge. The barge will be constructed at Gunderson’s Portland, Oregon building facilities and will be built to comply with MARPOL Annex VI Regulation 13 Tier III standards … [Read more...]

Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo for Jones Act Puerto Rico Trade

Crowley Maritime Corp. has taken delivery of its first of two combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by LNG from shipbuilder VT Halter Marine Inc. The ConRo, named El Coquí, is the lead ship in Crowley's Commitment Class, which will enter the Jones Act service between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Operated by Crowley’s global ship … [Read more...]